Chowda Day: A “Legal” Holiday, January 15 | Legal Sea Foods

Legal Sea Foods' Chowda Day Benefits Boston Children's Hospital



All proceeds from Chowda Day will be donated to Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston – (Jan. 11, 2020) – In honor of National Soup Month, Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group, with the support of new owners PPX Hospitality Brands, is declaring Chowda Day on January 15 to be a “Legal” holiday in Massachusetts. Continuing Legal Sea Foods’ long-standing tradition, guests can once again savor a cup of their signature New England Clam Chowder for $1 in restaurant or order online to enjoy at home with the purchase of any entree. A steaming cup of Chowda is the perfect antidote to January’s winter chill with all proceeds benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital, in an effort to support  the local community that Legal has been privileged to be a part of and serve over the past 70+ years.


Additionally, Legal Sea Foods will be delivering a truckload of their iconic product from their official Chowda Van to the healthcare workers at Boston Children’s in order to provide a hot meal to the well-deserving frontline heroes.


“PPX Hospitality is proud to continue the Legal Sea Foods annual #ChowdaDay tradition while also donating 100% of these proceeds to our local community partner, Boston Children’s Hospital,” said Chief Marketing Officer Kim Giguere-Lapine. “We are also humbled by the entire hospital staff for everything they do every day and hope a taste of our delicious chowda puts a smile on their faces.”

Legal Sea Foods joined the PPX Hospitality Brands family at the conclusion of 2020. PPX remains committed to diligently carrying on Legal Sea Foods’ enduring legacy, maintaining the brand’s superior quality standards to serve the freshest fish possible, and preserving ongoing fan-favorite traditions such as Chowda Day.


About Legal Sea Foods

Seventy years ago, Legal Sea Foods opened as a fish market in Cambridge, MA and has since cast a wider net – now operating over 25 restaurants along the east coast as well as its own Quality Control Center on Boston Harbor. Legal Sea Foods’ iconic tagline, “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal!” speaks to its legendary fanaticism for seafood quality and safety. The restaurants serve over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish throughout the year; the menu highlights quintessential New England fare, including its famous New England Clam Chowder that has been served at every Presidential Inauguration since 1981. For more information about Legal Sea Foods and its locations, please visit


About Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital is ranked the #1 children’s hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. Today, 3,000 researchers and scientific staff, including 9 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 23 members of the National Academy of Medicine and 12 Howard Hughes Medical Investigators comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s is now a 415-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. For more, visit our Discoveries blog and follow us on social media @BostonChildrens@BCH_Innovation, Facebook and YouTube.


About PPX Hospitality Brands

PPX Hospitality Brands is a Boston-based hospitality group that includes The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, The Strega Group and now Legal Sea Foods. PPX is headquartered in Medford, Massachusetts. To learn more visit



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Kim Giguere-Lapine – Chief Marketing Officer,



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