Bob Evans to Help Cracker Barrel Shooting Survivor

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The sole survivor of a deadly shooting at a local Cracker Barrel restaurant has been upgraded to serious condition.

The family of 10-year-old Kayla Allen posted a picture of her being baptized in her hospital bed earlier this week. The photo was shared on the Facebook page of Kayla’s Benefit Fund.

But Kayla’s recovery hasn’t been easy.

Since being hospitalized on April 12, after her father opened fire inside the Cracker Barrel on Tiedeman Road, Kayla’s condition has improved, declined, then slowly gotten better.

The shooting killed Kayla’s mother, Katherina, and sister, Kerri. Her father, Kevin Allen, was fatally shot by police when he refused to drop his weapon.

As medical bills mount up, family, friends and community members have stepped up to help. In fact, the efforts to assist the Kayla Allen Benefit Fund have even caught the attention of Bob Evans Farm, Inc.

On Thursday, May 10, select Bob Evans restaurants will donate 15 percent of their sales made between 6:00 a.m.-10 p.m.

Patrons must present a flyer, which you can download and print HERE.

The following Bob Evans locations are participating in the fundraiser:

  • Independence: 5980 Rockside Road (Rockside Road at 1-77).
  • Brook Park: 13050 Brookpark Road (off I-480).
  • Elyria: 503 Griswold Road (Route 57 between I-80 and I-90).
  • North Olmsted: 25853 Lorain Road (Great Northern Mall)
  • Amherst: 700 North Leavitt Road (State Route 58 at State Route 2).
  • Avon: 36160 Detroit Road (Route 83 and I-90).
  • Beachwood: 3700 Orange Place (off I-271)
  • South Euclid: 13875 Cedar Road
  • Brunswick: 3198 Center Road (I-71 and State Route 303).
  • Middleburg Heights: 17011 East Bagley Road (Bagley Road at I-71).