Through innumerable acts of kindness, concern, commitments of time and boundless energy, a culture has grown within Mexican Restaurants, Inc. (MRI) that shows extraordinary acts by ordinary people can make a difference.

Giving back to the community is a priority at MRI and the educational & charitable work reflects the commitment to our community that is felt throughout our organization. MRI pursues efforts to:


  • Establish our company as a positive, responsible civic partner and to contribute to cultural and human service activities
  • Promote the arts, health, education, welfare, and environment of the communities in which we live and work
  • Identify and implement charitable activities to serve community needs
  • Encourage and facilitate employee involvement in community work and reinforce the public-interest ethic to which our organization is dedicated
  • Help our fellow employees overcome catastrophic or temporary financial hardship


The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. The Houston Zoo is made up of over an incredible variety of over 6,000 animals. Over 2 million guests a year come to learn and be inspired by these many animals.
People love the Houston Museum of Natural Science! The museum strives to continually offer new, entertaining and innovative, educational exhibits and films.
A large water park, SplashTown features the Tornado funnel tube ride, the twisting tube slide Thunder Run, extreme side-by-side body slides in the Texas Freefall, the enclosed family tube ride, Space Rapids, and other standard water park fare like a lazy river and a wave pool.
Looking for island fun? Work or play, this tropical destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Water your imagination and travel the oceans of the world at the Aquarium Pyramid.
Daring speed slides, endless rivers, uphill water coasters, waves for surfing, splashing and relaxing, plus kid-friendly water playgrounds — Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark — your family will be thrilled! Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a 26-acre oasis features more than 30 attractions designed in the Schlitterbahn tradition of ride innovation. The third waterpark in the Schlitterbahn family of parks also features the next generation of the award-winning Transportainment® river system that combines three unique rivers into one endless floating adventure.