BURGERFI Launches System-Wide National Initiative to Raise Funds and Awareness for Wounded Warriors This November, Including a Complimentary Sundae for All Guests on November 11th in Celebration of Veterans Day and National Sundae Day
BURGERFI, one of the most rapidly-expanding fast casual restaurant chains in America, is proud to announce its support of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), with a fundraising goal of $35,000 for November. As part of this initiative, BURGERFI will encourage all guests to donate to WWP either online or at any BURGERFI location. Additionally BURGERFI will run a special promotion on National Sundae Day, which falls on Veterans Day, to give back to our veterans in an extra sweet way. All customers making a purchase at any BURGERFI location will receive a complimentary small (6 oz.) sundae in their choice of flavor. Customers can opt for Vanilla, Chocolate, or Swirl topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
“At BURGERFI, we take pride in supporting and giving back to the men and women who dedicate their lives to protect our country,” says CEO Corey Winograd. “We’re excited and honored to be proud supporters of Wounded Warrior Project.”
Since 2003, WWP has grown its lifesaving programs and services to meet the increasing needs of the constituency it serves. Currently, WWP offers 20 free programs and services to over 80,000 injured service members and to 13,000 caregivers and family support members. These programs and services are uniquely structured to engage warriors, nurture their minds, bodies and encourage economic empowerment. Through a high-touch and interactive approach, WWP’s vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.
“We are extremely grateful for BURGERFI’s campaign to help honor and empower wounded warriors,” said Gary Corless, executive vice president of Strategic Giving for WWP. “Their generous spirit gives us the critical resources we need to provide our lifesaving programs and services free of charge to our injured veterans.”
On November 9, BURGERFI will also donate $1 for every “Like” received on its Facebook “flyer” promoting National Sundae Day. BURGERFI will also be distributing Proud Supporter decals, lapel pins, and BURGERFI Support Our Troops wrist bands, at all stores while supplies last.
All BURGERFI locations will participate in this month-long initiative to inspire awareness and encourage customers to donate to the WWP. Donations can be made in person at any BURGERFI location or electronically at www.supportwwp.org/burgerfi.
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
Established in 2011, BURGERFI is among the nation’s fastest-growing restaurant chains with 77 U.S. locations currently operating, and expansion now underway in Mexico, Panama and the UK. The better burger concept was founded by gourmet chefs committed to serving fresh food of the highest quality. BURGERFI uses only 100% natural Angus beef patties and ensures no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals or additives are ever used. BURGERFI’s made-in-house menu favorites include the VegeFi burger, Vienna and Kobe-style hot dogs, hand-cut French fries and onion rings, frozen custard, and natural sugar cane sodas. BURGERFI has been recognized as #185 on Inc. 500 List of “Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies,” Top 50 “Movers & Shakers” by Fast Casual.com, “Top Brands of 2014” by Fast Casual.com, “#1 Fastest Growing Company” by Technomic in 2013, and “Franchise of the Year” by QSR Magazine in 2013. Less burger joint, more five-star restaurant, there are no shortcuts at BURGERFI – or microwaves, freezers or heat lamps, with all recipes created from natural, fresh ingredients that require team members to cut chop, mix and prepare daily. For franchising and other information, visit www.burgerfi.com or follow @BURGERFI on Twitter and Facebook at www.facebook.com/burgerfi.
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