Jason’s Deli Celebrates 10 Years in Southwest Florida by Giving Back

Jason’s Deli celebrates 10 years in Southwest Florida by Giving Back 10 local charities to benefit.

Jason’s Deli is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Southwest Florida by giving back to the community. The “Power of Ten,” focuses community attention on 10 area charities by donating 10% of the Fort Myers restaurant’s sales to a specific charity on Monday’s between June 4th and August 20th. Customers are invited to get involved in the giving by making a $1 donation to the charity of the week. When they do so, they are entered in a drawing to win a catered event for 10 people.

The charities that will benefit from the Power of Ten include: ICAN (Island Coast AIDS Network), Heights Foundation, Hope Clubhouse, Quality Life Center, 21st Century C.A.R.E, Community Cooperative Ministries, Pace Center for Girls (Lee County), Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Eden Autism and Women In Business Educational Scholarship.

“For 10 years the Southwest Florida community has supported Jason’s Deli, and we felt it was time to really give something back,” said Scott and Diana Willis, owners/operators of the five Jason’s Deli restaurants in Southwest Florida. “We’ve chosen local charities that have a direct impact on the quality of life in Southwest Florida as recipients for the store donations.” The donations will be based on the restaurant’s sales between 4:00 and 9:00 p.m. (dine-in, carry-out and delivery).

The Power of 10 promotion will conclude on September 12, with an Appreciation Breakfast at the deli for all of the charities, where their checks will be presented.

In Southwest Florida, Jason’s deli locations include: Fort Myers: 13550 Reflection Pkwy at Cypress Lake Drive; Naples: 2700 Immokalee Rd at Airport Pulling Road; Cape Coral: 2311 Santa Barbara near Veterans Pkwy; Port Charlotte: 1100 El Jobean (SR 776 at US 41); Sarasota: 5231 University Parkway at Honore.

Founded by an Italian family in 1976, the Beaumont, Texas-based restaurant chain has nearly 225 delis in 28 states. Jason’s Deli is currently number one in sales among fast, casual restaurant chains with fewer than 300 locations (QSR Magazine, January 2009).