Charlotte-based Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill held two separate fundraisers to benefit The Salvation Army’s relief efforts for both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
On August 31, the whole system quickly galvanized for Hurricane Harvey and donated $1 for all burritos sold on that day, totaling $10,000. Then, with Hurricane Irma’s devastation, Salsarita’s once again stepped up to the plate and on September 14 raised an additional $12,000 for The Salvation Army’s hurricane relief efforts.
“We’re so glad that our system could contribute to the relief efforts,” said Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill CEO Phil Friedman. “The Salvation Army helps make a difference in people’s lives and we just had to act quickly to help contribute to the cause.”
A $10,000 check and a $12,000 check (totaling $22,000) were presented by Friedman to Major Larry Broome with the Charlotte Salvation Army on September 7 and 26.
Founded in Charlotte, N.C. in 2000, Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill offers Mexican favorites such as five flavorful house-made salsas, custom burritos, tacos, nachos and salads made fresh to order with an extensive selection of proteins, toppings and fillings. Salsarita’s was acquired by franchise industry veteran Phil Friedman in 2011 and operates more than 80 locations in 18 states, including 12 that are company-owned. For more information, visit www.salsaritas.com, like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/salsaritas and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @salsaritas.