It was a celebration 10 years in the making. And when all was done, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop had a lot more than fond memories to show for its month-long anniversary festivities. The wildly popular chain will put a major dent in childhood hunger by connecting hungry kids with 750,000 free meals.
Thanks to the generosity of its guests and a special bounce-back voucher, Fuzzy’s fundraising initiative throughout the month of July generated a $75,000 donation to Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry campaign. Thanks to the power of the No Kid Hungry network, every $1.00 donated equals 10 meals for hungry kids.
“This was the first time we’ve done a system-wide fundraising campaign like this, and it was our first year to support Share Our Strength; so we really didn’t know what to expect,” said Chuck Bush, chief executive of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. “I’m really thrilled the initiative was such a success, and I can’t thank our franchisees, our corporate team and, most of all, our awesome customers enough for supporting our effort. What a great way to help put an end to childhood hunger in America!”
Throughout July, customers at more than 65 Fuzzy’s restaurants nationwide were invited to make a $1.00 donation to feed hungry kids. In return, they received a voucher good for one free taco on their next visit.
Fuzzy’s restaurant in Euless, TX, generated the most customer donations, raising over $4,200. In total, 17 locations collected more than $1,000 each for Share Our Strength, a national not-for-profit organization that works to ensure that no child in America grows up hungry.
Known for its generous helpings of uniquely flavorful Baja-style Mexican fare, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has become an overnight sensation in the restaurant industry. Fuzzy’s menu features its original take on the Baja taco, which is often referred to as “addictive” thanks to the garlic sauce and feta cheese that makes it so distinctive. The restaurant also serves a wide array of handmade enchiladas, jumbo salads, nachos, burritos and its signature chips and queso. Fuzzy’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and most locations offer a generous selection of beer, wine, margaritas and other specialty drinks.
Founded near the TCU campus in Fort Worth, the original Fuzzy’s Taco Shop was purchased by Alan and Chuck Bush after just two years of operation. The father-son combination with a collective 20 years of restaurant industry experience initially took a slow, hands-on approach to running the business. They insisted on adhering to the Fuzzy’s promise: “To focus our full attention on promptly and efficiently providing our guests with generous helpings of uniquely flavorful foods at a fair price.” That promise remains central to the chain’s success today as Fuzzy’s expands across the country.
Fuzzy’s corporate-owned and franchise locations are now serving fresh, handmade Baja-style Mexican food in more than 65 stores across 11 states, with many more on the way. For more information, visit www.fuzzystacoshop.com.
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.