Fuddruckers Restaurants Commits Additional Support to Punch Out Breast Cancer in Metro Atlanta

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Marks the Company's First Ever Regionally Coordinated Charitable Program

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Beginning in April, 2005, Fuddruckers Restaurants of Metro Atlanta is increasing its charitable contributions to Punch Out Breast Cancer by adding the fourth Tuesday of every month to its existing "Benefit Night" program, currently held on the second Tuesday of the month. On each of these dates, upon customers' request, the company will contribute 20% of their bills at lunch or dinner to Punch Out Breast Cancer. In addition, Fuddrucker's will also donate an additional dollar ($1.00) to the organization for any size milkshake ordered by customers on those days.

Although each of the nine Atlanta area Fuddruckers stores have independently held Benefit Nights for charitable causes, this is the first time the company has made a coordinated regional commitment to any organization. "There's been such an overwhelmingly positive response to the pink Punch Out bracelets we've been selling and to the initial Punch Out Benefit Nights, this seems like a natural extension of our dedication to such a great organization," says Paul Drouant, Director of Operations for Fuddrucker's Atlanta Metro Region.

Punch Out Breast Cancer's Executive Director, Max Schube (whose 13-year old daughter, Alana, started the Punch Out project as a way to celebrate her mother's status as a breast cancer survivor) says, "A high-profile company like Fuddrucker's could have chosen to support any number of worthy causes, so to have them offer this kind of long-term, corporate commitment is tremendously gratifying. We're very, very grateful for their support."

Fuddruckers, home of the "World's Greatest Hamburgers" is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Having just celebrated its 25th anniversary, the company has grown to over two hundred stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Middle East.

Punch Out Breast Cancer is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to raising public awareness, providing education on prevention, screening, diagnostic and treatment techniques, contributing financial support to breast cancer research and to developing a wide range of medical and social support services for breast cancer patients, survivors and the family and friends who love and care for them.

Contacts for Information:

Laurie Marascalco

Regional Marketing Director

Fuddruckers Restaurants

770-906-1272

Maxx Schube

Executive Director

Punch Out Breast Cancer

770-235-7151

Punch Out Breast Cancer began as a celebration of a daughter's love for her mother. 13 year Alana Schube wanted to honor her mother for her triumph over cancer and her ability to inspire courageness in others.

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