We couldn't find a better partner or provide a better example of Chick-fil-A's commitment to providing educational premiums that encourage family participation and discovery
Arlington, TX (Vocus) April 3, 2007
American Mensa and Chick-fil-A have teamed up to provide brain-teasing toys to Chick-fil-A's young customers this April. Starting April 2 and ending April 28, Chick-fil-A's 1,300 restaurants nationwide will feature challenging Mensa puzzles in their Kid's Meals.
The organizations have developed five sets of "Mensa for Kids" cards that challenge children age 4-8 in the areas of math and language. Each card provides two levels of questions that encourage families to interact to solve puzzles that relate to geography, sports, food, animals and secret codes.
"We couldn't find a better partner or provide a better example of Chick-fil-A's commitment to providing educational premiums that encourage family participation and discovery," said Steve Nedvidek, Chick-fil-A's Senior Manager of Stores Marketing.
"One of Mensa's primary purposes is to foster intelligence and these types of puzzles are a great way to keep children interested in learning," said Dr. John Sheehan, Development Officer of American Mensa. "It can be difficult for parents to find ways to keep kids intellectually stimulated and it's wonderful that companies like Chick-fil-A are offering families fun, educational materials."
About American Mensa
Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top two percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. The organization has more than 54,000 members in the United States, from four to 100 years old. American Mensa's gifted children program offers support for parents of gifted children, as well as a wide range of activities for young Mensans. For more information about the organization, visit http://www.us.mensa.org.
Celebrating its 40th year in business, Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc., is the nation's second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain (based on sales), with nearly 1,300 restaurants in 37 states and Washington D.C. In 2006, Chick-fil-A produced record sales of $2.275 billion - a 15.16 percent overall increase and an 8.52 percent same-store sales gain that helped extend the chain's streak of consecutive sales gains to 39 years.
Credited with inventing the boneless breast of chicken sandwich and first introducing the chicken nugget concept, Chick-fil-A serves nutritious and freshly prepared food products in mall locations, stand-alone restaurants, drive-thru-only restaurants, Chick-fil-A Dwarf House® and Truett's Grill® full-service restaurants, and through licensed outlets in college campuses, hospitals, airports, businesses and industrial sites. More information about Chick-fil-A is available on the chain's websites, located at http://www.chick-fil-a.com, http://www.chick-fil-apressroom.com or http://www.truettcathy.com.
For more information:
Catherine Barney; 817/607-0060 ext. 5541
Hilary Moore: 817/607-0060 ext. 5542
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