Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) October 2, 2008
EVOS® restaurants are joining in the Center for Disease Control's "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" to help educate people on antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. The initiative is a national campaign that runs from October 6 through October 10.
Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the world's most pressing health problems. Almost every type of bacteria has become stronger and less responsive to antibiotic treatment when it is really needed. These antibiotic-resistant bacteria can quickly spread to family members, schoolmates, and co-workers - threatening the community with a new strain of infectious disease that is more difficult to cure and more expensive to treat. For this reason, antibiotic resistance is among the CDC's top concerns.
"Our customers tend to be health-conscious, and we see this as an opportunity to give them some important information that they can use to make some healthy choices about the use of antibiotics," said EVOS co-founder Dino Lambridis.
EVOS customers will find some of the CDC's facts and prevention tips on their trays and in takeout bags during "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week."
On Wednesday, October 8th, EVOS customers can enjoy a free EVOS Freerange Steakburger as the company's way of saying thanks and helping to spread the word about this important initiative. The EVOS Steakburger - just like all beef and chicken at EVOS - is 100% antibiotic free.
"There's no need to give our cows drugs - they're not sick," said Lambridis. "The same principle applies to people. Don't take antibiotics for colds and flu. That's why we are helping the CDC spread the word about this important health issue."
EVOS Chapel Hill is located at 1800 E. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
For more information on antibiotic resistance, see the CDC's website at http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart
EVOS® is a quick-service restaurant chain serving healthier burgers, fries, and shakes. Dino Lambridis, Alkis Crassas and Michael Jeffers have expanded the business to include four stores in Florida, one in Nevada and one in North Carolina since starting franchise expansion in 2005. Their philosophy is to use healthier ingredients such as naturally-raised hormone/antibiotic-free beef and organic ingredients, as well as alternative cooking techniques. The result is 50-70% less fat without sacrificing flavor. The company also employs sustainable business practices that range from purchasing renewable wind energy to utilizing environmentally-friendly materials in the building of its stores. EVOS has signed area rep and franchise agreements in 15 states for more than 200 stores over 10 years. Additional information is available on the company's website at http://www.evos.com.
EVOS USA, Inc.:
dino.lambridis @ evos.com