“There are so many wonderful organizations that need support, so we really did our research, and felt that Komen reaches women in such a variety of ways”
- Craig Cunningham
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 05, 2011
Smashburger is becoming almost as well known for their community involvement as they are for their famous, fresh menu options. This time, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) receiving the support. In honor of October, the official month of BCA, the restaurant, located in the Stonecrest Shopping Center on Rea Rd., is holding a month-long event to raise funds for the cause.
Starting Wednesday, October 5th, $1 from every sale of a regular, Classic Smashburger will be given to the Charlotte chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The fundraising will continue through Saturday, November 5th.
“There are so many wonderful organizations that need support, so we really did our research, and felt that Komen reaches women in such a variety of ways,” states Craig Cunningham, VP of Operations for the franchise. “Not only do funds go directly to CMC and Presybterian Hospital for research and medical grants, but financial aid, support groups, and other programs and events are also offered through the foundation.”
The restaurant, which opened in the Stonecrest Shopping Center this past June, is constantly working with organizations to find new ways to offer help. Always in the mix are Charlotte-area schools, which team with Smashburger for “Spirit Nights” or “Family Nights” where a percentage of dinner sales is given to the partnering school. The restaurant is always looking for new schools to support, and invite any area school to reach out in hopes of partnering for a fundraiser.
Smashburger, though new to Charlotte, is rapidly taking over the “better burger” industry across the nation. The chain was founded in Denver by Tom Ryan, the man behind Stuffed Crust Pizza and the McGriddle. To accommodate a variety of preferences, the restaurant offers items like fresh, never frozen 100% Angus burgers, Haagen Dazs Milkshakes, wine and beer, salads, and Smashfries tossed in rosemary and garlic. The restaurant even offers vegetarian and gluten-free options.
No matter what the preference, individuals can show their support by dining at Smashburger between October 5th and November 5th. Along with the primary promotion, other donation options will be available in-store for those who do not choose to order a Classic Smashburger.
For more information, questions, or to schedule an interview, please contact Meredith Holt at mholt(at)holtprco(dot)com or 704-968-0571.
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