Tijuana Flats Kicks Off Inaugural Building Houses from Hot Sauces Campaign

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Tijuana Flats Locations to Sell Hot Sauce to Build Homes for Veterans in Local Communities

May 26th through June 14th, The Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Foundation will kick off their inaugural Building Houses from Hot Sauces campaign. Tijuana Flats employees system wide will join forces to raise money to provide housing for local veterans. A portion of the proceeds from six different hot sauces, as well as monetary contributions, will go towards building multiple houses for veterans in need. The Tijuana Flats Just In Queso Foundation will partner with local chapters of Building Homes for Heroes, Habitat for Humanity and the VA Clinic to identify veterans and recipients of new homes.

“It is the mission of our foundation to provide support for our children and brave military. There is a critical need for support of our local veterans that often goes unnoticed. This campaign will give us the means to transform the lives of multiple veterans by providing adequate housing for them and their families,” said Brad Kaemmer, Chief Executive Officer for Tijuana Flats.

After the fundraiser is complete and local veterans are selected, Tijuana Flats employees will have the opportunity to meet and participate in the construction of the veterans’ homes. Employees will aid in additional initiatives such as painting and furnishing the interiors.

About Tijuana Flats
Established in 1995 in Winter Park, Fla., Tijuana Flats is a unique, fast-casual Tex-Mex dining experience featuring superior guest service and fresh, made-to-order food. Tijuana Flats has over 100 locations in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

About the Tijuana Flats Just In Queso Foundation
The Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Foundation provides aid to individuals, communities and organizations in neighborhoods where Tijuana Flats restaurants are located. Since the establishment of the Foundation in 2007, over $3.5 million has been raised to support the community. The Tijuana Flats Just In Queso Foundation is focused on supporting organizations benefitting our children and brave military. We always stand ready to provide a helping hand when needed.

About Building Homes For Heroes
Building Homes for Heroes® is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. It's our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

Contact: Monique Yeager
Title:     VP of Marketing
Phone:     407.619.0965
Email:     monique.yeager(at)tijuanaflats(dot)com

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