Billy Sims BBQ Offers Special Edition Collector’s Cup in August; Proceeds from Collector’s Cup Sales to Benefit Charity

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Throughout the month of August, Billy Sims BBQ will offer a special edition collector’s cup to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Billy Sims Foundation. Restaurant guests can purchase the cup for $2.99 and $1 from each cup sold will benefit the charities.

“Billy and I believe in giving back to our community and the guests we have the pleasure to serve,” said Jeff Jackson, co-founder and CEO of Billy Sims BBQ.

Throughout the month of August, Billy Sims BBQ will offer a special edition collector’s cup to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Billy Sims Foundation. Restaurant guests can purchase the cup for $2.99 and $1 from each cup sold will benefit the charities. The cup features iconic images of Billy Sims while he played for the Detroit Lions. Each guest who purchases a cup will also be honored with their name pinned to the wall in the restaurant.

“Billy and I, along with our entire restaurant family, feel strongly about giving back to our community and the guests we have the pleasure to serve,” said Jeff Jackson, co-founder and CEO of Billy Sims BBQ. “Our special edition collector’s cups are a great way for guests to take home a memento from their restaurant visit while also helping us make a donation to both the MDA and the Billy Sims Foundation.”

The Billy Sims Foundation serves the philanthropic needs of the community at large providing assistance to persons or non-profit groups in need. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is fighting to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.

“We are excited to partner with Billy Sims BBQ this year and grateful for their support to help kids and adults with muscle-debilitating diseases,” said Becky Prine, executive director of MDA in Tulsa. “We invite our many families, volunteers and community members to eat at their local Billy Sims BBQ restaurant in August and get a souvenir cup. All funds raised will help bring strength, independence and life to hundreds of MDA families in Oklahoma and through the Midwest.”

Billy Sims BBQ was named one of the nation’s 10 best barbecue chains by The Daily Meal, a Franchisee Satisfaction Award Winner for 2016 and 2015 by Franchise Business Review, and a Future 50 fastest-growing small chain restaurant in 2015 by Restaurant Business. Billy Sims BBQ is consistently ranked highly by franchisees for its leadership, training and operations support, financial performance and general satisfaction. For more information on Billy Sims BBQ, visit http://www.billysimsbbq.com.

About Billy Sims BBQ
Founded in 2004 by the 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims, and co-founder and CEO Jeff Jackson, Billy Sims BBQ is a Tulsa-based fast casual brand serving premium BBQ beef and pork and traditional sides. As one of the top rated celebrity and athlete-owned restaurants, Billy Sims BBQ has an extensive menu of nine meats that are smoked daily in-house along with traditional sides like potato salad, smoked baked potatoes, smoked corn, coleslaw and entrée
size salads. Consistently rated one of the Best BBQ Restaurants in Oklahoma, Billy Sims BBQ began franchising in 2009, and now has more than 50 units in six states. With 10 openings planned for 2016, Billy Sims is actively seeking franchisees for single and multi-unit developments around the country.

For more information, visit: http://www.billysimsbbq.com or http://www.facebook.com/billysimsbbq.

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