Dallas (PRWEB) September 08, 2014
Setting a goal for a $100,000 donation, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes has committed to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign’s work to battle childhood hunger. The Dallas-based fast-casual chain will offer booklets of coupons for free food and beverages with each $5 donation to the No Kid Hungry campaign, from Sept. 8 to Oct. 5.
According to Share Our Strength, one in five American children struggles with hunger, meaning they may not know when or where their next meal will come. But a $1 donation to the organization can help connect a child facing hunger to up to 10 meals *. Since 1984, Share Our Strength has raised more than $507 million through corporate sponsorships, events and donations. During that same timeframe, funds have been granted to more than 1,100 deserving organizations nationwide that are effectively helping feed kids.
“No kid should ever have to go without a meal, and we feel it’s important to help in the fight to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said Rich Hicks, Co-Founder and CEO of MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes. “That’s why we’ve made our goal to raise $100,000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign, which could mean as many as 1 million meals for children in need.”
Every September thousands of restaurants across the country come together to raise money and awareness for No Kid Hungry, prompting millions of customers to donate to the charity at the point of sale in stores, via online and social-media sites, or by participating in local fundraising and cause-marketing events.
“Everyone — private citizens, businesses, policymakers and nonprofits — has a role in helping end childhood hunger in America,” said Billy Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength. “I encourage everyone to dine out often at participating restaurants wherever they are this September. Then visit NoKidHungry.org to join this national movement to ensure that every child in America has access to the nutritious food they need, every day.”
MOOYAH will sell a freebie-filled booklet for $5, with all the proceeds going to No Kid Hungry during the campaign. The business-card-size booklet unfolds with five different offers including a free MOOYAH Burger, free Little MOO Shake, free Loaded House Salad, free Small Fries, and a free Hot Dog.
“Our franchise partners are extremely excited about this partnership with No Kid Hungry and are setting individual goals for their restaurants and team members,” said Natalie Anderson, Senior Brand Manager of MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes. “It’s resonating so strongly across our system because fighting childhood hunger is a cause that aligns squarely with our brand. Every day in our restaurants we deliver on our mission to provide great experiences for families. We love the families in our communities and want to do all we can to make sure no one goes hungry, especially children.”
According to Share Our Strength, donations add up to a large impact for hungry children in the United States. For instance, a $25 donation can help provide a month’s worth of snacks to a child in an after-school program; $50 can help a family access nearly $900 in food assistance to make more healthful meals at home; and $100 can help deliver nutritious meals to a child in need for three months*.
For more information on the growing better burger brand, connect with MOOYAH on Facebook at the MOOYAH Burgers & Fries Fan page or follow MOOYAH on Twitter @MOOYAHburger.
For franchising opportunities, please visit http://www.MOOYAHfranchise.com/.
ABOUT MOOYAH BURGERS, FRIES & SHAKES
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a fast-casual, “better burger” concept offering mouthwatering made-to-order burgers, French fries hand cut from Idaho potatoes, and real ice cream shakes. Founded in 2007, the Plano, Texas-based company serves fresh, lean American beef, all-natural Jennie-O® turkey burgers, black bean veggie burgers, buns baked in house daily, real cheeses and toppings made from garden-fresh veggies. While many Guests dine in-restaurant, MOOYAH also offers online ordering and carry out for Guests on the go. In 2014, MOOYAH was named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of the top 500 franchise brands and ranked No. 12 in Fast Casual Magazine’s annual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, a list they have been at the top of for several years in a row. In 2013, the brand was ranked 1st overall in Restaurant Business’s Future 50 list. For more information on MOOYAH, its menu or franchising opportunities, please visit http://www.MOOYAH.com. Connect with the brand on Facebook.com/MOOYAH and follow on Twitter @MOOYAHburger.
*The amount stated here is based on the individual experiences of No Kid Hungry grant recipients and is provided to illustrate how community investments can be used to help end childhood hunger. Each contribution made represents a contribution to Share Our Strength’s organizational mission and will be used to reach the highest number of children facing hunger in America. Share Our Strength is a non-profit 501c3 organization. For more information, visit NoKidHungry.org.