January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // CORALVILLE, Iowa – Pancheros Mexican Grill (www.pancheros.com), a fast casual Mexican restaurant known for creating mouthwatering burritos, is proud to once again lend a helping hand to local universities by donating food for the annual Dance Marathons supporting the Children's Miracle Network. Pancheros will donate over 5,000 burritos to Grand View University, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa, to fuel hungry dancers through the night. All collective funds from the event will benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
Pancheros provides a distinctive fresh-Mexican dining experience with highlights such as their signature fresh-pressed tortillas and flavorful burritos. Each burrito is carefully crafted with a unique spatula known as "Bob the Tool," to create a well-balanced burrito with uniform and consistent bites. Other menu selections include: quesadillas, tacos, burrito bowls and salads, all of which are made with freshly grilled meats and vegetables.
"It is an honor to help local universities in their noble cause in raising funds for the children's hospital," said Rodney Anderson, President of Pancheros Mexican Grill. "We hope our burritos give the students the energy they need to surpass fundraising efforts from the previous years."
"Pancheros is one of UI Dance Marathons most supportive, and longest standing sponsors. We are so incredibly grateful for all that Pancheros has done to continue to make University of Iowa Dance Marathon as successful as possible," said Katharine Marshall, Sponsorship Director of University of Iowa Dance Marathon. "Providing dinner for our 2,000 participants is such a generous contribution, and our big event truly would not be possible without them."
Since 1994, The University of Iowa Dance Marathon has been committed to raising money to benefit children battling pediatric cancer at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Recently, the University of Iowa Dance Marathon pledged to donate $5 million dollars over a ten-year period to help fund a new building for the hospital.
Founded in 1992 by Rodney L. Anderson, Coralville, Iowa- based Pancheros Mexican Grill is a quick-serve, fresh- Mexican franchise that serves its signature fresh-pressed tortillas filled with the freshest, highest- quality ingredients. Burritos are customized and mixed with "Bob the Tool" to get every ingredient in each bite. Along with their tasty burritos, the menu also includes quesadillas, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. Pancheros currently has 65 locations in the United States and the company plans to have 75 restaurants open across the country by the end of 2015. For more information, visit www.pancheros.com.
University of Iowa Children's Hospital, a member of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals© since 1984, receives financial support from individuals, groups, businesses, and corporations that benefit patients and their families. Gifts received through Children's Miracle Network enhance programs and services, provide social and developmental support, contribute to facility renovations, and enhance many other resources.
University of Iowa Dance Marathon has been a significant donor to Children's Miracle Network for the past 19 years. UI Dance Marathon is a student-run organization that provides year-round financial and emotional support to pediatric oncology patients and their families. UIDM is 24-hours and is held in February. Students and families gather to celebrate the survivors and honor those who have lost their battle to pediatric cancer. For more information about University of Iowa Dance Marathon, visit www.dancemarathon.org.
SOURCE Pancheros Mexican Grill