July 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – For 15-year-old Michael Kincade, his dream of meeting Mike Trout, MVP center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, got a little sweeter when Chronic Tacos helped fulfill his wish by donating the opportunity to throw out the honorary first pitch of the June 23rd Angels game against the Houston Astros.
Michael, who is living with leukemia, was joined Tuesday by his family to watch the Angels take batting practice from the field, meet Trout and other Angels players, take a “behind the scenes” tour of the ballpark, throw out the honorary first pitch and enjoy the baseball game.
“We are grateful that Chronic Tacos helped to make Michael’s wish memorable by allowing him to throw out the honorary first pitch,” said Stephanie McCormick, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire. “This was above and beyond the typical Angels wish that most children receive and could not have happened without the generosity of Chronic Tacos.”
The locally-based, fresh Mexican grill participated in the wish granting through its partnership with Make-A-Wish and Angel Stadium. Chronic Tacos has operated inside the ballpark for four years and is recognized as a top performing food vendor as well as a ballpark staple for Angels Baseball fans.
“We feel so fortunate when we can use our relationships to help support the wishes of others,” said Michael Mohammed, CEO of Chronic Tacos, which also regularly supports No Kid Hungry as well as other cause-based organizations. “Throwing out the first pitch was the perfect way to round out Michael’s amazing day at the ballpark, and we’re glad we could help make it happen.”
Chronic Tacos also sponsored an Angels Hat Night on Tuesday, where fans in attendance received a co-branded Chronic Tacos Beach Hat. The fast-casual franchise kicked off the 2015 baseball season with a whole new look, based off the recent system-wide rebranding the franchise system recently underwent. The new look and feel complements the progression of ballpark renovations and neighboring vendors, creating a more modern and cohesive style.
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Founded in 2002, the Chronic Tacos franchise celebrates the uniqueness of every individual through its fresh, made-to-order third generation Mexican cuisine customized for each customer’s distinctive taste. Chronic Tacos offers three different franchise models depending on size and location. Each store incorporates locally inspired street-style art as part of the design, creating a unique experience at each location. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit www.eatchronictacos.com or contact Randy Wyner at Randy@eatchronictacos.com or (949) 366-9936.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 61 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 37 minutes and has granted more than 250,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire, visit www.ocie.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
SOURCE Chronic Tacos