September 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, Texas – Schlotzsky’s®, the home of the popular The Original® oven-baked sandwich, has again launched a month-long charity drive with JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and will reward guests who give back with discounts on Schlotzsky’s food.
The third annual Schlotzsky’s Step Up! Campaign features a “Give $1, Get $1” system-wide promotion, which offers guests a coupon for $1 off their next Schlotzsky’s purchase for every $1 they donate to JDRF now through September 27. New this year, guests can also increase their contributions with the “Give $5, Get Lotz More” promotion, which gives them a Lotz More coupon card with more than $15 in value for every $5 they donate to JDRF.
Schlotzsky’s aims to raise $300,000 this for year for JDRF, their national cause partner since 2012. In just three years, Schlotzsky’s has raised more than $500,000 in support and overall donations to JDRF through the annual Step Up! Campaign, local walks and other events.
“September is always a big month for us because we’re able not only to support our national cause, but also to reward our guests who give so generously,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “JDRF is a cause we’re passionate about and we’re excited to raise even more funds this year to support type 1 diabetes research and the people living with the disease.”
Each year, more than 40,000 people are estimated to be diagnosed with (T1D). JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of (T1D) research, having invested nearly $2 billion in research over the past 45 years. The organization currently sponsors $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research.
“We are grateful to Schlotzsky’s for their continued support of our work to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a cure,” said Margo K. Lucero, vice president of corporate for JDRF. “Every dollar raised by Schlotzsky’s employees and guests helps fund the research that will help people living with the disease live healthier and longer lives.”
Guests can redeem the coupons earned from donating to JDRF for any entrée, including more than 1,600 Pick2 is for You! combinations available under $8. Pick2 is For You is a great value option that is featured through the month of September and available year-round. It offers the choice of any two of the following: half medium oven-baked sandwich, half gourmet pizza, half Artisan flatbread, half fresh-tossed salad or bowl of signature soup.
For more information or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.schlotzskys.com.
Since 1971, Schlotzsky’s® has been the home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The menu has evolved with guests’ tastes to include the highest quality hot delicious sandwiches on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, gourmet pizzas, Artisan flatbreads, oven-baked pastas, freshly made-to-order salads, savory soups and delicious Cinnabon® treats at co-branded locations. With more than 350 locations worldwide, Schlotzsky’s is the fast-casual choice for a quick and fresh dining experience. Schlotzsky’s is enjoyed around the world, with restaurants in 35 states along with locations in Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia. For more information, visit www.schlotzskys.com.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.jdrf.org
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