October 26, 2016 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Better-burger brand, Back Yard Burgers, announced it has raised more than $92,000 for No Kid Hungry, a campaign from national non-profit Share Our Strength created to eliminate childhood hunger in America. A partner of No Kid Hungry since 2014, Back Yard Burgers has raised more than $131,000 or 1.3 million meals with 2016 being the most successful to date.
Back Yard Burgers held two Dine Out for No Kid Hungry promotions this year to meet the year-long pledge that provides access for children around the country. In addition to the fundraising efforts by its franchise partners and company restaurants, several of the brand’s vendors and partners made contributions including Paramore The Digital Agency, Rochester Meats, Shipe Dosik, Sargento, Blue Bunny and UMI, Inc.
Guests who donated $5 to No Kid Hungry received a free Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Banana or specialty milkshake at participating restaurants. Participating Back Yard Burgers restaurants raised over $38,000 during September. In the Spring of 2016, the restaurant teams raised more than $53,000, bringing the total for 2016 to more than $92,000.
“At Back Yard Burgers, we believe there is no greater cause than advocating for children,” said Back Yard Burgers CEO Dave McDougall, a member of the No Kid Hungry’s Board of Advisors. “We stand by and are proud of our commitment to promoting and contributing to No Kid Hungry. I am so proud of our restaurant teams, franchise and vendor partners for their support of this most important cause for children.”
No Kid Hungry notes that an astounding one in five American children struggles with hunger. Since 2008, the restaurant industry has raised nearly $38 million through the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry effort.
Founded in 1987 in Cleveland, MS, Back Yard Burgers is a fast casual, better-burger concept that takes pride in their uncompromising commitment to “providing custom, flame-grilled variety with care.” The company’s franchise partners and employees are passionate about offering the freshest ingredients, allowing their guests to customize their meals and to serving the same high-quality food that they would offer at home to their own family. Along with offering made-to-order gourmet Angus burgers, Back Yard Burgers’ menu includes delicious grilled chicken sandwiches, fresh and creative salads, hand-dipped milkshakes, and freshly baked desserts. Today the franchise brand operates 56 locations (23-company owned and 33 franchised restaurants in 12 states. Back Yard Burgers is a strong supporter Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry, whose goal is to end childhood hunger in America. www.backyardburgers.com
For more information about Back Yard Burger’s Community Involvement and to Donate: https://www.backyardburgers.com/community
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
SOURCE Back Yard Burgers