December 05, 2016 // Franchising.com // DENVER - Good Times Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIM), operator of Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a Colorado favorite quick service restaurant chain best known for its fresh, high-quality, all-natural burgers and chicken, recently began its annual fundraiser to support JDRF. The coupon book fundraiser runs now through December 24.
Good Times has supported JDRF for 16 years. In that time, the company hit an impressive milestone of raising upward of $420,000 for the organization and hopes to donate an additional $30,000 by December 24. These funds contribute to JDRF’s primary goal to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The autoimmune disease strikes both children and adults and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. Managing Type 1 Diabetes requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing and a lifelong dependence on injected insulin. Potential complications caused by Type 1 Diabetes include glaucoma, kidney failure, nerve damage, heart disease and more.
“JDRF is doing vital work, and we’re happy to support its mission to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes,” said Boyd Hoback, CEO of Good Times Restaurants Inc. “It’s rewarding to see every dollar we raise for JDRF go toward breakthroughs for a cure, prevention and treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. It inspires us to keep fundraising.”
Good Times raises money for JDRF primarily through an annual coupon book campaign. Coupon books are available for purchase at each store location. They sell for $1 each and include $21 worth of coupons for the restaurant. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the books go directly to JDRF. The restaurant also aids JDRF by providing breakfast burritos for the volunteers and VIP walkers at the annual Denver JDRF One Walk that raises money to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. To further increase donations this year, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, also owned by Good Times Restaurants Inc., helped by donating 10 percent of sales to JDRF from guests who say they are supporting JDRF on T1D Day, Nov. 1. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar also provided Chef’s Dinner donations for the organization’s Denver and Charlotte Galas.
“Good Times has been extremely generous over the years, and we appreciate the continued support,” said Rachel LeClere, development manager for JDRF. “The coupon books are always popular and a fun way for the community to contribute to JDRF while enjoying great food at the same time. Every dollar helps us progress toward our goal of discovering a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, which includes providing support for research hospitals.”
Founded in 1987 in Boulder, Colorado, Good Times prides itself on serving fast food to be proud of by offering a high quality, fresh, unique, proprietary selection of hamburgers made with Meyer All-Natural, All-Angus beef, All-Natural chicken from Springer Mountain Farms, Hatch Valley Green Chile Breakfast Burritos, signature Wild Fries and Natural Cut Fries, Beer Battered Onion Rings and fresh, creamy Frozen Custard in a variety of flavors, hand-spun shakes and Spoonbenders.
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 charitable research over the past 45 years. For more information, please visit JDRF.org
Good Times Restaurants Inc. (GTIM) operates Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard and was founded in 1987 in Boulder, Colorado. Good Times prides itself on serving fast food to be proud of by offering a high quality, fresh, unique, proprietary selection of hamburgers made with Meyer All Natural Angus beef, All Natural chicken tenderloins from Springer Mountain Farms, All-Natural, Nitrate Free bacon from Good Nature Pork, Hatch Valley Green Chile Breakfast Burritos, signature Wild Fries and Natural Cut Fries, Beer Battered Onion Rings and fresh, creamy Frozen Custard in a variety of flavors, Hand Spun Shakes and Spoonbenders. Good Times currently operates and franchises 37 restaurants.
GTIM also owns and licenses 19 Bad Daddy's Burger Bar restaurants, a full service, upscale, "small box" restaurant concept featuring a chef driven menu of gourmet signature burgers, chopped salads, appetizers and sandwiches with a full bar and a focus on a selection of local craft microbrew beers in a high energy atmosphere that appeals to a broad consumer base.
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