September 22, 2017 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s), the casual dining concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, raised over $100,000 in 12 months for the brand’s non-profit, Boston’s Pizza Foundation. Committed to giving back to local communities across the nation, the Boston’s Pizza Foundation has raised more than 1.7 million dollars for countless local charities over the past 14 years. The Boston’s Pizza Foundation focuses on child-related issues in the United States, including the brand’s national charity partner, No Kid Hungry.
This year alone, the foundation has raised over $100,000 for No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. Of the total $100,000, more than $10,000 was raised through Boston’s Kids Cards Campaign. Kids Cards, available for purchase in Boston’s restaurants in August, are redeemable for five free Kid’s Meals in exchange for a $5 donation to No Kid Hungry.
In addition to the Kids Cards Campaign, Boston’s raised money for No Kid Hungry through Boston’s Cares, a campaign to raise awareness and funds through the sale of paper hearts and heart-shaped pizzas, timed around Valentine’s Day.
“Boston’s is truly a company with heart, and we strive to continuously give back to those who need it most,” said Eric Taylor, President of Boston’s U.S. “It’s an honor to be at the forefront of a brand that places a high emphasis on philanthropy, and to see the difference our efforts have made, especially over the past year.”
In addition to campaigns such as No Kid Hungry, the foundation recently supported the JJ Watt Foundation. Throughout the month of September, Boston’s locations across the country will participate in the company’s Round-Up Campaign. This campaign allows for guests to round-up their bills when dining at Boston’s to the nearest dollar, with all proceeds benefitting the JJ Watt Foundation in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Boston’s is based in Dallas, and currently has 28 locations operating in 22 states in the U.S. The company’s sister brand, Boston Pizza, has more than 390 locations throughout Canada.
Boston’s is both a family-friendly casual dining restaurant and an energetic sports bar, all under one roof. For over 50 years, Boston’s Pizza has specialized in providing a relaxing atmosphere and food from scratch to parties of all sizes. With Boston’s brand promise, “We’ll make you a fan,” and 80+ menu items, primarily made in-house, they deliver on having something for every occasion and taste. Boston’s is recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top three full-service restaurant brands. The company is also currently ranked No. 176 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2017 Franchise 500 list and was named as the No. 1 Restaurant & Sports Bar in the Sports Bar/Pubs category this year by the magazine. Additionally, the brand is ranked No. 162 on the magazine’s ‘Top Global Franchises” list and No. 91 on the 2016 Franchise Times Top 200 (Plus 300) list. With sales exceeding $1 Billion in system-wide gross sales, Boston’s grows through franchising and is currently looking to expand around the US and Mexico. Visit www.ownabostons.com today.
The Boston's Pizza Foundation is committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate. Focusing on our youth, the Foundation partners with child-related causes and has raised over $1.7 million for local and national charities since its establishment. Through the strength of our franchisees, vendor partners, and guests, we are able to raise funds year-round, allowing us to focus on ongoing needs within our communities. The Boston’s Pizza Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation. For more information, visit http://www.bostons.com/foundation.
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