September 27, 2017 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - Burger 21® is thinking pink this October as the award-winning “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise today announced a Sweet Pink Sweepstakes in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Thinking pink for a cause, for the month of October, each Burger 21® milkshake will be topped with pink whipped cream, and 21 cents from each milkshake sold will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Making the month even sweeter, any Burger 21® BFF (Burger Fry Fanatic) who purchases a Sweet Pink shake and scans their loyalty receipt on the Burger 21® “B Loyal” app will be entered into the Sweet Pink Sweepstakes where they have the opportunity to win free shakes for a year. Each Burger 21® location across the country will have one sweepstakes winner who will be chosen November 1.
As part of the brand’s unique culture since inception, Burger 21® regularly donates 10 percent of its restaurants’ sales on the 21st of each month through its “B Charitable” initiative. The Sweet Pink Sweepstakes is a way for the brand to give back all month long to a meaningful cause while also giving back to their guests who make these donations possible.
“I’m so thankful to our guests who come out and dine with us. They are the reason we are able to give back in so many ways as a brand,” said Arlene Johnston, co-founder and concept development director of Burger 21®. “We are proud to partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and look forward to raising awareness and funds to help support early detection, education, support services and research for those affected by breast cancer.”
Recognition for Burger 21® includes being named one of the 10 best franchises to buy in 2017, winning the “Better Burger” category of the Franchise Times Zor Awards. The brand has also been named Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New Franchises and Restaurant Business’ 50 Fastest-Growing Small Restaurant Chains of 2016. Additionally, the company has been ranked on Fast Casual's Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” for the last five consecutive years, while Burger 21® Founder and President Mark Johnston was acknowledged as one of Fast Casual’s “Top 25 People” of 2014 for his strategic leadership in the brand’s growth and development. Burger 21® also was named one of QSR's "Best Franchise Deals” of 2014.
For the latest special offers and promotions, download Burger 21’s “B Loyal” app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, and upon download guests will become eligible to receive a free Cheesy Burger. For more information on Burger 21®, please visit burger21.com and follow Burger 21® on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
With 22 locations now open in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia, and approximately 7 in development in 4 states, Burger 21® is a “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise concept founded in 2010. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Burger 21® is a chef-inspired brand with offerings including 21 unique burger creations ranging from hand-crafted, freshly ground Certified Angus Beef® to chicken, turkey, vegetarian, shrimp and tuna burgers, fresh salads, all-beef hot dogs, chicken tenders and an extensive shake bar including hand-crafted shakes, floats and sundaes. Since its inception, the company has provided more than $217,697 in contributions as part of its “B Charitable” initiative, in which it donates 10 percent of its restaurants’ sales to local schools and charities on the 21st of each month.
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 12 years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography Program, Patient Navigation, Beyond the Shock®, breast health education, and research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.
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