The Habit Burger Grill Raises Over $585,000 To Fight Childhood Hunger With Support From Alt 98.7’s The Woody Show
Funds will help No Kid Hungry Provide Nearly Six Million Meals to Kids in Need
May 14, 2018 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, CA - The Habit Restaurant, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) teamed up with ALT 98.7’s The Woody Show to help put an end to childhood hunger, raising more than $585,000 to help No Kid Hungry provide nearly six million meals to kids and families who are unsure of where their next meal is coming from.
For the third year in a row, The Habit participated in Dine Out for No Kid Hungry, a national, restaurant-led campaign that raises critical funds and awareness about childhood hunger in America. Over the course of three years, The Habit Burger Grill has donated more than $1.2 million to No Kid Hungry in their mission to end childhood hunger in the US. This year The Habit also partnered with ALT 98.7’s The Woody Show to spread the word about the fundraiser through the radio show, social media, events and the station’s #ALLIN sticker campaign. The Woody Show contributed an additional $2,500 to the effort.
“Together with our guests we are honored to support children and families in need across the country,” said Russ Bendel, CEO of The Habit Burger Grill. “We want to thank every one of our guests who donated in support of this effort. It will make a difference.”
“We are incredibly grateful for the support from The Habit Burger Grill and the Woody Show during this year’s Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign,” said Diana Hovey, Senior Vice President of Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. “The Habit Burger Grill has been an amazing partner for the last three years, and the collaboration with The Woody Show helped them surpass their goals and beat their 2016 fundraising total. With the help of committed partners like The Habit Burger Grill, No Kid Hungry is helping children in need all over the country get the food they need to succeed.”
“We were ecstatic to have teamed up again with The Habit and No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger this past September. We are more than honored to be a part of raising $585,000 for No Kid Hungry and to help provide 5.8 million meals to kids in need. We can’t begin to thank enough for helping us exceed the fundraising goal this year.”
The purpose of No Kid Hungry is to make childhood hunger a thing of the past. In partnership with local programs, No Kid Hungry provides meals, and works with families on how to shop on a budget and cook healthier meals.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 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, eat healthy summer meals, 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.
About The Habit Burger Grill
The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Habit has since grown to over 190 restaurants in 11 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington and Maryland as well as two international locations. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.
About iHeart Media
ALT 98.7 is owned and operated by iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia Los Angeles owns and operates KRRL-FM, KYSR-FM, KIIS-FM, KOST-FM, KBIG-FM, KLAC-AM, KFI-AM, KEIB-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over 1.4 billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.
iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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