Quick-service executives have the capacity to do a lot of good outside just filling customer bellies with tasty food. Many choose to rally their loyal consumers behind a cause, creating fundraising opportunities and spreading awareness. Others go the extra mile to rally their own corporate team and restaurant employees to engage in volunteer work that can pay off for the whole company.
On April 15, Tijuana Flats’ chief executive officer, Brad Kaemmer, will join forces with leading executives from around the Raleigh, North Carolina, area for the 2014 CEO Build with Habitat for Humanity. Tijuana Flats’ Just In Queso Foundation is donating $5,000 to support the building efforts as well as providing lunch for all CEOs.
“It is an honor to be invited to partake in the upcoming Habitat for Humanity build. I am proud to represent Tijuana Flats’ Just In Queso Foundation on this project and look forward to making an impact in the Raleigh community,” Kaemmer says.
The Just in Queso Foundation, Tijuana Flats' non-profit organization, providing aid to individuals, communities, and organizations in need, raised a total of $860,000 in 2013, including $319,066 through its two primary annual campaigns.
Tijuana Flats, known for its fresh Tex-Mex food and hot sauce, has named Monique Yeager as vice president of marketing for the fast-growing 98-unit Tex-Mex restaurant chain. Yeager officially begins her role on February 10.
Tijuana Flats and its Just in Queso Foundation donated more than $80,000 worth of support to local communities this holiday season through both cash donations and gifts provided to families in need.
During its annual holiday campaign, the Just in Queso Foundation raised $68,775 for Kids Beating Cancer, an organization funding uninsured medical costs for pediatric cancer patients. Funds were raised through the sale of both “Smack My Ass & Call Me Santa!” holiday hot sauce and a special Gingerbread Cookie Dough Flauta dessert, in addition to cash donations.
Tijuana Flats and its charity, the Just in Queso Foundation, are kick-starting this holiday season by giving back to a deserving cause for the 18th year in a row.
All proceeds from the sale of the “Smack My Ass & Call Me Santa!” holiday hot sauce will be donated to Kids Beating Cancer. The hot sauce is available for purchase at all of the restaurant chain’s locations and online.
Tijuana Flats, the brand known for its Tex-Mex food and hot sauce, launched its new website at www.tijuanaflats.com. The fast-casual restaurant’s website received a full creative and developmental overhaul, using responsive web design, which allows guests to navigate easily on most digital devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
Tijuana Flats, the brand known for its Tex-Mex food and hot sauce, named Todd Chase as chief financial officer for the growing 97-unit chain. Chase began his leadership for the organization this month.
As the CFO of Tijuana Flats, Chase brings 16 years of experience in finance and business administration and will be responsible for administering all financial functions for the company including finance and accounting, corporate tax, and information technology.
Tijuana Flats’ Just in Queso Foundation, which provides aid to individuals, communities, and organizations in need, held its seventh annual fundraiser, raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
For the seventh year in a row, Tijuana Flats and its 501c3 charity, the Just in Queso Foundation—which provides aid to individuals, communities, and organizations in need—is raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Just in Queso’s newest charity hot sauce has redesigned its look for the month of October to portray a boxing match, where Just in Queso takes on its opponent, breast cancer.