Industry News | September 11, 2012

Burger 21 Puts Community On the Front Burner

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Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company affiliated with The Melting Pot Restaurants, Burger 21, and GrillSmith and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is making ongoing support of the community a priority.

“Family and belonging is a vital company principle at Front Burner Brands,” says Bob Johnston, CEO of Front Burner Brands. “This principle guides us not just to care for our team members but for our community, as well.”

Team members at the Front Burner Brands Restaurant Support Center recently donated more than 1,000 school supplies to Tampa’s Metropolitan Ministries, which serves homeless and at-risk individuals in Tampa Bay.

The company has also worked with Metropolitan Ministries to provide jobs for residents who have graduated from the organization’s culinary training program.

This summer, Front Burner Brands also supported U.S. military troops, shipping supplies to members of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army serving in Afghanistan alongside the brother of a Front Burner Brands team member.

A strong commitment to the community is engrained in the culture of Front Burner Brands newest concept, Burger 21. Each location of the “beyond the better burger” franchise donates 10 percent of store proceeds to a local charity on the 21st of each month.

The charitable recipient changes every month and helps to create a connection between the community and its local Burger 21 restaurant and team members.