Industry News | July 9, 2013
California Tortilla Celebrates Award with $1 Tacos
In this month’s issue of Washingtonian Magazine, readers voted California Tortilla the top taco in town, winning “Best Tacos” in the annual Best Of issue. To say thank you, the fast casual chain will be offering any taco on the menu on Wednesday, July 10, for just $1. And even better, they’ll be donating 100 percent of the $1 taco sales that day to No Kid Hungry, making sure that kids get the nourishment they need to stay happy and healthy.
For California Tortilla, the best way to celebrate its win is by giving back both to fans and to those in need, making sure no one goes hungry. No Kid Hungry is a non-profit making it its mission to end child hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals, educating, and empowering low-income families to make sure their kids get healthy meals at home, and working to shine a national spotlight on the crisis.
This promotion runs for one day only, Wednesday, July 10, at all locations nationwide. Offer limited to one $1 taco per person.
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Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's International, told readers in the very first issue of QSR magazine that "Profit is not a dirty word." But Thomas also worked tirelessly for the many charitable causes that touched his life. In so doing, he proved that running a successful business extends beyond the bottom line and that the real rewards in life are measured in a currency far greater than the dollar.
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