Industry News | August 30, 2004

Checkers Donates to Charley Relief Effort

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Checkers Drive-In Restaurants donated 20,000 burgers and buns and associated condiments to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Charley relief effort to help feed residents of Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, Florida, who were impacted by the recent storm.

"We’re a Tampa-based company with nearly 200 locations throughout Florida, and we’re committed to the communities and people that we serve," said Keith Sirois, president and CEO of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants. "I commend the men and women of the Red Cross who are making it possible to distribute our food to those in need, and we hope this contribution makes a difference in the recovery efforts."

The burgers were distributed last Friday at Henry’s Kitchen, a Red Cross mobile kitchen located at 2400 Rampart Boulevard in the King’s Gate Adult Resort in Port Charlotte; at the Red Cross Sprit of America kitchen located at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on 521 Cross Street in Punta Gorda; and at select mobile emergency response vehicles throughout the areas.

"Donations such as this by Checkers enable us to keep costs down as we bring disaster relief to those recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Charley," said Wayne Brennessel, director of the Hurricane Charley relief effort at the American Red Cross. "We greatly appreciate all of the donations made by corporate and individual donors."