From June 17 to August 31, 2013, Meatheads offered a special burger for the summer, "The Goulden Burger," in honor of Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould and his public charity, The Goulden Touch.
Gould's public charity partnered with the restaurant to create a burger made of all his favorites: a 1/3-pound Meatheads burger topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, Ketchapolte, American cheese, and spicy Cajun fries for a "kick."
There were 7,885 Goulden Burger sold, and with 10 percent of the sales from each burger donated to the public charity, $5,114.15 was generated for The Goulden Touch. The charity supports education, social services, health, and wellness, as well as medical research programs in Chicago.
Like Meatheads, Gould has a special interest in helping kids with reading. Both partnered with Working in the Schools, an organization that offers tutoring and mentoring programs for Chicago Public School children. At the start of the summer, the organizations donated money for bookbags and reading material.
The Meatheads $5K was presented to Gould at a Monday Night Football event for The Goulden Touch in Chicago on September 9, 2013.
"Helping kids read all summer to prevent the summer slide is a goal for us every year," says Tom Jednorowicz, founder and CEO of Meatheads. "This year, we had a winning partnership with Robbie Gould of The Goulden Touch and Working in the School, as both shared our commitment to education and reading."