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Burger 21, announced today it has provided more than $127,000 in contributions through its “B Charitable” initiative since its inception. The brand donates 10 percent of its restaurants’ sales to schools and local charities on the 21st of each month to support the communities in which it operates.
“Since opening our doors five years ago, we’ve made giving back a part of our brand culture and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far,” says Mark Johnston, Burger 21 founder and president. “Exceeding $100,000 in contributions for our ‘B Charitable’ initiative marks a significant milestone for our brand and is a true testament of how small business owners can make a positive impact in their communities.”
To date, hundreds of schools and charities from across the country have benefitted from the program. In addition to its “B Charitable” initiative, the brand’s 21st burger makes its debut on the 21st of each month along with a featured shake available for a limited time.
With 15 locations open in seven states and 25 in development, Burger 21 is planning for continued expansion. To fuel Burger 21’s development across the country, the company is actively seeking qualified franchisees and will host a webinar on April 21 at 2 p.m. (EST).
Recognition for Burger 21 in 2014 included being named one of QSR’s “Best Franchise Deals.” Additionally, Burger 21 president Mark Johnston was acknowledged as one of the "Top 25 People" for his continued strategic leadership in the growth and development of the brand.