A true testament to the impact businesses can have in their communities, Burger 21, an award-winning “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise, today announced it has surpassed $200,000 in donations to charities across the country through its “B Charitable” initiative. As part of the brand’s unique culture since inception, Burger 21 donates 10 percent of its restaurants' sales on the 21st of each month to schools, local charities and various causes to support the communities in which they operate.
“Since we opened our very first location it has always been important for us to give back as a brand and bring our local guests together each month for a terrific cause,” says Arlene Johnston, co-founder and concept development director of Burger 21. “We’re very proud to have the opportunity to support our local communities all across the nation and are thrilled to be surpassing this $200,000 milestone in donations.”
Every month, each Burger 21 location chooses a meaningful cause in their specific community and names it the recipient of donations for that month. Every restaurant continues to make a difference in their communities as the chosen recipients change from month to month.
For the past seven years, Burger 21 has donated funds to various organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, to name a few, demonstrating the strong commitment of Burger 21 to help others.
“Since we founded Burger 21 it was important for us to establish a unique culture of giving, and I’m proud that we’ve continued to highlight the importance of giving back and supporting the communities we serve,” says Mark Johnston, co-founder and president of Burger 21. “It’s amazing to see what a difference our franchise locations are making in their local communities.”
In addition to monthly sales donations, Burger 21 franchise partners also collectively contribute over 1,000 volunteer hours each year.