In celebration of #GivingTuesday on December 2, BurgerFi will launch a charity program tied to this ever-growing popular social media holiday.

After a marathon weekend of shopping and scoring deals in-store and online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, BurgerFi customers will now have the opportunity to purchase something that is meaningful by giving back to the community and bettering the lives of those in need.

Kicking off on #GivingTuesday, December 2, and continuing through December 31, BurgerFi will match in-store gift-card purchases dollar for dollar, committing to a minimum donation of $10,000 to the American Red Cross. While customers are in the giving spirit, donations may also directly be made through the American Red Cross – BurgerFi website.

Now in its third year, #GivingTuesday provides a platform for organizations to rally support of nonprofit organizations at the start of the holiday season immediately following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In 2013, more than 10,000 organizations in 46 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday.

“Giving back to the communities we serve is a core value of the BurgerFi culture and we are thrilled to partner with the American Red Cross, which has built its legacy on helping communities and individuals when they need it most,” says Corey Winograd, CEO. “As BurgerFi continues its rapid growth, organizations like the American Red Cross will benefit from the financial support of BURGERFI fans throughout the United States.”

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need through their mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting America’s military families, lifesaving blood, health and safety services, and international services.

“We are proud to call BurgerFi a partner starting this #GivingTuesday. Our communities are better and safer places for all of us because of their support of our mission,” says Amy Mauser, chief development officer for the Red Cross in South Florida.

BurgerFi is committed to being better in a world of quick-serve hamburgers through its “Never Never Program,” which means no steroids, antibiotics, growth hormones, chemicals, or additives are ever used. The rapid expansion of BurgerFi across the U.S. is continuing with 61 locations open nationwide and an additional 50 locations slated to open by the end of 2015.

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