Industry News | October 2, 2017

Dillas Quesadillas Fighting Hunger in North Texas

Dillas Quesadillas, a popular fast-casual restaurant specializing in gourmet quesadillas, is giving back to the community with the launch of its Minnie’s Meals campaign. Beginning October 11 through December 31, customers can add a “Minnie’s Meal” to their order for 30 cents and Dillas will match it and donate it to their long-time partner, Minnie’s Food Pantry.

Minnie’s is a Plano, Texas based nonprofit organization that aims to reduce hunger by providing healthy meals and resources by way of red carpet treatment to all those in need. To date, Minnie’s has provided more than six million meals to families in the community and around the nation.

“Hunger is a growing problem in Texas. One out of five children suffer from hunger and the numbers continue to increase,” says Cheryl “Action” Jackson, founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry. “We are very excited to be partnering with Dillas to help fight hunger. Most people don’t realize that for just thirty cents we can provide a meal to someone in need.”

Dillas will test the Minnie’s Meals program beginning October 11 with plans to continue year-round if it is successful. Dillas’ Minnie’s Meals campaign is part of its Two by 25 program, a community impact program with a goal to pour $2 million back into the community by 2025.

“Giving back is a huge part of the culture at Dillas. Since the day we opened our first location, we have returned a percentage of sales back to the community. Every employee partners in this which is part of what makes Dillas special,” says founder Kyle Gordon. “Working together, our customers and Team Members will be able to feed thousands of people in need every month.”

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