Roy Rogers Restaurants announced a partnership with Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, to celebrate the restaurant’s 50th anniversary. The first Roy Rogers Restaurants location opened on April 6, 1968 in Falls Church, Virginia. There are now 54 Roy Rogers Restaurants locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
“We are ecstatic to partner with Cal Ripken, Jr. and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to help celebrate our monumental 50th anniversary,” says Jim Plamondon, Co-President of Roy Rogers Restaurants. “The legacy of Cal Ripken, Jr. and his streak align with our core values at Roy Rogers Restaurants including dedication and hard work, and our own ‘streak’ of 50 years of providing quality food and an experience that is a ‘cut above’ fast food. We are committed to working together to help support our local communities."
“Roy Rogers is a brand I have known and enjoyed since I was a kid and I am thrilled to partner with them in their 50th year,” says Cal Ripken, Jr. “They are helping our foundation and looking to grow and I am excited to be a part of it.”
Known as baseball’s “Iron Man” for playing in a world record 2,632 consecutive games, Ripken spent 21 seasons in the major leagues, all with his hometown Baltimore Orioles. Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, Ripken’s name has become synonymous with strength, character, perseverance and integrity. Since his retirement, Ripken continues to share these values through Ripken Baseball and its Ripken Experience youth complexes located in Maryland, South Carolina and Tennessee.
In 2001, Cal and the Ripken family founded the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in honor of their patriarch. The national foundation improves the lives of underserved youth through effective programs and the building of Youth Development Parks, multi-purpose turf fields that provide kids with safe places to play. In 2017, the Ripken Foundation impacted over 1.4 million kids nationwide through its Youth Development Parks and mentor programs.
To help celebrate the 50th anniversary, Roy Rogers Restaurants will offer customers various new initiatives throughout the year including rollback prices, prizes through various contests, and a roundup campaign and commemorative cup benefiting the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the communities in which Roy Rogers Restaurants are located.