ZAXBY’S ANNOUNCES BENEFIT WEEKEND FOR COASTAL CRISIS CHAPLAINCY
Charleston, South Carolina locations will donate 20 percent of sales to nonprofit August 3-4
ATHENS, Ga. — July 23, 2019 —Zaxby’s announces a benefit weekend at all Charleston, South Carolina locations to support Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, a local nonprofit that provides community crisis care to first responders and survivors of emergency situations. Zaxby’s, the fast-casual, fan favorite for chicken fingers, wings and salads will donate 20 percent of sales from 12 Charleston-area restaurants on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 to the organization.
“The Zaxby’s brand is all about enriching lives and giving back,” said Charleston Zaxby’s licensee Tripp Clayton. “We hope our donations to the Chaplaincy and its First Responders Assistance Fund will benefit the lives and well-being of the men and women who protect and serve our area on a daily basis. We’re proud to partner with this organization and look forward to feeding our guests meals that make a difference.”
Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy is a diverse team of chaplains and volunteers providing crisis care to first responders and the community. The nonprofit promotes unity, reconciliation and resiliency and offers psychological first aid, spiritual support and a pastoral continuum of care. From its start with one chaplain, it has grown to two full-time and more than 60 volunteer chaplains as well as a Survivor Care Team that offer services 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.
Zaxby’s mission is to consistently create encore experiences, one person at a time. Its corporate values are to focus on guests, develop talent among its employees, adhere to standards of operational excellence and to continuously improve. Zaxby’s and its licensees are deeply engaged in the communities they serve. The benefit weekend in support of Charleston’s Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy demonstrates this engagement.
“On the scene, at the tragedy, our chaplains are there,” said Rich Robinson, senior chaplain and executive director at Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy. “In our service to our greatest public servants, Zaxby’s has been there for us. From feeding police, fire and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to donating to make this mission possible, Zaxby’s continues to make an impact in our community. I hope Charleston will join us for a meal that will turn their support into service.
A wing eating contest will be held at 12:30 p.m. on August 3 at the Tanger Outlet Zaxby’s, located at 4845 Tanger Outlet Blvd. in North Charleston, to see who can eat the most Tongue Torch wings in five minutes. Contestants include representatives from the fire and police departments. The public is encouraged to attend and support the cause.
Founded by childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley in 1990, Zaxby's is committed to serving delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, offbeat atmosphere where customers are considered friends. Zaxby’s has grown to more than 900 locations in 17 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit zaxbys.com or zaxbysfranchising.com.
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