NEWS & PRESS RELEASE MAIN
August 29, 2011
TOGO’S SANDWICHES JOINS SHARE OUR STRENGTH
Company to raise funds to end childhood hunger in America
SAN JOSE, Calif. – More than 17 million kids in America are at risk of hunger, and almost one in four of those children are struggling with hunger today. Today, Togo’s Sandwiches announced it has teamed up with Share Our Strength, a national non-profit with a “No Kid Hungry” strategy to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. All 240 restaurants in California, Nevada and Oregon will raise funds and increase awareness of this national campaign, while urging its customers to become advocates.
“In the U.S., more than 50 million people struggle yearly to put food on the table,” said Togo’s CEO & Chairman Tony Gioia. “Togo’s is extremely proud and honored to partner with Share Our Strength, as we are committed to raise funds and be part of the movement that will ensure the children of our nation are receiving the nutritious food that they need to ‘learn, grow and thrive.’”
Starting on September 1st, for every dollar or more donated to Share our Strength, guests will receive a free 20 oz. fountain drink for their next visit. This will run in conjunction to Share our Strength’s “Dine Out For No Kid Hungry” campaign that is happening throughout the country at participating multi-chain and individual restaurants.
Through in-store displays, crew involvement, and digital marketing and PR, Togo’s will promote the partnership with Share Our Strength in support of ending childhood hunger in America.
About Togo’s Eateries Inc.
Togo’s was founded in 1971 by a young college student in San Jose, California with a big appetite and a little money. He started making sandwiches the way he liked them – big, made to order and stuffed with the freshest ingredients. Soon there were lines out the door and Togo’s was well on it’s way to becoming a west coast original. Now, almost 40 years later, Togo’s still makes sandwiches the way we did back then. In addition to great sandwiches, Togo’s makes hand-tossed salads, wraps, soups and desserts. For more information on Togo’s Eateries Inc., “like” Togo’s on Facebook or follow on Twitter please visit http://www.togos.com, call 1-866-70-TOGOS.
About Togo’s Franchisor LLC
Togo’s Franchisor LLC helps qualified franchisees create their own “West Coast Original.” Togo’s locations generate some of the highest average unit volume in the sandwich restaurant segment, require a low investment, utilize only a small space footprint, offers best-in-class operational field support, carries remarkable brand loyalty and is a simple minimal-equipment turnkey business. For more information call 877-78-TOGOS or visit http://www.togosfranchise.com.
About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. Visit Strength.org to get involved.