APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
About Joe’s Crab Shack partnership Joe’s Crab Shack has produced impressive results, which include restaurant level margin growth of 450 basis points and 18 consecutive quarters of comparable sales growth. As an advocate for several philanthropies, Jim encourages his teams to get involved with national charities, as well as those within their communities. In 2013, Joe’s Crab Shack gave back over $2.2 million to organizations such as No Kid Hungry and Autism Speaks. About White Castle partnership White Castle and Autism Speaks have partnered for the past 6 years -- through the "Puzzle Piece Promotion" in its restaurants, White Castle has raised over $2.2 million for Autism Speaks. White Castle has also raised dollars and awareness through sales of its award winning "Original Slider Hamburger Scented Candle" - designed by the Queen of Home Fragrance, Laura Slatkin. 100% of net proceeds from candle sales have been contributed to Autism Speaks - over $175,000 worth so far! All 10,000 of White Castle team members make program success possible because we know in our quest to feed hunger, hope and dreams, we could have no better partner than Autism Speaks. About Dollar General partnership Dollar General, the nation's largest discount retailer with 10,000 stores, joined forces with Autism Speaks for the fourth time in 2013 to increase awareness of autism and raise funds for autism research and advocacy during Autism Awareness Month in April. Dollar General and its customers donated over $1,100,000 from its at-register campaign this year. In addition, the Autism Speaks puzzle piece logo appeared on Dollar General's NASCAR Toyota No. 20 car driven by Matt Kenseth in Richmond and Texas for the month of April to drive awareness for the campaign. More than $3.4 million has now been donated to Autism Speaks since this partnership started in 2010.
Date Recorded: 4/3/2014
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