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Last Chance to Sign Up for Dine Out For No Kid Hungry!

Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, a national fundraiser that gives restaurants the opportunity to help end childhood hunger,  is literally just around the corner.  While the September 7 registration deadline is near, restaurants can still sign up.

Benefits of Signing Up

By signing up to participate in Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, restaurants are able to support a cause customers care about.  Restaurant size doesn’t matter–participants range from small independent restaurants to nationwide chains.

Dine Out For No Kid Hungry said past participants reported an increase in sales, 20 percent average coupon redemption rate and overall higher employee morale and customer satisfaction during the fundraiser.

Event Dates

The official week for the event is September 16-22; however Share Our Strength® welcomes and encourages restaurants to participate as much as they would like throughout the month.

It’s Not Too Late

Still on the fence?  It’s still not too late.

“There isn’t a registration fee or minimum donation amount (to participate),” Jessie Sherrer, senior manager at Share our Strength, said.  She added all independent restaurants that register will receive a free marketing materials kit that includes:

  • (2) Front of the house posters
  • (1) Back of the house poster
  • (50) Menu cards/check stuffers
  • (50) stickers
  • (1) Window cling decal

Getting Involved is Easy

Share Our Strength has made it incredibly easy for restaurants to become involved and run a successful campaign.  Upon registration, they provide all the resources restaurants need.  Share Our Strength also has a team of experts readily available for restaurants to speak with about successful promotions and best practices.

Registration and Assistance

By participating in Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, you will be joining forces with thousands of other restaurants, businesses, supporters, schools, chefs, celebrities and more to help put an end to childhood hunger.  There are only three steps to becoming involved:

  1. Register
  2. Browse through their resource center
  3. Get help from their team of experts

Share our Strength has done all the work.  All a restaurant has to do is sign up.

The Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Online Resource Center is a great tool for more information.  Jessie Sherrer can also be contacted with any questions at 202-478-6505.

Sign up by September 7 to help put an end to childhood hunger while increasing sales at the same time.  What are you waiting for?

Images from Dine Out For No Kid Hungry.  Visit their website, become a Fan on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.

Central’s Week in Brief: September 23

Every Friday Central brings you stories from the week that you might have missed, but that are definitely worth a look. We’ll feature food news covering everything from the weird to the wonderful in the world of restaurants, schools, the military and more. It’s our way to help you go into the weekend with a little extra knowledge and maybe even a project or recipe to try out!

1.) Don’t forget Share our Strength’s Dine Out No Kid Hungry is going on right now! This week long national event aims to end child hunger in America. Saturday September 24 is your last chance to participate.  Visit their website to find a participating restaurant in  your area.  And if you work for a participating restaurant, we would love to hear from you on how it’s going! Please comment below!

Image from Dine Out website

 

2.) Have you seen the new Heinz ketchup packet? According to this Time article, the company took three years to come up with this new design which allows customers the choice to tear off and squeeze or open and dip. Chick-fil-A has already debuted this new packet and other restaurants will be rolling them out soon.

 

3.) If you weren’t aware of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s announcement back in late August, we wanted to remind you that come November 14, practically all private-sector employers will have to post this notice at the workplace, which advises employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Read more about this on the NLRB website or download the poster. 

 

4.) Chartwells Dining Services and frozen yogurt brand Pinkberry sent out a news release (see here from the Sacramento Bee) stating they have partnered together on three college campuses: Radford University, Bowling Green State University and Valdosta State University.  This partnership will allow students to choose from Pinkberry’s large and healthy frozen yogurt selection, which fits right into Chartwells’ Eat.Live.Learn philosophy.

 

5.) Today is the first day of Fall! This means restaurants will begin to roll out their new products and LTOs (limited time offers).  Cinnabon has the Carmel Mocha Chillatta, Starbucks brought back the popular Pumpkin Spice Latte and Burger King recently announced the latest addition to their dessert menu–soft serve ice creamHappy Fall everyone!