CENTRAL TEXAS WENDY’S® SUPPORT FORT HOOD USO WITH DONATION
Proceeds from Wendy’s FrostyTM Key Tags Will Assist Local Troop Activities
Killeen, TX (November 11, 2010) – To show their support and appreciation for local troops, Wendy’s Restaurants in Waco, Temple, Killeen, Marble Falls and Copperas Cove will make a donation in the amount of $8,482 to USO Fort Hood on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010.
The donated funds were raised as part of a campaign by Central Texas Wendy’s to sell Frosty Key Tags at all area Wendy’s Restaurants. During the summer, Wendy’s customers were encouraged to purchase $1 Frosty Key Tags, providing them with one free Jr. Frosty with any of their purchases through the end of the year, with up to 80% of proceeds from the key tags donated to the Fort Hood USO.
“The entire goal of this campaign was to provide extra funds for the local Fort Hood USO while treating our customers to Wendy’s great-tasting Frostys,” said James Hays, chief operating officer and vice president of Central Texas Wendy’s. “Our local troops are the character and the lifeblood of Central Texas, and it’s Wendy’s privilege to be able to assist these brave men and women in any way we can.”
Frosty Key Tags were sold in participating Central Texas Wendy’s locations from Memorial Day to Independence Day, with $8,482 worth of key tags sold.
“Located on the largest military installation in the U.S., the USO Fort Hood center continues to support our local troops with comfort and recreation each and everyday,” said Robin Crouse, director of the Fort Hood USO. “We rely on the incredible generosity of local businesses and organizations like Central Texas Wendy’s for donations that make the time our troops serve in Fort Hood fun and comforting.”
About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at thousands of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families, and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and other corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners American Airlines, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Gallery Furniture, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission and to learn more about the USO, please visit www.uso.org.
About Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc.
Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. is the third largest quick-service restaurant company in the United States and is the franchisor of the Wendy’s® and Arby’s® restaurant systems. The combined restaurant systems include more than 10,000 restaurants in 50 states and 21 countries worldwide. To learn more about Wendy’s/Arby’s, please visit the Company’s Web site at www.wendysarbys.com.
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