Alhambra CA— Shakey’s Pizza announced on Tuesday that it has raised over $13,000 in donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Collected from patrons of the iconic American restaurant chain’s 24 corporately owned stores during the 2016 holiday season, the donation helps the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) distribute more than 419 million toys to over 195 million less fortunate children. The Toys for Tots Program is one of the nation’s flagship Christmas charitable causes, a legacy that closely aligns with Shakey’s 60-year commitment to family and community.
“We are proud to partner year-after-year with the USMC to help support a worthwhile effort that has such a positive effect on local communities” says Nick Mayer, Shakey’s Pizza CEO. “It’s easy to get our team behind the initiative and, most importantly, we extend our sincere gratitude to all of our customers, without whom we could not have provided such a meaningful contribution. A big thank you goes out to the USMC and the many Shakey’s patrons who donated.”
About Toys for Tots Foundation
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Originally established in 1954 as the destination for pizza, beer, and ragtime music, Shakey’s “ye public house” has been the go-to social gathering place for family and friends to enjoy great food and great times while making great memories. For over six decades, Shakey’s has been serving its original thin crust pizza, crispy fried chicken and craveable Mojo® potatoes along with its signature frosty pints in a fun, relaxed atmosphere that attracts customers for a variety of occasions. Bunch of Lunch allows time-pressed guests to build their own meal, helping themselves to an endless assortment of freshly made pizzas, chicken, Mojos, and salads, all for one low price. Shakey’s under $5 happy hour delivers a menu of hearty bites along with an array of popular beers on tap. And its classic game rooms, big screen TVs, and community tables continue to make Shakey’s a favorite celebration spot for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and team parties.
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