Back Yard Burgers Celebrates National Burger Month by Teaming up with No Kid Hungry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Back Yard Burgers, the better-burger restaurant, is joining forces with No Kid Hungry to celebrate National Burger Month this May. The brand and its 57 locations across the country have committed to raise $50,000 for No Kid Hungry during the months of April and May as part of its year-long goal of raising $100,000.

“National Burger Month is an exciting month for Back Yard Burgers and we couldn’t be more proud to partner with No Kid Hungry,” David McDougall, CEO of Back Yard Burgers, said. “No Kid Hungry’s mission is one that is important to Back Yard Burgers. No child should ever have to worry about when their next meal will be or where it will come from. We are committed to giving back to our local communities and supporting organizations like No Kid Hungry.”

According to Share Our Strength, the nonprofit organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign, a staggering one in five American children struggles with hunger. Since 1984, Share Our Strength has raised more than $604 million through corporate sponsorships, events and donations. During that same timeframe, funds have been granted to more than 1,100 organizations nationwide that are effectively helping to feed kids.

The National Burger Month No Kid Hungry campaign kicked off in early April and will continue into May with a number of celebrations, including events in Memphis and in Nashville along with an online campaign to change the month of May to the month of Burger all in an effort to raise awareness of the brand’s commitment to No Kid Hungry.

Guests and fans of Back Yard Burgers can celebrate National Burger Month with the following events and online activities:

“Make May Burger” Online Petition

Back Yard Burgers is enlisting fans to sign a petition to change the name of the month of May to Burger. The petition will launch May 1 on change.org and will conclude May 28. Fans can follow updates on the petition by following back Yard Burgers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and by using the hashtag #MakeMayBurger.

National Burger Day Celebrations

Back Yard Burgers is hosting two “Flame-Grilled Master” burger-making events on National Burger Day, Saturday, May 28, at restaurants in Franklin, Tenn. And Southaven, Miss. The events will be from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and will feature local celebrities. Participants will be given unique, random ingredients to create the ultimate, gourmet burger. Attendees can cast their votes for their favorite burger chef by making an on-site donation to No Kid Hungry.

One Year of FREE Back Yard Burgers!

Back Yard Burgers is giving away a year of free burgers to three lucky winners during the month of May! One lucky fan who signs the “Make May Burger” petition will be rewarded with free burgers for a year. The other two winners will be chosen at each of Back Yard Burgers’ burger making events in Southaven, Miss. and Franklin, Tenn. on National Burger Day, May 28.

To stay connected with Back Yard Burgers throughout National Burger Month, fans can follow Back Yard Burgers on Facebook Back Yard Burgers and Twitter @backyardburgers. To locate a Back Yard Burgers restaurant near you, please visit backyardburgers.com.

 ABOUT BACK YARD BURGERS

Back Yard Burgers is a fast casual, better-burger concept that takes pride in their uncompromising commitment to “providing custom, flame-grilled variety with care.” The company’s franchise partners and employees are passionate about offering the freshest ingredients, allowing their guests to customize their meals and to serving the same high-quality food that they would offer at home to their own family. Along with offering made-to-order gourmet Angus burgers, Back Yard Burgers’ menu includes delicious grilled chicken sandwiches, fresh and creative salads, hand-dipped milkshakes, and freshly baked desserts. Today the franchise brand operates 60 locations in 13 states.

For franchising opportunities visit: http://www.backyardburgers.com/franchising.

ABOUT SHARE OUR STRENGTH’S NO KID HUNGRY® CAMPAIGN

No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

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