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US Restaurants/Burger King receives "Wishes" award


November 05, 2013


Blue Bell, PA

US Restaurants, Inc./Burger King Receives “Wishes” Award for Raising Over Half a Million Dollars Since 2008 for Local Children’s Wishes

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Contact: Karen Traten                                                                                215-987-3147

November 5, 2013                                                                                                   

Blue Bell, PA - US Restaurants, Inc., a Blue Bell based company and franchisee of 34 area Burger King Restaurants in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester counties and South Jersey, recently received the “Wishes” award for contributing $100,000 this past year.  This gift marked a milestone of cumulative donations amounting to over $500,000 since 2008 for Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley and the New Jersey chapters to fulfill the wishes of several local children.

The Burger King contributions are a result of successful fundraisers spanning six years including the sale of Make-A-Wish paper stars as well as donations from company charity golf outings.  “Our Burger King crew and management teams really shined and deserve our thanks.  They have made this fundraiser and all of our previous ones so successful,” remarked Steve Lewis, President of US Restaurants.   Dennis Heron, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish commented about the partnership, “Make-A-Wish is delighted to include US Restaurants among its generous and loyal partners making wishes come true for kids whose lives have been traumatized by serious illnesses.  Thanks to this very special company, their kind employees and customers, we are able to touch the lives of many sick children living in our community.  We are truly grateful for their compassionate support.”

About Make-A-Wish® 

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted over 233,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley serves Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Perry and Philadelphia counties. For more information, please call us toll free at 1-877-ONE WISH.

Press Contact

Seanna Crosley
Vice President of Development
5 Valley Sq, Suite 210
Blue Bell, PA  19422

Phone : (215) 987-4212
Fax : (215) 654-9354

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley
5 Valley Sq, Suite 210
Blue Bell, PA 19422
(215) 654-9355

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, Susquehanna Valley Office
1054 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 283-4880

Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, Delaware Office
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 106
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 482-4467