MIAMI, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the BURGER KING® system, announced the kick-off of its 2015 in-restaurant Fall Fundraiser. The fall initiative benefits the BURGER KINGSM Scholars program. This year's campaign offers guests of participating BURGER KING® restaurants a sweet deal they won't be able to resist: the opportunity to provide financial assistance to their local high school seniors while enjoying some of their favorite BURGER KING® restaurant menu items.
The chance to "help make a scholar" begins on October 1, and continues through October 31, 2015. During that time, guests who donate a dollar will receive a booklet with six (6) coupons for free menu items, including: two (2) coupons for a soft serve cone or cup; two (2) chocolate chip cookies; and two (2) coupons for a value-sized French fry or onion rings. Every dollar raised in participating restaurants will directly benefit the communities they serve, with scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2016 through the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program. This offer is available in participating BURGER KING® restaurants in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
"The Fall Fundraiser makes it possible for many deserving students to get one step closer to achieving their dreams and making their college education goals a reality," said Jill Granat, president of the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation. "With just one dollar, our valued guests can get a sweet deal and, at the same time, help build brighter futures for deserving students in their communities."
Created in memory of BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KINGSM Scholars program has awarded scholarships totaling more than $25.3 million to more than 24,000 outstanding students. Applications for scholarships are available to high school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their spouses or domestic partners and children across North America through the BURGER KINGSM Scholars program.
About the BURGER KING McLAMORESM FOUNDATION
The BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, whose global effort is aimed at supporting the advancement of education around the world. Inspired by BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore, its mission is to make a positive impact in our communities by building brighter futures through education and providing hardship assistance to members of the BURGER KING® family. The BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation also partners with select charitable organizations worldwide that share its mission of advancing education.
About the BURGER KING® Brand
Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® system is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates more than 14,000 locations in approximately 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. The BURGER KING® brand is owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX,NYSE:QSR), one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $23 billion in system sales and over 19,000 restaurants. To learn more about the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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