MIAMI, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Burger King Corporation and the BURGER KING® system, kicked-off of its 2016 in-restaurant Fall Fundraiser. The fall initiative benefits the Foundation's flagship BURGER KING Scholars program. This year's campaign offers Guests of participating BURGER KING® restaurants a delicious deal too sweet to ignore: the opportunity to provide financial assistance to deserving high school seniors in local communities while enjoying some of their favorite BURGER KING® restaurant menu items.
The chance to "help make a scholar" began on October 1, and continues through October 31, 2016. 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) coupons for chocolate chip cookies; one (1) coupon for a value-sized French fries or onion rings; and one (1) coupon for a small-sized frozen drink. Every dollar raised in restaurants will directly benefit the communities they serve, with scholarships awarded in the spring of 2017 through the Foundation's BURGER KINGSM Scholars program. This offer is available in participating BURGER KING® restaurants in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
"The Fall Fundraiser gives hope to deserving students by bringing them one step closer to a college education," said Jose Cil, BURGER KING® Brand President and President of the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation. "With just 1 dollar, our valued Guests receive a delicious deal that provides students in their community a promising future."
Created in memory of BURGER KING® brand co-founder James "Jim" W. McLamore, the BURGER KINGSM Scholars program has awarded $28.3 million in scholarships to more than 26,800 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since its inception in 2000. The Foundation's flagship program was established to honor Jim McLamore's legacy and commitment to philanthropy and education.
ABOUT THE BURGER KINGSM SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The BURGER KINGSM Scholars program is the flagship program of the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation—a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, endeavoring to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live, in collaboration with the BURGER KING® family. Created in memory of BURGER KING® brand co-founder James "Jim" McLamore, the BURGER KINGSM Scholars program awards scholarships to high school students and BURGER KING® employees, their children and spouses that can be used to fund post-secondary education. The scholarships are made possible every year through the generous support of BURGER KING® restaurant Guests, Burger King Corporation, vendor partnerships, the McLamore Family Foundation and through the fundraising efforts of BURGER KING® franchisees and the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation. To learn more about the BURGER KINGSM Scholars program and the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation, visit www.bkmclamorefoundation.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
About the BURGER KING McLAMORESM FOUNDATION
The BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) public nonprofit that believes without education you limit your potential to be your own way. Inspired by BURGER KING® Restaurants co-founder, Jim McLamore, its mission is to create brighter futures by empowering individuals and feeding potential through education and emergency relief. As a global Foundation, the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation partners with select nonprofits focusing on scholarships, literacy, and creating sustainable learning environments. To learn more, visit bkmclamore.org.
About the BURGER KING® Brand
Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand 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 more than 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, Twitter and Instagram.
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