MIAMI, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Burger King Corp., today announced the kick-off of the 2015-2016 fundraising season for its BURGER KINGSM Scholars program. This year, the annual Spring Fundraiser offers guests of participating BURGER KING® restaurants a deal that is doubly delicious, along with the opportunity to help a number of deserving high school seniors get a leg up on a college education. Created in the memory of BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation, and its flagship BURGER KINGSM Scholars program, celebrate the commitment to philanthropy and education that made him a pillar of community service throughout his lifetime.
Starting May 19, and continuing through June 16, 2015, for every $1 donation made, BURGER KING® restaurant guests will receive two (2) coupons each: the first can be redeemed for one (1) free value-sized French fry or onion ring, and the second for two (2) OTIS SPUNKMEYER® cookies. In addition to the coupons, guests will be given a paper icon to write their name on, that will be posted in their home town BK® restaurant, noting their choice to "help make a scholar." This offer is available in participating BK® restaurants in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.All funds raised will be awarded in 2016 to local students through the Foundation's BURGER KINGSM Scholars program.
"The Spring Fundraiser is one of the most important initiatives in support of the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation throughout the year," said Jill Granat, president of the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation. "The participation of our restaurant guests guarantees deserving high school seniors the opportunity to further their education. 100 percent of the funds raised inside the restaurants will directly benefit the communities they serve."
Since its inception, the BURGER KINGSM Scholars program has awarded more than 24,000 outstanding students with more than $25.3 million in financial assistance to be used toward a college degree. 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 Burger King Corporation
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 in approximately 14,000 locations serving more than 11 million guests daily 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 approximately $23 billion in system sales and over 18,000 restaurants in approximately 100 countries and U.S. territories. To learn more about Burger King Corporation, please visit Burger King Corporation's website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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