PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When can a french fry make a difference in the lives of families of fallen police heroes? The answer is when it's an iconic order of Chickie's & Pete's Crabfries®. For the second straight year, Chickie's & Pete's announced it is celebrating National French Fry Day with "Crabfries® for Heroes" on Wednesday, July 13th by selling its world famous Crabfries® at all full-service locations for $1 from 11am to midnight. In addition, Chickie's & Pete's will also feature $5 Miller Lite personal pitchers during the same timeframe. In partnership with the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund, Chickie's & Pete's will donate all sales from each order of Crabfries® sold and each Miller Lite personal pitcher sold during the day to the Survivors Fund, which benefits the families of fallen police officers.
"This is a tradition at Chickie's & Pete's to show our respect and appreciation to recognize the heroes who put their lives on the line for us each day," said Pete Ciarrocchi, Chairman and CEO of Chickie's & Pete's. "We're again partnering with the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund for what we proudly call, Crabfries® for Heroes."
Last year Chickie's & Pete's raised over $15,000 from The Crabfries® for Heroes event for the Police Survivors Fund.
"We can't say enough about Pete Ciarrocchi and Chickie's & Pete's," said John McNesby, President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. "Pete and his restaurants have been there for us both publically and privately for many years with their support. Crabfries® for Heroes is a fun way to help our police families and we can't thank Chickie's & Pete's enough for their backing for our fallen police officers."
Chickie's & Pete's will also take Crabfries® for Heroes on the road. On July 13th the "Crabfries® Express" truck will load up and deliver free Crabfries® to multiple police districts throughout the city. "These men and women will be on the job protecting us," said Pete Ciarrocchi. "So, we're going on the road to thank and feed them."
Chickie's & Pete's flagship location on Packer Avenue in South Philadelphia will mark National Crabfries® Day by hosting their Annual Crabfries® Eating Contest. The winner of the Crabfries® Eating Contest will receive FREE Crabfries for LIFE and a $1,000 Visa Gift Card. Second place will earn FREE Crabfries® for a Year while third place will win a VIP Wing Bowl 25 Package. Interested participants can find rules and details at http://chickiesandpetes.com/crabfriesday
About Chickie's and Pete's:
Chickie's & Pete's is a Philadelphia-area crab house and sports bar with 14 locations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Founded in 1977 by Peter and Henrietta Ciarrocchi, Chickie's & Pete's started as a single location in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia and has since grown to become one of the most recognizable brands in the region. It's famous, one-of-a-kind Crabfries® concession locations can be found in stadiums, arenas, boardwalks and amusement parks throughout the area. Chickie's & Pete's is a leader in forging innovative strategic partnerships and utilizing technology to bring together casual dining with interactive sports entertainment. The company combines family-based values with a love of all things sports in each of its locations.
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