PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Crabfries for Heroes 2017 was an absolute success! That's the word from the Chickie's & Pete's Restaurant Group on their recent initiative that raised money for the families of fallen police officers. The accounting is now final and the efforts raised $24,500 for the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund.
The July 13th event, started by Chickie's & Pete's for the first time in 2015, saw all sales from specially priced $1 orders of their world famous Crabfries as well as $5 Personal Pitchers of Miller Lite Beer help the FOP Survivors Fund. The event, which coincided with National French Fry Day, has become an annual event for the iconic restaurant group.
"The amount is humbling," said Pete Ciarrocchi chairman and CEO of Chickie's & Pete's. "The past two years saw us donate a total of $30,000. The fact we almost matched that two year amount in one day is an amazing tribute to our guests, employees as well as police officers and their families. I want to thank all involved, including our friends at McCain and Miller Lite!"
To help spread the word about Crabfries for Heroes, Pete Ciarrocchi personally took the Crabfries Express on the road and hand-delivered Crabfries to police districts around Philadelphia as well as at the Police Academy. "We needed to get out and personally show these officers we love and appreciate them and we are in full support of their families as well," said Ciarrocchi.
"We cannot express how amazed and grateful we are at the amount Pete and his team at Chickie's & Pete's raised for our fallen officers families," said John McNesby, President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. "Time and time again we have gone to Pete for help, both publicly and privately, and each time he has more than risen to the challenge."
Pete Ciarrocchi committed Chickie's & Pete's to the event for 2018 and said work was already underway to make it an even bigger and better day for the police and community.
About Chickie's and Pete's:
Chickie's & Pete's is a Philadelphia-area crab house and sports bar with 13 full service restaurant 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. Learn more at www.chickiesandpetes.com
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