After surpassing all goals in 2010, Buffalo”s Cafe again teams up with the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University for the second annual Fight Takes Flight campaign. During the month of October, Buffalo”s is serving pink chips with their Queso Verde Cheese Dip and Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa appetizers. For each appetizer purchased, $1.00 of the sale will be donated to Winship Cancer Institute. Restaurant staff also offer guests a coloring sheet explaining the campaign with an additional opportunity to donate. These coloring sheets are then hung around the restaurant. Purposely held in October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the goal set last year was exceeded within weeks, and the total amount raised was $30,000; $10,000 more than the original goal. This year, Buffalo”s challenges their locations across the country to surpass the fundraising efforts of 2010.
Buffalo”s COO Shaun Curtis comments on last year”s success, stating, “The support and involvement from the community last year was outstanding. Employees and guests of the restaurant shared their personal stories of struggle with cancer and were happy to involve themselves in raising money and awareness for the cause. We look forward to another successful Fight Takes Flight campaign, and know Buffalo”s communities will help us achieve our goal for 2011.”#
The “fun-raiser” was created to honor the Buffalo”s Cafe staff and family members of those who have fearlessly battled with cancer. “Our bartender has battled breast cancer, and we are excited to show her how much we are willing to fight for a cure. We plan on selling a ton of pink chips.”# states Maribel Sims, manager at Buffalo”s Cafe in Canyon, Texas. Similar sentiments were heard in every Buffalo”s store, creating a fun sense of competition during last year”s campaign.
In Georgia alone, one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Because of this, Buffalo”s requested Winship Cancer Institute use the money where it is most needed. Winship Cancer Institute is Georgia”s first and only National Cancer Institute designated cancer center, and is recognized as one of the top 50 cancer centers in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. The institute serves as the coordinating center for a vast array of resources in medical, surgical, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging and the subspecialties of cancer care throughout Emory University.
All of the southeastern Buffalo”s locations are participating in Fight Takes Flight. The company has more than 20 locations across the region and abroad. To find the Buffalo”s in your area, please visit www.buffaloscafe.com.
About Buffalo”s Cafe
Buffalo”s Cafe offers customers a neighborhood dining experience with fresh dishes and a friendly atmosphere. Established in 1985, the first Buffalo”s Cafe opened its doors in Roswell, Ga., and the company now boasts locations in Georgia, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Indiana and abroad. Featuring daily specials and regional appetizers and entrees, the menu highlights their world famous Buffalo-style chicken wings. With a strong sense of community and family, Buffalo”s Cafe is a welcome take on today”s casual eating trends. Hours vary by location. For more information and a full list of locations, please visit www.buffaloscafe.com or contact the corporate office at 707 Whitlock Ave., Suite H-13, Marietta, Ga. 30064.