Quality Restaurant Concepts (Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar) Donates $100,000 to Make-A-Wish
-Alabama Chapter Receives Check in Honor of World Wish Day®-
BIRMINGHAM, AL- Quality Restaurant Concepts (Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar) is pleased to announce a gift for six Make-a-Wish Chapters across Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
“Through the generosity of our guests and QRC's employees we are making a $100,000 gift donation to Make-a-Wish,” said Wade Crawford Director of Marketing, Quality Restaurant Concepts, LLC. “The objective of this fundraising initiative was to bring attention to a wonderful organization and assist in meeting their wish granting needs.”
March 2013 was “Make a Wish Month” at area Applebee's in Alabama and throughout the Southeast. Applebee’s customers put their names on Make-A-Wish Stars at their neighborhood Applebee's by making a donation of their choice with their meal purchase. All donations raised through this fundraiser will help make a child's wish come true.
QRC invited their top Make-a-Wish crew members to Birmingham to take part in a check presentation at Applebee's Brookwood Village at 4pm today which is Make-A-Wish’ s World Wish Day.
April 29, 1980 was the day of the wish that inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish® and the global wish-granting movement. Over 30 years later and hundreds of thousands of wishes have been granted…but thousands more await. Many wishes involve travel—over 74%—making it a critical wish resource.
“Applebee’s/Quality Restaurant Concepts has been a strong supporter of Make-A-Wish Alabama over the years, and we are grateful for both their partnership and this most generous donation,” said Pam Jones, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Alabama. “These funds will make it possible for even more children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions to receive their one true, heartfelt wish.”
About Make-A-Wish Alabama
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Foundation is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 67 chapters in the U.S. and its territories, granting more than 12,600 wishes a year. For more information about the organization’s presence in Alabama visit http://alabama.wish.org/
About Quality Restaurant Concepts, LLC
Quality Restaurant Concepts, LLC is the premier Applebee's operator in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee and is an equal opportunity employer.