October 1, 2016 – TAMPA, FL – Burger 21®, an award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise, is breaking out the pink straws this month to support the fight against breast cancer. The burger brand is partnering with National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) during the month of October to donate $.21 from each sale of fountain drinks, signature and classic shakes, retro floats and kids fountain drinks, shakes and milks. Any beverage that sports a pink straw applies.

All Burger 21 restaurants are participating in the fundraiser and encourage guests to visit their local restaurant during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds will help support early detection, education, support services and research for those affected by breast cancer – a disease that more than 240,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with each year.

“We are thrilled to partner with National Breast Cancer Foundation and join a cause that fights a disease, which affects 1 in 8 women in the nation,” said Mark Johnston, president and founder of Burger 21. “Every day, Burger 21 serves thousands of families who may have been impacted in some way by breast cancer. We hope that loyal guests and new patrons will visit one of our restaurants this month, order a drink or shake and help contribute to fighting breast cancer.”

About Burger 21:
With 24 locations now open in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Texas, and approximately 16 in development in 12 states, Burger 21 is a “beyond the better burger” fast casual franchise concept founded in 2010. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Burger 21 is a chef-inspired brand with offerings including 21 unique burger creations ranging from hand-crafted, freshly ground Certified Angus Beef® to chicken, turkey, vegetarian, shrimp and tuna burgers, fresh salads, all-beef hot dogs, chicken tenders and an extensive shake bar including hand-crafted shakes, floats and sundaes. Since its inception, the company has provided more than $127,000 in contributions as part of its “B Charitable” initiative, in which it donates 10 percent of its restaurants’ sales to local schools and charities on the 21st of each month.

About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®:
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 12 years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography Program, Patient Navigation, Beyond the Shock®, breast health education, and research programs.  For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.

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