Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould and his charity partnered with Meatheads to create a burger compiled with all of his favorites: a ⅓ lb. Meatheads burger topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, Ketchapolte, American cheese, and spicy Cajun fries for a “kick.” It was offered at Meatheads’s location from June 17 to August 31.
Meatheads customers loved the burger! In fact, there were 7,885 Goulden Burgers sold, and with 10 percent of the sales price from each burger donated to the public charity, $5,114.15 was generated for The Goulden Touch, which supports education, social services, health and wellness, as well as medical research programs in Chicago.
Like Meatheads, Gould has a special interest in helping kids with reading. Both partnered with Working in the Schools (WITS,www.witschicago.org), an organization that offers tutoring and mentoring programs for Chicago Public School children. At the start of the summer, the organizations donated money for book bags and reading material.
Meatheads presented the donation to Gould at a Monday Night Football event for The Goulden Touch in Chicago on September 9, 2013.
“Helping kids read all summer to prevent the summer slide is a goal for us every year,” said Tom Jednorowicz, Founder and CEO of Meatheads. “This year, we had a winning partnership with Robbie Gould of The Goulden Touch and Working in the Schools as both shared our commitment to education and reading.”
Meatheads is a 12-unit Chicago-based fast-casual, family restaurant that is passionate about giving back to the community, supporting education and local charities since the first location opened in 2007. It has a location in Barrington.