Abuelos Mexican Restaurants Raise $12,500 for Operation Homefront to Support U.S. Troops and Their Families

Lubbock, TX (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

Abuelos Mexican Restaurants recent Queso for Heroes promotion, held during the Veterans Day weekend, raised $ 12,500 to benefit Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization providing emergency financial and other assistance to military families and wounded warriors.

Abuelos is thankful for the sacrifices our troops and their families make for our country and we are very pleased to be able to assist them through these funds, said Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelos parent company. We would also like to thank our many loyal guests who helped raise these funds by participating in our Queso for Heroes program.

The Queso for Heroes promotion was held November 8-11 in all 41 Abuelos restaurants nation-wide, with $ 1 from every Chile con Queso appetizer sold, donated to Operation Homefront.

We want to express our gratitude to Abuelos and their customers for their support for military families, said Amy Palmer, Chief Programs and Field Operations Officer for Operation Homefront. Many Americans want to support our military but dont always know how, so its great when a patriotic company like Abuelos steps up and makes it easy to show the men and women in uniform how we all feel about them.

In addition to its Queso for Heroes donation, Abuelos will donate an additional amount to Operation Homefront if the Abuelos Facebook page reaches 30,000 Likes by the end of December 2012. To help Abuelos reach this goal, go to https://www.facebook.com/abuelos and Like the Abuelos page to help raise more funds to support U.S. service members and their families.

In order for us to increase our donation even more, we have extended our Facebook promotion to the end of December 2012, added Lin. All you need to do is Like our Facebook page and ask your friends to do the same, whether you have 10 or 10,000 Facebook friends. By sharing, you are spreading the word about Operation Homefront and the incredible support they provide while helping to raise even more funds for our troops and their families.

About Abuelos

Since its first opening in 1989, Abuelos has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in an impressive Mexican courtyard-themed atmosphere. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International of Lubbock, Texas, Abuelos has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant and as one of Americas top overall restaurant chains in three consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. The company currently has 41 restaurants located in 15 states throughout the United States. The companys newest fast casual concept, Abuelos Taqueria, is now open in Lubbock, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.abuelos.com or Abuelos Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/abuelos.

About Operation Homefront:

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence, and has met more than 590,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to assist service members. For more information, go to http://www.OperationHomefront.net.

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