MIDLAND, MI – June 5, 2020 – For nearly 50 years, Strawberry Fest has been a part of Big Boy restaurants and new this year is a fundraiser to support Midland Area Community Foundation Flood Disaster Relief. Beginning Monday for one week, Michiganders across the state can purchase a whole strawberry pie for $14.99 and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Midland Area Community Foundation.
“Strawberry Fest at Big Boy is a fan favorite! As we re-open our doors across the state, this is a great way to continue our Big Boy Gives Back program that started during COVID-19. Over the past 3 months, Big Boy Gives Back donated over 20,000 meals to healthcare heroes and families in need.” Said Jon Maurer, Vice President of Marketing, Big Boy Restaurants. “Community is at the heart of Big Boy and with thousands of families impacted across Midland county, our strawberry pie fundraiser is a win, win. Our guests win with delicious the taste of our strawberry pie and the community wins through a Big Boy Gives Back donation.”
“We so appreciate Big Boy restaurants providing this support to help our community recover from the devastation of the flood,” said Sharon Mortensen, President/CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation. “The monies raised will go toward relief and rebuilding efforts. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Big Boy restaurants.”
As restaurants reopen across Michigan, Big Boy has implemented all social distancing best practices including team members wearing masks, table separation for guests, hand sanitizer as guests enter the restaurant, contactless and disposable menus. As mandated, the restaurant waiting area is unavailable, so guests are encouraged to call the restaurant in advance to reserve a table.
- Who: Midland Area Community Foundation Flood Disaster Relief Fundraiser
- What: $14.99 whole strawberry pie with a portion of proceeds to benefit Midland Area Community Foundation
- When: Monday – Sunday, June 8 – 14
- Where: Participating Big Boy restaurants across the state of Michigan
Big Boy Restaurants
Vice President of Marketing
Big Boy Restaurant Group, LLC
Big Boy, an iconic American restaurant brand founded in 1936, celebrating it’s 84-anniversary in 2020, with a continued focus of shared family experiences around food and supporting communities. Big Boy Restaurant Group, LLC is based in Southfield, Michigan. The company operates and manages franchises of Big Boy, Bob’s Big Boy restaurants in Michigan, Ohio, California and North Dakota.