The Details: Congressman Allen West (FL-22) will be serving burgers at the newest Five Guys Burgers and Fries location in Broward County this Saturday, in an effort to draw attention to the success of South Florida small businesses, many of which continue to thrive, even in a struggling economy. Children from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program will receive free burgers as part of the event. Five Guys owners will also be on hand to talk about their personal story of running a small business, tips for others out there, and the reasons why South Florida continues to be ripe for business.
When:Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Five Guys Burgers and Fries at Cypress Creek Station
About Five Guys: The first Five Guys location opened in 1986 in Arlington, VA and the company now has over 750 franchise locations in over 40 states and 4 Canadian provinces. Five Guys uses only fresh ground beef, and there are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys. There are no freezers in Five Guys locations – only coolers. Nothing is ever frozen.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters: Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor-driven, volunteer-supported organization that changes the lives of children, teens and young adults. Its foundational belief is that every child has the inherent ability to succeed and thrive. By fostering one-to-one mentoring relationships, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County increases the odds of a child academically achieving, avoiding drugs and alcohol and strengthening their family.
Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in low-income households with a single parent or have an incarcerated parent. Meaningful relationships, ongoing evaluation and professional support provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to positively impact youth and the community. Studies show that adults mentored as children through Big Brothers Big Sisters are more likely to earn a four-year college degree, take part in strong personal relationships and give back to their community. Learn more at www.bbbsbroward.org.