NEW YORK FRIES IN THE COMMUNITY
Who's up for Hoops?
Its team New York Fries vs. team New York Fries in this Alberta house league. Franchisee Jasper Pinto sponsored a league of keen basketball players associated with his community church. As far as we see it, this is certainly a WIN/WIN for us. Play ball!
Fundraising for Kids Cancer Research with Spin to Win Wheel
Franchisees in our Southern Ontario market (Eastgate Mall + Lyndon Park Mall) had a blast fundraising for the National Kids Cancer ride using a New York Fries "Spin to Win" wheel. Customers donated a loonie or more to help support children's oncology centres for an opportunity to spin the wheel. Wheel prizes included free fries, hot dogs and poutine as well as free gravy, 2 for 1 fries and free drinks. Congratulations to our franchisees and front line staff for doing an excellent job and for raising over $100 for kids cancer research one loonie at a time!
Thank you's and stories from the National Kids Cancer Ride
The riders are doing a fantastic job pedaling through Canada, and are motivated by strength of the children who are fighting cancer and the people who come out to support them at community events. Here are some clips of the riders speaking about their personal stories and cancer survivors addressing the crowds about the impact of the ride on children living with and beyond cancer.
National Kids Cancer Ride Kicks off in BC - NYF sponsors Kid Zone!
On September 9th at 8 am (Pacific Time), 40 National bike riders dipped their bikes in the Pacific Ocean to symbolize the beginning of their cross country ride in support of fundraising towards research in pediatric oncology. Supporting this cause for our 3rd year in a row, New York Fries is proud to associate with this amazing event. As the riders venture across the country, they will be refueled and re-energized at many community events; many of which are held outside of Sears stores in shopping centres along their route. This year, New York Fries is proud to sponsor an area of inflatable bouncy castles - the Kid Zone - for everyone to enjoy. For a list of community event locations and dates, click here. All NYF stores are collecting change in donation boxes, with 100% of the monies collected going directly to the 17 oncology hospitals across Canada.
Prince George team fundraises for the BC SPCA
The New York Fries team in Prince George, B.C., "barked" at the opportunity to help raise money towards the local SPCA. In conjunction with their Pine Centre mall, the team decorated their store area with potato-dogs and drove customers to their counter with their Spin to Win wheel. With each donation made to the SPCA, customers were able to spin the wheel to win free food from New York Fries. Their efforts were rewarded with many happy customers, a glowing write up in the mall newsletter, and a $225 donation towards the SPCA. Great job Prince George team. That's what we call a win-win-win!
NYF Calgary teams up with Stampeders high school basketball program!
For more than two decades, the Calgary Stampeders have been dropping by school gymnasiums in and around the city to play a little basketball against student teams.
The proud tradition continues in 2010, as members of the Red and White show off their athletic versatility. New York Fries has been a long time supporter of the Stampeders and their community initiatives. Thanks to our franchisee, Brian deHaan, for getting us involved in the Stampeders Basketball program. Check out this link http://www.stampeders.com/multimedia/photogallery/ to see pictures of the Stamps attempting to play basketball.
Scarborough Town Centre celebrates 25 years - August 16, 2009
There was lots to celebrate at New York Fries original store in Scarborough Town Centre today. The chain's first Canadian store marked it's 25th Birthday in grand food court style, complete with banners, balloons and a SPIN AND WIN wheel! The customers loved it and lined up across the food court to spin the wheel for free food including a Free Regular Meal, Fries, Drink and Hot Dog! Manager Jim Woodley, the company's very first employee, also celebrated his 25th anniversary with the company last week. Congratulations to Jim and to all the staff at Scarborough Town Centre on achieving this milestone!
NYF supports National Kids Cancer Ride with Donation Day on June 18th
On Thursday June 18th, the New York Fries franchisees generously gave over $11,000 of their own profits to the National Kids Cancer Ride, an event that raises money for Canadian children living with cancer. On this Donation Day, participating New York Fries stores donated $1 from every sale of a regular order of fries or a regular meal to this notable cause. This video, produced by Julian Brass of notabletv, is currently airing on his website www.notabletv.com to promote the success of the event. In addition to producing this video, Julian promoted the NYF Donation Day in advance via social media marketing.
Ecstatic student from Dartmouth wins one of 3 bikes, donated by franchisee to support the National Kids Cancer Ride
Our franchisee in Dartmouth and Halifax, David Findlay and his store manager, Jeff Hibbarts, went full force supporting the National Kids Cancer Ride across Halifax. They began by purchasing three bikes, one for each of their 2 locations as a prize for an in store draw, and the third was donated to the children at the Oncology Hospital in Halifax for their enjoyment in their on-site playground. They contacted suppliers to donate prizes for gift baskets and held a raffle at a local Dartmouth school to help fundraise even more. In total, all their efforts raised almost $1000 from their customers, and then, displaying true generosity and compassion, added to the total with a $500 personal donation. Pictured here is the winner of the bike from Mic Mac Mall posing with Manager Jeff Hibbarts and her new bike at her school.
Riders bike through Calgary, NYF continues to support event with Spin to Win Wheel
The national riders from the National Kids Cancer Ride arrived in Calgary on June 14th at Chinook Mall. Greeted by friends, family and the community, New York Fries franchisee Brian deHaan was on hand with his managers to fundraise for the cause. Using a "Spin to Win" wheel, supporters lined up to donate money for a chance to win various free New York Fries food items. Brian also presented a box of postcards completed by NYF customers, sending positive and supporting messages to children in the local oncology hospital.