Aliso Viejo, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Johnny’s Burger Factory’s grand opening weekend celebration last month at the Walden Galleria Mall was a huge success. Hundreds of people lined up throughout the weekend to sample and order the restaurant’s fresh, never frozen cooked-to-order burgers, hand-breaded chicken tenders and hand-spun shakes. And it was all for a great cause. Johnny’s Burger Factory made a commitment to give back to the community and donate 20% of the proceeds generated from sales during its grand opening weekend to The Salvation Army of Greater Buffalo. The numbers are in and Johnny’s Burger Factory has donated $5,000 to benefit the tireless work of The Salvation Army that will impact many lives in Western New York.
“The Buffalo community has truly embraced our new Johnny’s Burger Factory restaurant concept,” said James Walker, President of Operations and Development of Johnny’s Burger Factory. “Our grand opening guests not only voiced their excitement about having a new place to enjoy a great meal, they also felt proud that their meal purchases were contributing to help The Salvation Army support people in need.”
“Guests were lined up early to place their orders with a Johnny’s Burger Factory team member. But once the crowds of people realized that they could use our new self-ordering kiosks to customize their burgers and sandwiches, people were being served quickly and sales were increasing by the minute,” said Joel Bulger, Chief Marketing Officer at Johnny’s Burger Factory. “The new technology at Johnny’s Burger Factory certainly impacted our grand opening sales and as a result, benefited The Salvation Army.”
Charles Bruce, President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnny’s Burger Factory said, “All of us at Johnny’s Burger Factory thank the community for their support. We exceeded our expectations for our grand opening weekend and we’re thrilled to donate $5,000 to The Salvation Army of Greater Buffalo and its programs dedicated to feeding hungry families throughout Western New York.”
Johnny’s Burger Factory is located on the upper level near Sears and Pole Position Raceway at the Walden Galleria Mall. Guests can enjoy visiting Johnny’s Burger Factory 7 days a week, Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Walden Galleria Mall is located at One Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY.
About Johnny’s Burger Factory
Johnny’s Burger Factory is the first-ever fast casual concept from Johnny Rockets created in part, to appeal to a new generation of customers who are time-starved and demand faster service without sacrificing high quality, great tasting food. Guests at Johnny’s Burger Factory can enjoy signature, fresh, never frozen, 100% beef burgers, hand-breaded in the restaurant or grilled chicken tenders, salads and premium sweet farm-fresh, hand-breaded onion rings and fries made with premium U.S. potatoes. In addition, guests can create and customize their own Factory Burger. A complimentary self-serve sauce bar is featured with a selection of flavors for guests to choose. Premium ice cream hand-spun shakes include the signature Factory salted caramel shake as well as, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and Oreo. Local craft beer, wine, and a Freestyle Coke machine are also on the menu. The first Johnny’s Burger Factory is located at Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY.
About The Salvation Army
Since 1884, The Salvation Army has been a vital link within Western New York’s human services network. We provide individuals, regardless of age, gender, education, ethnicity or religion with food, clothing and shelter, as well as social and spiritual support. The mission of The Salvation Army Buffalo Area Services is to offer hope for a better life by meeting basic human needs. For further information, to set up an interview or tour, please contact The Salvation Army’s Media and Special Events Coordinator, AnnMarie Taft, at 716.888.6214 or via cell phone at 716.570.2021.