August 28, 2017

Hot Chicken Takeover Partners with Amethyst for Recovery Awareness Month

Restaurant to donate proceeds from aqua shirt sales to the organization

Columbus, OH – Hot Chicken Takeover is partnering with Amethyst, a recovery program center, through a program to benefit the non-profit. Hot Chicken Takeover has produced a limited-edition shirt in honor of September being National Recovery Awareness month.  The chicken restaurant will donate $5 from every shirt sold to Amethyst.

“We have had a partnership with Amethyst that has been tremendously impactful to our company,” shares Hot Chicken Takeover Founder Joe DeLoss. “Several women on our staff have utilized their services and it’s been an important stepping stone in their success. We see first-hand the importance of the work they’re doing, so giving back to them aligns with our mission in a very personal way.”

“Elevating conversations around recovery awareness is a big step. We are hopeful that this program will not only do that, but also generate dollars that we can funnel towards resources to help women in their recovery journey,” comments Amethyst Director of Development, Paige Bilotta.

Amethyst has already earmarked the donation money to purchase kitchen items for women who are being placed in transitional housing.

“Little things—like cookware and bakeware—make a big difference. It enables our women to have independence and a feeling of pride. The fact that Hot Chicken Takeover is donating the money raised from this program and allowing us to spend as we see fit is a gift within itself,” remarks Bilotta.

These special turquiose shirts will be available in sizes XS-3XL.  They may be purchased at the North Market and Clintonville locations for $29 while supplies last. Each t-shirt purchase comes with a free meal, and each time the shirt is worn into the restaurant, the purchaser will get $1 off their order.

This year’s t-shirt design was created by Tonic Studios in Grandview.

National Recovery Awareness month runs September 1-30.

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About Hot Chicken Takeover

Hot Chicken Takeover (HCT) is a community-focused restaurant serving juicy, perfectly-fried Nashville Hot Chicken to Central Ohio residents. Founded in 2014, HCT attracts an eclectic mix of customers eager to gather around long communal tables and sip free iced tea, making the Hot Chicken Takeover experience feel more like a backyard block party than a restaurant. HCT is focused on creating impact in the communities it serves through its approach as a Fair Chance Employer. By infusing the company culture with ownership and pride, HCT team members feed a lively customer experience. As a result, Hot Chicken Takeover has grown to become a beloved Columbus brand in Central Ohio and beyond.

About Amethyst

Amethyst fosters a culture of recovery, empowering women and families in a safe, sober community. Amethyst provides supportive housing units which include funding for rent and utilities and require that supportive services be a component of the living arrangement. Amethyst provides a housing environment that is abstinence-based, creating an environment free from alcohol or other drugs for women and their children, allowing them to build on their future.

Contact:

Dilara Casey
Marketing Director, Hot Chicken Takeover
614.893.1564
[email protected]

Paige Bilotta
Director of Development, Amethyst
614.252.8402 ext346
[email protected]