December 19, 2018

Hot Mikey’s Takeover Pays It Forward

Hot Chicken Takeover partners with Mikey’s Late Night Slice for annual Pay it Forward program benefiting Food Rescue US

 Columbus, OH – Hot Chicken Takeover and Mikey’s Late Night Slice are teaming up early in support of Food Rescue US, a national organization that engages volunteers to transfer fresh, usable, excess food from grocers, restaurants, and other sources to hungry families in Central Ohio and throughout the US.

Between December 21-31 at any Hot Chicken Takeover or Mikey’s Late Night Slice location, add $5 to your check and contribute 55 rescued meals to your Columbus neighbors in need this holiday season.

As a thank you for contributing to Food Rescue US through the Pay it Forward program, customers will receive an offer for a buy one, get one free HCT meal or LNS slice, valid in the month of January at all Central Ohio locations (excluding Promowest venues).

Hot Chicken Takeover first started the Pay it Forward campaign in 2014 at their North Market location. By partnering up with the Mikey’s Late Night Slice team a few months early, Hot Mikey’s Takeover plans to deepen the impact of the program this year and provide more meals for the community.

“We’ve been partnering with Mikey’s to benefit our community since 2015, the first year of our pizza collaboration. We’re grateful for the opportunity to extend that relationship to a partner (Food Rescue US) we both deeply care about,” says Joe DeLoss, Founder of Hot Chicken Takeover.

Since 2011, Food Rescue US has delivered over 4 million meals to Central Ohio residents and has saved more than 6 million pounds of food from area landfills.

“We have been a food donation partner with Food Rescue US for a couple years now. When the opportunity arose to partner with HCT to provide more impact than just food, we jumped at the chance,” shares Mikey Sorboro, Founder and Owner of Mikey’s Late Night Slice.

“When you donate through the Pay it Forward program this holiday season, you’ll prevent fresh food from ending up in the trash while making sure more families have access to a healthy meal,” shares Christina Knudsen, Development Director for Food Rescue US.

Customers can donate in-stores at all Hot Chicken Takeover and Mikey’s Late Night Slice locations (excluding Promowest venues), and at Hot Chicken Takeover locations, can also add the donation on to their online orders. In-store donors will have the opportunity to fill out a notecard with a message which will be passed along to a meal recipient.

For those who would like to engage even further with addressing food insecurity in Central Ohio, download the FoodRescue US app and become a volunteer food distributor. Learn more by visiting www.foodrescue.us.

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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 Mikeys Late Night Slice

In 2009 Late Night Slice become the late night pizza-by-the-slice eatery Columbus had been missing. Since then, LNS has grown into a Columbus staple with multiple award winning locations and Food Trucks. LNS is committed to the community that has been instrumental in their success. With its quirky and irreverent style, LNS welcomes all to experience their shops as their shops are an experience to visit. Their motto: One Human Family. Pizza for all. More info at www.latenightslice.com.

About Food Rescue US

Founded in January 2011, Food Rescue US is committed to ending American food-insecurity through direct-transfer food rescue. Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit food-rescue platform, Food Rescue US is focused on transferring healthy, usable foods to where it can help feed those in need. This volunteer-driven, technology fueled process coordinates with restaurants, grocers, bakeries, caterers and other food-service organizations who have foods destined to be thrown away and delivers the food to soup-kitchens, food-pantries and other hunger relief organizations who serve food-insecure individuals and families.

Contact:   

Liz Dickey | Marketing Manager | 419.309.1081 | [email protected]

Jason Biundo | Chief Creative Officer | (614.975.5064 | [email protected]