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BIRMINGHAM – Whataburger locations in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa will kick off a fundraiser for Children’s of Alabama on Monday, Oct. 14, running through Monday, Nov. 4. During this time, when Whataburger customers donate $1 or more to Children’s, they will receive a thank-you coupon for a free Whataburger with purchase of a medium fry and drink on their next visit.
“Children’s of Alabama makes such a positive impact in our own backyard, and there’s a reason they’re consistently ranked among the nation’s best children’s medical centers,” said John Attra, Whataburger Director of Operations. “They continuously do amazing work for patients and families across the state, and it’s important we invest in helping to provide the resources needed as they treat the youngest members of our community. These kids are warriors and we’re humbled to have the opportunity to make a contribution to Children’s by hosting this fundraiser.”
Participating Whataburger locations include:
Donations to Children’s, the state’s only free-standing pediatric medical facility, benefit hospital programs and services and allow staff to provide family-centered care that is essential to the well-being of patients from across the state.
“We are extremely thankful of our partnership with Whataburger,” said Emily Bridges, Community Development Coordinator at Children’s of Alabama. “Through these donations, our community partners help Children’s continue to provide the highest level of care to our patients.”
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 3.5 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. More information is available at childrensal.org.
Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dobson gave his restaurant a name he hoped to hear customers say every time they took a bite of his made-to-order burgers: “What a burger!” Since then, Whataburger’s been serving up fresh, made-to-order burgers across 10 states, including Alabama. The first Alabama Whataburger opened in 1973 in Mobile, and the brand has since expanded to eight restaurants in the Birmingham area with more than 250 employees, whom Whataburger calls Family Members. Whataburger proudly supports and sponsors several community organizations with food, in-kind donations and fundraisers such as local kindergarten readiness programs, youth softball tournaments, parents-in-the-park events and many of the University of Alabama athletics programs.
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