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Friendly’s in Deptford Hosts Fundraiser to Support Local Resident and Rare Disease


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Friendly’s in Deptford Hosts Fundraiser to Support Local Resident and Rare Disease
On May 13, the restaurant will raise awareness and funds for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progessiva

WHAT: On Wednesday, May 13, 5PM to 9PM, Friendly’s at 1229 Hurffville Road in Deptford, will host a one-of-a-kind fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for the rare genetic disease Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progessiva (FOP). To support the non-profit organization, AJ’s Avengers, and local resident, AJ, who suffers from FOP, the Deptford restaurant will dedicate Wednesday evening to honor this cause. Friendly’s employees will don super hero costumes as they serve menu favorites like SuperMelt® Sandwiches and Fribbles to diners. The restaurant will be donating 20% of total sales during the fundraiser to AJ’s Avengers, which supports IFOPA research.
Local residents who are interested in supporting the fundraiser by dining at Friendly’s in Deptford on Wednesday evening will need to pick up a special voucher before the event. During the fundraiser, the voucher will need to be given to the server in order for a portion of the bill to be donated to the cause. Interested guests are encouraged to call the Deptford restaurant for more information.

WHERE: 1229 Hurffville Road, Deptford, New Jersey

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 5PM-9PM

MEDIA: Media is invited to cover the fundraiser and is recommended to arrive between 5PM-6PM on Wednesday

About Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC
Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC is a vertically integrated restaurant company, with an iconic brand name, serving signature sandwiches, burgers and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment. Together with its broad franchisee base, the company has system-wide sales of over $500 million and distribution through over 8,000 retail locations. For 80 years, Friendly’s restaurants and dedicated service teams have delighted generations of guests. For the future, Friendly’s has plans for new food and ice cream products, enhanced buildings, and new service channels.In 2014, Friendly’s won a Technomic Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Award, in the category of “kid-friendly restaurant.” For additional information please visit www.friendlys.com.