Money Raised During Abuelo’s “Queso for Heroes” Promotion Helps Honor Flight Fulfill Its Mission to Transport Veterans to Washington, D.C. at No Charge

LUBBOCK, Texas, Nov. 9, 2021 — Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, famous for its authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, is paying tribute to America’s veterans again this year by partnering with Honor Flight, a nonprofit that transports veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit national memorials that honor U.S. service members. Abuelo’s will donate $1 to Honor Flight for each Chile con Queso appetizer sold from Sunday, November 10 through Saturday, November 14, at every Abuelo’s location.

“Our partnership with Abuelo’s helps us transport veterans to visit the nation’s capital to remember comrades and share their experiences,” said Meredith Rosenbeck, CEO of Honor Flight. “We are grateful to the Abuelo’s team and restaurant guests who make this fundraiser a success. Without the generosity and support of donors and sponsors, the services we provide to veterans wouldn’t be possible.”

“We’re proud to partner with Honor Flight to pay tribute to those who served and sacrificed in defense of freedom,” said Robert Lin, President of Abuelo’s. “Our team members and guests did a wonderful job in past years raising funds for this cause, and we anticipate another successful year. We owe our veterans everything, so it is an honor to salute them again this year with an Honor Flight promotion.”

Thanks to sponsors and donors, veterans who participate in Honor Flight trips are able to travel to Washington, D.C. at no cost as a sign of appreciation and gratitude for their service. Veterans on Honor Flight trips get an opportunity to visit memorials and monuments in the capital, pay tribute to lost friends and share their stories with fellow veterans. Find out more at www.honorflight.org.

About Abuelo’s

Since its first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in a true Mexican courtyard atmosphere. Abuelo’s has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant and as one of America’s top overall restaurant chains in four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock, Texas, the company currently has 27 full-service restaurants located in nine states. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.

About Honor Flight

The Honor Flight Network was founded in 2005 with the mission of transporting our nation’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials and monuments dedicated to honoring their service and sacrifice. The Honor Flight Network is a national network comprised of independent Hubs working together in furtherance of the Honor Flight mission. In furtherance of this common goal, we have the opportunity to show our nation’s veterans the appreciation and honor they deserve. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. All honored veterans travel at no cost to the veteran.  To date, the Honor Flight Network has transported over 230,000 veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials.

The Honor Flight Network is currently serving veterans from the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War eras. We also serve terminally ill veterans serving during any era. Please visit www.honorflight.org or contact your Regional Hub for information on applying as a veteran or guardian for an Honor Flight trip.

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Carol Harlow

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Funds Raised During the Restaurant’s Cinco de Mayo Promotion Will Help Provide Children With the Healthy Food They Need To Thrive

LUBBOCK, Texas, June 3, 2021 — Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, famous for its authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, raised $5,000 for No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The funds were raised during the restaurant’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, the latest fundraising event in the long-term partnership between Abuelo’s and No Kid Hungry. The $5,000 will help No Kid Hungry in its vital work to help provide children with the healthy food they need to thrive.

During its Cinco de Mayo celebration, Abuelo’s offered festive drink specials all day, donating $1 to No Kid Hungry for each El Jefe or Flag Margarita sold in a special promotion where customers received a souvenir party ball or Cuervo shaker. Guests who purchased one of the special margaritas or made a cash donation to No Kid Hungry also received a sticker to show their support.

New estimates show that one in six children in the U.S. could face hunger due to the coronavirus. Thanks to partners like Abuelo’s, No Kid Hungry has been able to grant nearly $80 million to over 2,000 organizations across the country helping to feed kids in need.

“Ending childhood hunger is such an important mission, so we’re proud to partner with No Kid Hungry again to help raise funds to make sure kids get the nutritious food they need,” said Abuelo’s President Robert Lin. “I want to thank all the guests who celebrated Cinco de Mayo with us this year and donated to the cause, and I’m especially grateful to our hardworking Abuelo’s team members — thank you.”

About Abuelo’s

Since its first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in a true Mexican courtyard atmosphere. Abuelo’s has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant and as one of America’s top overall restaurant chains in four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 29 full-service restaurants located in nine states. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.

About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, one in six kids could face hunger. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.

Abuelo’s Media Contact:

Sophie Kelner

317-987-2776

abuelos@nextpr.com

Abuelo’s Celebrates Cinco de Mayo 2021 with Festive Drink Specials

 All Day and a Fundraiser to Help End Childhood Hunger

Restaurant Chain Will Donate $1 to No Kid Hungry for Each El Jefe or Flag Margarita Sold

 PLANO, Texas — April 29, 2021 – Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, famous for its authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, announced today that the restaurant chain will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festive drink specials all day and a fundraiser to help end childhood hunger. For each El Jefe Margarita or Flag Margarita sold at any of its locations, Abuelo’s will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign working to end childhood hunger in America.

Flag Margaritas will be served in a souvenir party ball that guests can keep. Guests who purchase an El Jefe Margarita get to keep the Cuervo shaker while supplies last. Each Abuelo’s guest who purchases one of these drinks or makes a cash donation will receive a No Kid Hungry sticker to show their support for the campaign’s vital work providing nutritious meals for children living with hunger.

Abuelo’s will also have other $5 drink specials on Cinco de Mayo, including the La Grandeza Margarita, Sangria Rocks and 22-ounce Grande Mexican Draft Beer. Special pricing for all three items will be in effect all day on Wednesday, May 5.

“The Abuelo’s team has a strong connection to the communities we serve, and that’s why we create partnerships with programs that help children, benefit education and honor our military heroes,” said Robert Lin, President of Abuelo’s. “We’ve been proud to work with No Kid Hungry for years to celebrate special occasions and raise money at the same time because we believe no kid should go hungry.”

No Kid Hungry has a plan to make sure children are fed, both during the pandemic and in the recovery to follow. Through a combination of emergency grants, strategic assistance, advocacy and awareness, No Kid Hungry is helping kids, families and communities get the resources they need. Learn more at www.nokidhungry.org. Find an Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant near you at www.abuelos.com/restaurants.

About Abuelo’s

Since its first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in a true Mexican courtyard atmosphere. Abuelo’s has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant and as one of America’s top overall restaurant chains in four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 29 full-service restaurants located in nine states. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.

About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, one in six kids could face hunger. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.

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Funds Raised in “Queso for Heroes” Veterans Day Promotion Will Enable Honor Flight to Transport More Veterans to Washington, D.C. to Visit Memorials

LUBBOCK, Texas, Dec. 17, 2020 — Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, famous for its authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, raised $7,000 for the Honor Flight Network in November to celebrate Veterans Day. Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, famous for its authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, continued its partnership with the Honor Flight Network in celebration of Veterans Day. In November, $7,000 was raised for Honor Flight to assist in transporting American veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials of those who served and sacrificed.”

Abuelo’s held its “Queso for Heroes” promotion from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11 to honor Veterans Day, donating $1 to Honor Flight for each sale of its popular Chile con Queso appetizer. The restaurant chain also paid tribute to veterans and active servicemembers who visited Abuelo’s by providing a free entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at select locations.

“On behalf of Honor Flight, I’d like to thank all of the Abuelo’s team members who made this fundraiser such a success,” said Meredith Rosenbeck, CEO of Honor Flight. “Many veterans would like the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, see their memorial and share their stories, but some lack the means to do so. With the help of partners like Abuelo’s, we’re able to fulfill their wish.”

Last year, Honor Flight flew more than 23,000 veterans to Washington, D.C. for an all-expenses paid visit that many would not have been able to make otherwise. Honor Flight currently arranges trips for veterans who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The organization also serves terminally ill veterans from any era of service. Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has transported nearly a quarter of a million veterans to visit memorials in the capital.

“Supporting our community is deeply engrained in our culture at Abuelo’s, so we were pleased to work with Honor Flight again this year to pay tribute to our military heroes,” said Abuelo’s President Robert Lin. “I am grateful to the guests who visited our restaurants during the promotion and made the fundraiser successful, and I am thankful for the dedication of the Abuelo’s team, who made it possible.”

On trips arranged by the nationwide Honor Flight Network, veterans get a chance to share stories of their sacrifice and service, reunite with fellow comrades and pay tribute to those lost. The organization also plans to expand its service to honor veterans from more recent conflicts. Learn more at www.honorflight.org.

About Abuelo’s

Since its first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in a true Mexican courtyard atmosphere. Abuelo’s has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant and as one of America’s top overall restaurant chains in four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 29 full-service restaurants located in 9 states. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.

About Honor Flight

The Honor Flight Network was founded in 2005 with the mission of transporting our nation’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials and monuments dedicated to honoring their service and sacrifice. The Honor Flight Network is a national network comprised of independent Hubs working together in furtherance of the Honor Flight mission. In furtherance of this common goal, we have the opportunity to show our nation’s veterans the appreciation and honor they deserve. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. All honored veterans travel at no cost to the veteran.  To date, the Honor Flight Network has transported over 230,000 veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials.

The Honor Flight Network is currently serving veterans from the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War eras. We also serve terminally ill veterans serving during any era. Please visit www.honorflight.org or contact your Regional Hub for information on applying as a veteran or guardian for an Honor Flight trip.

Abuelo’s Media Contact:

Ashley Glenn

719-247-3661

abuelos@sspr.com

Honor Flight Media Contact:

Carol Harlow

(202) 480-3129

charlow@honorflight.org

Funds Raised During Abuelo’s “Queso For Heroes” Promotion Support Honor Flight in Transporting Veterans to Washington, D.C.

LUBBOCK, Texas, November 10, 2020 — Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, famous for its authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, salutes Veterans Day again this year by partnering with Honor Flight, a nonprofit organization that transports American veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials to those who served and sacrificed for the nation. During the restaurant’s “Queso for Heroes” promotion, Abuelo’s will donate $1 to Honor Flight for each Chile con Queso appetizer sold from Saturday, Nov. 7 to Wednesday, Nov. 11, in every restaurant location.

“We’re grateful to partner with Abuelo’s again this year, and we thank the entire Abuelo’s team for their generous support during this Veterans Day promotion,” said Meredith Rosenbeck, CEO of Honor Flight. “Our mission is to honor veterans by fulfilling their wish to make a trip to visit their memorial in our nation’s capital, and the Honor Flight couldn’t make that wish come true without the continuing support of donors and sponsors like Abuelo’s.”

“It’s a privilege to work with Honor Flight to pay tribute to our veterans,” said Robert Lin, President. “Our fundraiser last year was a huge success, and we’re looking forward to celebrating Veterans Day again this year by helping Honor Flight continue their mission with the fundraiser. We can never fully repay veterans for their service to our country, but it’s our honor to pay tribute to them again in 2020.”

On trips arranged by the nationwide Honor Flight Network, veterans get a chance to share stories of their sacrifice and service, reunite with comrades and pay tribute to those lost. Currently, Honor Flight serves veterans from WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, plus terminally ill veterans who served in any era. The organization plans to expand its service to honor veterans from more recent conflicts. Learn more at www.honorflight.org.

About Abuelo’s

Since its first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in a true Mexican courtyard atmosphere. Abuelo’s has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant and as one of America’s top overall restaurant chains in four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 29 full-service restaurants located in 9 states. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.

About Honor Flight

The Honor Flight Network was founded in 2005 with the mission of transporting our nation’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials and monuments dedicated to honoring their service and sacrifice. The Honor Flight Network is a national network comprised of independent Hubs working together in furtherance of the Honor Flight mission. In furtherance of this common goal, we have the opportunity to show our nation’s veterans the appreciation and honor they deserve. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. All honored veterans travel at no cost to the veteran.  To date, the Honor Flight Network has transported over 230,000 veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials.

The Honor Flight Network is currently serving veterans from the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War eras. We also serve terminally ill veterans serving during any era. Please visit www.honorflight.org or contact your Regional Hub for information on applying as a veteran or guardian for an Honor Flight trip.

Media Contact

Ashley Glenn

719-247-3661

abuelos@sspr.com