For the past 20 years, Buffalo Wild Wings franchisees in Cleveland have worked together to support those in need. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was even more important for franchisees Bob Senkar, Dave Kajganich, Dick Andrews, Gerald Franklin Jr., Ken Brown and Matt Pipoly to give back to their community.
The Cleveland Co-op of Buffalo Wild Wings franchisees teamed up with the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Indians pitcher Adam Plutko’s Plutko Family Partners organization to donate more than 1,200 meals and over $3,000 worth of gift cards from Buffalo Wild Wings to area hospitals.
We’re so grateful for our partner @BWWings 🧡🤎
They’ve donated 500 lunch box meals to frontline workers at @UHhospitals, more than $15k+ in gift cards and throughout May, they’ll be delivering 4,000 + meals and gift cards to hospitals + other frontline workers in Northeast Ohio pic.twitter.com/GCDcbHFiqK
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 13, 2020
“It’s very important for us to do things like this,” Senkar said. “People come to us and trust us to give them quality food, great service and a clean atmosphere. When we have the opportunity, we enjoy giving back however we can.”
Buffalo Wild Wings cooked and packed meals for 12 hospitals over the span of a week and a half. To show additional support for medical workers, team members also joined together to handwrite inspirational notes on each individual box.
When it came time for Buffalo Wild Wings to deliver the meals, Plutko coordinated a video conference call with the medical workers thanking them for all they do. And it’s the food from Buffalo Wild Wings that he hopes can lift the spirits of so many frontline workers risking their health every day.
“I know I could always use a little bit of comfort food when life gets hard,” Plutko said, via MLB.com. “Hopefully, some of these meals provided by Buffalo Wild Wings can go a long way for some of these people.”