Baja Fresh Spends an Evening at Home With The Osbournes
Tuesday March 25, 8:19 am ET
Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Tony Bennett And Others Join Together for Gala Event
LOS ANGELES, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Baja Fresh, the nation's leader in fresh Mexican, quick-casual dining, spent the evening with the Osbourne Family -- Sharon, Ozzy, Jack, Kelly and Aimee -- to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation recently. The evening honored Justin Timberlake and Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Baja Fresh provided lunch for the Osbourne family, the Production Company and staff, as well as donating $80,000 in prizes for the auction through its "All Access" passes. An "All Access Pass" allows the pass holder and five of their friends to eat at any Baja Fresh location every day for a year. The estimated retail value is $20,000 per pass.
Greg Dollarhyde, CEO of Baja Fresh, joined Elton John, Sharon Osbourne and Justin Timberlake to present them with their own Baja Fresh "All Access Pass." Dollarhyde also presented each of their charities with a private two-hour Fiesta party at any Baja Fresh restaurant location of their choice.
"We believe in giving back to the community," said Dollarhyde. "We are delighted that Baja Fresh participated in this very special evening benefiting Elton John's and Sharon Osbourne's Foundations."
"An Evening At Home With The Osbournes," is just another example of Baja Fresh's ongoing charitable campaigns. Through their established, "Celebrities for Charity" program, Baja Fresh has raised funds for charities through in- store fundraisers and online auctions of signed celebrity memorabilia. Charities involved include: The Recording Academy's "MusiCares Foundation," Shaquille O'Neal's "Athletes and Entertainers for Kids" and "Support For The Kids," among others.
In addition, Baja Fresh launched the "200 Schools For 200 Restaurants" program. Throughout the school year, local restaurant managers throughout all 17 states with Baja Fresh restaurants, will be contacting schools for fundraising opportunities in which a full 15% of related sales will be directed to needed educational supplies, equipment or programs.
Founded in 1990 in Southern California, Baja Fresh is more than 220 company-owned and franchised locations across the country. If you are interested in seeing how your school or educational program can get involved with Baja Fresh's fundraising program visit the website at www.bajafresh.com
Baja Fresh is the defining standard in 'quick-casual,' fresh Mexican food, has the highest sales per restaurant in this industry category, and is the second fastest growing restaurant concept in America according to Technomics. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wendy's International, Inc.