Law Enforcement officers to wait tables at participating Red Robin restaurants in North Carolina
Raleigh, N.C. – There’s a new server in town! This October, law enforcement officers across the country will trade their ticket books for order pads and unite at Red Robin® restaurants* to serve guests for a special cause. Red Robin’s 10th annual Tip-A-Cop® event will take place in North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 24 from the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 14 local restaurants. North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run officers will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to collect tips from guests to raise funds for Special Olympics North Carolina.
We encourage all media to visit one of the local Red Robin restaurants for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics NC athletes and representatives.
The following North Carolina Red Robin® restaurants are participating in this event:
1431 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex (Apex Police Department)
7860 Alexander Promenade Place, Raleigh (Raleigh Police Dept.)
3110 Waltham Blvd., Burlington (Burlington Police Department)
2260 Walnut St., Cary (NC State Highway Patrol)
3415 Toringdon Way, Charlotte (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.)
8304 Kenbrooke Drive, Charlotte (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.)
8425 Northlake Commons Blvd, Charlotte (Huntersville Police Department & Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police Department)
5313 New Hope Commons Extension, Durham (Durham Police Department & Durham County Sheriff’s Office)
502 Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville (Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office)
1507 Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro (Winston Salem Police Department & Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office)
375 Western Blvd, Suite H3, Jacksonville (Onslow County Sheriff’s Office & Jacksonville Police Department)
11420 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest (Wake Forest Police Department)
905 International Drive, Wilmington (New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office & Wilmington Police Department)
“Red Robin is proud to continue the tradition of partnering with local law enforcement personnel and Coca-Cola for our Tip-A-Cop events,” said Denny Marie Post, Red Robin’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “Red Robin is all about supporting the communities we serve and with the help of our loyal guests, to date, officers have raised more than $2.7 million and generated tremendous public awareness for Special Olympics programs throughout the country.”
Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) campaign in support of Special Olympics. LETR is supported by more than 100,000 law enforcement officers worldwide who help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. As the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, LETR funds raised go directly to local programs in states where the funds are generated.
“Our annual Red Robin Tip-A-Cop events give us an opportunity to show the community the tight bond law enforcement has with Special Olympics,” said DK Jones, NC Law Enforcement Torch Run co-director. “The tremendous level of support from law enforcement and the community, as well as the unparalleled generosity from Red Robin and Coca-Cola, are what make these events so successful.”
In less than 10 years, Tip-A-Cop events at Red Robin restaurants have raised more than $2.7 million to support both Special Olympics and the mission of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities. In North Carolina, more than $112,000 has been raised since 2010. This funding supports year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports throughout the United States.
For a complete list of upcoming Tip-A-Cop events at Red Robin restaurants, please visit www.redrobin.com/specialolympics. To learn more about Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and to find a restaurant location near you, please visit www.redrobin.com.
About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB)
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., is the Gourmet Burger Authority™, famous for serving more than two dozen craveable, high-quality burgers with Bottomless Steak Fries® in a fun environment welcoming to guests of all ages. In addition to its many burger offerings, Red Robin serves a wide variety of salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature Mad Mixology® Beverages. Red Robin offers a variety of options behind the bar, including its extensive selection of local and regional beers, and innovative adult beer shakes and cocktails, recently earning the restaurant the 2014 VIBE Vista Award for Best Beer Program in a Multi-Unit Chain Restaurant. There are more than 500 Red Robin restaurants across the United States and Canada, including Red Robin Burger Works® locations and those operating under franchise agreements. Red Robin… YUMMM®! Connect with Red Robin on Facebook and Twitter.
About North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run is a year-long effort to raise funds for Special Olympics North Carolina. Officers run a 16-day relay passing the Flame of Hope across the state. The relay culminates in the lighting of the cauldron to begin the SONC Summer Games. The Torch Run has raised more than $19 million for SONC since the late 1980’s. Special Olympics North Carolina provides year-round sports training and competition for nearly 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics North Carolina is one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is officially endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the National Association of School Resource Officers, the NC Association of School Resource Officers, the NC Department of Justice and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for nearly 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 19 sports on local and state levels. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on http://twitter.com/sonc_beafan; http://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsNC and http://www.youtube.com/BeAFanSONC.