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Global Franchise Magazine | Slim Chickens franchisee hands out free lunches

Mike Moreland, a multi-unit Slim Chickens franchisee based in Columbia, Missouri, recently organized for free Slim Chickens lunchboxes to be distributed amongst kids from Cedar Ridge Elementary School, so that children who usually depended on a school lunch would still have some sustenance amidst school closures.

“When I reached out to Cedar Ridge Elementary School (a school that we had an existing relationship with) they were really excited about our offer,” Morland told Global Franchise. “We’ve always tried to build and maintain relationships with several schools nearby our location and this was just another way we could help. The principal made every effort to let students know when and where we would be and even showed up to the event to show support for the students.”

Slim Chickens multi-unit franchisee Mike Moreland
Slim Chickens multi-unit franchisee Mike Moreland

When speaking about what he feels franchises should be doing to support their networks, Morland said: “I think it’s a case-by-case situation. First and foremost is the safety of our teams and our customers. If you are in a position to help then do what you can to be present in your community during challenging times, even if it’s just keeping a steady flow of communication via social media letting the community know we are there to help in any way that we can.”

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