IFA members step up and give back as millions are affected by Hurricane Sandy



The super storm that began as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the east coast Monday and Tuesday causing massive destruction, touching over 60 million people and leaving 7.4 million power outages.  In light of this, IFA members are doing their part to help the Northeast and give back to those who have been affected by the storm as well as prepare their store owners for the storm.

Marco’s Pizza will be donating one dollar to the American Red Cross for every “New Yorker” pizza sold in their Cincinnati area locations the entire day of Halloween.  “Halloween is the busiest day of the year for pizza companies across the nation, so we hope to collect a lot of donations to help the Red Cross,” said Jack Butorac, CEO of Marco’s Pizza.  All nineteen Marco’s Pizza stores in the Cincinnati region are participating in this cause.  “Our hearts go out to the people affected by this natural disaster,” Butorac states.

Jersey Mike’s issued “Hurricane Best Practices” including safety manuals and what to expect upon re-opening, to all of its stores as Sandy started to grow last week.  Jersey Mike’s also anticipates getting up and running as soon as the storm has passed.  “Often Jersey Mike’s in one of the first businesses to reopen in affected areas and we are ready to help and feed the emergency crew by providing sub sandwiches,” explains Josephine Capozzi, Vice President of Franchise Relations for Jersey Mike’s.

The IFA commends the support by all companies giving back to those touched by the storm and will continue to track the efforts by companies helping the Northeast.