‘Chipped in’: East Coast Wings & Grill supports the fight against breast cancerPublished 10:48pm Monday, October 28, 2013
Pink is not Renee Harper’s favorite color, but for East Coast Wings & Grill chips, she will make an exception, in fact, a lot of exceptions.
“I think I’ve had some every day we’ve had them. They are good,” said Harper, a server at the Washington restaurant.
East Coast Wings is “chipping” in to support breast-cancer awareness. The franchise joined the chain’s 25 other locations in donating a portion of sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
“More and more, people are getting into supporting cancer research, but there still is not enough known. There’s so many questions that have to be answered,” Harper said.
Owners Jared and Seth Lewis’ mother is a six-year cancer survivor. All five of their locations have participated in the campaign.
For the month of October, each time they sold a serving of their $2.99 pink chips, 10 percent of the sales went toward breast-cancer research.
The restaurant also offered pink, 12-ouncecups to anyone who made a $2 donation to the cause.
The restaurant will kick the campaign up a notch today when 10 percent of all of the restaurant’s net sales will be donated to the charity. This is the fourth year the chain has held its “Give Back Night” and the first time the Washington location, which opened over the summer, will have the opportunity to participate.
Last year’s “Give Back Night” raised approximately $15,000 system-wide.
East Coast Wings will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. For a menu or more information on the campaign, visit www.eastcoastwings.com.