I first visited a Meatheads restaurant this past summer when they opened the location in Munster, Indiana. The food was pretty awesome. I tried a couple burgers, fries, shakes and chicken tenders. Besides being happy finding a nearby place for a casual, fresh burger, I was really impressed by the investment that Meatheads makes in the communities where their restaurants are located at.
Each location has a community table surrounded by photos of local landmarks. They post football schedules and scores in the stores. They run a reading program for kids where they can read books to earn free burgers. They also have developed a partnership with Chicago Bears' Kicker Robbie Gould in support of his Goulden Touch charity.
Tomorrow you can meet Gould at a special event celebrating the summer reading program where he'll be reading and signing autographs. A specialty burger created with Gould in mind, the Goulden Burger, will also be sold at the event with 10% of the sales going toward his charity.
"Education and reading is incredibly important to me personally, and to The Goulden Touch," said founder of The Goulden Touch, Robbie Gould in a press release. "In 2013, with the help and support of our incredible partner, Meatheads, we were able to help support over 3,000 Working in the Schools (WITS) students in their summer reading program. With this year's donation, we are excited to surpass that number to positively influence even more WITS' students in the Chicago Public Schools."
Read on for event details:
WHAT: Meatheads & The Goulden Touch Celebrate Reading Event
WHEN: Tuesday, October 21st; 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Robbie’s Reading Time: 5:45pm
- Check Presentation/photo opps: 6:45pm
- Autographs/Photos with Robbie: 7:00pm
WHERE: Meatheads Lincolnwood (6734 N Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712)
WHY: Come celebrate the 2nd annual summer reading partnership between Meatheads and The Goulden Touch, the public charity founded by Chicago Bears' Kicker Robbie Gould.
This family-friendly event will reward kids for participating in Meatheads’ Summer Voracious Reading Program. Robbie will be reading some of his favorite books, signing autographs, taking photos and dining with customers.
Also, for one night only, Meatheads will be bringing back the limited edition charity burger developed by Robbie, The Goulden Burger. 10% of sales from The Goulden Burger sold at the event will be added to the final total donated to The Goulden Touch. Meatheads will reveal the final number of Goulden Burgers sold this summer and present a check to The Goulden Touch.
ABOUT MEATHEADS: Meatheads is a 15-unit Chicago-based fast-casual, family restaurant that is passionate about giving back to the community. It has supported education, athletics and local charities since the first location opened in 2007. For more information about the Meatheads, please visit www.meatheadsburgers.com.
ABOUT THE GOULDEN TOUCH: The Goulden Touch is a registered 501c3 Not For Profit Corporation founded by Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould. The mission of The Goulden Touch is simply to help those in need. The idea is to balance the incredible importance of giving to others while also making charitable giving fun. The public charity focuses its areas of giving within four Goulden Rules that include: Education, Health & Wellness, Medical Research and Social Service. For more information visit www.gouldentouch.org.