Tailgating with Thomas’® Recipe Contest Launches Search to Find the Best Tailgating Recipe

Tailgating with Thomas’® Recipe Contest Launches Search to Find the Best Tailgating Recipe

As part of its partnership with JTG Daugherty Racing, the iconic brand is challenging fans to submit their ultimate tailgating creations for a chance to win an epic sports weekend

Spatula? Check. Apron? Check. Grill? Check. With fall tailgating season quickly approaching, Thomas’® is gearing up for the food and fun-filled sports season by toasting up a tasty competition: Tailgating with Thomas’. In partnership with JTG Daugherty Racing, the folks at Thomas’ are searching for the most iconic tailgating recipes for the chance to win an epic sports weekend at a professional auto stock car race in 2023 valued at $5,000.

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Frito-Lay Invests $500,000 in Scholarship Program with the United Negro College Fund

Frito-Lay announced a partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) that will further enable Black and Hispanic students across 10 U.S. cities to attend college. The snack leader is investing $500,000 in need-based scholarships to help reduce the financial barriers of attending and graduating college. Students are encouraged to apply beginning now and until submissions close September 29.

The scholarship will be accessible to students in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Each scholarship will provide assistance of up to $5,000 each to 100 Black and Hispanic students.

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Krystal Excites the Night With Ray J


Late night fueled with special $1.99 Krystal snack

Krystal, the original slider of the South, is back to being open late – and they have a crave that everyone can enjoy! Participating Krystals are offering the Krystal Snack for $1.99, consisting of a signature Krystal and a small fry or order of tots. To spotlight all things fun after dark, Krystal is partnering with American actor, singer and TV personality Ray J for a series of commercials that will be airing systemwide.

The $1.99 Krystal Snack is valid only at participating restaurants and is available all day. It features the classic Krystal, the sandwich that made the brand famous. Grilled to perfection on diced onions and topped with mustard and that critical dill pickle, it is paired with a small fry or order of tater tots for the perfect savory snack.

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Ezell’s Famous Chicken Co-Founders Launch Inaugural Rudd’s R.U.B.B Initiative Black Business Leadership Conference

Attendees will be connected to sustainable education, tangible resources, and networking opportunities with full scholarships available for the first 50 registrants that need assistance

In 2021, Ezell’s Famous Chicken Co-Founders Lewis and Darnell Rudd, along with their sister Faye Stephens, in partnership with DoorDash and other partners in prosperity, introduced the Rudd’s R.U.B.B. (Raising Up Black Businesses) Initiative, a precedent-setting initiative designed to financially empower Black-owned businesses with no-strings attached business grants to 20 Black-owned businesses and organizations in the Pacific Northwest. As they started the process, it became apparent that in addition to financial support, access to information, education, and networking opportunities would also be incredibly important for a lot of black owned businesses in the community.

“As I reviewed applications and met with many of these businesses, I began to look back on the journey of where Ezell’s came from to now having access to an advisory team/board, legal structures, and accounting structures.” says Lewis Rudd of Ezell’s Fried Chicken. “Reflecting on that as well as the conferences that I’ve gone to over the years where, in many cases, I would be one of 3-5 black business owners in the room, I began to understand the importance and need for Black business owners to be able to come into a space where they can gain access to information and resources that they may not even know are there.”

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Chick-fil-A Announces New Community Scholarship Program

Chick-fil-A expands its commitment to education by honoring 12 community service-minded students

Chick-fil-A, Inc. opened applications for its newest education initiative, Chick-fil-A Community Scholars. This new scholarship program will award 12 scholarships of $25,000 annually to community service-minded leaders, helping them pursue their goals through furthering their education. Recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in a one-year leadership development program.

The Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program is an expansion of Chick-fil-A’s existing education initiatives – including the Remarkable Futures Scholarship program, which has awarded more than $136 million to more than 80,000 Chick-fil-A® restaurant Team Members through its Leadership Scholarships and True Inspiration Scholarships. The Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program is an extension of Chick-fil-A’s commitment to care for people and its communities by providing service-minded students of any age with opportunities to help them pursue their academic passions. 

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