Press Release: Kangaroo Express
CARY, N.C., July 18, 2013 – The Pantry, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTRY), the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States, today announced a National Hot Dog Day celebration, offering 25-cent hot dogs to guests of its 1,160 grill-ready Kangaroo Express convenience stores. As a token of appreciation for our Armed Services, Kangaroo Express will also offer a free hot dog to any customer with a military I.D.
Guests can stop by any participating Kangaroo Express on Tuesday, July 23 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to pick up a 25-cent Ball Park® hot dog. Paired with a RooCup refill, guests can pick up a dog and a drink for just 50 cents.
Kangaroo Express will continue the celebration on Friday, July 26 with its “Dog Day Madness” extravaganza, featuring great deals such as three hot dogs and a fountain drink for $3, five hot dogs and two fountain drinks for $5, and seven hot dogs and two fountain drinks for $7.
The hot dog has long been a part of iconic American celebrations and pastimes, including Independence Day and summer baseball games. Pairing perfectly with American pride, Kangaroo Express guests can enjoy their Ball Park® hot dog while supporting the military men and women who protect our freedom by donating to the Salute Our Troops® campaign.
“We are inspired by the overwhelming generosity of our guests and are proud to support the military community all year long,” said Joe Venezia, senior vice president of operations, Kangaroo Express. “We invite our guests to help us add a patriotic flair to National Hot Dog Day by enjoying an all-American classic and supporting the troops who protect our freedom every day.”
Donations from the campaign will support the USO, lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families; Fisher House Foundation, donating “comfort homes” at major military and VA medical centers that enable military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization; as well as eight state-based military support organizations.
Since its inaugural year in 2011, the Salute Our Troops campaign has raised $5.7 million dollars, breaking fundraising records for many beneficiary organizations, including two of the most accomplished grassroots campaigns the USO has been involved in during its more than 70-year history.
To find a Kangaroo Express location near you, visit www.kangarooexpress.com or download the free Kangaroo Express mobile app at www.kangarooexpress.com/mobileapps.
About The Pantry and Kangaroo Express
The Pantry’s Kangaroo Express® convenience stores meet the daily food and fuel shopping needs of guests. As of May 7, 2013, the Company operated 1,567 stores in thirteen states under select banners, including its primary operating banner Kangaroo Express. The Pantry is one of the nation’s largest convenience store chains and the leading independently operated chain in the southeastern United States. The Pantry is headquartered in Cary, N.C. For more information, visit www.thepantry.com.
Kangaroo Express offers hot and cold beverages, snacks, fresh foods, gasoline and a wide assortment of merchandise and services for guests’ on-the-go lifestyles. It is home to more than 220 foodservice restaurants, including Subway and Dairy Queen. Kangaroo Express associates are committed to providing store guests with the fastest, friendliest and cleanest shopping experience.
With more than half of its stores located within 25 miles of a military installation, Kangaroo Express has supported the military and their families for many years, most recently raising $3.17 million for the USO and other military support organizations as part of its summer-long Salute Our Troops® fundraising campaign. For more information, visit www.kangarooexpress.com or visit us on Twitter and Facebook.