FREE BREAKFAST FOR A YEAR: Local Chick-fil-A celebrates 15 years TODAY by giving back

One local Chick-fil-A restaurant is celebrating its 15th anniversary today, Friday April 12, by essentially rewarding customers who donate to a select local non-profit organization with a gift bag worth more than they donated — potentially MUCH more.

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The store is at 1482 Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725) in Washington Twp. Here’s how today’s anniversary celebration works, according to franchise owner Marla Davis, who oversees that restaurant as well as the newer Cornerstone of Centerville Chick-fil-A:

Between 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday April 12, customers who donate $15 (or more) to the Dayton-based non-profit organization Shoes 4 The Shoeless and receive a gift bag in return. In every bag (there are 150 total available), there will be a plush stuffed cow and two coupons for Chicken Sandwich Meals, a total value of $16. But in SIX of the 150 bags, there will be a "golden ticket" which can be redeemed for 52 assorted free breakfast entrees — one free breakfast a week for a year.

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Credit: Mark Fisher

Credit: Mark Fisher

“It is important to me to give back to the community that has supported not just me and my business, but the many team members and their families over the years,” Davis said. “In 2004, we opened with close to 80 employees. Today, the Washington Township location has 120 employees and my Centerville location at Cornerstone Crossings has 85. This shows the overwhelming support of our community.”

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“We want the community to join us as we celebrate 15 years and come together to meet a need in the community. If we pool our resources together, we can accomplish great things.”

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Davis said a $15 donation could ensure a local child living in poverty could get a new pair of shoes and socks.

“Perfect for our 15th anniversary,” Davis said.

The Washington Twp. restaurant underwent a $1 million makeover in 2016.

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