PALM HARBOR, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2012) — Ugies Smokin’ Good Seafood is making a splash with local nonprofits.
The Palm Harbor quick-casual seafood restaurant announced today the launch of “Ugies Cares,” a fundraising program that allows participating nonprofits to receive a donation in the amount of 10 percent of its evening’s total net sales, which excludes sales tax, discounts and gift card sales.
Unlike many similar fundraising programs, Ugies does not require guests to redeem vouchers for the nonprofit to receive credit for each sale. Also, Ugies provides participating nonprofits a Promotional Toolkit with flyer and press release templates, and ideas for promoting their events.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for local charities to raise money for their deserving causes,” said Lisa Ulgenalp, co-owner of Ugies. “It’s important for us to support our community, and we invite all Tampa Bay nonprofits to apply to host a Ugies Cares night.”
Ugies Cares nights will be hosted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 5-9:30 p.m.
Charities interested in hosting a fundraiser at Ugies can apply online at www.ugiesrestaurant.com. Organizations must be a registered 501(c)(3) with valid Tax Identification Number to be eligible for Ugies Cares.
Ugies, owned and operated by a Tarpon Springs family boasting an impressive background in corporate restaurant brands and franchising, opened in March. The restaurant features affordable menu items, short wait times and coastal-style seafood, such as smoked mullet and salmon, peel and eat shrimp, fish and shrimp tacos, shrimp and cheese grits, and jambalaya.
For more information, visit www.ugiesrestaurant.com.