Tex-Mex chain to assist disaster relief organizations, donate food to Irma victims

In light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida, Tijuana Flats will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from each of its locations on Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17 to Irma disaster relief efforts.

Additionally, in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Florida’s Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), Tijuana Flats is working to coordinate much needed food deliveries to various shelters and communities throughout the state.

“We are a Central Florida-based company, so we have seen first hand how areas across the state are suffering in the aftermath of Irma,” said Larry Ryback, chief executive officer at Tijuana Flats. “While state officials and volunteers are working hard to rebuild what has been lost, we want to provide as much assistance as possible to the community we love in its time of need.”

Employees at Tijuana Flats’ headquarters in Maitland, Fla. will prepare food for Irma victims and deliver meals to those in need throughout Central Florida on Wednesday, September 13. Additionally, Tijuana Flats stores in Tampa, South Florida, and other areas impacted by the hurricane will participate in similar efforts to provide hot meals to displaced residents and shelter volunteers.

The Apopka Tijuana Flats is located at 444 S. Hunt Club Boulevard. It’s hours are 11AM – 10PM.

About Tijuana Flats

Established in 1995 in Winter Park, Florida, Tijuana Flats is a unique, fast-casual Tex-Mex dining experience featuring superior guest service and fresh, made-to-order food. Tijuana Flats has 125 locations in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The brand has been named to Fast Casual Magazine’s 2015 & 2016 Top 100 Movers & Shakers list.  For more information on Tijuana Flats, please visit https://tijuanaflats.com/.

About AUA Equity

AUA Private Equity Partners, LLC is a New York-based, operationally-focused, lower middle-market investment firm providing strategic capital to companies in the consumer, media, and business services sectors, with a particular focus on family-owned businesses and companies benefiting from the growth of the U.S. Hispanic population. AUA Equity makes equity investments of $15 to $50 million in companies that generate in excess of $3 million in EBITDA. AUA Equity currently manages over $275 million of capital. For more information on AUA Private Equity, please visit www.auaequity.com.

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