As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Roy Rogers® Restaurants is partnering with Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
In this MRM News video, Jim Plamondon, Co-President of Roy Rogers® Restaurants discusses what the restaurant group looks for in partners and Cal Ripken Jr. tells why he teamed with Roy Rogers to help support local communities.
"We are ecstatic to partner with Cal Ripken, Jr. and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to help celebrate our monumental 50th anniversary," said Plamondon. "The legacy of Cal Ripken, Jr. and his streak align with our core values at Roy Rogers® Restaurants. We are committed to working together to help support our local communities."
"Roy Rogers is a brand I have known and enjoyed since I was a kid and I am thrilled to partner with them in their 50th year," added Ripken.
Known as baseball's "Iron Man" for playing in a world record 2,632 consecutive games, Ripken spent 21 seasons in the major leagues, all with his hometown Baltimore Orioles. Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, Ripken's name has become synonymous with strength, character, perseverance and integrity. Since his retirement, Ripken continues to share these values through Ripken Baseball and its Ripken Experience youth complexes.
In 2001, Cal and the Ripken family founded the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in honor of their patriarch. The national foundation improves the lives of underserved youth through effective programs and the building of Youth Development Parks. In 2017, the Ripken Foundation impacted over 1.4 million kids nationwide through its Youth Development Parks and mentor programs.
To help celebrate the 50th anniversary, Roy Rogers® Restaurants will offer customers various new initiatives throughout the year including rollback prices, prizes through various contests, and a roundup campaign and commemorative cup benefiting the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the communities in which Roy Rogers® Restaurants are located.
The first Roy Rogers® Restaurants location opened on April 6, 1968 in Falls Church, Virginia and there are now 54 locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.