LYNN HAVEN, Fla. – Krispy Krunchy Chicken recently donated more than 10,000 Krispy Krunchy Chicken meals and sides to all residents and first responders in the small towns and areas hit hardest by Hurricane Michael in Florida. The Krispy Krunchy Chicken Emergency Relief Kitchen rolled into the Florida panhandle and served up free, hot Krispy Krunchy Chicken meals to people in need.
“I was deeply moved by the spirit and determination expressed by so many Floridians this weekend,” said Neal Onebane, founder and president of Krispy Krunchy Chicken, in a press release. “We came to Florida to lift spirits and instead found ourselves being lifted up by the positive and can-do spirit of those we met who have lost everything. Our hearts are filled with affection today for those we fed, and are filled with pride and gratitude to those many volunteers who stood by our side to serve these free meals to those in need.”
Meanwhile, Krispy Krunchy Chicken also announced a new, five-year marketing partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans NBA Basketball team. As part of the deal, Krispy Krunchy Chicken has not only become the Official Fried Chicken of the New Orleans Pelicans, but will also be the only fried chicken vendor for the Smoothie King Center, operating out of three concession stands in the facility at all events.
“We are thrilled to be sponsoring a great team like the New Orleans Pelicans,” said Dan Shapiro, executive vice president of Krispy Krunchy. “We’re having fun with the Pelicans ‘Krunch Time’ and ‘Fowl Line’ promotions. This partnership is a great fit for both brands.”