Franchise businesses are continuing to give back to their communities through giving charitable donations, supporting local sports teams and contributing volunteer hours.
Ms. Reese, co-owner of a Moe’s Southwest Grill in Abilene, Texas, wanted the same for her community of Abilene.
But she wanted to approach things differently.
She knew that the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, which serves Abilene, was about to retire its one and only drug canine due to age. They were in need of another, but drug canines can run anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000.
“[As a franchisee], most of your contributions you don’t see – you give to a great group but you really have no clue where it really actually goes. I wanted the community to wrap themselves around this one and say ‘hey, [our police force] needs to buy another canine and we can help,’” said Ms. Reese.