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Our franchise restaurants have local ties, too

When the going gets tough, our community gets going. That’s certainly been the case when it comes to all of us stepping up and placing our take-out and curbside pickup orders from local restaurants. Although we typically don’t think of franchises as local businesses, many of the owners, and their employees, are local residents and have similar needs of small, independent restaurants – especially in times of crisis. During good times, our franchises are often in a unique position to give back to the community at a level that many small businesses understandably cannot, from supporting charitable causes, local schools, sports teams, and other extracurricular activities. Here are just a few spots to keep in mind when you’re looking to place your next to-go order:

Chuy’s Tex Mex
Judging by the grocery stores, we’re all using a heavy dose of nonperishables in our dishes. If your current meal plan leaves you hankering for something a bit spicier, check out Chuy’s authentic Tex Mex options. We’re big fans of the Chile Rellenos with their signature sauce.

Hungry Howie’s
Hands up if pizza is your comfort food. We know we aren’t the only ones. Hungry Howie’s takes it up a notch with flavored crusts. Their Howie’s Special with the garlic herb crust is the perfect way to end a long day.

Lazy Dog
If the most stressful part of your day is making a meal that everyone will enjoy, then Lazy Dog is your perfect take-out option. Their expansive menu ranges from pizza and burgers to protein bowls and vegetarian dishes. Plus, their comprehensive allergy menu makes ordering a breeze for everyone. Local operators Janice and John Brown are known for making pizza parties extra special at their kids’ D11 school.

Raising Cane’s
With three local locations, grabbing a quick to-go meal is easy. The Louisiana-based franchise is known for its limited yet beloved menu of chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, and signature dipping sauce. If your current job involves a lot of quick yet hard decisions, their menu will be a nice reprieve. Learn more.

Texas Roadhouse
There’s a reason they’ve been around for so many years. Patrons love their menu staples that have stood the test of time, with a focus on steak and potatoes. Multiple local locations and curbside pickup make ordering a breeze. Learn more.

The Colorado franchise recently opened its highly-anticipated Colorado Springs location off of Woodmen Road and I-25. While we may have to wait to partake in their lawn games, we can still enjoy their casual chef-driven dishes, like their Jalapeno Explosion Burger or Mile High Cobb Salad.

Find a complete list of our restaurant members here.

Beyond restaurants
It’s not just our franchise restaurants that have local ties. From gyms to hair salons, many franchised businesses have local owners and employees. From retaining your memberships to purchasing gift cards, we all can help support the local faces and people behind our community’s franchises.

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