Community

We strive to play a valuable role in helping communities grow. That’s why, in 2018, our brands raised more than $15 million to support youth-related and other philanthropic causes.

At Inspire, we are committed to nourishing strong futures for our nation’s youth by fueling their potential, kickstarting their confidence, and inspiring their growth.

Our Focus Areas

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Childhood Hunger

Childhood Hunger


Childhood hunger affects more than 12 million U.S. kids, which can prevent them from performing their best. Through investments in local and national partners, we provide the food necessary to fuel potential.
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Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership


We know the right experience at the right time can kickstart a child’s confidence for the future. Whether this experience is an introduction to a team environment, a transformative relationship or a new way of thinking, we help unleash the leaders within the next generation.
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Career Readiness

Career Readiness


Basic job skills help lay the foundation for a strong future. By building partnerships within communities across America, we’re inspiring youth to see their full potential and chart their path to a successful career.

From our Support Centers to our restaurants, each of our brands are finding new ways to connect kids with the resources and experiences necessary to unlock their potential.

“I believe everyone within our company has been either directly or indirectly impacted by hunger issues at one time in their lives. Our hope is to do whatever we can to minimize that for others in the future.”

– Tom Browne, Heartland Beef, Arby’s franchisee

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Arby’s partners nationally with No Kid Hungry, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Junior Achievement, to ensure that every kid is empowered to dream big and pursue their dreams with confidence.

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$8M
raised for youth-related causes
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148
organizations benefitted through local grants
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5.7M
meals provided to kids in need

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Benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and other youth sports organizations, the Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation is helping thousands of youth develop life-enhancing skills through participation in team sports.

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$3.7M
raised for youth-related causes
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886
sports coaches trained
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98,000
girls enabled to play team sports

“I grew up walking to the Boys & Girls Clubs from school, so this really hits home to be able to support them.”

– Leticia Sosa-Carver, General Manager, Buffalo Wild Wings

“This program has transformed my classroom, my career, and made my job so enjoyable.”

– Heather Hall, Limeades for Learning teacher

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In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, Sonic’s Limeades for Learning program provides essential funds needed for learning materials and innovative techniques for teachers to inspire creativity and learning.

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$3.6M
raised for youth-related causes
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5,256
teachers funded through Limeades for Learning
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862,928
students impacted by Limeades for Learning

Our Aspirations

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Elevate the communities we serve and play a valuable role in their growth.

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Invest in and partner with organizations dedicated to providing food to the children who need it most.

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Unleash the next generation of leaders by helping young people build the skills and confidence they need to succeed.

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Inspire youth to realize their full potential and chart their path to a successful career.