OKLAHOMA CITY – In light of the recent demonstrations at the Capitol, Ted’s Cafe Escondido is partnering with Operation Freedom and the Oklahoma Education Association to provide 5000 meals for demonstrators on Monday, April 9, 2018.
Ted’s has previously committed to smaller donations to help those affected by the teacher strike, such as donating meals to organizations offering day camp activities for children not in school during this time. For Ted’s VP of Operations, David Foxx, though, it didn’t feel like enough.
“After watching what was going on at the capitol this week and seeing the dedication of teachers from across the state, I realized that we needed to do more,” said Foxx. “So I met with our operations team and figured out a way to really make an impact. We recognize that education is very important and Ted’s is proud to support our teachers and communities.”
In order to prepare the 10,000 tacos, along with the rice and beans, everyone from managers to cooks at all seven of Ted’s OKC Metro locations will be arriving at work early on Monday morning. “One or two kitchens cannot produce that much food at one time, so it truly has to be a team effort by many of our dedicated employees,” said Foxx. “As I discussed the undertaking with my staff, I was amazed at the outpouring of support from my Ted’s family and their willingness to volunteer for this community project. Everyone has been influenced by a teacher at some point in their life, and our staff has stepped up to show their gratitude.”
Beginning at 10:00 a.m., tacos, rice, and beans will be available outside the Capitol building, near the Ted’s catering vans. This food will be available to all demonstrators and visitors to the Capitol that morning at no cost.
Since the first Ted’s Café Escondido restaurant opened in 1991, we have stayed true to our founding principles, without compromise. At Ted’s, you are not just a customer, but our guest. We strive to make each of our guests feel welcome and special. We are passionate about continuing to prepare our fresh delicious food daily, from scratch. We are rooted in serving the best Mexican food, made from the freshest premium-quality ingredients, served with unsurpassed hospitality. That’s what makes Ted’s better mexican.