Host a Fundraiser Give Back Night at Ted's Cafe Escondido

Fundraise with Ted's

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Fundraiser Nights at Ted’s are a great way to not only enjoy delicious, made from scratch Mexican food but also earn 10% on sales for your school, sports team, or non-profit! We offer fundraising nights at all of our locations on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. – close. Dates are available most weeks during the year, except during the holiday season, on a first-come, first-served basis. Plus, both dine-in and to-go orders are included in your earnings!

The best part… it’s easy to get your event scheduled! Please fill out our fundraiser night request form below with your preferred dates and location, and a member of our team will reach out to you to finalize your event. Have additional questions? Check out our FAQ below the form.

Fundraiser Night Request Form

Fill out the below form to request a fundraiser night.

  • Address where your check will be sent following your fundraiser night.
  • Please choose where you would like to host your fundraiser night.
  • Please choose dates at least two weeks out from the request date. We do not host fundraiser nights the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve/Day or Cinco de Mayo.
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  • To finalize your night, we'll need a logo from your organization. Please upload your file here to expedite the scheduling process.
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  • This information is used to let people know how the school, club or organization will benefit from the money raised. A broad description (i.e. sports equipment, classroom supplies or new uniforms) is sufficient.
  • Please share any additional information that you feel might be helpful for us to know.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can host a fundraiser night?
Fundraiser nights are available for schools, clubs, athletic teams, non-profit organizations, and community groups.  If you’re not sure if your group qualifies, contact [email protected] to confirm your eligibility.

When are the fundraiser nights?
We offer fundraising nights on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. – close.  Dates are available most weeks during the year, except during the holiday season, on a first-come, first-served basis.

How does it work?
Once your date has been confirmed by our team, you’ll need to provide us with a copy of your school or organization’s logo.  The logo will be used to create the official event flyer.  You will be given both a printable and social media-friendly version of the flyer to distribute. An event will also be created on the restaurant location’s Facebook page, with the school or organization linked as a co-host (when applicable).  It is up to the school or organization to promote the event. Guests are required to show either a printed/digital version of the flyer or the Facebook event to their server or to-go team member the night of the fundraiser in order for their ticket to be counted toward the sales total.  The host school or organization receives 10% of the ticket sales for all guests who attend the fundraiser night and show the flyer/Facebook event to our team.

Can my group reserve a table for our fundraiser night?
We are unable to reserve tables for groups in advance of the evening. If you plan to dine-in, we encourage you to join our Yelp Wait List in advance of arrival

Do to-go orders count towards my fundraiser earnings?
Yes! As long as the guest lets our to-go team member know they are with your organization, those earnings will be included. At this time, we’re unable to attribute online orders or third-party deliveries towards fundraiser night revenue. Please be sure to let your group know they will need to call in their orders to qualify.

Does a representative from my school or organization need to be present at the fundraiser night?
No. In fact, we ask that the school or organization does NOT have a representative present for the purpose of promoting the fundraiser night.  In order to ensure none of our guests feel pressure to participate, we require all promotions to be done prior to the event.  You will not be allowed to hand out flyers to guests as they enter the restaurant. We do, however, encourage all members of your group to attend the fundraiser as guests to help support your school or organization!

How much can I expect to raise?
The amount of money you can raise will depend largely on how widely the event is promoted, as only guests who bring in a copy of the event flyer (printed or digital) will be counted toward the sales total. Typically, our fundraiser nights bring in between $100-200 for the host group. However, we’ve had events that were poorly promoted and had only 2-3 people attend, which resulted in substantially less money raised. We cannot stress enough the importance of spreading the word about the fundraiser night. These events work well when the school or organization is committed to promoting them!

Can I host a fundraiser at more than one location on the same night?

No. Due to the high number of requests, each school or organization can host a fundraiser at only one location on any given night.

How often can I host a fundraiser night?
You are allowed to host up to one fundraiser night per month, pending availability.

I have other questions!
If you have questions not answered here, you can send an email to [email protected].