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Tijuana Flats’ Just in Queso Foundation Raises Over $43,000 for Breast Cancer Research Foundation

– Restaurant’s Fort Walton Beach Location is Top-Fundraising Store –

 ORLANDO, Fla. (Wednesday, October 20, 2010) – In just two weeks, Tijuana Flats’ Just in Queso Foundation, which provides aid to individuals, communities and organizations in need, raised an impressive $43,018 during its fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser. The fundraiser benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), supporting their mission to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer.

From Friday, October 1 to Sunday, October 17, the money was raised through one hundred percent of both in-store and online profit of the sales of the Tijuana Flats’ Just in Queso Foundation’s charity hot sauce, retailing for $5.00 per bottle throughout 72 locations in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Individual customers also made personal donations for the cause.

The top selling store during the BCRF fundraiser was the Fort Walton Beach location, located at  39 Eglin Parkway NE in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. General Manager Vera Mae and her hard working team sold $3,671.55 worth of hot sauce to be put towards the overall earning.

“We want to thank every Tijuana Flats customer who purchased a bottle of Just in Queso hot sauce during this remarkable fundraiser,” said Just in Queso President Dede Franklin. “We know that their dedication to Tijuana Flats allows us to support organizations such as BCRF year after year.”

For more information about the Tijuana Flats’ “Just in Queso” Foundation, visit www.justinqueso.organd

About the Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Foundation® & Charitable Initiatives
Tijuana Flats’ Just in Queso Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit foundation, which provides aid to individuals, communities and organizations in need. With the Just in Queso Foundation, Tijuana Flats is able to have support funds waiting “just in case” a tragedy strikes and people are left in need, including everything from rebuilding areas devastated by natural disasters to providing monetary support for other non-profit charities, families and individuals when they need it most.The Just in Queso Foundation provides financial support primarily through the sale of the Just in Queso charity hot sauce, as well as the restaurant’s special-edition holiday “Smack My Ass and Call Me Santa” hot sauce and Just in Queso wine. All proceeds from the sale of each $5.00 bottle of hot sauce and a portion of the proceeds from each $15.00 bottle of wine add to the foundation for times of need.  One hundred percent of the proceeds are returned to the community nationwide. In addition, the foundation accepts tax-deductible donations from other organizations and individuals.

About Tijuana Flats
Established in 1995 in Winter Park, Fla., Tijuana Flats is a unique, fast-casual Tex-Mex dining experience featuring superior guest service and fresh, made-to-order food. Tijuana Flats has over 70 locations in Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The restaurants are typically found in high-traffic areas and average 2,200 square feet.

Since the restaurant first opened its doors in 1995, Tijuana Flats has used zero trans-fatty acids (TFA) cooking oils, 100 percent hormone free, white meat chicken, fresh produce and all of its menu items have been lard free. Customers can choose from flour or whole-wheat tortillas for any of their tacos, burritos, quesadillas, chimichangas and flautas. This restaurant also has a popular “Power Lite” selection, which allows customers to choose low-fat cheese and fat-free sour cream in any menu item. There is no charge for selecting a whole-wheat tortilla or Power Lite.

For more information about Tijuana Flats, including menu and locations, visit