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Chickie & Pete's to Raise Money for Families of Fallen Police Officers on National French Fry Day


originally published: 07/12/2022

Chickie & Pete

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- Chickie's & Pete's is once again celebrating National French Fry Day with their 8th Annual Crabfries for Heroes event which benefits the Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund. All sales from one dollar Crabfries® on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 will be donated to the Fund to help families of fallen police officers. All major Chickie's and Pete's locations in the Philadelphia region are participating, including Audubon, Bordentown, Drexel Hill, Egg Harbor, Glassboro, Marlton, Parx Casino, Roosevelt Blvd., South Philadelphia, Robbins Ave and Warrington. As a special thanks to the community, Chickie's and Pete's will also launch the Crabfries Express on Thursday, July 14th with the famous food truck visiting Philly landmarks with free Crabfries.  

“We are back bigger than ever this year with one of our favorite Chickie’s & Pete’s traditions, Crabfries for Heroes benefiting the FOP Survivors Fund,"  said Chickie’s & Pete’s Chairman and CEO Pete Ciarrocchi. "It’s an honor to be able to give back to such a great organization."

“We are very excited about the return of the Crabfries for Heroes event,” said Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby. “While the last few years have been difficult for everyone, we have continued to go to Pete and Chickie’s & Pete’s for help when needed and we have never been turned away, in fact we are always embraced.  This man and his team live their lives by being a part of our community every day and supporting our officers day in and day out.”    

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Every year for National French Fry Day, Chickie's and Pete's honors local heroes with Crabfries for Heroes. The annual tradition features one dollar orders of Crabfries at participating Chickie's and Pete's locations in Philadelphia and South Jersey. This year, every single penny raised from Crabfries for Heroes will go to the Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund. The Fund is a non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, PA, that raises money for families of Philadelphia Police Officers who have been tragically injured or who have passed away in the line of duty. 

To date, Chickie’s & Pete’s has donated over $125,000 to the FOP Survivors Fund thanks to the monumental success of their event and the amazing support of the community. 

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This year marks the first year since the pandemic Chickie’s & Pete’s will be officially returning with their $1 Crabfries promotion. In celebration of its return, Chickie’s & Pete’s will be extending their typical one-day promotion to also include: 

Wednesday, July 13th for National French Fry Day - $1 Crabfries and $5 Personal Pitchers with proceeds benefiting the FOP Survivors Fund.

Thursday, July 14th - Spot the Crabfries Express - The famous food truck will be visiting Philly landmarks to distribute free Crabfries. Track the location via Instagram @chickiesandpetes.

Friday, July 15th - All locations will be launching brand new Happy Hour specials!  

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"Crabfries for Heroes has historically demonstrated how passionate and generous our customer base is,” said Ciarrochi. “Traditions like these provide fantastic opportunities to gather the Chickie’s community to raise money and awareness for a great cause. 

Crabfries® for Heroes started as a simple idea to say “Thank you” to police officers for their service and dedication to their communities.  After seeing the need firsthand, Pete Ciarrocchi and his team decided to make a major commitment to The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Survivors Fund.  

All major Chickie’s & Pete’s locations will be participating in this event. Not valid at theme parks, stadiums or airport locations. Chickie's & Pete's area participating locations include: 

Audubon - 675 Shannondell Blvd, Audubon, PA 19407

Bordentown - 183 US Highway 130, Bordentown, NJ 08505

Drexel Hill - Pilgrim Gardens Shopping Center, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Egg Harbor - 6055 Blackhorse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-4801

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Glassboro - 234 Rowan Boulevard, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Marlton - 25 NJ-73, Marlton, NJ 08053

Parx Casino - 2999 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

Roosevelt Blvd - 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia,  PA 19116

South Philadelphia - 1526 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

The Original at Robbins Ave - 4010 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135

Tropicana Atlantic City - 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Warrington - 500 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976  

Chickie's & Pete's is a Philadelphia-area crab house and sports bar with 17 locations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Founded in 1977 by Peter and Henrietta Ciarrocchi, Chickie's & Pete's started as a single location in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia and has since grown to become one of the most recognizable brands in the region.  It's famous, one-of-a-kind Crabfries® concession locations can be found in stadiums, arenas, boardwalks and amusement parks throughout the area. Chickie's & Pete's is a leader in forging innovative strategic partnerships and utilizing technology to bring together casual dining with interactive sports entertainment. The company combines family-based values with a love of all things sports in each of its locations. 




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