The Comfort Suites Sarasota is celebrating National Waffle Day, August 24th, 2016 by going to The Salvation Army in Sarasota and making waffles for their clients.
5:30 am to 7:00 am on Wednesday, August 24th at the Salvation Army Center of Hope, 1400 10th Street, Sarasota, Florida 34236.
National Waffle Day in the United States dates back to 1869 with the invention of the waffle iron, just four years after William Booth started The Salvation Army in London. On Wednesday, August 24, a team from an award-winning Sarasota hotel will be extending its hospitality to clients at the Salvation Army Sarasota to celebrate National Waffle Day.
“We are delighted that the local Comfort Suites has decided to join these two long-standing traditions by making homemade-style Belgian waffles for breakfast at The Salvation Army Center of Hope,” said Glenda Leonard, development director for The Salvation Army Sarasota. Leonard shared that more than 150 neighbors and residents will be awakened on August 24th by the wonderful aroma of these waffles. “The experience will serve not only as a special meal, but also as an excellent reminder that our community cares about each of them. Thank you, Comfort Suites for standing with us as together we help change lives every day of the year!”
“Our team, accustomed to serving waffles at our hotel located at Clark Rd & Honore Ave, is looking forward to heading out into the community to prepare waffles for all at The Salvation Army. We plan on arriving very early to start cooking for everyone!” said Nick Mavrikas, general manager at the Comfort Suites Sarasota.
“The Comfort brand will also be donating 100,000 waffles to chapters across the country of the Boys and Girls Club of America,” added Laurie Pike, director of sales and marketing for MPH Hotels, the parent company of the Comfort Suites Sarasota. “We are proud to give back as the brand extends a special thank you to our communities and pays it forward. We’ll be sharing photos of the activities using the #ComfortSaysThanks hashtag.”
“Comfort is a warm and welcoming brand. We feel it’s important to give back to the communities in which we serve,” said Rafael Mendez, area director for Choice Hotels which encompasses the Comfort Suites hotel brand. “We are taking this opportunity to share our signature hot waffles with those in need right now as well as the volunteers who are supporting them every day. It’s part of the Comfort culture and I plan to be there operating the waffle irons myself!”
The Comfort Suites Sarasota is currently recognized as the #1 hotel in Sarasota on TripAdvisor. For more information about the Comfort Suites Sarasota, call 941-554-4475 or visit www.comfortsuitessarasota.com.
5690 Honore Ave. Sarasota, FL 34233 Tel 941-554-4475