Saturday, March 10, 2012

Showmars Raises $15,000 for the American Heart Association

In honor of American Heart Month, Showmars partnered with Go Red for
Women to raise money for the Charlotte Chapter of the American Heart
Association in February.

Over a 12-day span from January 30 to February 10, Showmars collected
$1 from every large Greek Salad sold in each of its 28 locations. In
addition, the restaurant sold American Heart Association Red Dress
pins for $5 apiece from January 30 through February 10. In total,
Showmars raised $15,000 to benefit the American Heart Association.

Showmars team members participated in a special check presentation
ceremony with representatives of Go Red for Women and the American
Heart Association at the Showmars location on Highway 521 in Fort
Mill, South Carolina. In the attached photo are, from left-to-right,
David Prosser, Theresa Payton, Go Red Board of Directors, Dean
Peroulas, Showmars Founder George Couchell, Showmars President
Konstantine Zitsos, Louis Manousos, Chrissy Malinky, Director of
Development Go Red for Women at the American Heart Assocation, and
Tommy Racano.

"The entire Showmars family is honored to partner with the American
Heart Association for our Go Red fundraiser," said Showmars President
Konstantine Zitsos. "Of course, we must offer a big 'thank you' to all
our loyal customers and team members at each Showmars location for
helping make this event a huge success."

Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of nearly 500,000 American
women each year, yet women were unaware of the risks. To dispel the
myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of
women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women in 2004
– a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women
to take charge of their heart health. Additional information about Go
Red for Women is available at

Showmars serves fresh, made-to-order food fast in a casual, family-
friendly environment. With a diverse mix of Greek, Southern and
American flavors, Showmars caters to a wide customer base with
signature items such as gyros, Souvlaki, pita burgers, fresh salads
and its famous World's Best Fillet of Flounder. Founded in Charlotte
in 1982, Showmars has proudly served the southeast for over 25 years.
With its reputation of offering a broad selection of quality food at a
great value, exceptional customer service and a comfortable
atmosphere, it's easy to see why everybody loves Showmars!