Loves Travel Stops and Jeffersonville Hardees® Contribute $30,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

February 7, 2012

As a participant in the 2011 Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMNH) Campaign, Love’s travel stops in the Columbus market raised $30,357 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, making them one of the CMNH top locations for percentage increase from 2010.  In addition, the Jeffersonville Hardee’s®, which is operated by Love’s, raised more than $10,000. This was the #1 restaurant location for Love’s during the CMNH campaign.

“We are extremely grateful to have a partnership with Love’s Travel Stops,” said Susan Brewer, Assistant Director for Annual Giving with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation.  “Our patients and families will benefit greatly from their commitment and dedication to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Our friends at Love’s and the Jeffersonville Hardee’s will continue to set high goals for fundraising in order to improve the quality of healthcare to children in our communities.”

The Columbus market has two Love’s locations in Zanesville and Jeffersonville supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Love’s is a family owned and operated chain of food and fuel stops with over 285 locations in 39 states across North America, earning a #7 on Forbes Magazine’s 2011 listing of America’s largest privately held companies.  They are a national franchisee of six restaurant concepts across the country, including 16 Hardee’s restaurants. Believing that ‘giving back’ to each community in which they operate is an important factor in their success, Love’s has participated in the CMNH Campaign for 13 years raising more than $5.8 million for children’s hospitals nationwide.

Hardee’s Food Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc. As of the end of Q3 fiscal 2012, CKE, though its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,219 franchised, licensed or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and in 23 countries, including 1,292 Carl’s Jr.® restaurants and 1,917 Hardee’s® restaurants. For more information, or to find a Hardee’s near you, go to www.hardees.com. Hardee’s social media sites include www.facebook.com/hardees, www.twitter.com/hardees and www.youtube.com/hardees.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.