'Pay It Forward' To Medical Workers With A Hopdoddy Burger In OC

Susan C. Schena

This article originally appeared on the Lake Forest Patch

TUSTIN, CA — During these stressful COVID-19 shutdown times, you still can pay it forward in Orange County and Los Angeles.

Buy a burger at an area Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and not only will you help a local restaurant, but you'll also support medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Texas-based, burger-and-beer chain on Wednesday kicked off its "Pay It Forward" campaign, with two participating Southland sites, where burger-buying patrons can buy one burger for themselves and donate — at no charge — another to local healthcare professionals, those diligently manning 24-7 the COVID-19 pandemic.

Launched in 2010 in Austin, the business, which prides itself on its prime beef and blended burgers mixed with beer, normally operates four locales in Southern California: El Segundo; Tustin; Fashion Island in Newport Beach; and Playa Vista.

But for now, only the Playa Vista and Tustin eateries are currently open and operating during mandated coronavirus-shutdowns and offering the pay-it-forward special, according to a spokesperson.

To participate, guests should input promo code “Buy1Give1” during online ordering, or in-store customers can tell cashiers they would like to “Buy One Give One” at check-out.

Hopdoddy management, at present, is selecting the designated hospitals/healthcare teams in Los Angeles and Orange counties to receive the burger gift-away, management said.

Hopdoddy hopes its nationwide effort will result in some 5,000 burgers being donated to the hard-working medical workers across its U.S.A. markets, the company said. Call your nearest Hopdoddy Burger Bar or head online HERE to place an order.

In Playa Vista, Hopdoddy is at 12746 Jefferson Blvd., and in Tustin at 3030 El Camino Real.

Do note: The promotion is not applicable with other such promotions as the $5 “Share the Love” burger deal or coupon offers. One offer per check and promo must be redeemed at time of order.

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