Graduation Day is Here for Crabfries® Canine

Police dog funded by Chickie’s and Pete’s and Cop Wheels, Inc. for Absecon Island police departments will graduate training on Friday at the Richard Stockton College of NJ

PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2014) Chickie’s and Pete’s, the Philadelphia-area crab house and sports bar chain, is seeing its donation efforts in action as the K-9 dogs it helped secure graduate training on Friday, December 12 at 10 a.m.. Cop Wheels, Inc. and Chickie’s and Pete’s partnered up in May to kick start the process of purchasing police dogs for the Absecon Island police departments. On Friday, the K-9s will graduate their training in a ceremony at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Pete Ciarrocchi, CEO and founder of the Chickie’s and Pete’s restaurant chain, will be acknowledged at the graduation by Jimmy Binns, president and CEO of Cop Wheels, Inc. and thanked for his generous donation. Binns, a well-known Philadelphia area attorney, has long funded organizations that assist local police officers or their families.

“Limited local budgets make getting police dogs difficult,” said Ciarrocchi. “Helping Cop Wheels and the Absecon Island police departments secure K-9s means the lives of officers and citizens are more protected. As a community-focused business, we want to do all we can to help keep our neighbors safe.”

Over the summer, Chickie’s and Pete’s worked to donate a portion of the sales from its world-famous Crabfries® along the Jersey Shore to help fund the purchase of new police dogs. In addition to an initial donation of $5,500, the total amount from the Crabfries® proceeds that went on to Cop Wheels, Inc. was $4,500. Cop Wheels, Inc. helps police departments buy needed equipment that is often not included in department budgets.

To learn more about Chickie’s and Pete’s work in the community and to find a location near you, please visit http://chickiesandpetes.com/.

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About Chickie’s and Pete’s:

Chickie’s & Pete’s is a Philadelphia-area sports bar and restaurant chain with 14 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. Its 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