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Zunzi’s teams up with CURE Childhood Cancer for first Zunzifest! since February

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 9:53 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2021 at 7:18 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - This weekend, Zunzi’s restaurant in downtown Savannah is gave away Conquistador sandwiches to customers while also giving back to the community.

The celebration called Zunzifest! usually falls on the 26th day of each month, in honor of Z, the 26th letter of the alphabet. On Sunday, September 26, the restaurant gave away 500 sandwiches in the first Zunzifest! since February, when staffing shortages canceled the promotion.

Every month, the restaurant also partners with a different charity for Zunzifest! and 26 percent of the day’s other sales are donated to the cause. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and on Sunday Zunzi’s partnered with CURE Childhood Cancer, a charity that helps thousands of families in Georgia battling cancer.

Zunzi’s owner Chris Smith said he hopes the restaurant will be able to donate $2500.

“I can’t think of anything worse than children that are dealing with cancer and their families and everybody who’s involved in that, and so it was really a no-brainer for us to be able to partner with them, especially for this first Zunzifest! since February,” he said.

Smith also said to grow as a business, they need to give back.

Guests are able to secure their spot for Zunzifest! by reserving a time slot on the Zunzifest! tab on Zunzi’s website. Members of Zunzi’s text community will receive a code that morning they can click on to reserve a slot. To join Zunzi’s text community and receive a link, text “Zunzifest!” to 912-207-7551.

To ensure social distancing, Zunzi’s allocated 20 slots every 15 minutes from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests presented their time slot receipt when ordering a free regular sandwich in person at the restaurant for takeout.

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