SOURCE: Rudy's 'Country Store' and Bar-B-Q

Rudy's 'Country Store' and Bar-B-Q

November 12, 2014 10:10 ET

Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q's Pink Cup for a Cause Fundraising Campaign Raises a Record $141,988 in October for Breast Cancer Charities

Young Survival Coalition Gets the Most Votes on Rudy's Facebook Page, Edges Out The Rose by Less Than 1%, to Win Half of the Total Funds Raised

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2014) - Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q month long fundraising effort through its Cup for a Cause program raised $141,988 for three breast cancer charities namely Young Survival Coalition (YSC), National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and The Rose. The funds were raised through dollar donations from guests at participating Rudy's locations, where limited edition Rudy's Pink Cups were also available during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Rudy's Bar-B-Q awards the funds raised based on the total votes each breast cancer charity received on Rudy's Facebook voting page throughout October. In a hotly contested voting contest that went down the wire, YSC edged out The Rose by garnering 48.4% of the total votes while The Rose secured 47.7% when voting officially ended at midnight (Central) of October 31st.

By garnering the most votes, YSC receives $70,994, which is 50% of the total funds raised while The Rose receives $49,695.80 equivalent to 35% by coming in a close second, and NBCF receives $21,298.20 (15%) for finishing third. To view the final results, click here.

"We are grateful to our guests and Facebook fans who supported our Pink Cup for a Cause campaign by donating $1 to our charity partners and making this the most successful Cup for a Cause since launching the program in October 2012," said Pete Bassett, VP of Operations at Rudy's Bar-B-Q. "We are also thankful to our three national breast cancer charity partners that are making a difference in the lives of women affected by breast cancer and their families in significant ways."

This is the largest amount raised through Rudy's Cup for a Cause since launching the program in October 2012 and the fifth Rudy's Cup for a Cause, which raises money for breast cancer charities in October and military charities in May. By changing the famous Rudy's Bar-B-Q plastic cups to pink and camo in October and May respectively, Rudy's guests have donated more than $500,000 to Rudy's Cup for a Cause charity partners.

About Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q
Since 1989, Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has been serving up genuine Texas Bar-B-Q to folks in the Southwest USA. Rudy's Bar-B-Q pits are 100% wood fired with oak. Along with time and oak, Rudy's Bar-B-Q cooks with a dry spice that ensures perfectly smoked bar-b-q at every visit. It is best served with Rudy's famous "Sause." Rudy's Bar-B-Q ships meat and sells its famous "Sause," rubs and merchandise online at Like Rudy's Bar-B-Q on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at for the latest updates.

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