Taziki’s raised funds to create life changing wishes

This year, Taziki’s Nashville partnered with Make-A-Wish throughout the month of October. Beginning Oct. 1, customers at all Taziki’s Nashville locations had the option to add a dollar to their ticket to support Make-A-Wish.

This week, Taziki’s announced that they had raised $4,300 for Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. To wrap up their successful campaign, Taziki’s hosted a Luau-themed party to celebrate that Arlie’s wish to go to Hawaii is coming true.

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for critical illnesses. Last year, the Middle Tennessee chapter granted over 140 wishes for local children who were battling critical illnesses. When a child is granted a wish, it refreshes and empowers them to feel stronger while fighting their illness even  harder.

“We are so grateful for the support of Taziki’s. With this partnership, we will not only be able to raise funds needed to grant wishes, but also raise awareness for the positive impact these wishes have on families in the community. Thank you, Taziki’s for believing in the power of a wish!” said Kasey Fiedler, Director of Development at Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. 

The sacrifice of just one dollar adds up and when supported by Taiki’s customers, these donations can change a child’s life and the lives of their family forever.

“Taziki’s loves supporting organizations like Make-A-Wish, we are so excited that the community supported and believed in helping grant wishes for local children all around us!” said Lindsay Curtis, Director of Marketing for Taziki’s.

For more information on getting involved with Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, please visit middletennessee.wish.org.


About Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

Taziki’s is a rapidly expanding brand, named one of America’s fastest growing leaders by Inc. 5000 in the fresh-casual industry. Having more than tripled in size since 2011, Taziki’s has more than 93 restaurant locations, spanning across 17 states nationally. Development plans include building the brand in existing markets, as well as entering into new areas across the country by 2023.

The essence of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe is defined by serving fresh ingredients and hand-cut meats daily. The Mediterranean influence in our name echoes across the chef-inspired cuisine but is approachable for any person, anywhere. Taziki’s takes pride in made-from-scratch food that nourishes customers daily, and the artisanship that goes behind doing so without the use of fryers, or microwaves.

Taziki’s thrives on the words included in their culture compass: connection, challenge, collaboration, details, and fresh. These ideals are executed through their mission to create an environment that combines extraordinary food with meaningful human connection.


About Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for critical illnesses. Last year, the Middle Tennessee chapter granted over 140 wishes for children battling critical illnesses right here in the community. Wish kids are some of the bravest and sweetest kids you’ll ever know. They wish to go to Disney World, become a superhero, go snorkeling, give their baseball team new uniforms, and push all of the buttons in a tall building’s elevator. Their innocence and unexpected wisdom stays with you.

A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their critical illnesses. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say, the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically. More than 200 kids in Middle Tennessee are waiting for their wishes. Please help by purchasing a wish star at your local Taziki’s during the month of October and give these kids HOPE for a better tomorrow.