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It’s Hard(ees) not to love Nationwide Children’s

Back in 2012, former Assistant Director of Annual Giving – Susan Brewer with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation said, “We are extremely grateful to have a partnership with Love’s Travel Stops, our patients and families will benefit greatly from their commitment and dedication to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Our friends at Love’s and the Jeffersonville Hardee’s will continue to set high goals for fundraising in order to improve the quality of healthcare to children in our communities.”

Now, fast forward 11 years and the feeling is still mutual with our Assistant Director of CMN at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. Over these incredible 11 years in partnership together, we have been on the fore front of so many incredible initiatives such as supporting The Hair Care Equity Initiative, The Center for Family Safety and Healing, and a magnitude of community-based partnerships with local school districts to help support our youth! Love’s & Hardees is committed to Changing Kids’ Health to Change the Future, without a doubt.

The Columbus market began with two Love’s locations in Zanesville and Jeffersonville supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Fast forward to today, and we now have 6 locations in and around Central Ohio that are sharing the passion with our passionate friends at Hardees & Chester’s! It might be an understatement to say that the LOVE is growing for Nationwide Children’s Hospital!

Historical Background

In 2012, Love’s had over 285 fuel stops which was incredible at the time. Now, we find ourselves in the year 2023 with over 580 locations across the nation. Love’s is a family owned and operated chain of food and fuel stops that is out to make a difference in this world.  They are a national franchisee of six restaurant concepts across the country, including 16 Hardee’s restaurants. Believing that ‘giving back’ to each community in which they operate is an important factor in their success, Love’s has participated in the CMNH Campaign for more than 24 years, making an extraordinary impact in communities all across the nation.

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