Fat Boy’s Pizza raises more than $13K for children’s hospital

Fat Boy’s Pizza recently participated in Give NOLA Day in conjunction with Children’s Hospital New Orleans. The Metairie, Louisiana-based pizza chain hosted a “giving hour” and donated $5,000, hoping customers would match that. The brand and its customers ended up raising more than $13,000, according to a press release.

“Teaming up with an amazing community partner like Children’s Hospital is a no-brainer for us,” Casey Biehl, vice president of operations, said in the press release. “For us to be able to give back in meaningful ways aligns with our mission and helps theirs.”

In mid-March, Fat Boy’s Pizza in Covington hosted a Make-A-Wish patient named Maverick,age five, who has had multiple open-heart surgeries. His wish was to eat Fat Boy’s Pizza. Owner Gabe Corchiani rolled out the red carpet, giving Maverick custom-made items to take home as well as a custom sign of the Fat Boy mascot that reads, “Maverick’s Tree House.”

“Maverick has been through a lot in his young life,” Corchiani said in the press release. “The fact that he chose to eat Fat Boy’s Pizza touched us, so we tried to make the experience as memorable as possible for him.”

Fat Boy’s Pizza currently operates nine locations — seven in Louisiana, one in Mississippi and one in Richmond, Texas.

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