Support the Friends of the Library at Milio's in June! For every Cuban sandwich purchased this month, Milio's will donate $1.50 to the Friends of the Library through their new Local Matters initiative. For every 'community sandwich' sold, Milio's and its franchise partners will donate $1.50 to a local community organization making a significant impact on families and neighborhoods. Local Matters brings fans of Milio's and community nonprofits together.
"We wouldn't have survived the pandemic without the support of our communities," said Brian Bergen, Milio's co-owner. "So, we want to return that support by donating a portion of the sale of each community sandwich to nonprofits who are focused on local matters and doing amazing things for our communities."
The program kicks off on Tuesday, June 1st with a new sandwich: the Milio's Cuban Special, inspired by Scott Mooney, franchise partner in Waunakee, Wisconsin. The Milio's Cuban Special is fire-braised pork loin, smoked ham, real Swiss cheese, sliced pickles, crisp iceberg lettuce, and ripe red tomatoes finished with tangy yellow mustard and a "hint of garlic" aioli sauce. Mooney sparked the idea for the Local Matters initiative.
"When everything came to a grinding stop in the spring of 2020, customers, companies, and local organizations stepped up to help us out," said Scott Mooney, Milio's Waunakee franchisee. "The Waunakee Public Library, which we had donated to last year, came to us early on in the pandemic and said, 'Here, take this money back. We know you guys are going through a lot.' Who does that? As a locally-owned business, that meant more to my team and me than we can say. Our communities are opening back up now, and we want to recognize the library's gesture by paying it forward."