Festival Gay Latino; Long Beach Latin Gay Pride Gets Support From Hamburger Mary’s

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Festival Gay Latino

Dale Warner, Owner of Hamburger Mary’s Restaurant and Bar

Align Productions and California Families in Focus are proud to announce that Hamburger Mary’s has stepped in to support Festival Gay Latino; Long Beach Latin Gay Pride, coming to Long Beach on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Marina Green Park on Shoreline Drive, from 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Owner of Hamburger Mary’s Restaurant and Bar, Long Beach and West Hollywood, Mr. Dale Warner, announced Friday he wants to support Festival Gay Latino and the community by offering an additional discount to those that attends the event. Just mention Hamburger Mary’s at the ticket gate and receive a $5 discount on the entry ticket. The special discounted rate for the festival is between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. “I am so excited to be a part of this annual event. I know that it will be a success and good for the Long Beach gay community. I look forward to supporting Festival Gay Latino for years to come and I encourage other business owners to get involved”, said Dale Warner.

In 2007, the Hamburger Mary’s franchise system was sold to Dale Warner (owner of the West Hollywood/Long Beach franchise) and brothers Ashley & Brandon Wright (owners of the Chicago franchise). With successful franchise locations of their own and a shared love of the Hamburger Mary’s concept, the three new business partners became instant friends and got to work rebuilding the brand, which had suffered from a series of store closings in the mid-2000′s. Relying on their own experiences as franchisees, they offer extensive support to new Hamburger Mary’s owners in every aspect of opening a new location. They have also been successful negotiating national contracts with vendors and suppliers, adding to the value of owning a Hamburger Mary’s Franchise. Their efforts have resulted in six new locations. More locations are slated to open soon, and the ultimate goal is to have a Hamburger Mary’s in every major city. After all, everyone needs a place to “Eat, Drink, and be… MARY!”

The event is open to the public. Hamburger Mary’s will also be hosting the Official Festival Gay Latino after party, located at 740 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA.  For more information, log on to www.lbfestivallatino.com.

About Festival Latino
This unique event will make Long Beach history. It is the first festival in Long Beach that is founded, created and produced by women. This annual event, honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month and the Latin LGBTQ Community, will be held at the Marina Green Park, on 9.4 acres of parkland and nature reserve overlooking the picturesque Long Beach shoreline.  This cultural celebration will honor the traditions of the Latin community as well as empower those that attend with the ever essence of unity. The festival will showcase inspiring music and dance performances; food, general merchandise, information and vending booths; and include various games and activities for members of our community.  This event is expected to attract thousands of spectators from the Greater Long Beach area bringing accord and harmony through out the day.

This event will benefit California Families in Focus (CFF), a 501 c3 organization that serves the needs of families and children in the Long Beach area. California Families in Focus is known for their many charitable events such as; the annual Spirit of Christmas Brunch, which serves over 700 children and families during the holiday season. They are committed to serving the community with leadership development, gang prevention, youth advocacy, youth mentoring, health/nutrition programs, conferences and workshops.

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