Farrell’s in Sacramento part of quake-relief fundraiser

Published: Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 - 2:16 pm

The Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant in Sacramento and other California outlets in the chain are raising funds in the wake of the recent 5.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Southern California.

Through Sunday, the Farrell’s outlet at 1625 Watt Ave. and six other California-based restaurants will be selling the chain’s new “Quake Shake” for $4.99, with 100 percent of the sales proceeds going to the Red Cross. The “Quake” is a Rocky Road-flavored shake with chocolate, marshmallows, whipped cream, almonds and a cherry.

Farrell’s said it hopes to raise $10,000 in the effort, which began Thursday. In addition, Farrell’s cusomters also will receive a brochure on earthquake preparedness.

The Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant in Brea became the focus of Internet attention when surveillance video taken inside the eatery at the time of the March 28 quake was posted and quickly went viral.

Officials said the Farrell’s in Brea was approximately two miles from the earthquake epicenter.

“We all were very lucky that no major injuries occurred as a result of this past earthquake, but the 8.2 earthquake in Chile recently reminded me that not only do I need to be prepared, but we all need to make sure that organizations like the Red Cross are funded and ready to assist those in need when these disasters occur.” said Farrell’s CEO Michael Fleming.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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