Mesquite Fresh Street Mex is making it an even easier decision to indulge your burrito craving.
Through the end of October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the locally-owned Mexican restaurant will donate a percentage of the proceeds from all of its burrito and merchandise sales to breast cancer nonprofit Susan G. Komen. The campaign was inspired by Mesquite Fresh Street Mex employee Isabel Tolano, a breast cancer survivor and cherished team member.
“Isabel’s strength is extraordinary, and witnessing her resilience during her health journey inspired this month-long fundraiser to uplift breast cancer survivors and their families,” says Ahmad Alatrash, co-founder of Mesquite Fresh Street Mex. “It is our hope that this contribution furthers Susan G. Komen’s life-saving cancer research and commitment to excellent patient care.”
Tolano’s journey began in 2018 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35. She endured 18 weeks of chemotherapy, which led to loss of movement in her left arm, 48 days of daily radiation treatment, and underwent a mastectomy. Now in remission, Tolano will be taking chemotherapy pills for the next decade.
Mesquite Fresh Street Mex will donate a percentage of proceeds from all burrito sales on the menu (including breakfast burritos, served until 11 a.m.), as well as their catalog of apparel merchandise. Burritos can be ordered online or enjoyed in person at any one of Mesquite’s nine Valley locations, including its two in Scottsdale. Merchandise is available for purchase at select locations and via the restaurant’s online shop. Customers who wear Mesquite merchandise in-store can receive 10% off their order.
As of Oct. 9, the restaurant has raised $2,618.26 for the nonprofit through this initiative.