Back the Heroes Rumble

DJ Hospitality Rounds Up to Help Our Heroes

Freddy’s Franchisee DJ Hospitality Group Partners with Back the Heroes Rumble Month Long Round Up Campaigns to benefit Operation Open Arms

West Chester, Ohio, Aug 27th, 2022 – In Support of Back the Heroes Rumble’s program Operation Open Arms, and its directives, we are excited to announce a new partnership being established with Freddy’s franchisee, DJ Hospitality Group.  Each year, during the months of October and May, Freddy’s Guests can round up their order total to the nearest dollar and donate the difference.  These funds will 100% benefit the lives of first responders by providing lifesaving equipment to law enforcement and firefighters across Ohio, Indiana & Kentucky.  The goal of Operation Open Arms is to ensure all officers and firefighters have resources such as emergency trauma kits, high grade particulate protective hoods and more to aid in their efforts while they serve and protect our communities.  It is the organization’s hope that providing these many resources will ensure our first responders make it home to their families safely each night.  Guests can participate in the round up campaign anytime they visit Freddy’s (dine in or drive thru) between October 1st and 31st at participating locations throughout Cincinnati, Dayton, and Cleveland.  The Round Up Campaign will return next May and will continue biannually as a part of DJ Hospitality Group’s support of Operations Open Arms. 

“We have been blessed by so many individual supporters as well as support from our many corporate partners and to now be joining forces with Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers franchisee DJ Hospitality Group. We would not be able to save the lives of so many heroes without their support. As a one hundred percent volunteer organization like ours, all donations make a direct impact,” said Executive Director, Carl Whalen.  

Operation Open Arms has provided $34,000 in critical resources and lifesaving equipment to 22 police and fire departments since its inception. “There are many officers under attack these days, more than ever before.  We must, as a community, do everything in our power to support them so we are able to ensure the safety of our communities.  Without the help of our donors and sponsors, we would not be able to help save the lives of those who answer the call so selflessly every day,”  says Jason Marsh, Program Director

About Back the Heroes Rumble:

Back the Heroes Rumble was established in 2019 and our mission is to honor and support law enforcement officers, firefighters, the military community, and the families of fallen heroes from these communities that have been left behind.  You can learn more about us and our mission as well as its impact at

About Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers:

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opened in 2002 in Wichita, Kansas and the namesake, Freddy Simon, was a war veteran who earned a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during service, as well as a Bronze Star for valor. Freddy’s family values and patriotic service to our country is the foundation of our values and the inspiration for doing everything “The Freddy’s Way.” 

DJ Hospitality Group is honored to operate 9 Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers locations across the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Cleveland areas with many more to come. Honoring the commitment to always operate with a focus on quality, hospitality, cleanliness, and timeless traditions has provided this franchise group with the ability to take on such a fitting partnership with Back the Heroes Rumble Open Arms Campaign. Learn more about DJ Hospitality Group by visiting us at

“For DJ Hospitality Group to partner with such a community minded organization means a great deal to us. Everyone has a connection to veterans and first responders and by supporting those first responders, many of whom are veterans themselves, we feel that we are honoring the memory of a great man, Freddy Simon.”- Amber Downey, Local Marketing Coordinator