PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, thousands and thousands of orders of world famous Crabfries® will once again be offered for a good cause.  Friday will mark Chickie’s & Pete’s 4th annual Crabfries for Heroes fundraising event to support the families of fallen police officers.

Philadelphia based Chickie’s & Pete’s will raise funds for families of fallen police officers through their annual Crabfries for Heroes Day.  The event takes place tomorrow from 11am – midnight at participating full service Chickie's & Pete's locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To date the event has raised over $50,000.   Learn more at

Crabfries® for Heroes sees all participating full-service Chickie’s & Pete’s locations serving their world famous Crabfries® for only $1 per order.  The iconic restaurant group will also be offering $5 Miller Lite Personal Pitchers that day.  Sales from each order of Crabfries® and each Miller Lite Personal Pitcher will go to The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Survivors Fund.  

“Police officers need our support, they need everyone’s support,” said Chickie’s & Pete’s founder and Chairman Pete Ciarrocchi.  “Officers need to know we have their backs and if something happens to them we will be there to support their families.”

Crabfries® for Heroes started as a simple idea to say “Thanks” to police officers for their service.  After seeing the need firsthand, Pete Ciarrocchi and his team decided to make a major commitment to The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Survivors Fund.  To date, Chickie’s & Pete’s has raised well over $50,000 through Crabfries® for Heroes.

“Pete is a larger than life guy who has a heart that is simply unbelievable,” said John McNesby, President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5.  “We have quietly gone to Pete and Chickie’s & Pete’s time and time again for help and we have never been turned away, in fact we are always embraced.  This man and his team live their lives by being a part of our community every day and supporting our officers day in and day out.”  

In addition to raising funds, Chickie’s & Pete’s will make sure police officers in the region are well-fed this Friday, they will take their Crabfries® Express truck on the road to feed officers in multiple police districts.  

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About Chickie’s and Pete’s:

Chickie’s & Pete’s is a Philadelphia-area crab house and sports bar with 17 locations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Founded in 1977 by Peter and Henrietta Ciarrocchi, Chickie’s & Pete’s started as a single location in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia and has since grown to become one of the most recognizable brands in the region.  It’s famous, one-of-a-kind Crabfries® concession locations can be found in stadiums, arenas, boardwalks and amusement parks throughout the area. Chickie’s & Pete’s is a leader in forging innovative strategic partnerships and utilizing technology to bring together casual dining with interactive sports entertainment. The company combines family-based values with a love of all things sports in each of its locations. Learn more at

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