Quick Quack opens in West Jordan with special opening fundraiser
Dec 03, 2018 04:02PM
● By Bob Bedore
Quick Quack promises more than just clean cars when they open new locations. The real emphasis is on community. (Bob Bedore/City Journals)
By Bob Bedore | [email protected]
New businesses open quite often in West Jordan. Most of them open with some sort of special to get attention, but when Quick Quack opened its latest location in town, officials wanted to do more.
Sure, they did the usual free carwashes type promotion, though Quick Quack’s free washes went on for 10 days and handed out thousands of washes. But it was the “pre-opening” that really stands out. It’s the type of promotion that Quick Quack does at every opening.
“This really is the best part of my job,” said Alex Miezzejewski, Utah marketing leader. “Opening a new location is always a great thing, but doing it the way we do it is really great. Being able to give someone a check is amazing. It’s truly my favorite part of my job.”
The day before the official opening, Quick Quack opened up for three hours giving out free car washes while asking for donations for Jessica Cavar, a mother of two who is suffering from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Quick Quack matched the donations and gave her a check as part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“This has truly been a humbling experience, in many ways,” said Jessica as she waved to people as they drove by after exiting the car wash. “A little bit ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and was told I had three months to live. And now here I am still battling.”
Jessica is a true picture of bravery. Other than the surgical mask she wears you would think all is as it should be in her world. As she waves at the people who have donated you can see the smile in her eyes. And the next day with her two children she has to chase them around like any other mother. But the needs she has are great and the money raised at Quick Quack — $4,400 — will help. Jessica is the wife of prominent local physical education teacher and Utah Soccer Alliance coach Daniel “Dado” Cavar.
This is the type of promotion that Quick Quack does at all its openings.
“We look for someone in the community and do what we can to help,” said Alex. “Sometimes, it’s a local high school or other group, but we really love it when it’s an individual that is really in need.”
In Jessica’s case there was a true feeling of Kismet. Jessica’s Aunt works for the company that builds the Quick Quack washes and was able to present her name for a possible promotion. It was instantly accepted, and plans began for the pre-opening.
This location, at 7800 South and 3800 West, marks the 14th location in Utah for Quick Quack. They have over 65 locations total throughout Utah, California, Texas Arizona and California.
To find out more about West Jordan’s newest car wash, you can visit dontdrivedirty.com.
If you’d like to help out Jessica, donations can be given to her through Venmo (@cavarfamilycancerfoundation).