First Choice Fundraising

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to several of our most common questions

Absolutely NONE. When you sign up we send you a Startup Packet which includes:

  • Full-color, custom-printed order forms
  • Posters for your facility
  • Other information to help make this a very successful fundraising event

Start your fundraiser and take orders for two weeks, tally your totals, then place your order. Delivery will be approximately 10-14 days later. So, typically, expect a total of 4 to 5 weeks from Start Date to Delivery. It’s simple, fast and fun!

Just go to our Sign Up page, complete the form, and submit it. If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Depending on your location, we may be able to bring fresh-baked samples to serve at your fundraiser kickoff. In other cases we may be able to provide frozen products for you to bake and serve at your event.

Our experience, as well as Butter Braid® dealers throughout the United States and Canada, shows that is beneficial to have more groups in an area selling our products. There is greater product awareness and interest from customers which drives sales for all groups.

We feel that you have the best idea on what works for your group of sellers. So, we will work with you to develop a plan to help increase your sales that is customized for your situation.

We are happy to announce that we will be pre-packing all orders according to the Order Calculator you submit. In other words, all products will be grouped by seller in presorted containers. This has proven to make the seller pickup process more efficient, and much quicker.

We are happy to provide free delivery when your group meets the unit volume requirement for your area. Find out more information here.

Because of our costs involved, the minimum order is 75 units. If your group is unable to sell at least that amount, you can buy additional products to make up the difference, or we may be able to deliver your order by working it into our other scheduled deliveries. Both options are subject to applicable delivery fees. You can also pick up your order at our warehouse.

Since 2002, Butter Braid® products have not been sold in stores. This has allowed our company to fulfill its mission of “Helping Others Help Themselves.” For over 20 years, with the help of our network of local dealers, we have been able to help thousands of groups across the country raise over $150 million dollars!

Butter Braid® products are delivered frozen to fundraising groups. They will stay frozen for approximately 1-2 hours after delivery depending on temperature and other circumstances. Once the product starts to get soft, it must be put back into a freezer. If the Butter Braid® product has started the rising process, (you will notice this if it starts to expand) it cannot be refrozen without affecting the performance of the product. There are no food safety issues if the product is re-frozen during the rising process; however, being a yeast-based product it will most likely not perform as expected when you go to prepare the pastry.

Butter Braid® product shelf life is 6 months from date of manufacture when kept at 0° F or below. Although we have had many consumers call and let us know how wonderfully their 1 or even 3 year old product performed, looked and tasted, we do not recommend this approach. We recommend that you use your Butter Braid® products within 6 weeks of receiving it for best product performance.

If the product is not used within the 6 month period, performance may decrease due to aging of yeast. At this time there are no food safety concerns, just product performance concerns.

Specific ingredients vary from product to product and flavor to flavor. Any major food allergens contained in Butter Braid® products can be found on the back of each package in the allergen notice under the ingredients list. Generally speaking, Butter Braid® products do contain Egg, Milk, Soy, and Wheat. Butter Braid® braided pastries do not contain and are not made with peanuts, tree nuts, or any other kind of nuts; however, we do manufacture a different line of products with nuts on the same manufacturing equipment.

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