Cal Ripken, Jr., known as “The Iron Man” who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles from 1981 to 2001, is testing his talents in the kitchen for Roy Rogers.
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“I’ve signed with a new team,” he told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.” on Tuesday.
The fast food franchise, best known for its fried chicken, is mounting a comeback with the Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, who shattered multiple MLB records, including most consecutive games played at 2,632.
“They are celebrating 50 years,” he said. “And it was a brand that spoke to me when I was a kid, and it’s on the rise and we are teaming up together.”
Ripken added the company is also helping to raise money for the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, which provides underserved youth with mentors, sports opportunities and educational experiences.
As part of the endorsement deal, he will appear in commercials and on social media as part of the endorsement deal. He also served up orders in Brick, New Jersey.
“We created some social media excitement,” he said. “I was in Brick [New Jersey] and I was in the kitchen, and so I have another stopover on the way to Maryland. So I’ll test my cooking skills today.”
Roy Rogers opened its first restaurant on April 6, 1968 in Falls Church, Virginia, and now operates 54 restaurants in the mid-Atlantic region.