By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Veterans and active service members will receive a “thank you” from Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar with a free meal on Veterans Day, November 11, according to the restaurant chain’s Kansas City, Missouri, corporate office.
In addition, the Applebee’s Thank You Movement is asking friends, families and neighbors to submit stories at ThankYouMovement.com on behalf of veterans or service members who need items to improve their everyday lives. For instance, says a news release, items might be a washer, dryer or medical equipment.
“We are thankful for the men and women who have served, and currently serve, to protect this great nation,” said Applebee President Steve Layt. “We’re excited to show our gratitude again this year by serving free meals to our military heroes on Veterans Day and by partnering with our neighbors to help service members in ways that will improve their everyday lives.”
On Veterans Day, veterans and service members may choose a dish from the free Thank You Meal menu, which includes a 7-ounce house sirloin, Double Crunch shrimp, Fiesta Lime chicken, Oriental chicken salad and other selections.
Guests must provide proof of service, which includes a military identification card, retired military identification, current leave and earnings statement, Veterans organization card, a photograph in uniform or wearing a uniform, a DD214 citation or commendation.
The offer is valid for dine-in only during regular restaurant hours. Applebee’s encourages guests to call a local restaurant or visit www.applebees.com for more information.