Memorial Day Event
May 18, 2011
For the ninth year, the Eat With Us Group and Sweet Peppers Franchise Systems, LLC announce that 24 of their restaurants will honor area firemen, policemen, armed services personnel and veterans in uniform with a complimentary entrée on Memorial Day. Participating restaurants include: Bulldog Deli, Central Station Grill, Jackson Square Grill, Fairpark Grill, Harveys and all company and franchise owned Sweet Peppers Delis.
“We are in the food and customer service business and we feel that this is the best way we can thank our local service men and women by offering a free and delicious meal,” states Arma Ruth de la Cruz Director of Marketing.
All area firemen, policemen, emergency response technicians, armed services personnel and veterans are invited to visit one of the restaurants wearing their military or service uniforms and receive a free salad, sandwich, wrap, Panini or other entrée of their choosing on Memorial Day, May 30th. “We encourage the veterans whose uniforms may have ‘shrunk’ over the years to bring their jackets, insignia or medals instead,” said John Bean, CEO. “Our staff enjoys meeting these heroes, hearing their stories and honoring them each year.”
In 2005, this event received the Mississippi’s Restaurant Neighbor Award from the National Restaurant Association. This highly competitive award showcases the philanthropic nature of the food service industry and recognizes member restaurants that demonstrate a dedication to community outreach. “We were honored to receive this award, however the reason we began this program was to honor the men and women for their dedication and service. Giving back to them is always a yearly highlight for our staff,” said Bean.
Posters and fliers will be circulated in all areas to alert the eligible people in the community about the offer. For more information please contact Arma Ruth de la Cruz at 662-327-6982 or any of the participating restaurants found at www.eatwithus.com or www.sweetpeppersdeli.com.