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Free food for vets, soldiers

Here’s the press release. It’s PR, for sure, but hey — it’s also a free meal:

(Hayward, CA)—Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar is poised to say thank you to area veterans and active duty military personnel with free entrées all day on Veterans Day, November 11th.

The restaurant, located at 24041 Southland Drive, will offer complimentary entrées to dine-in guests all day if they show proof of military service, which includes U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), photograph in uniform, wearing uniform, DD214 and Citation or Commendation. In addition to this event, Applebee’s will be offering an open-ended 25-percent discount on all entrées to any uniformed police, fire, paramedic and military personnel who patronize the restaurant. The promotion does not include discounts on beverages and gratuity and is limited to one entrée per customer.

For more information, visit http://www.applebees.com/vetsDay/default.aspx or contact the management company, Gala Corporation, at marketing@galacorp.com.

Eric Kurhi