The Greene Turtle Thanks Members of the Military with Free Veteran’s Day Meals

Restaurants in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C. Will Offer Select Entrees Free to Veterans and Active Servicemen on November 11 in Appreciation of Their Service to the Country

EDGEWATER, Md. (November 9, 2012) – The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille today announced plans to offer veterans and active members of the military free meals in conjunction with Veteran’s Day. This Sunday, November 11, from 4 – 9 p.m., all of the casual dining restaurant/sports bar chains’ locations across Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C., will offer items from The Greene Turtle’s standard menu free to guests dining on-site who present valid proof of military service at the time they order.

All 34 of The Greene Turtle’s locations will offer a special menu for military guests on Sunday. Eleven items have been hand-picked for the limited-time offer, including The Greene Turtle’s Apple Pecan Salad, Black & Bleu Burger, All-American Burger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Philly Cheesesteak, Chicken Cheesesteak, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Eastern Shore Mac & Cheese, Chicken Strip Basket, Fish ‘n’ Chips, and Chili. Free upgrades from potato chips to fries for all burger or sandwich orders will also be offered.

While this is the first time the company is making such an offer, The Greene Turtle has a long tradition of honoring and supporting the military, from its fundraising efforts and contributions to the USO to its work with the Wounded Warriors program, to efforts on behalf of local organizations with military ties through its “Funds for Friends” program, which to date has provided nearly $750,000 to a wide range of military and civilian organizations in communities that The Greene Turtle serves.

“Everyone from our corporate staff to our restaurant staff to our franchisees has eagerly embraced this program,” notes Bob Barry, CEO of The Greene Turtle. “We all want to give something back to those who serve or have served our country to protect our freedom, and while we do many things throughout the year to honor the military, we are proud to be doing our part to participate in this national day of recognition.”
To view the full Greene Turtle menu or to find the nearest location, visit The Greene Turtle online at www.thegreeneturtle.com or visit the company Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/thegreeneturtle).

About The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille® and The Greene Turtle Franchising Corp.

First opened in Ocean City, Md., in 1976, The Greene Turtle today includes 34 locations in markets across Maryland and extending into Washington, D.C., Virginia and Delaware. Combining comfort food, a casual atmosphere and a sports bar theme marked by big screen TVs broadcasting local and national events, “The Turtle” has become a popular year-round destination where families, friends and fans of all ages feel at home. AOL users in Baltimore named the chain “Best Sports Bar” (December 2010) and CBS Baltimore named The Greene Turtle among the best local spots to enjoy “March Madness.” Information is available online at www.thegreeneturtle.com and www.facebook.com/thegreeneturtle. Fans can also join their favorite location’s individual Facebook page for the latest news about special events and offers, or follow their local restaurant for updates on Twitter.

In January 2012, The Greene Turtle once again made Entrepreneur Magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500 listing of top opportunities. More recently, the concept was named one of the Top 25 Franchise Opportunities by Restaurant Management magazine. Franchise opportunities with The Greene Turtle are available throughout the eastern United States to qualifying investors through The Greene Turtle Franchising Corp., whose majority stakeholder is JPB Capital Partners, a Columbia, Md.-based private equity partner for lower- to middle-market companies. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.thegreeneturtle.com/restaurant-franchise or contact Vice President of Franchising Tom Finn at 855.TGT.INFO (855.848.4636) or tfinn@thegreeneturtle.com.

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