ATLANTA - November 04, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hooters is showing its gratitude for veterans and active duty military personnel this Veterans Day. On Monday, Nov. 11, Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal, up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase, by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location across the country.
"Supporting the military community is very important to the Hooters family; we hope our veterans and active duty military will join us on Veterans Day to relax and enjoy a meal on us as a small but earnest way to say ‘thank you’ for your service."
"We are grateful for the opportunity to show appreciation for our military personnel who have selflessly sacrificed for the freedom of all Americans," said Andrew Pudduck, vice president of marketing, Hooters of America. "Supporting the military community is very important to the Hooters family; we hope our veterans and active duty military will join us on Veterans Day to relax and enjoy a meal on us as a small but earnest way to say ‘thank you’ for your service."
In addition, Hooters is sending extra love to the troops with its annual Operation Calendar Drop campaign. The 2014 Hooters Calendar is now on sale and guests are encouraged to purchase an extra calendar and write a personal message of appreciation for the troops. Hooters will collect the personalized calendars and deliver them to U.S. military stationed overseas.
Everyone is invited to share photos of their Veterans Day visit to Hooters via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the #StepIntoAwesome hashtag. The best moments will be featured on Hooters Step Into Awesome website, www.stepintoawesome.com.
Earlier this year Hooters kicked off the inaugural Hooters for Heroes™ campaign, which raised $150,000 for the Green Beret Foundation (GBF). The Hooters for Heroes fundraising program was established to raise money and awareness for military non-profit organizations dedicated to U.S. veterans and their families. Hooters presented a check to the GBF during the Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant events and invited military members to attend the pageant as special guests.
The Veterans Day deal is available at each of the more than 355 Hooters restaurant locations across the United States. There is no coupon required to activate the deal, veterans and military personnel just need to present military ID or proof of service while dining in at their favorite Hooters restaurant. The free entrée deal, up to a $10.99 value with a drink purchase, can be redeemed during business hours on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
With Hooters expended menu, veterans and active duty military can choose from a variety of entrees, including more salads, sandwiches, seafood dishes and other delicious options. Of course, Hooters continues to offer its world-famous traditional and boneless chicken wings with buffalo sauce favorites, ranging in heat from mild to 911, as well as new signature sauces and rubs on select Hooters menus, such as teriyaki-style samurai, lemon pepper and chipotle honey.
For a limited time, those looking to huddle up at Hooters during football season can also enjoy the "Gridiron Grub" menu with tasty options that include BBQ pork sliders served on warm mini buns, classic chili cheese fries, as well as shareable platters of sweet chipotle chicken or smoked BBQ pork piled high with additional toppings on Hooters new big dipper fries.
For a complete list of Hooters locations and additional information regarding the Veterans Day promotion, visit www.hooters.com. For more information about the 2014 Hooters Calendar and Operation Calendar Drop, visit www.OperationCalendarDrop.com.
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