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Applebee’s Salutes Servicemen and Women during National Military Appreciation Month

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May 112015
 

Applebee-s-Logo31Applebee’s Grill & Bar restaurants in Connecticut, upstate New York, and Pennsylvania is offering discounts, events and perks to thank those who have served or are serving during the Month of May in honor of “National Military Appreciation Month.”

Beginning Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 31, servicemen and women who dine at participating Applebee’s restaurants will be honored with the following:

  • 10 percent discount: retired and active duty military can enjoy a discounted price on all meals, excluding tax, gratuity, gift cards and other discounts.*
  • Armed Forces Day Celebration on Saturday, May 16:every restaurant location will offer free cake and coffee to retired and active duty military and their families from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Random Giveaways: as another way to say “thanks,” every location will offer random giveaways, including food, beverages and other perks.

“We are excited to offer even more ways of showing our thanks and gratitude in this second year of celebrating military service during May at our Applebee’s locations,” said Stephanie Griffin, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “We encourage all veterans and active duty military that visit us in May to identify themselves as having served so that our managers can personally thank them for their service.”

Applebee’s patrons and military personnel can participate in the Military Appreciation Month offerings throughout the month of May in Orange and at the following Connecticut Applebee’s restaurant locations: Danbury, Plainville, Groton, Torrington and Mansfield.

Since 2009, Applebee’s locations nationally have served nearly six million free meals to veterans and active duty military members on Veteran’s Day. Applebee’s also began recognizing U.S. veterans and active duty military service members in 2011 with the launch of its national “Thank You Movement,” a program that encourages people to show their appreciation for members of our Armed Forces on Veterans Day. Since launching the program, Applebee’s has received more than 2.5 million personal “thank you” messages through the“Thank You Movement” website.

To learn more about how Applebee’s restaurants in Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania support and give back to local communities or participate in these programs, visit www.tlcneighborhood.com.

*Proof of service is required to receive the 10 percent discount. Acceptable identification includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.

Originally Published on: Apr 23, 2015 @ 14:03

Veterans Eat Free At Applebee’s on November 11

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Nov 102014
 

applebees-patriotic-veterans-dayAs part of its ongoing effort to thank our nation’s servicemen and women, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across the country, including 526 Boston Post Road, Orange, are inviting veterans and active duty military personnel to eat free on Veterans Day—Tuesday, November 11.

On Veterans Day only, service members with proof of United States military service can choose one free entrée from Applebee’s Veterans Day Menu:

  • 7 oz. House Sirloin
  • American Standard All-In Burger
  • Double Crunch Shrimp
  • Three-Cheese Chicken Penne
  • Fiesta Lime Chicken®
  • Chicken Tenders Platter
  • Oriental Chicken Salad

Guests will need to provide proof of service, which includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion, VFW), photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.

Offer is valid for dine-in only. Traditional sides are included with free entrees; 2 for $20 appetizers, upgraded side items or extras, beverages, desserts and gratuity are not included. Applebee’s Thank You Meals will be offered during normal business hours onTuesday, Nov. 11. Hours vary by location, so guests should call their local Applebee’s restaurant in advance to inquire about specific location hours.

This year, Applebee’s will be thanking the military by serving approximately one million free meals to veterans and active duty military members on their day of remembrance and respect.

In addition to offering servicemembers a free meal, as part of its Veterans Day efforts, Applebee’s is also encouraging the community to visit www.thankyoumovement.com and post a message of appreciation for our nation’s heroes. Since creating the Thank You Movement in 2011, Applebee’s has received more than 6.7 million personal messages through the Thank You Movement website.

Applebee’s Decor Auction — Benefiting Make A Wish Connecticut — Ends July 7

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Jul 032013
 

appleBelow is a press release from Applebee’s Orange regarding the ongoing silent auction.

Celebrity photos, sports items, and local memorabilia are among dozens of items that customers can bid on at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Orange, CT. Now through Sunday, July 7 at 8 p.m., as the restaurant prepares for its upcoming remodel, items that currently adorn the restaurant’s walls will be up for auction. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish® Connecticut.

“Since we began remodeling our restaurants, we’ve had hundreds of patrons come in and purchase memorabilia that pay homage to their favorite stars and local teams,” said Stephanie Griffin, director of marketing and public relations, T.L. Cannon Companies. “We want to give customers in the Orange market an opportunity to join the fun and take advantage of some unique shopping, all while benefitting a deserving organization.”

All bids must be made through the Applebee’s restaurant manager on-duty by 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 7 and items must be paid for in cash at time of pick-up. Customers can pick up purchased items during business hours on Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10.

“The money raised through this auction will help grant wishes of eligible children in our community,” said Kim Smith, Development Director, Make-A-Wish Connecticut. “We thank Applebee’s for their support and encourage all members of our community to bring their friends and family out to enjoy a great meal while granting wishes for our kids.”

The silent auction will take place at the Applebee’s restaurant located on 526 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477. For more information, please call (203) 795-5762.

The restaurant will be closed on Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16 while the final touches are added to the new look, re-opening at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Once complete, the restaurant interior will include customized wall murals that reflect the neighborhood including local schools, sports teams and community organizations. The refreshed restaurant will also feature state-of-the-art flat screen televisions and updated wall coverings and decor. The exterior will feature new awnings, lighting and updated signage.

Editor’s Note: Applebee’s asked me to submit photos from around town to add to the new decor, I can’t wait to see what they did with them!