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Applebee's to Thank Veterans with Free Meal


BRADENTON -- In honor of Veterans Day, Applebee’s will celebrate for the 5th straight year by thanking our nation’s veterans and active duty military by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a free Thank You Meal. Applebee’s expects to serve more than a million free meals from its special Veterans Day menu of seven signature entrees to those who have served in our nation's military.

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, 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 on Monday, Nov. 11.
Applebee’s is also encouraging other guests to show their gratitude by leaving a message for current and former military members at ThankYouMovement.com. Visitors to the Thank You Movement website will be directed to their local Applebee’s Facebook page, where personal Thank You messages will be tallied by neighborhood and tracked in real time on the Thank You Movement website.
On Veterans Day, the Applebee’s community with the most Thank You messages will be declared the “Most Thankful Neighborhood” and win a free concert in their city for veterans from Gavin DeGraw, platinum singer-songwriter and the face of the 2013 Thank You Movement. Guests can also submit Thank You messages by using the hashtag #ThankYouMovement on www.facebook.com/applebees, @applebees on Twitter or on Instagram and YouTube.
Since creating the Thank You Movement in 2011 to collect messages of appreciation for each of the 24 million current and former members of our Armed Forces, Applebee’s Guests have written more than 4.5 million personal Thank You messages communicated through the Thank You Movement website. Veterans and active duty troops can go online anytime to see and hear the heartfelt thanks of the people they serve.
Participating Applebee’s restaurants will advocate and honor the work of current and alumni Mission Continues Fellows through “Neighborhood Hero” displays. These displays will raise awareness within the community as well as provide a local call-to-action.
Hours vary by location and Guests should call their local Applebee’s restaurant in advance to inquire about specific location hours or visit www.applebees.com for more information.


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