Bob Evans honors veterans

Staff Report

OHIO VALLEY – Veterans and active duty military personnel have a free Veterans day meal, should they choose it, compliments of Bob Evans.

This year, the restaurant will honor veterans with a choice of select free menu items on Nov. 11 at all Bob Evans restaurants. Along with serving a free meal on Veterans Day, Bob Evans is also offering a 10 percent discount to all veterans and active duty military from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31 for dine-in and carryout purchases.

“Bob Evans was a veteran, so we know that America is home of the free because of the brave,” said John Fisher, president of Bob Evans Restaurants. “Veterans Day gives us the chance to thank those servicemen and women for all they are doing and have done for this country.”

New this year, veterans and active duty military personnel will have the choice of select lunch and dinner menu items, in addition to the following popular breakfast entrees (available all day) such as stacks of hotcakes (buttermilk or multigrain) served with warm syrup, baked brioche French toast with two griddled slices of rich, house-baked brioche bread, dipped in real egg batter made with natural vanilla and cinnamon, then griddled to golden-brown.

Other offered items include a fresh baked buttermilk biscuit topped with one egg cooked-to-order, sausage, country gravy and shredded cheddar cheese. The dish is served with a choice of hash browns, home fries or grits. Mini sampler breakfast with one egg cooked-to-order with a choice of hash browns, home fries or grits. It’s served with two sausage links or thick bacon strips and baked bread. A farmboy sandwich is also being offered sausage patty, American cheese, onion and pickles on a Kaiser bun served with French fries. Country friend states with beef lightly breaded and fried, then topped with creamy country gravy are also served with mashed potatoes and country gravy.

Guests wishing to enjoy a free meal on Veterans Day, or use the 10 percent discount throughout the end of the calendar year, must provide proof of service. Eligible identification includes a U.S. Uniformed Services (current or retired) Identification Card, a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) or a Veterans’ organization card (American Legion or VFW, for example). Guests wearing a military uniform on Veterans Day also are eligible.

Bob Evans has a longstanding relationship with the military.

Company Founder Bob Evans was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II in several posts. He was inducted into the Army in January 1945. In 2010, the late Bob Evans was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

Bob Evans Farms painted its iconic barn purple, a color that represents every branch of service. Also, throughout 2016, in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Serving Heroes program, Bob Evans Farms, Inc. will serve more than 6,000 meals to military heroes and their families at military bases, USO centers and VAs across the country. Guests are encouraged to visit the newly painted barn at Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande and learn more about how Bob Evans is going purple.

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