By Sadie Hunter
Five O’Charley’s restaurant locations in the state, one in Fishers, one in Noblesville and three in Indianapolis, have announced a partnership with The Folded Flag Foundation for Veterans Day.
The organization is known for its providing of scholarships and educational-support grants to families of fallen soldiers.
These five locations, from now through Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 13) will be donating a quarter for each 22-ounce beer sold, and 100 percent of all donations will go directly to the foundation. Guests will also be able to make a separate donation on their restaurant bill.
The Folded Flag Foundation awarded 44 educational grants for the 2016-17 school year, totaling $365,000 in scholarships.
“We are so grateful to O’Charley’s for recognizing our cause and helping us make a difference in the lives of military families,” John Coogan, executive director at The Folded Flag Foundation, stated in a press release.
This is the first year O’Charley’s has partnered with The Folded Flag Foundation, but the company has a history of honoring service men and women and their families through its Hometown Hero program, which has honored more than 160 military individuals to date.
“The Folded Flag Foundation’s mission is one that is important to O’Charley’s,” President Eddie Hall said. “We understand the sacrifice not only these fallen soldiers have made for our country, but their families as well. We are committed to giving back to the military and we know The Folded Flag Foundation is something our guests will be honored to support.”
In addition to this partnership, O’Charley’s will celebrate Veterans Day by offering veterans and active-duty service members, for the fifth year, a free, $9.99 meal on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The restaurant chain also offers a 10 percent discount to military members throughout the year.
Approximately 200-plus O’Charley’s restaurants nationwide have set a goal of raising at least $75,000 for The Folded Flag Foundation this year. O’Charley’s is located at 16725 Mercantile Blvd. in Noblesville and 11655 Fishers Corner Blvd. in Fishers.
To learn more, visit www.foldedflagfoundation.org.