NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--O’Charley’s, a Southern-inspired restaurant with locations across 20 states, today announced a partnership with The Folded Flag Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships and educational support grants to families of fallen soldiers. The brand and its 200+ restaurants have committed to raise up to $75,000 for the United States military and their families by donating $0.25 for every 22oz. beer sold now through Veteran’s Day Weekend (November 13) to The Folded Flag Foundation. One hundred percent of all donations given to The Folded Flag Foundation go directly to the families of U.S. soldiers who have died during combat operations, in the form of scholarships and grants.
In the past 25 years, more than 7,000 men and women have died while deployed in the combat zone, leaving behind thousands of spouses who struggle to support themselves and their children’s education. While government assistance programs exist, they do not provide enough to cover education costs for the soldiers’ children. For these families in need, The Folded Flag Foundation is making a difference by ensuring the children of our service members are on a successful path towards college. Thanks to the organization’s hard work and generous supporters, the Folded Flag Foundation awarded 44 educational grants for the 2016-2017 academic year, totaling $365,000 in scholarships to students in need.
“We are so grateful to O’Charley’s for recognizing our cause and helping us make a difference in the lives of military families,” said John Coogan, Executive Director at The Folded Flag Foundation. “We want to thank O’Charley’s for their generous donation and for all that they do to support our military and their families.”
O’Charley’s has a longstanding history of honoring our military and their families and encouraging community involvement thanks to initiatives like its Hometown Hero program which has honored more than 160 military individuals to date. During this partnership with The Folded Flag Foundation, the restaurant will provide guests an opportunity to join them in support by providing an opportunity to donate on their individual check.
“The Folded Flag Foundation’s mission is one that is important to O’Charley’s,” Eddie Hall, O’Charley’s president, 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 once again offering veterans and active duty service members a free meal on Veterans Day (November 11). Additionally, O’Charley’s offers a 10 percent discount to military all year long.
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O’Charley’s was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and has been a quintessential American Restaurant with Southern roots since its beginning in Nashville over 40 years ago. Famous for its unsliceably soft rolls, Prime Rib Lovers’ Weekend for Two, Sunday Brunch and fresh baked pie, O’Charley’s operates 211 restaurants in 20 states in the Southeast and Midwest, including 205 company-owned and operated O’Charley’s restaurants and six restaurants operated by franchises and joint venture partners.
About The Folded Flag Foundation:
The Folded Flag Foundation was formed as a non-profit organization that relies on public donations to help supplement the current death benefits available to the dependents of United States military personnel and other government employees while deployed in combat. The Foundation is strongly committed to honoring these military fallen heroes by aiding the families with financial support for continued education. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to the qualifying families in need. To learn more, visit www.foldedflagfoundation.org.