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Protect and Serve: Police Officers Eat Free at This Restaurant on Wednesday

July 26, 2016
by Jamie Cattanach
Staff Writer
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Going to work feels like a drag sometimes, no matter what industry you’re in or how much you love what you do.

But for police officers, going to work means risking everything you have — including your life — to help keep our communities and citizens safe.

In light of so many recent tragedies and all the hard work police put in, comfort food chain Shoney’s wants to say, “Thank you.”

So it’s extending a special offer this Wednesday, July 27: One meal on the house for every officer who shows up in uniform or with proper identification — no purchase necessary, no questions asked.

Police Officers Get Free Food at Shoney’s This Wednesday

Shoney’s will serve up one free meal per officer in uniform or showing valid ID this Wednesday, July 27, according to a recent press release. Cops can show up anytime Shoney’s is open — the offer stands for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

“America’s men and women in blue need to hear ‘Thank You’ in a tangible and heartfelt way,” said Shoney’s CEO David Davoudpour.

He also created Shoney’s annual 5k Family Fun Run eight years ago, with all proceeds benefiting the Nashville Police Fund — and matched from Davoudpour’s personal pocket. The program’s raised almost $180,000 since its inception.

So this Wednesday, tell a police officer you know — or even one you don’t — to head down to Shoney’s for some free food.

And don’t forget to say “Thank you.” They deserve it, after all.

Your Turn: Do you have a police officer in your life you’d love to thank with this comforting deal?

Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.

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