All of us at Honor Flight Chicago would like to say thank you to two local restaurants that have graciously agreed to partner with us in order to fly more of America’s senior war heroes to Washington, D.C., for a day of honor, thanks and inspiration.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is selling coupon books in stores across the Chicagoland area to benefit Honor Flight Chicago. The books, which feature photos and testimonial quotes about Honor Flight Chicago, will remain on sale through the end of 2017.
Additionally, from December 1 to 31, America’s Dog & Burger is offering guests its seasonal Pot Roast Sandwich and donating 25 percent from each meal’s proceeds to benefit Honor Flight Chicago.
“When my father Gus returned home from the Korean War, he went straight to work in the restaurant business and, like countless other veterans, didn’t have time to truly reflect on his service,” said Manolis Alpogianis, co-founder and owner of America’s Dog & Burger. “But without our veterans’ unwavering sacrifices, our country wouldn’t be where it is today. Every veteran deserves to be recognized for their heroism and we’re committed to highlighting and supporting Chicago’s veteran community any way we can.”
Putting a twist on a wintertime favorite and capturing the nostalgia of a hearty, home-cooked meal, AD&B’s Pot Roast Sandwich is made with shredded pot roast, roasted onions, melted Swiss cheese and horseradish mayonnaise on grilled sourdough bread. The sandwich is served hot with a side of hand-cut fries or tater tots – rounding out a classic American meal.
Guests can indulge in the Pot Roast Sandwich and show their support for Chicago’s veteran community and Honor Flight Chicago by visiting an AD&B or America’s Dog operating location, including the spots at O’Hare International Airport and in Chicago’s Loop on East Randolph Street.
Thank you to Popeyes and America’s Dog & Burger, and thank you to all the customers who help us continue our mission of saying thank you to America’s senior war veterans.