New England Restaurant Chain Offering Free Luncheon to Area Veterans
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Veterans in some New England cities are getting a holiday treat courtesy of a local restaurant chain.
In honor of Veteran's Day, Tuscan Kitchen will open its doors Saturday to more than 2,500 local veterans and their families for a complimentary three-course Veteran’s Day luncheon of traditional, artisan Italian dishes.
The luncheon, which runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., is open to all veterans who live in Salem, Portsmouth and Burlington, but reservations must be made in advance by calling each location after receiving an invitation by mail or in person. Any veteran who wants to attend who didn't receive an invitation can call any of the restaurants to reserve a spot.
Tuscan Kitchen began offering the Veteran's Day luncheon in 2010 in Salem and it was expanded to the Burlington location in 2014.
This year, the recently opened Portsmouth location will host its first veterans luncheon.
“Veteran’s Day has always been a special day for my family and it’s something that we’ve always honored at our restaurants,” Tuscan Brands Founder and Chief Food Taster Joe Faro said. “We’re proud to be able to open our doors to our military men and women to recognize their hard work and sacrifice to protect our freedom.”
In addition to the Tuscan Brands team of volunteers who act as servers, greeters, bussers, and more, local organizations such as The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, The Homeland Heroes Foundation, and Building Dreams for Marines, also have volunteered at the event in recent years.
For more information about the Veteran's Day luncheon and locations visit Tuscan Kitchen online.