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Free haircuts and free meals offered for veterans

Great Clips encourages Americans to thank veterans by awarding them a free haircut as part of the “Thank a Veteran” promotion. Customers who come in for a service on Veterans Day, (Nov. 11) get a free haircut card to give to a veteran. The free haircut cards are redeemable through the end of 2014.

In 2013, the first year of the promotion, Great Clips provided more than 130,000 free haircuts to veterans, and this year, they expect to give away even more.

Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of military service, through Dec. 31.

“Most of us know at least one veteran we would like to thank on that day,” says Great Clips CEO, Rhoda Olsen, who is married to a Vietnam veteran.

On Monday, Nov. 17, Golden Corral will thank thousands of active duty and retired United States military personnel for their service with a free dinner buffet and beverage, while raising donations for DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

A tradition started 13 years ago to celebrate our nation’s heroes, Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday has served more than 4 million complimentary meals to military personnel and generated more than $8.8 million dollars in guest contributions to support community-based service initiatives for veterans.

“Our 45,000 employees in 500 restaurants nationwide are very passionate about supporting our military service men and women on Military Appreciation Monday,” said Ted Fowler, president and chief executive officer of Golden Corral.

Golden Corral will serve free dinner buffets with beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 17 to any person who is or has served in a United States military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves – identification is not required.

State and local DAV representatives will be on-site at all Golden Corral locations coordinating the collection of donations from customers. For more information on Military Appreciation Monday, please visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/.

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