O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar, the classic American restaurant with locations across 17 states, announced a third annual partnership with The Folded Flag Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships and support grants to the families of our nation’s fallen soldiers.

After raising more than $220,000 in the past two years, the 200+ restaurants will again offer a $5 O’Charley’s voucher toward a future purchase for each guest who donates $5 to The Folded Flag Foundation on their individual bills. The promotion runs now through Sunday, November 4.

“O’Charley’s remains ever committed to our nation’s military and their families,” says Craig Barber, O’Charley’s President & CEO. “It is our privilege to partner with The Folded Flag Foundation for a third year. Our guests’ generosity has allowed us to give back to the families of those brave women and men who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and we look forward to continuing to do what we can to honor their service.”

In addition to this partnership, O’Charley’s will once again offer veterans and active duty service members a free meal on Veterans Day (November 11) and also on Monday, November 12. Additionally, O’Charley’s offers a 10 percent discount to members of the military all year long.

“O’Charley’s generosity to our nation’s military families continues to impress us year after year,” says John Coogan, president of The Folded Flag Foundation. “O’Charley’s and its guests make it possible for us to invest in the educational future of Gold Star spouses and children as well as honor the brave men and women who fought for our freedom. We are grateful for O’Charley’s strong partnership and the ability to work together for another year to make a difference in the lives of our nation’s military families.”

Since 2001, more than 10,000 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’ family members. For these families in need, The Folded Flag Foundation is making a difference by ensuring the children and spouses of our fallen service members are on a successful path towards education and their future. Thanks to the organization’s hard work and generous supporters, The Folded Flag Foundation awarded more than $1.8 million in educational scholarships to 205 spouses and children for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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