Hickory Tavern Introduces Tavernlympics, an Olympic Rings Punch Card Game Where Guests Can Earn $20 Watching the Olympics at Hickory Tavern



Hickory Tavern Introduces Tavernlympics, an Olympic Rings Punch Card Game Where Guests Can Earn $20 Watching the Olympics at Hickory Tavern

Guests Who Visit Hickory Tavern 5 Times During the 17-Day Olympics and Spend $5 or More Each Visit Will Receive $20 in Hickory Tavern Gift Certificates

With the must-watch 2016 Summer Olympics just days away, Hickory Tavern, the casually social neighborhood restaurant acclaimed for its sports passion, is introducing its own game that will have its guests feeling like they’re winning gold.

Beginning Friday, August 5 with the opening ceremonies through the August 21 closing ceremonies, Hickory Tavern will host the 2016 Summer Tavernlympics, where its guests will receive game cards featuring the five Olympics rings. When guests make a $5 or more purchase, they get a ring punched. If a guest visits Hickory Tavern five times during the 17-day duration of the Olympics and gets all five rings punched, they receive $20 worth of Hickory Tavern gift certificates.

“While we all know what America will be watching, Hickory Tavern wanted to make where to watch the Olympics an obvious choice,” said Hickory Tavern CMO Thom Perez. “What’s more fun than hanging out with your friends and having some great food and drinks while getting paid to do it? Just visit us 5 times in 17 days and spend $5 each time and you’ll get $20 back. Talk about a no brainer.”

NBC Sports expects NFL-like television ratings every evening during the Olympics, with viewership exceeding 20 million per night, which would make the 2016 summer games the most-watched in history.

“Anyone can turn on a TV and show the Olympics. Our 2016 Summer Tavernlympics punch card game gives our guests another reason to visit Hickory Tavern to collectively cheer on their favorite athletes and countries to victory.” continued Perez. “We’re already the area’s favorite bar and favorite place to be. Now, we’re creating special memories tied to sports and patriotism during the Olympics.”

Since opening its first restaurant in Charlotte almost 20 years ago, Hickory Tavern has become the neighborhood restaurant destination for the entire family. Perhaps best known for being named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America, Hickory Tavern’s unique brand of polished casual features a lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and approximately 70 TVs throughout the restaurant, bar and patio.

Hickory Tavern Introduces Tavernlympics, an Olympic Rings Punch Card Game Where Guests Can Earn $20 Watching the Olympics at Hickory TavernFounded in 1997, the Hickory Tavern brand has grown to include 24 restaurants in 13 communities across the southeastern United States. Hickory Tavern is a great family neighborhood restaurant with a sports passion. Its unique brand of casual dining, lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and a passion for sports is universally inviting and the perfect dining destination no matter what time of day: Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, Late Night or Gameday. Perhaps best known for being named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America or being cited by The Bleacher Report as the best local bar in the NFL city of Charlotte, the family-friendly brand recently expanded its footprint with 5 new openings in 2015, including Memphis, Winston-Salem, NC, Birmingham, Alabama, Indian Land, SC and Rock Hill, SC and well as opening in Hilton Head and Cary, NC this year.