All 320 family casual restaurants rally to support active military families
Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet are joining forces to help military families with a system-wide fundraiser on Monday, January 12, 2015. All 320 family casual restaurants will be hosting a Military Benefit Night for the Armed Services YMCA, a top-rated charity that supports active military and their families. The national fundraiser will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on January 12, and a portion of the sales generated during that time will be donated to the ASYMCA to further their mission of “making military life easier.”
“The ASYMCA provides critical programs and services for our active duty military men and women, as well as their families. We are honored to align ourselves with this highly regarded organization” said
Anthony Wedo, CEO for Ovation Brands and newly appointed ASYMCA national board member. “The Military Benefit Night further emphasizes our commitment to the brave soldiers who sacrifice so much for our freedom and safety, and their loved ones who stand by them. We anticipate raising at least $10,000 for the ASYMCA with the help of our guests.”
To participate in the Military Benefit Night, simply dine at any of the buffet restaurants between 5 to 8 p.m. on January 12, and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the ASYMCA. All 320 stores will be participating. For a list of locations, visit the official websites for Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, or Old Country Buffet.
“The ASYMCA relies on the generosity of supporters and partners like Ovation Brands to continue our programs,” said Mike Landers, President and CEO of the national ASYMCA. “Thanks to their support nationally and locally, we are able to continue programs like Operations Outdoors (a camp program for military children and parents) and Operation Hero (an after-school program that helps elementary-aged military children cope with the stress of having a parent or parents who are deployed). We are fortunate to offer a number of programs free of charge for active military, their spouses, and children.”
January 12 also marks the re-launch of the Military Mondays program that is available at all Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet restaurants. Every Monday, all active, reserve, retired military and their spouses enjoy exclusive discounts all day at the restaurants. The re-launch of the program will feature the $5.99 adult lunch, $8.99 adult dinner and $1.99 kids meal pricing, as well as the addition of themed menu items and special in-store activities that celebrate the military. Valid military ID is required for the discounts.
Select locations will also feature installations that honor the military with memorabilia and photos donated by guests. Check your local restaurant for details regarding what and how you may contribute to these in-store fixtures.
Ovation Brands currently operates 330 restaurants in 35 states, comprised of 320 steak-buffet restaurants and 10 Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse restaurants. The restaurants are principally operated under the Old Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet and Ryan’s brands. Ovation employs over 17,000 team members and serves approximately 100 million customers annually. Corporate headquarters are based in Greer, SC with a Corporate Support Center located in Eagan, MN. For more information, visit www.OvationBrands.com.
The Armed Services YMCA is a top-rated charity that serves more than 500,000 troops and their families annually through 200 service centers at its 32 branch and affiliate locations serving 45 of the largest military installations nationwide. The mission of the ASYMCA is to make military life easier through various support services and programs including childcare, hospital assistance, spouse support services, deployment support, family support, employment support, computer training, and more. For additional information on the ASYMCA, visit www.ASYMCA.org.