The best way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, and every year, Chili’s Grill & Bar honors veterans and active military personnel with free entrees as a delicious and filling token of thanks. But this year, the brand is taking their appreciation one step further and making it easy for guests to pay back the injured servicemen and women who have done so much for the country. For the first time in Chili’s history, participating restaurants nationwide will host a ‘Give Back Event’ Sunday, Nov. 10 to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.
To participate in the Give Back Event, guests simply need to bring their hungry appetites into their local Chili’s anytime Sunday, Nov. 10 and mention to their server they are dining in support of WWP. The brand will, in turn, donate 10 percent of the check’s net sales to the organization – and guests can leave with their stomachs and hearts full.
“Give Back Events are more than just what Chili’s does, it is who we are, and we could not think of a better reason to broaden this local fundraising effort to say thanks to those who had and continue to have our backs,” said Krista Gibson, senior vice president of brand strategy for Chili’s Grill & Bar. “We pride ourselves on our culture of giving back locally, and with the addition of a nationwide Give Back Event benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, Chili’s guests can support the injured servicemen and women in their community as well as across the country.”
In addition to the Give Back Event, veterans and active military personnel will enjoy a free meal Monday, Nov. 11 when they dine at one of the more than 1,200 Chili’s restaurants nationwide. Signature entrees offered as part of the special Veterans Day menu include:
- Oldtimer with Cheese
- Chicken Crispers
- Margarita Grilled Chicken
- Classic Turkey Toasted Sandwich
- Lighter Choices Grilled Chicken Salad
- Soup & Salad Combo
- Full-sized Flatbread (any flavor)
- Pizza (any flavor)
- Any Lunch Combo during lunch hours
During Veterans Day and throughout the fall, guests can also ‘pour’ on additional support for WWP and share their appreciation with both veterans and active-duty service members by looking for the “Our Turn to Serve” Heinz Ketchup bottle on their Chili’s table. Guests can scan the QR code on the specially marked ketchup bottles and write a thank you note to those who have served the country. For every thank you written, Heinz will donate $1 to WWP, up to $250,000.
To learn more about Chili’s Give Back Event benefiting WWP and Veterans Day offering, visit chilis.com.