TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants and its Applebee’s Launch 2nd Annual Hometown Hero Search
TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) and our 65 Applebee’s restaurants have launched a statewide campaign to recognize Michigan’s dedicated military members in honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.
TSFR and our Applebee’s restaurants are seeking community nominations beginning today, June 25, through Wednesday, July 4 for hometown military heroes who have courageously served or are enlisted in military services. TSFR will select a group of semi-finalists heroes throughout the state.
The public can then vote on the TSFR website for their favorite hometown hero from the semi-finalists from Friday, July 6 through Tuesday, July 10. The five heroes who receive the most public votes will each receive a $500 Visa gift card and a celebration at their neighborhood Applebee’s.
All military members who reside within a 15-mile radius of TSFR’s Applebee’s restaurants are eligible to be one of the five finalists.
Those interested in nominating a military member need to complete the form, including the nominator’s name and contact information, the nominee’s name and city of residence, and 200 words or less explaining why the military member should be recognized. Nominators can access the form here: bit.ly/ApplebeesHometownHero.
We are thrilled to be bringing back our Hometown Heroes program to shine a spotlight on the men and women in our community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. We are honored to recognize the selfless service of our active and veteran military members and look forward to showing our appreciation for the sacrifices they have made. It is our hope that we can increase awareness of these every day heroes and show them our gratitude for their efforts to protect our freedom.
TSFR will also offer veterans and active military personnel 30 percent off of their meals from Monday, July 2 thru Friday, July 6. Ongoing supporters of military members, TSFR regularly features a Military Mondays special every week at its Applebee’s locations, where veterans and active military members can enjoy a 30 percent discount on their meals. Additionally, TSFR hosts a variety of fundraising events throughout the year to support the men and women in the military and offers free meals to them on Veterans Day each year.
Below, please find a video from our 2017 Hometown Hero celebrations: