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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants and Its Applebee’s Launch 3rd Annual Hometown Heroes Award

Posted on June 24th, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in Community, Events

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) and its 65 Applebee’s restaurants have launched its third annual statewide campaign to recognize Michigan’s dedicated military members in honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

A community-favorite program, we are thrilled to enter our third year of searching for the men and women in our community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The selfless service of our active and veteran military members allows us to live free every day because of the sacrifices they have made. It is our hope that we can shine a spotlight on these every day heroes who are serving our country and communities with a token of our gratitude and appreciation.

TSFR and its Applebee’s restaurants are seeking community nominations beginning Monday, June 24 through Thursday, July 4 for hometown military heroes who have courageously served or are enlisted in military services. TSFR will select a group of semi-finalist heroes throughout the state. The public can then vote on the TSFR website for their favorite hometown hero from Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12. The five heroes who receive the most public votes will each receive a $250 Visa gift card, $250 in Applebee’s Gift Cards 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. A list of locations is available here.

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 a 1-minute video or a written 200 words or less brief explaining why the military member should be recognized. Nominators can access the form here:

TSFR will also offer veterans and active military personnel 30 percent off of their meals from Monday, July 1 thru Friday, July 5. 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.

Form to nominate a veteran or active military personnel: