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Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

ATLANTA -- Applebee's expects to serve more than one million free meals to veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day.

This is the third year in a row that the Kansas City, Mo.-based chain restaurant has held its Thank You Movement to show appreciation for the brave men and women who serve our country.

And part of that movement includes allowing members of the military to eat for free on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Active duty military members and veterans can receive their free food from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Metro Atlanta Applebee's locations include:

Athens
* 2226 West Broad Street

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

ATLANTA – It’s almost Thanksgiving, have you started preparing? If not, there may be no need; a number of local restaurants are taking the effort out of your Thanksgiving holiday, with pre-prepared and packaged meals. However, don’t hesitate placing your orders because the restaurants we’ve listed are booking up quickly.

Reading is SWEET! campaign ends Monday

Reading is SWEET! campaign ends Monday

ATLANTA -- October is both National Book Month and National Cookie Month, so why not combine the two into a sweet book drive?

The second annual Reading is SWEET! National Book Drive, sponsored by Great American Cookies, runs through Monday, Oct. 31.

Throughout the month, the stores collected new and gently used books to be donated to local charities and public libraries. Everyone who donated a book received a free cookie.

"Last year's Reading is SWEET! program was a huge success, thanks to the efforts of our store owners, customers and community partners," said Jenn Johnston, chief marketing & operations officer for GFG Management, which manages Great American Cookies. "We're excited to continue the event for 2011 and can't wait to see how many books we can collect and how many cookies we can give away."

Jimmy John's subs are $1 on Thursday

Jimmy John's subs are $1 on Thursday

ATLANTA -- Who doesn't love cheap eats?

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, sandwiches at Metro Atlanta Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops will be $1. The deal is part of a Customer Appreciation Day for everyone who enjoys Jimmy John's "freaky fast, freaky fresh" signature subs.

Jimmy John's was started by 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud in an Illinois garage in 1983. Today, the chain has more than 1,200 locations in 39 states.

Metro Atlanta Jimmy John's restaurants include:

Alpharetta
* 4180 Old Milton Parkway
* 875 North Main Street

Athens
* 600 West Baxter

Atlanta
* 1921 Peachtree Road, Buckhead
* 3324-A Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead
* 60 Luckie Street, Downtown
* 400 West Peachtree Street, Downtown
* 925-A Peachtree Street NE, Midtown
* 365 14th Street NW, West Side

Taste of Atlanta Returns to Tech Square with Food, Drink and Fun: 10th Anniversary on October 22-23

Taste of Atlanta Returns to Tech Square with Food, Drink and Fun: 10th Anniversary on October 22-23

For its 10th anniversary, Taste of Atlanta brings the culinary creativity to a new level. Featuring city favorites, novel newcomers and global eateries, the street festival welcomes more than 80 of Atlanta’s favorite dining destinations Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 in Tech Square. With gourmet grub from the city’s most renowned restaurateurs, live cooking demos and more, Taste of Atlanta is the ultimate ticket to palate-pleasing fun this fall.

 

The landmark celebration combines festival favorites and new experiences:

  • Barcraft Competition – It’s back! Guests can channel their inner mixologist and sample cocktails from Atlanta’s best bartenders as they compete for the top spot. Open to VIP ticket holders only.
  • Family Food Zone – Step right up for demos and cooking lessons from national and local chefs in an interactive environment.

Free Coke Freestyle drinks at Firehouse Subs

Free Coke Freestyle drinks at Firehouse Subs

ATLANTA -- Firehouse Subs will mark its launch of the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system with a free happy hour at its Atlanta locations from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Customers can enjoy free drinks from the Freestyle, a touch-screen operated server that lets customers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 120 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

"The first time we saw Coca-Cola Freestyle, we knew it would revolutionize the beverage industry," said Robin Sorensen, co-founder of Firehouse Subs. "Customers rave about Coca-Cola Freestyle. It offers an interactive experience that when combined with our subs is unmatched. We're pumped to be the first national chain on the planet to bring the fountain of the future to all of our loyal customers."

Firehouse has 30 Metro Atlanta locations.

 

DEALCHICKEN: $5 for $10 at SunO Dessert

DEALCHICKEN: $5 for $10 at SunO Dessert

DULUTH, Ga. -- Summer is over, but it's never too late to indulge in a little ice cream, especially when it's low in fat -- and price.

Monday's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a half-price treat from the original SunO Dessert store in Gwinnett County. For only $5, DealChicken members can indulge in $10 worth of SunO's signature dessert, which involves freezing ice cream in a block of ice and then shaving it into a fluffy pile of snow, or other goodies from the popular shop.

This deal is good for the Duluth SunO Dessert location at 2570 Pleasant Hill Road only. It expires on Apr. 3, 2012.

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