On Wednesday, November 11, for the 15th consecutive year, Golden Corral on Robert Smalls Parkway in Beaufort will once again thank thousands of active duty and retired United States military personnel for their service with a free dinner buffet and beverage, while also raising donations for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). A tradition started 14 years ago to celebrate our nation’s heroes, Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Night has served more than 4.4 million complimentary meals to military personnel and generated more than $10.2 million dollars in guest contributions to support community-based service initiatives for veterans.
“The entire Golden Corral system is very passionate about supporting our military service men and women, and we believe thanking them with a free dinner buffet is one way to show our immense appreciation for their service to our country,” said Lance Trenary, president and chief executive officer of Golden Corral. “We are very honored to have raised more than $10.2 million for the DAV over the years and look forward to adding to that total again this year.”
Golden Corral will serve free dinner buffets with beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 11 to any person who is or has served in a United States Military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves. State and local DAV representatives will be on-site at all Golden Corral locations coordinating the collection of donations from customers. While only current and former military qualify for the free meal, everyone is encouraged to come out and show support for our veterans.