December 11, 2018

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (121118)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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Positivity: Chick-Fil-A Creates Special Restaurant In Philadelphia For Military Members Who Can’t Go To Army-Navy Game

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Philadelphia (HT Weasel Zippers):

5:17 PM 12/08/2018

Chick-fil-A had a solution for military members who could not get tickets to the Army-Navy game.

The beloved fried chicken house opened a special pop-up restaurant in Philadelphia for active duty military, veterans and their families to watch the storied game. The pop-up served food and drink from a special menu and featured games and entertainment.

Chick-fil-A is an official partner of the 119th Army-Navy game.

According to a press release from Chick-fil-A:

Chick-fil-A is proud to support and honor the men and women in the military and their families who have served, are serving, and will serve our country.

The Chick-fil-A pop-up restaurant is designed to bring fans of rival football teams together by creating a shared table. Members of the military will attend the event to participate in spirited competition, a shared meal and a watch party.

Other activities include a card writing station to show military appreciation, giveaways, food and much more. Chick-fil-A will also be flying in Army and Navy veterans nominated by local franchise Operators located across the country to attend the pre-game ceremonies and the game. …

Go here for the rest of the story.