American Roadhouse honors public servantsWritten by Kyle Reynolds | | firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a place for heroes in Perrysburg — American Roadhouse.
The American Roadhouse, located at 27096 Oakmead Drive, is celebrating the men and women serving in the armed forces, fire department and police department.
The restaurant, which opened in February, has a wall of heroes for veterans.
Veterans can get a plaque on the wall that includes their name, military branch logo, unit number and signature, said American Roadhouse Marketing Manager Al Luna.
Owner Jeff Bollin said he wanted to have the wall of heroes to show his gratitude for people in the military.
“Tiny bit of recognition for their service to our country,” Bollin said. “These people don’t get enough recognition.”
Luna urges veterans to submit any pictures they have of themselves or their unit for the wall,
Military, firefighter and police uniforms are also on display in the restaurant.
American Roadhouse is also giving a portion of its profits to local charities, Luna said.
On Mondays, Rossford School District is the charity; on Tuesdays it is Honor Flight, on Wednesdays it is Perrysburg School District and on Thursday the Alzheimer’s Association.
Honor Flights is an organization that arranges for World War II veterans to fly to Washington D.C for free to see the National World War II Memorial.
Bollin said he always wanted to join the Navy so he could serve his country, but bad allergies and poor hearing prevented him from being able. Helping local charities and honoring the members of the military are his ways of giving back.
“I always had a sense that I wanted to give back to the community,” Bollin said. “I got used to working for myself and then I decided I wanted to help with charities.”
The restaurant will give the charities 5 percent of its daily profit from food sales if that profit is $2,000 to $3,000, Luna said.
If the profit is more than $3,000 it will give the charity 10 percent of that profit, Luna said.