O’Charley’s Teams Up with The Folded Flag Foundation to Provide Scholarships to Military Families

Now Through Veterans Day, Portion of Sales at O’Charley’s Will Be
Donated to Families of Fallen Soldiers

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–O’Charley’s, a Southern-inspired restaurant with locations across 20
states, today announced a partnership with The Folded Flag Foundation,
an organization that provides scholarships and educational support
grants to families of fallen soldiers. The brand and its 200+
restaurants have committed to raise up to $75,000 for the United States
military and their families by donating $0.25 for every 22oz. beer sold
now through Veteran’s Day Weekend (November 13) to The Folded Flag
Foundation. One hundred percent of all donations given to The Folded
Flag Foundation go directly to the families of U.S. soldiers who have
died during combat operations, in the form of scholarships and grants.

In the past 25 years, more than 7,000 men and women have died while
deployed in the combat zone, leaving behind thousands of spouses who
struggle to support themselves and their children’s education. While
government assistance programs exist, they do not provide enough to
cover education costs for the soldiers’ children. For these families in
need, The Folded Flag Foundation is making a difference by ensuring the
children of our service members are on a successful path towards
college. Thanks to the organization’s hard work and generous supporters,
the Folded Flag Foundation awarded 44 educational grants for the
2016-2017 academic year, totaling $365,000 in scholarships to students
in need.

“We are so grateful to O’Charley’s for recognizing our cause and helping
us make a difference in the lives of military families,” said John
Coogan, Executive Director at The Folded Flag Foundation. “We want to
thank O’Charley’s for their generous donation and for all that they do
to support our military and their families.”

O’Charley’s has a longstanding history of honoring our military and
their families and encouraging community involvement thanks to
initiatives like its Hometown Hero program which has honored more than
160 military individuals to date. During this partnership with The
Folded Flag Foundation, the restaurant will provide guests an
opportunity to join them in support by providing an opportunity to
donate on their individual check.

“The Folded Flag Foundation’s mission is one that is important to
O’Charley’s,” Eddie Hall, O’Charley’s president, said. “We understand
the sacrifice not only these fallen soldiers have made for our country,
but their families as well. We are committed to giving back to the
military and we know The Folded Flag Foundation is something our guests
will be honored to support.”

In addition to this partnership, O’Charley’s will celebrate Veterans Day
by once again offering veterans and active duty service members a free
meal on Veterans Day (November 11). Additionally, O’Charley’s offers a
10 percent discount to military all year long.

To find an O’Charley’s location, view the complete menu or join the
email club, visit http://www.ocharleys.com.

About O’Charley’s:

O’Charley’s was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and has been a
quintessential American Restaurant with Southern roots since its
beginning in Nashville over 40 years ago. Famous for its unsliceably
soft rolls, Prime Rib Lovers’ Weekend for Two, Sunday Brunch and fresh
baked pie, O’Charley’s operates 211 restaurants in 20 states in the
Southeast and Midwest, including 205 company-owned and operated
O’Charley’s restaurants and six restaurants operated by franchises and
joint venture partners.

About The Folded Flag Foundation:

The Folded Flag Foundation was formed as a non-profit organization that
relies on public donations to help supplement the current death benefits
available to the dependents of United States military personnel and
other government employees while deployed in combat. The Foundation is
strongly committed to honoring these military fallen heroes by aiding
the families with financial support for continued education. One hundred
percent of all donations go directly to the qualifying families in need.
To learn more, visit www.foldedflagfoundation.org.


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Quinn Kaemmer, 615-645-4320