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On Tuesday, November 11, City Barbeque donated thousands of meals to active military and Veterans

10614367_10152905220318169_3969400378199745871_nin honor of  Veterans Day, while working with Elderheart to spread awareness of their Mission 22 campaign to thousands visiting one of the 23 locations that day.

All City Barbeque locations participated by giving one free half pound sandwich platter to each Veteran for either dine-in  or carryout orders.

“Thank you for your support of Veterans. I took you up on your lunch offer and really enjoyed it. I went to the Avon, Indiana store with a Navy Veteran buddy and the coolest thing to see were the young people taking their parents and grandparents who served to lunch. What a nice picture of family and community you created.” – an email to City  Barbeque from US Army Veteran, Scott Arndt.

Mission 22 is an Elderheart campaign designed to raise awareness about the devastating fact that 22 U.S. military veterans commit suicide every day as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

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Elderheart is a Veteran organization that does community projects as well as public, private and corporate art to raise awareness for the 22 Veteran suicides that occur every day. Their purpose is to employ and empower Veterans while raising this awareness.

To learn more about Elderheart and Mission 22, visit their site.

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On Tuesday, November 11, City Barbeque will provide a free sandwich platter to all military veterans and troops and will be working with Elderheart to raise awareness about their Mission 22 project with dine in guests on Veterans day.Mission 22 is an Elderheart campaign designed to raise awareness about the devastating fact that 22 U.S. military veterans commit suicide every day as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.“Honoring the service of our veterans is something that is very important to us,” said Rick Malir, president and founder of City Barbeque. “At City Barbeque, we can show appreciation by serving veterans a great bbq meal  – I encourage everyone to find a way to express a sincere thank you for the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of our veterans.”

All City Barbeque locations in Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Cary, NC are participating. One free half pound sandwich platter will be given to each veteran for either dine-in or carryout orders. City Barbeque will be open 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. on the 11th.

Elderheart is a Veteran organization that does community projects as well as public, private and corporate art to raise awareness for the 22 Veteran suicides that occur every day. Their purpose is to employ and empower Veterans while raising this awareness.

City Barbeque provides competition quality barbeque and has more than 100 certified barbeque judges throughout their staff. This level of commitment to quality requires meats slow-smoked on site, sandwiches trimmed to order, and scratch made sides and desserts made in the restaurant. Service is a fast casual style. Guests dining-in can enjoy their barbeque in a relaxed environment with great outdoor space when the weather is nice. For those on the go, City Barbeque is also an expert in carry out for office lunches and take home dinners, to large parties and events. City Barbeque believes that great barbeque isn’t just about food, it’s also about community. They have demonstrated their support by giving more than 10% of their pretax profits to non-profits in the community.

On Wednesday, October 22 City Barbeque will hold its fourth annual fundraiser in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each location is donating 5% of total sales this day to a local cancer research organization.

“This day has become a tradition that our City Barbeque team gets excited about every year. Many joints ‘think pink’ and really dress up the restaurant to make a true celebration. It’s such a great feeling to have an avenue to help the cause,” says City Barbeque Director of Marketing, Alison Bechtel.

“This year we’ve chosen to donate to benefit general cancer research, because we know so many of our guests have been affected by cancer of all kinds,” she added.

City Barbeque will be open 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. on the 22nd. The donation will come from both dine in and carryout sales.

City Barbeque officially launches a new brisket sandwich on August 5, 2014. The “More Cowbell” sandwich, whose name evolved from a Facebook contest naming the sandwich, gives a nod to the Saturday Night Live skit featuring Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken but truly stems from the fact that testers of the item just couldn’t get enough.

“A common response from the testing phase was ‘I gotta have more of it’, which sealed the deal really for the ‘More Cowbell’ name we were throwing around,” says City Barbeque VP of Marketing, Brian Hipsher.

“It seems there is an addictive quality to it,” he adds. The sandwich consists of City Barbeque’s award-winning beef brisket, topped with provolone cheese, grilled peppers and onions, onion straws and horseradish dressing all piled high between two pieces of garlic buttered Texas toast.

“We spoke to some medical professionals and they believe the only prescription for the craving one gets after eating this More Cowbell sandwich is to eat more of it.”

On Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th, City Barbeque is donating $1 from each “More Cowbell” to a local food bank in each of their location’s areas, partnering with the Food Rescue initiative each location participates in by freezing and donating leftovers at the end of the night to the local organization.