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C-store Retailers Find Ways to Honor Veterans

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Sunday marks Veterans Day and convenience store retailers across the country are finding ways to honor those men and women who served our country.

Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz Convenience Restaurants will serve all military veterans a free hot dog lunch on Monday, Nov. 12, to commemorate Veterans Day. Veterans will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at all 430 Sheetz locations throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.

Binghamton, N.Y.-based Mirabito Convenience Stores is showing its support by offering free coffee, any size, to members of the armed services throughout the weekend. The Mirabito Family of Cos. includes Mirabito Energy Products, Mirabito, Quickway and Convenience Express Stores, Old Road Truck Repair and the Rewards Plus customer loyalty program. Its stores are located in Upstate New York.

Manley's Mighty Marts is also giving away free New England coffee (or hot beverage) to all veterans and military personnel on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Also based in Binghamton, N.Y., the family-owned company operates 23 convenience stores in New York State.

In addition, Westlake, Ohio-based TravelCenters of America (TA) is offering complimentary meals to truck drivers who are veterans of the U.S. armed services on Sunday at more than 170 participating TA and Petro Stopping Center restaurants, as CSNews Online previously reported. On Nov. 11, any driver who is a veteran and holds a commercial driver's license can receive a free meal of their choice, up to a $15 value, by showing proof of service prior to ordering their meal at Iron Skillet, Country Pride and other full-service restaurants within TA and Petro Stopping Centers.


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