Loxley, AL – (May 22, 2018) – Aloha Hospitality, Inc., parent company of Baumhower’s Victory Grille, will honor our military heroes by donating 5% of their restaurant’s proceeds this Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th to the veteran service programs of the National Veterans Foundation
“We could never repay the sacrifices our veterans have made defending our freedoms, but we look for any opportunity we can to try to give back,” said Bob Baumhower, CEO of Aloha Hospitality. “We respect the work of the National Veterans Foundation and value our continued partnership with them!”
This past Veteran’s Day, Aloha Hospitality and its restaurants made their largest donation to the National Veterans Foundation yet, more than $5,000 in total.
In addition to their Memorial and Veterans Day support, all of Baumhower’s restaurants, including the fine-dining gem Dauphin’s in downtown Mobile, AL offer a 25% discount for all active duty military and first responders when dining in uniform and 10% off anytime with military ID – including our veterans!
YEARS OF SUPPORT FOR VETERANS IN ALABAMA
Bob Baumhower’s family-friendly, sports-themed Baumhower’s Victory Grille chain has partnered with the National Veterans Foundation since 2014 through the “Bob’s Platoon” campaign. Shad Meshad, the President and Founder of the National Veterans Foundation and Bob Baumhower are both sons of Alabama. Shad Meshad was born and raised in Birmingham before going off to Vietnam in 1970 and then dedicating his life to counseling and advocating for veterans. Bob Baumhower played football for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide under Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant where he was an All-American offensive lineman. In the NFL, he was a five-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro for the Miami Dolphins and played in two Super Bowls under Coach Don Shula. The first of Baumhower’s restaurants was opened in 1981 and he has been in the hospitality industry ever since. The restaurant chain was created to share Bob’s passion for food, sports, and hospitality and prides itself on being the first to introduce Buffalo wings to the state of Alabama.
“Baumhower’s and Aloha Hospitality have been an important partner in our work helping veterans for several years,” said National Veterans Foundation President & Founder Shad Meshad. Bob Baumhower really cares about our troops and our vets and he demonstrates that every year with his continued support and fundraising efforts.”
ABOUT THE NATIONAL VETERANS FOUNDATION
Since 1985, the National Veterans Foundation has helped over 400,000 veterans and their families with crisis and information services through the nation’s first toll-free, vet-to-vet hotline for all U.S. veterans and their families. NVF’s veteran counselors provide veterans and their families with information, counseling and service referrals for issues around suicide, VA benefits, mental health counseling, housing, medical services, education benefits, financial issues and more.
ABOUT BAUMHOWER’S VICTORY GRILLE
For more than 35 years, the Aloha Hospitality family of restaurants has served up both a passion for food and the commitment to excellence that Bob Baumhower learned from his playing days with the Alabama Crimson Tide and Miami Dolphins. Bob and the Aloha team are committed to locally-sourced ingredients, classic to cutting-edge dishes and a spectacular guest experience. Baumhower’s Victory Grille offers ten locations throughout the state of Alabama including locations in Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Montgomery, Auburn, Mobile and Daphne. To learn more visit: www.baumhowers.com.
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