Brandon, Florida -- For the twelfth straight year, Golden Corral is inviting U.S. military veterans to sit down for a free dinner Monday.
Every Golden Corral restaurant in the Tampa Bay area and across America is offering free dinner and a beverage to anyone who has served in the armed forces.
More than 375,000 veterans and active duty members of the military took part in the event last year, the restaurant chain says.
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The free dinners are offered from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. Veterans asking for a free meal are not required to show any identification.
Non-military visitors are asked to donate to the organization Disabled American Veterans. In 2011, those donations to DAV topped $1 million.
Over the past eleven years, Golden Corral says it has served more than 3.2 million free "thank you" meals to current and former U.S. servicemembers.
Tampa Bay area Golden Corral restaurants are located in Bradenton, Brandon, Brooksville, Lakeland, Largo, Port Richey, Temple Terrace, Town 'n' Country, and Zephyrhills.
Grayson Kamm, 10 News