HMSHost sent word that military veterans-turned chefs have created a special burger –the Pimento Cheeseburger – which is on the menu throughout November at more than 70 restaurants in dozens of airports.
The burger is topped with crunchy fried onions, pickle chips, lettuce and tomato; it is finished with pimento cheese and it is served on a brioche bun.
Buy the burger during November 2019 and you’ll not only get a tasty meal but a portion of what you pay for that burger will go to Folds of Honor, which supports military families.
Better yet, on Veterans Day, November 11, all active-duty and military vets with ID can order one of these special Pimento Cheeseburgers and have it for free at participating locations.
Participating burger locations include the Flying Dog Tap House at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI); the Dallas Cowboys Club at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Soho Bistro at JFK Airport, the Rolling Stone Bar & Grill at LAX and a long list of other HMSHost airport restaurants.
NOT traveling on Veterans Day?
Don’t worry. HMSHost also offers a year-round military discount.
There is a 15% military discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at HMSHost locations throughout the United States.
Located in the Airport’s Terminal B, next to the baggage claim area on the Arrivals Level, the center will be staffed by volunteers and offer a canteen, movies, travel assistance and Wi-Fi. It will be open on a complimentary basis to active and reserve members and their dependents as well as military retirees on a space available basis.
On November 7, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport dedicated two new displays at the Founders Plaza airport observation area to honor the hundreds of local corporate, business and community organizations and the thousands of volunteers who took part in the “Welcome Home A Hero” program that greeted incoming troops at DFW from 2004 through 2012.
The new exhibits include a commemorative center detailing the accomplishments of the volunteer greeter program, expanded information about DFW Airport, and an fountain recreating the Airport’s “shower of affection” water cannon salutes over incoming aircraft.
A cute pop-up shop from eco-minded, ultra-hip on-line retailer Zady has opened in Delta’s Terminal D at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport and will stay open daily through January 4th.
Better yet: five percent of every sale benefits Zady’s non-profit partner, The Bootstrap Project (TBP), which supports traditional crafts and customs and sustainable economic development in communities around the world.
And on Monday, Veterans Day, keep in mind that in the Paradies shops at Philadelphia International Airport, including CNBC News (Terminal A-East through E) and Heritage Books (B/C Connector), you can purchase an item as a donation for troops overseas. Examples include non-perishable food and beverages, magazines and reading materials, travel-sized sundries, neck pillows and just-for-fun souvenirs or gifts. The shops will collect the passenger donations and deliver them to the USO in Terminal A.
Many of the Paradies-operated shops in airports in other cities participate in the program as well, so keep and eye open as you travel.
This is a truly great endeavor by some inns and B&Bs across the country.
On November 10th, in observance of Veterans Day (November 11th), more than 300 B&Bs and Inns in more than 40 states around the country will be offering a free night’s stay to active and retired U.S. military members. Here’s the list of participating properties.
Each property is committing to offer at least one room, and many properties are already full. But the program is getting a lot of attention, so check back to see if other properties join the list.
Here’s something sure to be controversial: Singapore Airlines has partnered with OnAir to offer passengers Wi-Fi Internet and mobile services – including the option to make and receive phone calls. The service will begin being rolled out in the first half of 2011.
What do you think?
Get ready: winter is coming and for outdoor fans Southwest Airlines will be hosting free ice-skating in downtown Denver.
The Southwest Rink at Skyline Park will be next to the historic Daniels and Fisher Clocktower, right next to the recently opened Southwest Porch.
Free skating starts November 26th. You can bring your own skates or rent some there.