FLEDA dinner Friday at Frontier High

FLEDA, The Frontier Local Economic Development Association, will hold its annual commerce dinner on Friday at Frontier High School. This annual event recognizes businesses and individuals for their contribution to the economic well being of the FLEDA area. Tickets are $15 per person which include dinner and awards ceremony. Tickets may be purchased by calling 373-6681 or 373-3745, ext. 201.

Kroger stores plan holiday parties

Kroger is having holiday parties in all its 121 stores in the Mid-Atlantic Region to thank its loyal customers.

The “Celebrate the Season” parties will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The stores are located in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.

Shoppers will be treated to samples of holiday treats from the meat and deli-bakery departments and demonstrations of how to prepare foods of the season.

In addition, each store will participate with the Salvation Army to put up an Angel Tree to raise funds for needy children. For five weeks beginning Nov. 9, customers have the opportunity to pay $25 to adopt a child and provide the child’s family with a gift card for a Christmas meal.

Kroger’s Bakery associates will demonstrate cookie decorating and arrange for children to color in the Deli seating area.

Bob Evans has free hotcakes for vets

NEW ALBANY – This Veterans Day, Bob Evans Farms salutes service to country with a hearty plate of hotcakes. The company recently announced that veterans and active military personnel will receive free all-you-can-eat hotcakes at its restaurants on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. All these honored servicemen and women need do is show a valid military ID.

Guests must provide proof of service, including: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Wearing uniform, or Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW).

Shoney’s serving vets a free burger

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nothing says “thank you” like a great burger and Shoney’s is set to prove it, as the iconic all-American restaurant brand will thank the nation’s veterans and troops with a free All-American Burger on Veterans Day, Monday.

Local restaurants include Shoney at 44 Acme St., Marietta, and 1120 Garfield Ave., Parkersburg.

There is a limit of one per day per military service member and the offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offers. Offer is valid for Dine-in only and beverage, tax and gratuity are not included.

Burger King to bring back Big Mac clone

NEW YORK – What has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame bun? Burger King’s latest sandwich.

The Miami-based chain says it’s bringing back its “Big King” sandwich, which looks a lot like the popular Big Mac made by its bigger rival McDonald’s. Burger King says it’s an addition to the permanent menu rolling out this week.

Burger King says it previously offered the Big King as a limited-time offer. But back then, it didn’t have the middle bun – a Big Mac hallmark – like it does now.

It’s just the latest move by Burger King that seems to pay more than a little homage to the Golden Arches. Last spring, Burger King also unveiled a revamped menu that looked a lot like the food McDonald’s had added in recent years, such as fruit shakes, chicken snack wraps and specialty coffee drinks.

Since then, Burger King has also rolled out a rib sandwich to compete with the popular McRib, as well as chicken nuggets (Burger King is better known for its chicken tenders). As the New York Post wrote at the time, “They look like McNuggets. They’re as nutritious as McNuggets. Just don’t call them McNuggets.”