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October 20, 2014Claim Jumper Restaurants is proud to thank U.S. military veterans by offering a free complimentary meal to those who have served our country on Veterans Day.
“We look forward to providing our nation’s heroes with VIP treatment and the opportunity to enjoy a great meal with friends and family,” said Tilman Fertitta, sole owner, chairman and CEO of Landry’s, Inc. “Veterans Day is a special time of year when our country must recognize and commemorate the heroic service of those who dedicate their lives to protect us.”
On Monday, November 10, all Claim Jumper locations will provide the brave men and women who serve our country a complimentary lunch or dinner from a special menu complete with the restaurant’s signature dishes. Menu options include favorites such as fresh baked pot pies, Tilapia Bianca, Roasted Tri Tip Dinner, Roasted Tri Tip Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Salmon, Black Tie Pasta and Chicken Fried Steak. 
The special complimentary menu will be available to those who have been honorably discharged from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy or Coast Guard. Verification of service is required.
Inspired by California’s Gold Rush history, Claim Jumper Restaurants opened its first location in Los Alamitos, California in 1977. Today, the popular concept is an established family favorite, with 42 restaurants nationwide, including 24 in California.  With a modern twist on traditional American cuisine, the chain’s extensive menu offers a wide variety of food and beverage choices along with a number of unique menu items. Claim Jumper is a 100% trans-fat free restaurant offering vegetarian items and a gluten-free menu. Claim Jumper has been repeatedly listed in Consumer Reports as the No. 1 restaurant in each of the markets it operates for food, service, guest satisfaction and value. 
Known for their wide selection of fresh options, the American cuisine favorite offers guests tasty selections including burgers, sandwiches, fresh baked pot pies, specialty salads, pasta, baby back pork ribs, fresh fish, Certified Angus Beef®, USDA Choice steaks and more. Make sure to save room for their famous Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake! All Claim Jumper breads, soups, dressings and desserts are made from scratch daily.
Reservations are highly encouraged, as tables fill up quickly. Guests can visit
  to find a location near them and to call to make their reservations today.
Landry’s, Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 500 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony's, Grotto, Willie G's and others. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; and Biloxi, Miss., with a fifth location coming to Lake Charles, La. in 2014. Landry’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island.

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SHOP SMART AND SUPPORT A LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Lord & Taylor Hosts “FUNdraising Day: Shop Chic and Make It Count” Nov. 4

Lord & Taylor Hosts “FUNdraising Day: Shop Chic and Make It Count” Nov. 4
 Lord & Taylor at Oakbrook Center is teaming up with local, not-for-profit organizations to raise money in style. On Tuesday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to attend FUNdraising Day at Lord & Taylor to shop for the latest trends, support their favorite not-for-profit organization and enjoy food and entertainment. By purchasing a coupon book – for only $5 – from one of the participating not-for-profit partners or on site, shoppers will be entitled to exclusive deals throughout the store.
FUNdraising Day will allow Lord & Taylor to support not-for-profit organizations throughout the greater Chicagoland area while rewarding guests with special deals. Leading up to the event, participating organizations will be selling $5 coupon booklets – all proceeds of which will benefit the not-for-profit organizations. Lord & Taylor also will donate additional money to the two not-for-profits that sell the most tickets, as well as to the two not-for-profits that generate the highest event attendance.
“FUNdraising Day is a great event that gives guests the chance to donate to a not-for-profit of their choice while benefitting from amazing deals on the latest fashion, cosmetics and fragrances, and accessories,” said Ravi Paudel, general manager for Lord & Taylor at Oakbrook Center. “We are excited to host this event and to support worthy organizations in the communities where our customers live.”
Nine local, not-for-profit organizations will be participating in this event to raise money for a variety of deserving causes, ranging from animal rescue to housing support. 
  • Black Diamond Charities, located in Lake Zurich, equips underserved children with school supplies, and helps veterans transition back to civilian life.
  • Community Nurse Health Center is located in La Grange and serves residents of the western suburbs of Chicago. The organization helps those who have limited access to care, providing them with integrated health care services and education.
  • DuPage Habitat for Humanity is the locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The organization works in partnership with the community to build affordable housing for limited-income families.
  • DuPage Homeownership Center provides a full range of services to promote responsible, sustainable homeownership, with an emphasis on serving first-time homebuyers, low- and moderate-income households and homeowners in crisis.
  • Giving DuPage is an organization that connects donors and volunteers with local opportunities to give back and get involved. Giving DuPage also offers training opportunities and provides a board recruitment and placement program for local not-for-profit organizations.
  • Greyhounds Only, located in Carol Stream, strives to place retired racing and at-risk greyhounds into responsible, loving homes, educate the public about the breed and provide greyhounds access to high-quality medical care.
  • Hanover Park Community Resource Coalition offers a safe and supportive environment at several locations that provide multiple educational resources to both children and adults through tutoring, mentoring and advocacy by trained and dedicated volunteers.
  • Helping Hand Center, located in Countryside, serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. The organization offers a range of programs and services, including outpatient therapies, high school transition, residential homes, employment services, adult developmental training and special recreation programs.
  • Oak Park and River Forest Food Pantry provides hunger relief to families in Oak Park and surrounding communities, including portions of the city of Chicago. In 2013, the organization fed 43,937 individuals.
More information about this event can be found online at
, or by calling 630-574-8000. To purchase FUNdraising Day coupon books, contact your preferred not-for-profit organization or visit Lord & Taylor at Oakbrook Center starting October 23. 
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About Lord & Taylor
Lord & Taylor is an upscale specialty department store that has built a reputation for attentive customer service and high-quality merchandise focused on apparel and accessories. Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is America's oldest department store and one of America's premier retailers.  Today, Lord & Taylor operates 49 full-line stores in 10 states and the District of Columbia, four Lord & Taylor outlet stores and, the company's online store.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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