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Restaurants give free meals to veterans

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Many local restaurants in the Tri-Cites welcomed veterans this weekend for a free meal on the house.

The Texas Roadhouse in Kennewick is offering free food to veterans and the response has been huge. Over the weekend they served nearly a thousand vets. They're continuing the free meals through tomorrow and expect to serve another 700.

"We are, as part of the community, so thankful for all that they've done for us. Like I say, it sounds like a big gift but it's a very, very, very small gift in comparison to what they've given us," said Steve Dunn, Texas Roadhouse managing partner.

Texas Roadhouse was just one of many generous restaurants to serve veterans free meals Sunday.

Wingstop, Applebee's and Wild Horse Resort and Casino also offered meals to former military members.

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