Have you heard of the veterans discount? This is a small gesture many restaurants and stores offer as a token of appreciation to those who served our country. Although it’s nothing much, it sure serves as a ‘thank you’ for putting their life in danger to protect our country.
A KFC store in Ohio decided to offer that appreciation as well!
Once the sign was put on the window and posted online, it got a lot of attention.
Disregarding the time and date, the store policy was to allow all dressed in uniform to eat for free. The original idea was to offer a discount on the chicken as a small gesture of appreciation to local officers, but this new policy was about to get more attention online.
Many discussions engaged as the photo was posted on a Facebook page called Ohio Going Blue, and despite having more than 7,000 likes and a thousands of shares, people shared different opinions in the comment section.
People wondered if this is really good idea. Other remarks indicated that as an officer they would rather pay for their meal instead of having to enjoy special privileges.
Comments from the Facebook Page admins:
“This is a positive post, but some of you can’t see the bigger picture. As an officer, I do not go into any establishment expecting ANYTHING to be free if I’m in uniform or not. There are other officers who feel similar. We don’t like “special treatment”. The reason for the post is because KFC is acknowledging law enforcement. To those who stated that other first responders should also be acknowledged. My answer? ABSOLUTELY.”
The sign will remain on the window despite people having different opinion’s about it.
For the officers who put their lives at stake to serve our nation, let this sign be a small gesture of appreciation. What’s your opinion on this?
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