Troops, vets get free sandwiches this week at Mission BBQ

Active-duty military and veterans get a free sandwich during Armed Forces Week, May 13-18, at Mission BBQ. / Photo from Mission BBQ

Veterans and active-duty military can grab a free sandwich this week at Mission BBQ, 1926 Gunbarrel Road.

To celebrate Armed Forces Week, May 13-18, the restaurant chain will offer a free thank-you sandwich to members of a different branch of the military each day: the Army on Monday, Marine Corps on Tuesday, Navy on Wednesday, Air Force on Thursday and Coast Guard on Friday.

On Saturday, free sandwiches will be available to all veterans and military personnel during "Lunch With the Heroes" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers may want to time their visit to midday, so they can sing along to the national anthem, which is played every day at noon.

"We are truly indebted to the service and sacrifice all our service members have made to our country and wish to pay tribute to each branch of the military throughout this momentous week," said a news release from the company, which operates restaurants in 16 states.

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