November 5, 2013—Washington D.C.—There is a day that stands out from others to Cafe Rio Mexican Grill: Veteran’s Day. That fact is supported by the number of dollars and amount of support Café Rio donates to organizations that help active duty military  and veterans, as well as their families. That is why this Veteran’s Day will continue Café Rio Mexican Grill’s long-term tradition of offering those that have served our country, now in the past, a free meal on Veteran’s Day, November 11, in all of their east coast locations.  

            WHAT:           Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

                                    Free Meals on Veteran’s Day to all Veterans and active military


            WHEN:           Monday, November 11, 2013

East coast locations: 10:30 AM-10:00 PM

Annapolis: 3:00 PM-8:00 PM


WHERE:         Waldorf, Manassas, Germantown, Burke,  Olney, Hagerstown, Chantilly, Falls Church, Frederick, Annapolis (which opens on November 13th) will open for service and offer Veteran’s Day free meals from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM.

List of participating Cafe Rio locations can be found at:


In addition to the free meals being given away on Veteran’s Day in the above listed Cafe Rio locations, these locations will be accepting donations for Warrior Events, a non-profit organization that gives back to our military. The company will match all proceeds raised up to $2,500 at each east coast location.  

“We are very grateful to Cafe Rio and their strong forefront initiative to give back to military supported organizations,” comments John Leary, Warriors Events.

“This is truly a no-brainer for us. Doing what we can to give back to those who risk their lives for our country’s freedom is just a small gesture,” said Dave Gagnon, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. “These men and women who have served our country, present and past, are heroes. We are thrilled to align ourselves with Warrior events and to support an organization that is doing so much good for military service people.”

With a “no microwaves and no freezers” policy at every location, Cafe Rio sets the standard for fresh Mexican cuisine. Cafe Rio teams' hard work and dedication has resulted in over 60 national awards for their made-from-scratch meals. This year Cafe Rio was named the “Number One Mexican Restaurant in the Nation” by Sandelman and Associates for the third year in a row.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc.:

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been serving its loyal customers fresh Mexican food since 1997. Their menu is inspired by the traditional Mexican cooking found in the Rio Grande region of Northern Mexico, Southern Texas, and New Mexico. Cafe Rio specializes in serving its customers the highest-quality, made from scratch Mexican meals, using only the freshest ingredients. Cafe Rio currently owns and operates 66 locations, including Annapolis, in 11 states.



Cafe Rio Mexican Grill Media Representative

Jennifer Burns


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