Sticky Fingers Ribhouse wants police officers to know people appreciate their service after the shootings in Dallas Thursday.
The restaurant will offer free meals all day to policemen at all 12 of its restaurants in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee on July 8, according to Robert Patterson, chief operating officer.
“In light of everything that happened yesterday, we want to let law enforcement agencies know that we support them and we wanted to do something positive to let them know that while they are doing their jobs today,” Patterson said.
A large group of police officers from Mount Pleasant was expected to eat lunch at the restaurant there Friday, he said.
Five police officers were killed Thursday evening in Dallas and six others were wounded when gunmen opened fire during a peaceful protest over the recent shootings of black men by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana.
Locally, Sticky Fingers operates restaurants also in downtown Charleston and Summerville.
Also, on Saturday, the Rusty Rudder restaurant at 3563 N. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant will offer one free entree to all law enforcement officers.
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