As part of the restaurant’s reopening celebration, O’Charley’s in Douglasville recognized Korean War veteran Doug McClain as a Hometown Hero. The recognition took place on May 5 at noon at the 9329 The Landing Drive location of O’Charley’s following a ribbon cutting with the Douglas County Chamber.
McClain joined the Army in January of 1950. He completed basic training and was stationed at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina before being deployed to Korea later that year. McClain served almost two years in Korea. He was involved in the Battle of Pusan Perimeter in 1950, the Battle of the Punchbowl and the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge in 1951. His company was in a combat zone the entire deployment. It was during this time that McClain achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class. McClain returned to the states in 1952 and went into the Reserves before retiring from the Army in 1956. He received several medals for his deployment and service in a combat zone.
O’Charley’s is honoring Hometown Heroes at 43 remodeled restaurant locations this year in conjunction with the company’s revitalization and reimaging plan. O’Charley’s has a longstanding history of honoring veterans and active duty soldiers. More than 50 individuals were honored during last year’s Hometown Hero programs.
“These men and women who serve our country are true American heroes, and it’s important for O’Charley’s to say “thank you” in the best way we know by inviting the individuals and their families to their local restaurant for a night of celebration, food and great service,” said Mickey Mills, president of O’Charley’s. “It’s an honor to know that these veterans and soldiers – our local Hometown Heroes – will be among the first to experience the revitalized restaurants.”
O’Charley’s was born in Nashville, Tennessee and has been a quintessential American Restaurant with Southern roots since its beginning in Nashville over 40 years ago. Famous for its unsliceably soft rolls, Prime Rib on the weekend, Sunday Brunch and fresh baked pie, O’Charley’s operates 213 restaurants in 20 states in the Southeast and Midwest, including 207 company-owned and operated O’Charley’s restaurants and six restaurants operated by franchises and joint venture partners.
DC Chamber past Chairman of the Board and Ga Power Area Manager, John Sell congratulated Troy on behalf of the Chamber. “We appreciate O’Charley’s being a Chamber member and we look forward to seeing our members dining in this state of the art facility. Please let the Chamber know if there is anything we can do to help your business!”
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American Blue Ribbon Holdings (ABRH) is a diversified food service company that operates or franchises more than 640 company and franchise restaurants in 43 states. ABRH brands include O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine, Max & Erma’s, Village Inn, Bakers Square, and Legendary Baking. ABRH is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF). For more information on American Blue Ribbon Holdings, please visit http://www.abrholdings.com/.