Iron Skillet Dishes Up Food to Benefit the Troops

$1 goes to Mobile USO with each "BBQ Double Up Deal" purchased

Published in CSP Daily News

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Iron Skillet Restaurants located at participating Petro Stopping Centers nationwide this summer are featuring the "BBQ Double Up Deal." The promotion is geared to raise funds to support the troops through USO and the Mobile USO program. Petro Stopping Centers is the premier travel center brand owned and operated by TravelCenters of America LLC.

The promotion runs while supplies last at all participating locations. To participate in the deal, customers may pair one of the 12 featured entrees with BBQ ribs. With each BBQ Double Up Deal purchased, the company [image-nocss] will donate $1 to the Mobile USO program, up to $35,000.

Also during this period, with a purchase of an adult entree, kids 10 and under eat free from the kids menu at all participating locations.

"We are excited about the Iron Skillet Restaurants promotion to benefit the troops through our Mobile USO program," said Sloan Gibson, the USO's president and CEO. "We appreciate their commitment to connecting the nation to our mission of serving the troops and their families."

John Ponczoch, senior vice president of restaurant operations, said, "We feel honored to be able to give back to the troops who have given so much to ensure our freedom and security. The Mobile USO program is a passion of ours as we understand just how much a 'touch of home' can impact the spirits of these fine men and women."

Since 2007, the Mobile USO program has supported troops serving in remote and isolated areas throughout the U.S., these vehicles offer a comfortable place where service members can relax and connect online with family and friends during their downtime. Each Mobile USO is outfitted with laptops, refrigerators, microwaves, high definition televisions, video game consoles, Wi-Fi access and comfortable seating.

The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families. It provides a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases around the world, entertainment and programs and services tailored to meet troop needs. It also provides critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency; we rely on the generosity of our donors.

The Petro Stopping Centers brand is owned by TravelCenters of America LLC (TA). Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, TA is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada. With large convenient locations on interstate exits, Petro offers its customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, full- and quick-service restaurants, heavy-truck maintenance services, 24-hour convenience stores, electronic communication (WiFi) and other services.