Arby’s Employees Spot 97-Year-Old Veteran, Decide To Give Him Something Extra With His Meal – Video


Doug is a 97 year old, World W-ar II veteran. Even at this age he is aware of his likes and this is why almost every day one can find him at the Arizona Arby’s fast food restaurant. Doug is a meat lover and every day the serving staff and team mates of Arby’s fast food restaurant see him coming over to get his regular order.

The employees of Arby’s were curious to know more about Doug as he was regular to come to their Arizona location.

The decided to strike a conversation with Doug and took some time out from their busy schedules to sit with him. Fox 10 reported that during the conversation they asked the w-ar veteran Doug “Hey, Mr. Doug, we just want to know what keeps you coming back to this Arby’s location?” Most of the employees thought that Doug’s response would be that he loves the way the meat is being prepared and served at the Arby’s.

However Doug’s reply reminded the employees at the Arby’s that one must value life and appreciate everything they have, what comes in life tomorrow, no one knows. Doug told them that “Chandler Arby’s location is the only place I can get a sandwich or get something or anything else to eat that doesn’t hurt my stomach.” Doug had some issues with his stomach due to which he was able to eat only one particular type of meal every day. One employee, Travis Coye said, “He has a stomach disorder. This is, unfortunately, the only thing he can eat.”

Christina Garnage, the restaurant manager at Arby’s said “He comes in with a walker, as soon as we see him come to the doors, we try to grab the doors for him.” Christina said she started working at Arby’s about 32 months ago. Shortly after her joining she has seen Doug coming over to their restaurant every day. Christina said “He’s gone through a lot being a veteran, coming in, being in a retirement home, but he doesn’t have family.”

Doug has been through a lot and has risked his life for America and the world during the World W-ar II in 1940s. While many people may have forgotten this, Arizona Arby’s location wanted to show him the respect. They decided to make him a part of their family. The employees at the Arby’s called FOX 10 to take the clicks of Doug. They presented $200 gift care to show the respect and care. They honored him with the lunch.

Another manager at Arby’s said “He was sh-ocked, hardly had anything to say.” The employees shared their phone numbers with Doug and told him that he can call them anytime when he needed for any help. They also told him that if he is unable to come to the restaurant, they will deliver him his favorite meal at his home. The manager at Arby’s has made arrangements for Doug that he can have his meals at Arby’s free of cost for his lifetime.