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Kids Eat Free Event at Jason?s deli

Published: Jul 30, 2012 10:56 AM EDT

Kids Eat Free Event at Jason’s deli

For one week in August, kids eat free at SW Florida Jason’s locations

 (July 27, 2012 -Fort Myers, FL) – Going back to school can be stressful for parents and their children. To ease the transition, Jason’s deli is offering a week of free meals for children at four locations in Southwest Florida during the week of August 6 through August 12.  For every adult entrée and drink purchased, families will receive up to two complimentary kid’s meals. Jason’s deli offers fresh, healthy and convenient meal options that appeal to all ages.

 “Between shopping for clothes and school supplies and getting back into a standard routine, families are overwhelmed. This is our way of saying, you deserve a break to start off the school year right,” said Diana Willis, owner operator of Southwest Florida Jason’s delis, and mother of two boys.

 The offer has some restrictions as it only applies to dine-in service, and the children (under 12) must be present.

 Last year, Parent’s Magazine recognized Jason’s deli as the #1 family restaurant chain in the nation. That award was based on an analysis of the food’s content, including: calories, fat, saturated fat and sodium. Editors then looked at the quality of the ingredients (such as whether organic milk or antibiotic–free chicken were offered), and conveniences like call-ahead seating, online ordering, crayons to keep the kids busy, and availability of high chairs and booster seats. 

 This award is attributed to the quality ingredients, a fresh kids’ menu and a few innovative moves by Jason’s deli.  In 2009 Jason’s deli became the first national restaurant to ban high fructose corn syrup in its food.  In 2010 went a step further, eliminating artificial colors and dyes from its menu. The motivation for these changes started in the late 1990’s when Jason’s deli began researching the removal of artificial trans fats from the menu. “Our menu is truly healthy, for children and their parents,” Willis added.

 In Southwest Florida, participating Jason’s deli locations include: Fort Myers:  13550 Reflection Pkwy at Cypress Lake Drive; Naples:  2700 Immokalee Rd at Airport Pulling Road; Cape Coral:  2311 Santa Barbara near Veterans Pkwy; Port Charlotte: 1100 El Jobean (SR 776 at US 41).

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