Sweet Lou’s expands veterans dinners to Athol
Lou Foust, son of Chad and Meggie Foust, serves a veteran at a past Veterans Day event. The youngster is the inspiration for his parents’ restaurants, Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar in Ponderay and Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Tap House in Coeur d’Alene.
Sweet Lou’s restaurants in Ponderay, Coeur d’Alene, and Athol are saluting the troops by offering all current and former members of the U.S. armed forces a free, hand-cut, six-ounce, USDA choice top sirloin with one side on Veterans Day.
“We always look forward to this day,” Chad Foust, owner of Sweet Lou’s, said. “To be able to expand the offering to the Athol community makes it even better.”
The free steak dinner has become a tradition of Sweet Lou’s restaurants. Since they opened in 2011, they have not missed a year, serving over 4,000 free steaks to local heroes.
“It’s the least we can do to honor those who serve our country,” Foust said. “Our kitchen begins cutting the steaks early in the week, our managers make sure we are fully staffed out front and it becomes an all hands on deck day from the minute we open.”
In order to be able to offer the free meal, Foust does have to make some limitations. The offer is only good for dine-in customers on November 11 and you must show valid military ID to redeem your steak.
“Our doors open at 11 AM at all three of our locations,” said Foust. “We’ll see you then.”
Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar is located at 477272 U.S. 95 in Ponderay; Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Tap House is at 601 N, Front St., Coeur d’Alene; and Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Tap House in Athol is at 6915 E Athol Crossing Road. All locations are open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.