Applebee’s in Brimfield, Ohio is putting their money where their bark is by offering a portion of revenue earned at the restaurant on Tallmadge Rd. to benefit the K-9 Unit of the Brimfield Police Department. Police Chief David Oliver posted on the department Facebook page on Monday that patrons need only print a copy of the photo provided and present it to their server on Tuesday, March 11th, after which Applebee’s pledges to donate 15% of revenue taken in 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on that date.
Chief Oliver, the self-proclaimed Internet sensation, invites his “crazy cousins” to dine at Applebee’s for either lunch or dinner, where the K-9s and their two-legged handlers will be in attendance for a meet and greet and to shake hands with diners.
Oliver shares an abbreviated weather report each morning and often includes what’s happening behind the scenes at “mope central”, and ends each such post with a meaningful quote, not unlike the sign-off familiar to “Criminal Minds” viewers.
With over 140 thousand followers, posts by the no-nonsense Chief on the Brimfield Police Department Facebook page are viewed daily by thousands of fans from all over the world. Hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of Facebook fans drove hours to attend the first annual Veteran’s Welcome Home Parade last year as a result of Facebook marketing. With that kind of support from communities far and wide, the turnout for the event at Applebee’s is sure to keep the K-9 unit in kibble for some time.
Donations from the Applebee’s at the Tallmadge Rd. location only will be used to purchase equipment for the unit, as well as food for the canine officers.
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