Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida, a leading family-owned deli restaurant, is hosting its 11th annual ‘Kids Eat Free’ event from Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4, offering complimentary meals to children aged 12 and under at all six Southwest Florida restaurant locations.
According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, parents with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average of $507 per child on back-to-school shopping this year, up from $465 last year. Expected spending is up on clothing, electronics, and shoes.
“With plenty of back-to-school spending looming, we are happy to provide a reprieve for active families as they prepare for the school year ahead,” said Diana Willis, owner-operator of Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida. “Coinciding with the State of Florida Tax-Free Weekend, in our eleventh year of providing free kids meals with an adult entrée, we are pleased to offer parents and kids healthier meal options and savings on costs incurred at this time of year. As a bonus, our ice cream is free!”
From Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4, diners will receive up to two complimentary kid’s meals with each adult entree and drink purchase. Children must be present, and the ‘Kids Eat Free’ special may not be combined with other offers.
In Southwest Florida, participating Jason’s Deli locations include:
- Fort Myers: 13550 Reflections Parkway at Cypress Lake Drive and 16441 Corporate Commerce Way at Alico Road;
- Naples: 2700 Immokalee Road at Airport-Pulling Road;
- Cape Coral: 2311 Santa Barbara Blvd. Veterans Parkway;
- Port Charlotte: 1100 El Jobean Road at the intersection of SR 776 at U.S. 41;
- Sarasota: 5231 University Parkway near Honore Avenue.
Core values of Jason’s Deli are to provide the highest quality food, outstanding hospitality, a great place to work and a healthy, growing company with the highest personal standards. The company has banned artificial trans fats from its food and eliminated high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, and dyes from its menus. In 2011, Parents magazine recognized Jason’s Deli as the No. 1 family restaurant chain in the nation, based on an analysis of food content, including calories, fat, saturated fat and sodium. Editors also compared the quality of ingredients (such as offering organic milk or antibiotic-free chicken), and conveniences include call-ahead seating, online ordering, crayons for children and the availability of high chairs and booster seats.