LEESVILLE, La. (KALB) - A new restaurant in Central Louisiana is giving customers the chance to show their support for local military, law enforcement, and first responders by paying it forward with burgers!
Samburgers in Leesville has been open for about a month now, started by Sam and Jaymie Wright. When customers buy the 'private combo' the restaurant will 'feed a hero,' as you can tell the menu is military themed.
Eligible personnel in uniform can just grab one of the certificates on the wall for a meal on the house. Many of them also have notes expressing gratitude.
Mrs. Wright said she and her husband love serving local families through their business, the idea to pay it forward came from her late father, Judge Jim Mitchell.
“Whenever I was young and I would go out to dinner with my dad, he always kind of had a tradition of buying dinner for soldiers, military or police man if he saw them eating,” expressed Mrs. Wright. “I think we have more people buying the hero meals than actually using them. We have so many people here that just want a way to show their gratitude.”
The Wrights have big dreams of turning Samburgers into a Louisiana franchise and hope to establish 19 locations across the state in the next four years, but Leesville will always be home!