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Denny’s in La Grande is among the 17 Union County establishments offering deals on Saturday, Sept. 26, in recognition of “National Family Day.”

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Safe Communities Coalition has teamed up with local restaurants to offer select discounts to celebrate “National Family Day” on Saturday, Sept. 26.

“It is a day we have to encourage families to have dinner together,” coalition coordinator Margaret Spence said.

The coalition began promoting the day more than a decade ago when a National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse study found children and teens who eat dinner with their family are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. By partnering with local businesses to offer special deals for families, Spence said she hopes it will bring people together around their tables.

Due to COVID-19, some restaurants are not open for dine-in seating. However, discounts are available for takeout meals at select businesses.

A total of 17 local eateries are offering deals, including Mamacita’s International Grill, Denny’s, Cove Drive-In and Union Stoplight. Denny’s general manager Lori Millsap-Crites said the restaurant has participated every year as a family-friendly place to eat.

“It is important to get families together, get them to put their phones down and enjoy a good meal,” Millsap-Crites said.

Denny’s is offering 15% off 4-10 p.m. for families who come in with children age 18 or younger.

The Cove Drive-In is offering a free ice cream to families who come in to eat and mention that they are there for National Family Day when purchasing a meal.

“This is a family-run establishment,” manager Dominique Rheinecker said. “We 100% support and think it is important for families to have meals together.”

National Family Day Deals - Union County

Business Discount
Cinco De Mayo Spend $35 on food, get $7 off total bill
Cock N Bull Free child’s entree with adult entree purchase
Cove Drive-In Free Jr Cone with adult dinner meal purchase after 4 p.m.
Denny's 15% off total bill 4-10 p.m.
Domino’s Pizza Large 2-topping pizza and 8 bread twists for $18.99
Elgin Foodtown 8-piece Deli Chicken and 4 Jo-Jo’s for $7.99
Island City Market and Deli Free 2-liter soda with purchase of a take-and-bake pizza
KFC $20 fill-up meal (8 pieces of chicken, 3 sides and biscuits)
Local Harvest Eatery and Pizza 25% off total bill
Mamacita’s International Grill Free kid’s sundae with each kid’s meal
Papa Murphy’s Pizza Family-size ‘Perfect’ pizza, 2-liter soda and cheesy bread for $15
Smokehouse 10% off total bill (excluding alcohol)
Steakhouse at Cove Free Waffle Cone with homemade ice cream for kids 18 and younger
Taco Time Free kid’s meal with adult meal purchase after 5 p.m.
Timbers Feedery 25% off total bill
Union Stoplight Free Jr Cone with adult dinner meal purchase after 4 p.m.
Yia Yia Nikki’s 10% off total bill

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