The City of DeSoto and its Veterans Affairs Committee scheduled a drive-through appreciation event for DeSoto area Veterans, Active Duty Military, and their families beginning at 4:30 PM on Saturday. But given the allure of the item being offered, 200+ cheeseburger meals from In-N-Out Burger, cars began lining up around 3:45 PM. There were so many cars snaked around the narrow service road and roundabout on the East Side of DeSoto’s City Hall that organizers opened up the chow line early to ease the traffic jam and cut short the tantalizing wait for our hungry heroes.
“DeSoto loves and appreciates our Veterans and Active Duty Military residents, and we try to express our thanks to them every chance we get, but on Saturday night we did so with cheeseburger meals cooked and served on-site by In-N-Out Burger,” noted DeSoto Mayor Rachel L. Proctor who pointed out that In-N-Out Burger went well over the originally projected 200 meals that were prepared on-site and donated by the California based hamburger chain.
“We appreciate the fact that In-N-Out Burger set up their mobile restaurant in our parking lot and gave their time, efforts, and burgers to those who defended us. It was a kind and welcomed gesture to our nation’s protectors who have taken the risks and paid the price to keep us all free.”
In addition to providing the venue and the volunteers, the City of DeSoto and its Veterans Affairs Committee provided goodie bags for the younger members attending the drive-through appreciation event.
This was the second year in a row that In-N-Out Burger set up its mobile restaurant in DeSoto City Hall’s Parking lot and it appears that a slightly larger number of veterans and the active-duty military attended, possibly due to the better weather (it was pouring rain last year) improving regional COVID situation.
To learn more about DeSoto’s Veterans Affairs Committee visit their webpage at https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/1867/Veterans-Affairs-Committee. For more about the In-N-Out Burger Company’s philanthropic efforts visit https://www.in-n-out.com/foundations.