Stories From Main Street: New Jersey Restaurant Chain Honors True American Heroes


WAYNE, N.J. (WCBS 880) — U.S. Army veteran Ed Danberry’s chain of New Jersey barbecue restaurants is called American Heroes Smokehouse – and it’s more than just a name.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported in this week’s edition of “Stories from Main Street,” you might think the reference to “heroes” refers to a sandwich. But it most assuredly does not.

After the cashier asks if you want brisket and beans or pulled pork and slaw, there comes a question, “Are you a veteran?”

“We give a discount to all veterans – 20 percent to veterans – and we give a 100 percent discount to Gold Star Family members,” Danberry said.

Families that have lost someone in the military do not pay a penny at Danberry’s restaurants.

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