Chick-fil-A restaurant in Santee to host 10th annual Military Appreciation Night on May 24th


The 10 Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Chick-fil-A restaurant at 9418 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, are preparing to give away thousands of free Chick-fil-A entrées on Wednesday, May 24, as part of their annual Military Appreciation Night.

Between 4 and 7 p.m., any active duty member of the military or retired veteran with a military ID or proof of service, along with their immediate family members, will receive their choice of a free entrée. Choices include the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Sandwich, eight-count Nuggets or three-count Chick-n-Strips. Offer valid for dine-in customers only. The event will include family-friendly activities and entertainment for guests at each Chick-fil-A restaurant.

“As a military community, we’re looking forward to this opportunity to honor all who are serving or have honorably served in the simplest way we know how — with great food,” said Kyle Steck, a military veteran and Santee Chick-fil-A owner-operator. “It’s a remarkable event and our privilege to extend our gratitude and recognize our armed services heroes who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County are located in Chula Vista, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Santee, Escondido and in San Diego on Sports Arena Blvd., Camino Ruiz in Mira Mesa, Carmel Mountain Road in Carmel Mountain Ranch and Camino del Sur in 4S Ranch. For addresses and directions, visit

This is Chick-fil-A’s 10th annual Military Appreciation Night in San Diego. The event began in San Diego in 2008, when there were four Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County. In 2016, Chick-fil-A gave away nearly 8,000 free entrees to military families for Military Appreciation Night. Chick-fil-A’s Military Appreciation Night is held annually in celebration of Military Appreciation Month.