By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The owner of an Old City bar served a turkey dinner Tuesday afternoon to more than 100 veterans in his neighborhood.

Joseph Schultice, who owns Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille, brought his co-workers and clients to the nearby Veterans Multi-Service Center to help him plate the meal and serve the vets.

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On the menu, “Turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry – all the fixings that you would have at your traditional Thanksgiving dinner for your family.”

Schultice says the previous owners of his business began the Thanksgiving vets dinner nearly 20 years ago, and he decided to continue it when he bought the bar four years ago.

“It’s just nice to be able to give back to people who are a little bit less fortunate, who have served the country, and it’s one of the reasons we do it.”

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Schultice says had it not been for the sacrifices of veterans, he wouldn’t be the successful businessman he is today.

Jaclyn Ries, from the Multi-Service Center staff, says Schultice’s contribution means a lot.

“It’s just really heartwarming and I know that the veterans here really appreciate it.”


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