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GollyWhoppers rewards regular customers

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This summer, Golly- Whoppers Sandwich Shoppe is attracting guests with fresh deli-style sandwiches, house-made desserts, friendly service and value-driven prices.

“I’m sure our rewards program has helped us get a lot more regular customers,” says Dave Hendrix, who is co-owner with his wife, Durene. “It’s probably the only rewards program in town that you can get more than what you pay for.”

With the GollyWhoppers rewards system, a guest who spends more than $7 at a meal will get their first rewards card. After ordering 10 meals that cost more than $7 each, the holder of the white card will receive a $10 meal for free. The second level, or the blue card, provides the cardholder with a $12 meal after purchasing 10 meals at $7 or more. Finally, gold cardholders receive a $15 meal after which they can start over with a new gold card.

Whether or not they are using a rewards card, guests looking for a lighter meal can enjoy a half sandwich with one trip to the salad bar for $7.99 while the all-you- can-eat salad bar is available for $6.99. Low-carb meal options on the menu this summer include fresh wraps, featuring tomato basil, spinach and the new whole wheat. Any of the restaurant’s sandwich meats or toppings is available as tasty fillers for the wraps.

GollyWhoppers serves guests quickly and efficiently during the lunch rush as well as providing a peaceful haven for dinner. Hendrix says the friendly staff members and diverse menu create a wholesome environment for the whole family.

GollyWhoppers’ desserts are baked fresh daily and served in bites or bars. Everyone in the family can find something they like in the dessert case, whether it is a peanut-heavy Gooey bar or a German chocolate bite.

“A lot of people’s kids like eating here,” Hendrix says. “They can get something as simple as a grilled cheese or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”

GollyWhoppers is open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with plenty of room for families to dine in. For those who want to take a Sunday meal home, catering trays are available to order. On Sundays, Hendrix says the kitchen prepares three or four of the restaurant’s specialty soups. Each Sunday the soup selection changes, but popular recipes that customers might find include Durene Hendrix’s homemade chili or GollyWhoppers’ taco soup that is usually featured every Friday. It is a tomato soup base filled with taco meat, sour cream, salsa and cheese, topped with crunched corn chips.

GOLLYWHOPPERS SANDWICH SHOPPE

LOCATION: 6337 East Brainerd Road.

PHONE: 855-2001.

FAX: 855-2126.

HOURS: Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NICE TO KNOW: Golly- Whoppers’ features free Wi-Fi for guests.