Bennigan’s employee featured on CNN
A Borger Bennigan’s employee’s life has been changed by a simple Facebook post.On March 28, Hannah Hobbs, a waitress at a Bennigan’s restaurant in Borger, posted a photo of a glass of beer, with a handwritten note from the customer that read “In memory of Lt. j.g. Francis Toner, USN. Killed in action 27 March 2009, Balkh Province, Afghanistan. ‘Non sibi said patriae’ NOT FORGOTTEN!”Not only did this photo get over 1,071,335 “likes” and shared more than 96,047 times on Facebook, she was sent to New York City to appear on CNN live somewhere between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. Wednesday. Hobbs has received recognition and praise from past and present military service members, as well as from the public. Hobbs also received an award from Bennigan’s called the ABCD (Above and Beyond Call of Duty) Award. According to Nikki Tichansky, brand manager for Bennigan’s, her motivation to keep this action strong sparked interest in the national restaurant chain to make awareness and help raise funds for the families of U.S. military personnel and wounded warriors and rewarding $1 for every photo posted on Bennigan’s Facebook page entitled the “Wall of Heroes,” to commemorating a soldier through Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.