Memorial Day: A Day of Honor and Remembrance
Borne out of the Civil War, Memorial Day commemorates the men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives in service to our country. On the last Monday in May, Americans participate in events in a show of respect to those who gave their lives for our freedoms. Many attend town parades, events, and memorial services and place flags or flowers on the graves of the fallen. Homes and businesses are patriotically decorated in red, white and blue. United States flags are flown at half-staff from dawn until noon and POW/MIA flags are often flown as well. Taps is played while Americans pause for the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. in a show of national unity. While this is a day of remembrance it is also a day we thank our current active duty and veteran military for all they have done to protect our country and our freedoms.
Memorial Day is also viewed as the official beginning of summer. A day to relax with friends and family, often with a picnic or cookout. Buca wants to help make your Memorial Day truly memorable. Spend more time participating in the day’s events and have more time with those you love by letting us take care of the cooking. Whether you bring the whole family to the restaurant after a parade, let us cater an event honoring veterans, or you pick up Buca to go, we can take the pressure off you for what you’ll cook while you and your guests get to enjoy delicious dishes. If your event is going to be outside, don’t think that Italian food will be “too heavy.” Although we make a mean meatball, we also offer fresh salads, light and lean seafood and chicken entrees, as well as several main and side veggie dishes. Our Party Pans feed 20 adults so gather your gang and invite the neighbors. No need to worry about all the extras like napkins, silverware, and plates. We’ve got you covered! We can even supply the beverages and desserts. Don’t stress about packing a picnic basket and remembering the lighter fluid. Choose Buca instead!
This Memorial Day weekend, spend time with friends and family and celebrate the brave men and women who have served our country in the military. Call us today for reservations or to create a customized menu for your Memorial Day event.
Caring for Your Care Providers: Celebrate Nurses ALL Month at Buca!
Annually celebrated on May 6, National Nurses Day marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. National Nurses Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness to the important role nurses play in society. On the front lines of administering aid and caring for sick or hurt patients, nurses are a patient’s greatest asset and advocate. They provide quality care and emotional support, educate patients, and assist doctors around the clock.
A great way for hospital administrators, business colleagues, and patients to show their nursing staff how much they are appreciated is by providing them with a delicious meal. A basic Buca di Beppo catering package is easy to order and feeds up to 40 people! Buca can also work with you to coordinate a customized catered meal for any amount of nurses, from a few at your doctor’s office to an entire hospital. We will bring our mouthwatering, Italian inspired dishes to any location within a 10 mile radius of one of our restaurants and bring all the necessary utensils, napkins, and plates.
Take care of the wonderful men and women that take care of their patients all day by offering them a moment to put their feet up and enjoy a heaping plate of hearty pastas, fresh salads, and favorite entrees. We can even provide beverages and desserts. While they will of course appreciate your gesture, they will definitely appreciate a thoughtful meal that will fill them up and rejuvenate them for the rest of their shift.
Sometimes doctors offices and hospitals are too busy to host a catered meal or maybe you want to give your wonderful nurses a break outside of work. Buca di Beppo Gift Cards are redeemable at any Buca restaurant and are available in values from $10 to $200. Drop a card on their desk or send an eGift Card instantly to their inbox. With no expiration date or service fees, they’re convenient for both the giver and the recipient.
Nurses are selflessly committed to their patients. They face daily physical demands and often spend up to 12 hours at a time on their feet. They work nights, weekends, and holidays. This year take some extra time to show these amazing men and women how much they are appreciated by gifting them with a catered meal or gift certificate from Buca di Beppo. Let’s celebrate ALL month, they deserve it!
When an Apple Just Won’t Do: Celebrate Your Teacher ALL Month Long!
Eleanor Roosevelt first persuaded Congress in 1953 to proclaim a National Teacher Day, which they did….in 1980. The National Education Association then observed Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985, when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.
Teachers touch the lives of millions of children and their families. These kind, patient, hard-working, and dedicated professionals share their knowledge and mold their students every day. They are able to assess and educate each student according to a variety of needs and circumstances. They usually work with more than 20 students in each class and have a whole new set of students rotate through each year. Their workweek averages 52 hours with 30 hours on instruction and 22 hours spent grading and organizing lessons. Their work and impact also extends beyond the boundaries of the classroom. They boost confidence, lend an ear or a hand when needed, and give large amounts of their personal time and supplies to ensure their students are cared for and prepared.
How can we thank these people who give so much? Show your appreciation and recognize the teachers in your life for their passion for education and the contribution they make to countless lives. Say “thank you” to a single special teacher or an entire school. A great way to let them know that they are appreciated for all that they do, is to provide a special catered lunch from Buca di Beppo. We’ll even do all the work! Besides supplying the most mouth-watering, plate scraping, delicious Italian favorites, we’ll also bring the plates, utensils, and napkins. No organizing and deciding who will bring what, we’ve got it all taken care of!
Another option is our gift cards and e-gift cards. These come in values starting at $10 and go up to $200 with no expiration dates or service fees. Grab a bunch and hand them out to all of your favorite teachers or coordinate with classmates to get a higher value gift card. The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives”. With all that they do, be sure to show your favorite teachers how much you care with a gift of Buca! We are celebrating ALL month!
Mamma Mia! Whisk Mom Away from the Kitchen This Mother’s Day
Gather your family to honor the amazing woman who has loved you unconditionally. (Yes, even the time you did that one thing that almost gave her a heart attack.) Bring Mom to Buca di Beppo this Mother’s Day for a delicious meal served by our friendly and attentive staff. She will love not needing to check that everyone else has what they need for their meal before she takes the time to fix her own plate. Or jump up every few minutes to grab something that is missing from the table and to refill drinks. Since most days Mom is a chef, waitress, and dishwasher, give her a break and let our staff take care of her and all her family members. While Mother’s Day is most definitely all about Mom, it’s also about families coming together.
The authentic Italian ambience of our restaurants makes Buca a fun choice for dinner or lunch. Mom will be transported to a bustling Italian bistro and the kids will love the festive, eclectic décor. From semi-private dining rooms to a more intimate experience at our Cardinal or Pope tables, no matter the size of your family, Buca will make sure your Mother’s Day meal is unforgettable.
Mom will love that our dishes are all made with fresh ingredients and Italian flair. She might want to start with a glass of wine or sparkling sangria before enjoying her special meal. Hey she deserves it! No need to worry about any family members not finding something they enjoy at Buca. Far from fussy, our menu is packed full of everyone’s favorites. Even the pickiest of little eaters and family members with dietary restrictions will find something to love. From crisp, crunchy salads, antipasto, and fresh bread to pastas, entrees and desserts, our selections never disappoint and our large, family-style, meant-for-sharing entrée sizes ensure no one leaves the table hungry. Mom wouldn’t have it any other way! When your special meal wraps up she will love the added bonus of no cleanup or dishes. And she won’t have to do any of the dishes afterwards, either.
This Mother’s Day give Mom what she really wants—time to spend with her family, a delicious meal, and a break from the kitchen. Make your reservations online or call your local Buca today. Maybe you aren’t able to see Mom this year on Mother’s Day. A Buca gift card is a great way to show her that you care. She can use it at her convenience and pat herself on the back for raising such a thoughtful child.
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