A BBQ restaurant in Gilbert is giving away over 5,000 free meals to say "thanks" to their customers.
Joe's Real BBQ is hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday.
Each customer has a choice of a pulled pork or chicken breast sandwich with fresh homemade coleslaw, BBQ Pit Beans and a drink. There will be children's sized sandwiches available for the little ones.
All meals must be dine-in and no other menu items will be offered.
Joe's has given away over 50,000 free meals on customer appreciation days since they started the tradition in 2000.
The restaurant is also requesting new or gently used books for adult readers to donate to Loving Through Literacy, a Gilbert nonprofit that collects books and brings them to areas of the world that don't have access to them.
A book donation is not required to receive free meal.
Joe's Real BBQ Celebrates Free Barbecue Day
May 1, 11 a.m. To 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. To 8 p.m.
Joe's Real BBQ
301 N. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234