A free dinner, 15 years later

August 20, 2008 10:44:21 AM PDT
A Canadian couple finally took a restaurant up on an offer that arrived 15 years ago -- by balloon. For its 1993 grand opening, Nicky's Restaurant in Canton released balloons with attached cards good for a free dinner for two.

One of the balloons made it across Lake Erie and into the backyard of Margaret and Ken Savory in Waterford, Ontario. They were treated to pork chop dinners Tuesday night when they presented the card at Nicky's.

Owner Nick Augoustinos says he was shocked that they'd held on to the coupon for so long.

Health problems had kept the couple from coming sooner, Margaret Savory said, adding: "I think that in back of my mind I was hoping that one day I would feel well enough to see if the place was here."

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