Mother Rucker's celebrates 2nd birthday
People eat and socialize at Mother Rucker's Sports Bar. The restaurant will celebrate its second birthday Jan. 24 from 4-6 p.m. Free burgers and cake will be given to patrons while supplies last.

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (January 10, 2013) -- Mother Rucker's has been serving burgers and soda to Soldiers, Families and civilians for two years, so to mark the occasion a celebration will be held for its birthday.

Mother Rucker's will host its second birthday celebration Jan. 24 from 4-6 p.m. with lots of fun activities planned, according to Emily Lemmon, Directorate of Family Morale Welfare and Recreation marketing assistant.

"For those in attendance to celebrate its birthday, Mother Rucker's will be offering free burgers and birthday cake, while supplies last. They want everyone to come out and enjoy a night of fun birthday celebrations," she said.

Mother Rucker' Sports Bar is located near the Holiday Inn Express on 5th Avenue and offers a "roadhouse feel" with a full-service [drink selection] and 16 flat screen TVs. Mother Rucker's is open to the public (adults ages 18 and older) seven days a week.

"One visit and you'll know what they mean when they say, 'You'll always come back to Mother Rucker's!' The [drink selection] offers top [beverages of every taste]," said Lemmon.

Mother Rucker's offers menu choices for snacking and dinner.

"You can enjoy delicious, fresh, never-frozen hamburgers, chicken wings, flatbread pizzas, nachos and more," said Lemmon.

A menu can be found online at and clicking on the dining guide tab.

Mother Rucker's has been a place for Soldiers, Families, retirees, civilians and the community as a whole to relax, watch sports games, and have a [great] experience, according to Janice Erdlitz, Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation marketing director.

"DFMWR is excited to celebrate and thank the Fort Rucker community for its support in making Mother Rucker's such a success. Mother Rucker's offers the perfect place for Soldiers and the community to unwind after a hard day's work," she said. "We hope to see a lot of our patrons take advantage of Mother Rucker's birthday celebration."

The entire community is invited to socialize and celebrate, and the staff hopes to have a full house.

"I hope someone saves me a bite," said Erdlitz. "They have the best burgers around and their fried pickles are just absolutely delicious!"

The community is also invited to join in on one of Mother Rucker's favorite events, the Super Bowl.

"On Feb. 3, for the biggest football game of the year, the Super Bowl, patrons are encouraged to come out and support their team with a cold drink and as much nachos as they can eat," said Lemmon.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite team gear and enjoy the game among friends.

"People can enjoy the game inside Mother Rucker's or outside on the back patio. Mother Rucker's offers a great atmosphere and a convenient location," said Lemmon.

For more information, call 503-0396 or visit Mother Rucker's in Bldg. 319 on 5th Avenue.

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