Kelly and Matthew Stafford paying for first responders’ meals at Royal Oak Wahlburgers amid coronavirus pandemic

Couple will cover up to $5,000 worth of meals

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A general manager at the Royal Oak Wahlburgers got an unexpected call this week.

Kelly Stafford contacted the eatery near Beaumont Hospital to say that she and husband Matthew Stafford are paying for first repsonders’ meals.

The couple said they will cover up to $5,000 in orders made by first responders, including doctors, nurses, police officers and firefighters, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The giveaway will begin on Thursday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Royal Oak Wahlburgers restaurant only. Customers should order online at or on the Wahlburgers app. Only takeout or curbside delivery is available. First responders should be in uniform or show their ID badge.

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