May 12 is Mother’s Day, the one time in the year when kids and husbands around the world show their appreciation to the person who holds it all together.

For the third year in a row, Fazoli’s is getting in on the celebration. In each participating market, the Italian restaurant chain is crowning one lucky mom—or in Italian, mamma—“Fazoli’s Mamma of the Year.” 

The prize includes free meals from Fazoli’s for a year.

Those looking for a way to honor mom can become a fan of Fazoli’s on Facebook and then write what makes their mom so special on the entry page. Everyone who enters will have the chance to send their mom an e-mail sharing what they wrote. 

On May 10, Fazoli’s will select one mom in each participating market to receive free meals at Fazoli’s for a year. Deadline to enter is May 7, 2013.   

Cathy Hull, chief marketing officer for Fazoli’s, says moms deserve to be celebrated. 

“Our moms take care of us 365 days a year, year after year,” she says. “That’s why we wanted to continue the tradition of honoring mom with a prize that will allow her to sit down and enjoy a quality meal with her family each month for a year.”    

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