More than 30 national chain restaurants are offering FREE entrees, appetizers, coffee or desserts to current and retired US military on Veterans Day, Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, plus discounts for family members.
Keep in mind these Veterans appreciation offers require proof of military service. That includes arriving in uniform, showing a photo of yourself in uniform or your dog tags, or other valid ID. Unless otherwise noted, the offers are for dine-in only, and do not include alcohol or tips.
Participation may vary by location, so check with your local restaurant before heading out. Unless otherwise noted, the free offer is only on Veterans Day. Here’s the list of Veteran appreciation offers
IHOP – Free stack of Red, White & Blue pancakes (glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped cream)
Applebee’s – Free Thank You Meal menu from open to close.
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar – One complimentary item from a fixed menu
Bakers Square – Free breakfast.
Bar Louie – Free meal up to a $12 value.
Bob Evans – Free breakfast any time during the day.
Bonanza Steakhouse – Free buffet from 4pm – close. Beverage not included.
Brann’s Sizzling Steaks & Sports Grille – Free 6 oz. Sizzling Sirloin with 2 sides.
BURGERFI – Free small (6 oz.) sundae. Customers can opt for Vanilla, Chocolate, or Swirl topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
California Pizza Kitchen – Free entree from a special Veterans Day Menu.
Cattlemens – Complimentary small sirloin steak dinner.
Golden Corral – Free dinner
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and a small coffee. Participating locations only.
On the Border- Free “Create Your Own Combo” meal, which features soup or salad, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other options.
Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage. Also, they, and their families, get 15% off their bill from November 12 to December 31.
McCormick & Schmick’s: Free meal with proof of service.
Olive Garden: Free entrée from a special menu. Family members dining with the veteran or military member get 10% off their meals.
Ponderosa Steakhouse – Free buffet from 4pm to close. Beverage not included.
Hooters – Free entrée
Shoney’s: Free All American Burger
Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch, including free Coca-Cola product, tea or coffee.
Denny’s: Free Build-Your-Own Grand Slam, 5 a.m. to noon.
Little Caesar’s: Free $5 lunch combo, which includes four slices of deep dish pizza, and a 20-ounce Pepsi product, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PDQ: Free sandwich or 3 tenders
Cracker Barrel: Complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert. Non-military customers can help support troops transitioning back to civilian life by purchasing the dessert or select items from the Old Country Store. 10% of the sales price of those items will be donated to the USO Transition 360 Alliance.
Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert Mon., November 9, through Thurs., November 12.
O’Charley’s: Free $9.99 meal
- Free car wash for veterans and military members.
- Great Clips: Free haircuts for veterans and active duty military.
- Wedding gowns: Brides Across America provides free wedding gowns for military brides.
Thanks to the restaurant trade publication Restaurant News for putting together this list of Veterans Day freebies and deals.