Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11, and that means restaurants and businesses are offering deals to say "thank you" to our past and present military members. Here are a few offers you can take advantage of!
Be sure to bring proof of service or military ID and make sure your local store is participating before you go.
Applebee's: Veterans and active duty military members can receive a free meal from a limited menu on Veterans Day.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Veterans can get a small order of wings and fries at participating Buffalo Wild Wings with proof of military service all day on Nov. 11.
Back Yard Burgers: On Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty military who present their military ID or are in uniform will receive a free Back Yard Classic Burger.
Calhoun's: Veterans get a free meal from a limited menu at all Calhoun's locations on Veterans Day with proof of service.
Carolina Ale House: Carolina Ale Houses in NC, VA and TN, will offer Veterans six free wings on Nov. 11.
Chili's: On Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military can receive a free meal from a limited menu with proof of service. The menu includes the Oldtimer with Cheese, Soup & Salad, Chicken Crispers, Chipotle Chicken or Margherita Flatbread.
Chipotle: Buy a small burrito, bowl or salad and get one free from 3 p.m. to close on Veterans Day. The offer applies to veterans, military and military spouses.
Denny’s: All veterans and active duty military are invited to Build Your Own Grand Slam at Denny’s on Veterans Day from 5 a.m. to noon. You must show proof of service.
Fazoli's: Participating locations of the fast-casual Italian chain will offer free Build Your Own Pasta Bowls to veterans and active military who have proof of military service on Veterans Day.
Golden Corral: On Monday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m., Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.
Hooters: All veterans can enjoy a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location nationwide on Nov. 11.
Hurricane Grill and Wings: Veterans and active military personnel can get a free beverage and entrée from a limited menu with proof of service on Veteran's Day.
IHOP: Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 11, retired and active military members can get a free order of Red, White and Blue Pancakes at participating IHOP locations. Some locations will include eggs, hashbrowns and bacon or sausage with the offer.
Krystal’s: Veterans and active military can get a free sausage biscuit from open until 11 a.m. on Veterans Day with proof of service.
Mimi's Cafe: With the purchase of any non-alcoholic beverage, veterans and active duty military get a free meal at Mimi's Cafe on Nov. 11. Meal choices include Grilled Chicken & Fries, Chicken Chop Salad, Brioche Cheeseburger, and Farmhouse Tacos.
O’Charley’s: Participating O'Charley's locations are offering veterans and active duty service members a free meal from their $9.99er menu and a voucher for 20 percent off their next visit on Nov. 11. The chain also offers a 10 percent military discount all year long.
Olive Garden: Veterans can choose a free entrée from a special menu featuring six Olive Garden favorites on Nov. 11 with proof of military service.
Red Robin: All Veterans and active duty military members will get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak fries on Veterans Day with proof of service. No purchase is necessary.
Shoney’s: Any active or retired military member can get a free All American Burger on Veteran's Day at participating Shoney's locations.
Sweet P's Barbeque: Sweet P’s will be offering free barbeque platter meals to current and past service members on Veterans Day at both Sweet P’s locations.
Texas Roadhouse: Veterans will get free lunch at any Texas Roadhouse location from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. The offer includes any of 10 menu items and a free beverage. Must have a military card, VA card or discharge papers.
Twin Peaks: All Military men and women past and present enjoy a free menu item from Twin Peaks' Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Menu. Present valid military ID to receive offer.
Weigel's: Veterans can get a free cup of coffee at Weigel's locations on Nov. 11.
APPETIZER AND DESSERT DEALS
Bonefish Grill: Participating locations will offer free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizers to veterans and military members on Veterans Day.
Cracker Barrel: Retired and active military can get a free Double Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on Veterans Day with proof of service.
Carrabba's: Participating Carrabba's nationwide will give free appetizers to active and retired military personnel from Monday, Nov. 7 to Sunday, Nov. 13. No purchase is necessary. Bring proof of service.
Krispy Kreme: Active and retired military can get a free doughnut and 12 ounce coffee at participating Krispy Kreme locations on Veterans Day. No military ID required.
LongHorn Steakhouse: LongHorn is giving out free appetizers and desserts to active service members and veterans with proof of service including a military card or uniform on Nov. 11.
Menchies: On Veterans Day, all veterans and military personnel with a military ID or dressed in uniform will receive a free six ounce frozen yogurt at participating locations.
Outback: Veterans get a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage on Veterans Day with proof of service.
Red Lobster: Active and retired military can choose a free appetizer or dessert on Nov. 10 and 11.
Ruby Tuesday: Veterans can get a free appetizer valued up to $10 on Nov. 11 with proof of military service.
JCPenney: Military, retired military and immediate family members get a 5 percent discount at JCPenney on Veterans Day. Must have valid ID.
Publix: Publix is offering a 10 percent discount off groceries for military who present a Veteran ID card, military ID card, discharge document or driver's license with Veteran designation. See discount exclusions here.
Rack Room: Military personnel and their immediate family members get a 10 percent discount off their entire purchase on Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July.
Tractor Supply: On Veterans day, Tractor Supply is offering 15 percent off entire purchases for active and retired military with a valid military ID or proof of service.
Walgreens: Veterans, active duty military and their immediate families can get 20 percent off their entire purchase with proof of service AND a Walgreens Rewards card.
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