Thank you for your service! 2016 Veterans Day deals

Several businesses in East Tennessee are offering deals for service members Friday for Veterans Day.

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.



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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