Businesses are saluting veterans and active-duty military personnel this weekend.

They’re offering freebies and special discounts on Veterans Day to show their appreciation for all those who have sacrificed for their country.

Note--- some of the deals are on Sunday, which is Veterans Day. But the federal holiday is on Monday, so some deals are for that day, so double check to make sure before you go!

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National food chains (at participating locations:)

  • Applebee's: free meal for veterans and active members from a limited menu
  • Back Yard Burgers: free classic burger with military ID, discharge papers, proof of service, or uniform
  • Bob Evans: free breakfast menu item
  • Chilis: free entrée from a special menu
  • Cracker Barrel: complimentary slice of double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake or a crafted coffee- goo goo latte or vanilla latte
  • Golden Corral: military appreciation night- free dinner available Nov. 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse: between 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. veterans and military personnel receive a free meal from the American Roadhouse Meals
  • Twin Peaks: active duty and veterans get a free meal from a select menu Nov. 12
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: offers veterans and active duty a free order of wings and fries
  • Chuck E Cheese : discounted pizza and game offers to choose from for active duty service members, retired, and national guard and reservists and their dependents. Offer includes either one large 1 topping pizza, 4 drinks, and 45 play points or 2 large 1 topping pizzas and 100 play points or one free personal pizza
  • Denny’s: Free Grand Slam Breakfast
  • IHOP: free stack of red, white and blueberry pancakes on Nov. 12
  • Outback Steakhouse: free Bloomin’ Onion and coke product on Nov. 11 and from Nov. 8-10 a 20 percent discount for military, police, firefighters and first responders
  • Olive Garden: free meal for all active duty military and military veterans from a select menu
  • O'Charley’s: get a free meal from their Veteran’s Day thank you menu Nov. 11-12, additionally, O'Charley’s provides 10 percent off for all veterans
  • Texas Roadhouse: free lunch on Sunday for active, former, or retired military for dine-in only orders
  • Longhorn Steakhouse: free appetizers and desserts to veterans and active duty members in addition to a 10 percent discount on entire check
  • Red Robin: free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries
  • Krispy Kreme: free donut and coffee valid through dine-in only, not drive through
  • Dunkin Donuts: free donut to active duty military and veterans, limited to one donut
  • Menchies Frozen Yogurt: free 6 oz. cups of frozen yogurt to military vets and active duty
  • White Castle: free breakfast combo or castle combo meal (numbers 1-6) on Nov. 11-12
  • Cici's Pizza: free adult buffet includes pizza, salads, desserts and more
  • Little Ceasars: Sunday from 11- 2 p.m. for a free $5 lunch combo- includes 4 slices of Little Ceasars Detroit style DEEP! DEEP! Dish pizza and a Pepsi product
  • Chicken Salad Chick of Maryville: free chick special and a regular size drink Nov. 12
  • Hooters: free entrée
  • Huddle House: free sweet cakes
  • Sagebrush: free meal from a select menu- hand breaded chicken tenders, grilled chicken salad, 6 oz. sirloin, blackened tilapia, super cheezy chicken, sirloin tips, steakhouse burger, Philly
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery: free breakfast, magnificent 7 breakfast
  • Krystal: 20% off with military ID
  • Starbucks: buy one, get one free holiday drinks from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 9-13
  • Ruby Tuesdays: call
  • Shoney's: 6-11 a.m. free breakfast bar
  • Zoe's Kitchen: free entrée

Local restaurant offers and discounted activities (at participating locations:)

  • Calhoun’s: free entrée from a limited menu
  • Main event: free meal from a select menu, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and a 10$ fun card – chicken tenders, southern fried chicken sandwich, teriyaki salmon and or grilled sirloin with fries
  • Echo bistro: free meal to military vets Nov. 7-9. Reservations are required by calling (865) 602-2090.
  • Museum Appalachia: free admission to veterans on Saturday
  • American family care: free flu shot
  • Museum of East Tennessee - free admission to veterans NOV 10 and 11 museum hrs – 9-4
  • NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains: free admission to veterans and active duty members, and 2$ off and unlimited ride wristband
  • Franks barbershop: free haircut voucher, hot dogs, root beer, on Saturday voucher is good for one year. Hot dogs served 11-2
  • Studio visage: free haircut vouchers for veterans 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, good for one year

Other offers (at participating locations:)

  • Great Clips: visit great clips salon on Nov. 11 and receive a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use by Dec. 31, or purchase a haircut on Nov. 11 and get a free card to give to a veteran you know
  • IKEA: coupon for $25 off a $150 purchase
  • Lowes: 10 percent off for veterans and families during all military holidays
  • Macy’s: $10 off a $25 purchase Saturday
  • State and national parks: free entry for everyone
  • Target: register for 10 percent off entire purchase coupon through Saturday, register online
  • Walgreens: 20 percent off with a Walgreens balance rewards and valid id Saturday
  • Tractor supply: 15 percent off
  • Bed bath and beyond: 25 percent off entire purchase Nov. 9-11 in store only
  • Rack Room Shoes: 10 percent off
  • Dollar General: 11 percent discount for vets and families
  • Publix: 10 percent off