Tuesday, November 11, 2014 is Veterans Day and many restaurants are showing their appreciation to our troops by offering free or discounted meals.
On Tuesday, November 11th, from open to close, veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee's favorite items, including a 7 oz. House Sirloin, The American Standard All-In Burger, Three-Cheese Chicken Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, Chicken Tenders Platter or Oriental Chicken Salad. Must present valid Veteran's form of identification or be in uniform.
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a special Veterans Day menu. Must show proof of military service.
Chuck E. Cheese's
All U.S. Armed Forces veterans and active-duty military get 20 free tokens upon a visit to Chuck E. Cheese's from Sunday, November 9, through Saturday, November 15. Military ID or proof of service is required, but no coupon is needed.
Monday, November 17th from 5 PM to 9 PM get a free Veterans Day buffet and beverage to any veteran who has served in the United States military or is a current active duty service member. All Golden Corral locations will be participating. No identification is required to get your free Veterans day meal.
Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to a free meal, up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase, by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location across the country. Offer valid 11/11/14.
On Veteran's Day, November 11, participating IHOP Restaurants around the nation will be honoring the brave men and women who have served, or are serving, in the United States Military by offering them free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At some locations, the Red, White and Blue pancakes will be featured as part of a free combo plate including eggs, bacon and hashed browns
A free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active duty military personnel (no ID required). Only at participating locations.
Lone Star Steakhouse
A free select appetizer on Veterans Day to active duty and reserves. Choose from Texas Rose, potato skins, spinach and artichoke dip, fried green beans or spicy white queso.
Service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcohol beverage on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Includes veterans and current service members.
All veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal from a special menu on Veterans Day.
On The Border
This Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty military will receive, for free OTB's “Create Your Own Combo menu,” on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
All veterans, retired and active-duty military personnel receive a free cup of froyo, up to 11 ounces, on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. To claim the offer, customers should provide proof of military service, such as a military ID card, uniform photo, honors, badges, or come dressed in their military uniform.
All active, retired military and veterans get a Free Bloomin' Onion® and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. Plus, all military personnel get 15% off from November 12 thru December 31, 2014.
Monday, Nov. 10 to Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 service members past and present receive a complimentary appetizer from a special menu. Proof of service required.
Spaghetti Warehouse is honoring veterans with a special “buy one entree, get one free” coupon offer and is encouraging its guests to “invite a veteran to lunch or dinner”. Beginning Nov. 4th, the coupon will be available online on Spaghetti Warehouse's website.
Select from a free special veterans lunch menu including a beverage and sides on Nov. 11, 2014.
All Active Duty Military and Veterans receive a complimentary Lunch Entree, or a one topping mini Deep Dish or individual Hand-Tossed Pizza at dinner. Simply present proof of service.
All active, inactive and retired military personnel who visit a participating Denny's restaurant with a valid military ID will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam between 5:00 a.m. and Noon.
Fox & Hound Tavern
Veterans and active duty military get a free burger on Veterans Day.
All United States armed forces veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread® with proof of military status at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day.
This Veterans Day veterans, active duty military and their spouses get a free tall brewed coffee at participating U.S. company-owned stores.
Veterans and active duty military service members are invited have lunch on T.G.I Friday's this Veterans Day.
On Tuesday, all veterans, active and retired members of the Armed Forces are invited to visit Twin Peaks for a free 2015 Twin Peaks calendar, packed with over $160 worth of coupons.
Tips Before Heading Out
Review the official site information and rules before heading out. Many websites are listing previous years promotions that are no longer valid.
Be sure to bring proof of military service, uniform photo or be in uniform. Proof of military service varies by company. See the list of states now offering a Veterans designation on a driver's license.
Pay attention to the dates on the Veterans Day offer.
Many of the restaurant free meals are for dine in only.
Many of these promotions include small print that says participating locations only. Unfortunately individual franchisees may choose not to participate. Fortunately, some franchisee's participate even if the corporate company does not.
Call ahead if you're unsure about anything.