Businesses Honor Those Who Served with Meals, Discounts

VeteransDay2015posterThe servicemen and women who step up and voluntarily put their lives on the line to keep us safe deserve our support and respect 365 days a year.  However, one week from today marks the annual day when people across the nation honor those who serve.

Veterans Day 2015 is Wednesday, 11 November and, as usual, many businesses are saying “thank you” by offering free meals, discounts, and more.  The list below details some of these offers.

Note that, although many of these offers are from nationwide chains, participation and details may vary from store to store.  Those wishing to make use of the offers should verify ahead of time to ensure that your location is participating in the offer.  Additionally, some proof of service is usually required, so be prepared to produce a military ID, separation documents such as a DD-214, or other documentation.

Check out the list below:  

  • Applebee’s – Applebee’s has been offering free meals for vets on Veterans Day for years.  This year is no different, as they offer a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.  Meals may be selected from a special Veterans Day menu.  Drink and tip not included.
  • Bar Louie America – Free meal on Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday the 11th, 2015.  Bar Louie will offer veterans and military members a free meal up to a $12 value.
  • Bob Evans – Military members can enjoy hotcakes, french toast, or their choice of several breakfast options.
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Bonanza is offering a free buffet for active and retired military members from 4PM to close.
  • Buehler’s – For those in NE Ohio, a free breakfast menu meal for veterans and active duty military from 7:00 to 11:00 AM.
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Military members get a free meal from the special Veterans Day Menu for dine-in only.
  • Carraba’s – All week, from the 9th through the 15th, active and prior service members can choose a free appetizer.
  • Cattlemens Steakhouse – Military members, past and present, can get a free steak dinner on Veterans Day.  Drink and tip not included.
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise – Free Veterans Burger with fries.  Drink purchase and proof of service required.
  • Chilis Restaurant –  Free Veterans Day Dinner.  Vets and military members get their choice of lunch combo or dinner from a select menu.
  • Denny’sFree Build Your Own Grand Slam on Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel.
  • Friendly’s – Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner for active duty and veterans with proof of service.
  • Golden Corral – Always big supporters of our military – with over 4.4 million free military meals served up and over $10.2MM donated to DAV – Golden Corral is at it again this year.  Nov. 11, 2015 5pm to 9pm is the 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night.  Current and former military members of all branches can get a free dinner.
  • Hooter’s – Vets and active duty military members can choose a free item (with drink purchase) from a select menu that includes 10 wings, a burger, a salad, or chicken sandwich.
  • Little Caesars Pizza – Active military members and veterans will be treated to a free HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage for veterans and active-duty military members.
  • Max & Erma’s – Max & Erma’s is offering active military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America 3-course Combo.
  • McCormick and Schmick’s – McCormick & Schmick’s is saying “Thank You” with a free lunch or dinner from a select menu on Sunday Nov 8, 2015.
  • O’Charley’s – Military members, current and veterans, can choose an entree from the $9.99 menu.  They are also honoring vets all week with special deals.
  • The Olive Garden – Veterans and active duty military members can choose an entree, along with Olive Garden’s traditional unlimited soup or salad and bread sticks, from a select menu.
  • On the Border – Veterans and current military members will receive a free choose 2 or choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo”.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Outback Steakhouse is offering America’s military veterans and active duty military a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day.  Additionally, current and former service members receive 15% off their purchase through the end of the year.  Outback has also donated a quarter-million dollars to Folds of Honor to help military families.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Free Veterans Day buffet from 4PM to close.
  • Primanti Bros – A GunLink favorite once reserved for attending Pittsburgh games, Primati Bros now has a number of locations and they are offering a free Sandwich for veterans and active duty military from 4pm to close.  Because a sandwich can never have enough coleslaw or french fries piled on it.
  • Red Lobster – November 9-12, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or Dessert from a select menu with military ID or proof of service.
  • Red Robin – Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all veterans and active military members with proof of service.
  • Sheetz – Free lunch (and maybe a car wash) at participating locations with proof of service.
  • Shoney’s – Free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty service members.  Proff of service required, dine-in only.  Shoney’s also offers a 15% discount all year long for military members and first responders.
  • Sizzler – Free lunch from a select menu and a drink at participating locations.
  • Smokey Bones – Free meal from the Veterans Day menu.
  • The Spaghetti Warehouse – Nov. 9th-11th, buy one entrée, get one free with coupon to encourage people to treat a veteran to a meal.
  • Tap House – Complimentary meal for current military members and veterans with proof of service.
  • Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch from a select menu for active, retired or former U.S. military members.
  • T.G.I. Fridays – Free lunch for current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Tony Roma’s – Free half rack Baby Back Ribs at select Florida locations for current and former military members with proof of service.


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