The following businesses are nice enough to offer discounts or freebies for Veteran's Day. Be sure to bring your military ID with you or call ahead to see what is required.
- Pizza Hut - free buffet from 11 am-1 pm & 4-6 pm, MONDAY
- Golden Corral – On Nov. 12 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Golden Corral is offering free dinner buffet and beverage to veterans, reservists and active and retired US military personnel. In 2011, the restaurant chain served more than 375,000 meals for military appreciation day.
- Applebee’s - On Nov. 11, Applebee’s is offering veterans and current military personnel a free meal from their special Veterans Day menu that includes steak, shrimp, burgers, chicken and pasta. Beverages and gratuity are additional.
- Olive Garden – On Nov. 11 Olive Garden is offering veterans and active military a free meal with choice of five entrees plus unlimited breadsticks, soup and salad.
- Denny’s Restaurants – On Monday, Nov. 12, Denny’s is offering veterans and active military a free pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- T.G.I.Friday’s – On Monday, Nov.12, participating Friday’s restaurants are offering active military and veterans a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Krispy Creme Donuts – This nationwide doughnut chain has also traditionally offered free doughnuts and coffee to veterans and active service personnel on Nov. 11.
- Chili’s Restaurants – Chili’s is offering a free lunch with choice of seven entrees to veterans and active military on Sunday, Nov. 11.
- McCormick and Schmick’s – On Nov. 11 and 12 this upscale restaurant is offering a free lunch or dinner entree to active, former and retired military.
Offer valid at participating Arby's Restaurant locations in OK, AR, KS, MO, IL & CO only.
- California Pizza Kitchen – Free pizza and soft drink to veterans and active military on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.
- 54th Street Grill & Bar Proudly Supports our Veterans and Active Duty Military
Honor your veteran and bring them into any Five-Four location for a free entrée* on November 11th, 2012. Until then, click here to share a shout out to your Veteran on our Veterans Day Facebook tab
*Good for one Free Veteran's entrée only. Offer is valid 11/11/12.
and even more recently added...Einstein Bagels Free Bagel- Receive a classic or signature bagel on Sunday November 11, 2012.Hooters - Free Meal, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Hooter's is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings - Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. For more information, visit, www.HootersVeteransDay.com.Little Caesars® Pizza, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.Outback Steakhouse - A week of Free Bloomin' Onion Nov. 11-12, 2012. A free Bloomin' Onion and a Coca-Cola product. This offer is available to Military Personnel with ID. Also receive 10% off your purchase from Nov. 13-Dec 31, 2012.Red Lobster - Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers.Red Robin, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Red's Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service.
- Lowe’s – Offers a 10 percent discount to vets, active military, military retirees and their families
- Home Depot – Also offers a 10 percent discount to veterans, active military personnel, military retirees and their families