One of the perks of serving your nation in the Armed Forces
is the freebies American businesses offer to current and former military on and
around Veterans Day.
We compiled our annual list of goodies, in no particular
order. It’s by no means comprehensive; in fact, it barely scratches the surface.
These are just the offers that crossed our desks in the last few weeks. But it
will give you some idea of some of the amenities you can enjoy this weekend.
You earned it, so enjoy.
Food (Who said
there’s no such thing as a free lunch?)
- Texas Roadhouse: On Monday, Nov. 12, veterans
and active members of the U.S. military across America can enjoy free lunch from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all 330 locations in 47 states.
- Applebee’s: On Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, Applebee’s
restaurants will again offer a free meal to veterans and active military to say
“Thank You” to the neighborhood’s real heroes. Proof of current or
former military service is required.
- Chili’s: On Sunday, Nov. 11, all military
veterans and active military can choose from seven free meals from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Beverages and gratuity not
included. Veterans and active duty military must show proof of military service.
- Denny’s: All active duty military and veterans
with a valid military ID or proof of military service can enjoy free
all-you-can-eat pancakes from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. Offer available
in every Denny’s nationwide.
- Olive Garden: Veterans and active duty military
are offered a free entre on Sunday, Nov. 11, during regular business hours at
U.S. and Canadian locations.
- T.G.I. Friday’s: All US Military personnel and
veterans can enjoy free lunch at participating locations on Monday, Nov. 12.
Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or
other proof of service.
- Subway: Participating restaurants will offer a
free 6-inch sub or flatbread to military veterans on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov.
11. Military ID or proof of service required.
- Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse is
honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and
veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product on Nov. 11 and 12.
This offer is available to military personnel with ID.
- Max & Erma’s: On Sunday, Nov. 11, participating
locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger
in America Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned
fries, and chocolate chip cookies.
- Hooter’s: Military veterans and active duty
military personnel can get a free meal all day on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.
Get 10 free wings – boneless or regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid
at participating Hooters only.
- Golden Corral: Free dinner is available from 4
to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military.
If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or
Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military
Appreciation Monday dinner.
- McCormick &
Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants: Veterans will be treated to a complimentary
lunch or dinner entrée from a special menu on Sunday, Nov. 11, at participating
restaurants. Verification of service is required.
- Red Roof: Veterans and active duty
military get a special 15-percent
discount for the month of November,
Veterans Appreciation Month. To book Red Roof’s Veterans Deal, use
code 608455 and visit RedRoof.com
call 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663). Proof of present or past military service
must be provided. Offer only available at select properties.
- America’s 398 national parks will offer everyone free admission during the
Veterans Day weekend in honor of those that serve and have served in the United