Veterans Day is Saturday November 11th.
Many business are offering veterans and active duty military members freebies and deals to salute their service.
We recommend that you call or go online to confirm offers and check if your nearby location is participating. Most will require you to show proof of your service (military ID, driver’s license or state-issued identification card with a veteran seal, Veterans Affairs Health ID, etc.).
List of some of the freebies and deals being offered to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members:
Restaurants / Food
- Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza – Saturday, November 11 – free order of meatballs with ricotta cheese
- Applebee’s – Saturday – Free meal from their Veteran’s Day menu at participating locations
- Back Yard Burgers – Saturday Nov. 11 – Free Classic Burger. Note: Back Yard Burgers offers a 20% discount to service men and women year-round.
- Bar Louie – Saturday – Nov. 11 – Free Flatbread or Burger
- BJ’s Restaurant – Friday Nov. 10 and Saturday Nov. 11 – Free entree under $12.95
- Black Angus Steakhouse – Saturday – Top sirloin steak dinner with side dishes and beverage for $9.99
- Bob Evans – Saturday Nov. 11 – offering free select menu items
- Bonefish Grill – Saturday Nov. 11 – free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizers
- Boston Market – Friday Nov. 10th – Sunday Nov 12 – Buy one individual meal with drink and get a second free at all U.S. locations
- Buffalo Wild Wings – Saturday – free order of wings and a side of fries
- California Pizza Kitchen – Saturday Nov. 11 and Sunday Nov. 12 – Free pizza and beverage
- Chili’s – Saturday Nov. 11th – Free meal from a special Veterans Day menu
- Chuck E. Cheese – Saturday Nov. 11 – offering one free personal pizza at participating stores nationwide. Promo code #5500.
- Carrabba’s – Saturday, November 11 – a free appetizer
- Cici’s Pizza – Saturday – Free pizza buffet
- Circle K – Saturday Nov. 11 – will offer a free Polar Pop
- Cracker Barrel – Saturday, Nov. 11 – Free piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola cake
- Denny’s – Friday Nov. 10 – Free ‘Build Your Own Grand Slam’ from 5 a.m. to noon Participating locations only
- Dunkin’ Donuts – Free donut on Saturday Nov. 11
- Famous Daves – Saturday Nov. 11 – Free 2 Meat Combo served with choice of side and corn bread muffin. Participating locations only.
- Farmer Boys – Friday Nov. 10 – Free Big Cheese cheeseburgers
- Fazoli’s – Saturday, Nov. 11 – free spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara. Not all locations are participating so call before you go
- Firebird’s Wood Fire Grill – Friday Nov. 10 – Buy one get one free (Free entree equal to or less than your purchase)
- Friendly’s – Saturday Nov. 11 – free Veterans Day breakfast, lunch, or dinner (dine-in only) Participating locations only.
- Golden Corral – Monday, November 13 – 5 PM to 9 PM – free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.
- Hooters – Saturday Nov. 11 – Free meal from their select Veterans Day menu
- Houlihan’s – Saturday Nov. 11 – free entree from a select menu
- Huddle House – Saturday Nov. 11 – Free order of Sweet Cakes
- IHOP – Friday Nov. 10 – free red, white, and blue pancakes
- IKEA – Saturday Nov. 11th – free entrée
- Krispy Kreme – Saturday, Nov. 11 – free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personnel (no ID required).
- Krystal – Saturday, Nov. 11 – receive a complimentary sausage biscuit (6am – 11am)
- Little Caesars Pizza – Saturday Nov. 11th – Free $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m
- Longhorn Steakhouse – Saturday Nov. 11th – free appetizers and desserts; plus, eligible customers also get 10% off their table’s total check.
- Macaroni Grill – Saturday Nov. 11th – free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti
- Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Saturday Nov. 11th – Free six-ounce frozen yogurt
- Mimi’s Café – Saturday Nov. 11th – Free select menu items with drink purchase
- Olive Garden – Saturday, Nov. 11 – free entrée from a special menu served with unlimited soup, salad and garlic bread sticks.
- On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina – Saturday, Nov. 11 – free combo meal at OTB’s. The meal is from the”Create Your Own Combo menu
- Outback Steakhouse – Saturday, Nov. 11 – Free Bloomin’ Onion and drink. Also, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning November 17, military, firefighters and law enforcement will receive 10% off their check.
- Panera Bread – Saturday Nov. 11 – Free breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. at participating locations. After 10 a.m., military members receive a coupon for a free pastry to use on a future visit.
- Perkins – Saturday Nov. 11 – Free Magnificent Seven meal
- Ponderosa Steakhouses – Saturday, Nov. 11 – 4pm-close – enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included) at participating Ponderosa locations.
- Quaker Steak & Lube – Saturday, Nov. 11 – receive a complimentary or discounted meal of their choice.
- Red Lobster – Saturday, Nov. 11 – free appetizer or dessert
- Red Robin – Saturday, Nov. 11 – free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day
- Ruby Tuesday – Saturday, Nov. 11 – enjoy a free appetizer.
- Shoney’s – Nov. 11 – Free All You Care To Eat Breakfast Bar, Dine In only, from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Sizzler Restaurant – Saturday Nov. 11 – Free lunch served until 4pm. Choice of 3 entrees, and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. Dine-in only at participating locations.
- Starbucks – Saturday Nov. 11 – Free tall brewed coffee
- TGI Fridays – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free lunch item up to $12 on
- Texas Roadhouse – Saturday Nov. 11th – Free lunch, beverage and sides from a special veterans lunch menu including a beverage and sides.
- Tijuana Flats – Saturday, Nov. 11 – free entree
- Village Inn – Saturday Nov. 11 – free Inn-Credible V.I.B. breakfast. Participating locations only.
- Wawa – Saturday – Free coffee, any size, all day (includes family members)
- White Castle – Saturday Nov. 11 – free breakfast combo or castle combo meal #1-6
Stores offering discounts:
Bed Bath & Beyond, Great Clips, Sports Clips, Publix, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, Toys R Us, Joann’s, Michaels and others are offering discounts on Saturday (and some offer year round discounts), check their websites for details.
All of us at AVA Search Group want to thank you for your service.