On Veterans Day, we honor those who courageously served in our Armed Forces so we could be free. To show gratitude for their sacrifices, many businesses are offering veterans free or discounted meals or purchases on Nov. 11. Share this list of participants with your loved ones and remind them to show an official military ID card, VA benefits photo ID, DD-214 document, or state ID if it includes a veteran designation.
Complimentary meals and beverages for veterans
Many chain restaurants are offering free food and/or drinks for veterans. Participating locations may vary.
54th Street Grill – One free meal up to $14. Dine-in only.
99 Restaurant and Pub – One free entrée from a select menu with the purchase of another entrée, available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dine-in only.
Another Broken Egg Cafe – Free Patriot French Toast Combo and coffee. Dine-in only.
Applebee’s – One free meal from a special dine-in menu, as well as a $5 bounce back card to use toward dine-in, delivery or To Go within three weeks.
Aspen Creek Grill – One free meal from a special menu, available until 6 p.m.
Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii – One free medium cup of brewed coffee.
Bandana’s BBQ – One free Budget Buster Meal.
BIBIBOP Asian Grill – One free bowl. Dine-in only.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – One free entree from a select menu. Dine-in only.
Black Rock Bar & Grill – One free steak dinner. Dine-in only.
Bob Evans – One free meal from a select menu. Dine-in only.
Brick House Tavern + Tap – One free meal valued at $15. Will also receive a $5 bonus card to use from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, 2021.
Buffalo Wild Wings – One free order of 10 boneless wings and fries. Dine-in or takeout (online orders excluded).
California Pizza Kitchen – One free entree and beverage. Dine-in only.
Chicken Salad Chick – One free Chick Special and regular drink.
Chili’s – One free meal from a select menu. Dine-in only.
Colton’s Steak House & Grill – One free entree, available until 4 p.m. Dine-in only. Not available in Kentucky.
Cotton Patch Cafe – One free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken entrée.
Crooked Pint Ale House – One free meal.
Country Kitchen – One free Country Scramble.
Denny’s – One free Build Your Own Grand Slam, available from 5 a.m. to noon. Dine-in only.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – One free Pulled Pork Sandwich.
Duffy’s Sports Grill – One free meal, available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dine-in only.
Dunkin’ – One free donut. In-store only.
Farmer Boys – One free Big Cheese.
Food City – One free meal from the Deli Hot Bar.
Fox & Hound – One free meal valued at $15, plus a $5 bonus card to be used Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, 2021.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers – One card for a free Freddy’s Original Double combo meal to be used until Nov. 30, 2021.
Gold Star Chili – One free regular 3-Way and regular drink.
Golden Corral – One free meal, available 5pm to close. Dine-in only.
Grady’s BBQ – One free value combo.
Hamburger Stand – One free hamburger, regular fries and a small Pepsi.
Hard Rock Cafe – One free original Legendary Steak Burger, plus a 15% off military discount on any other items.
Hooters – One free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu with purchase of a beverage. Dine-in only.
IHOP – One free order of Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes. Dine-in only.
Joe’s Crab Shack – One free meal valued at $15, plus a $5 bonus card to use Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, 2021.
Kings Family Restaurant – One free meal from a select menu.
Kolache Factory – One free kolache and a cup of coffee, available from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lion’s Choice – One free large vanilla cone.
Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ – One free Lucille’s Original Pulled Pork Sandwich.
Max & Erma’s – One free Cheeseburger, Endless Fries, fountain drink and a cookie.
McGrath’s Fish House – One free meal from a select menu.
Menchie’s – First 6 oz. of froyo free.
Mission BBQ – One free sandwich.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – One free Famous Pork Chop (dinner-sized) with the purchase of another entree, available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dine-in only.
Red Lobster – One free appetizer or dessert from a special menu. Dine-in only.
Shane’s Rib Shack – One free BBQ Pork or BBQ Chicken Plate. Dine-in only.
Sheetz – One free half turkey or ham sub, a regular size fountain drink, and one free car wash.
Shoney’s – One free All You Care To Eat, Freshly Prepared Breakfast Bar, available until 11 a.m. Dine-in only.
Smoothie King – One free 20 oz. smoothie.
Sonny’s BBQ – One free pork big deal.
Starbucks – One free tall (12 oz.) hot brewed coffee.
Tap House Grill – One free meal.
TCBY – First 6 oz. of frozen yogurt free.
Texas Roadhouse – From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in their parking lots, one voucher will be handed to each veteran for a free dinner redeemable through May 30, 2022.
TravelCenters of America – One free meal at quick-service and full-service restaurants.
Wendy’s – One free breakfast combo, available from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.
White Castle – One free Combo Meal #1-#6, or a Breakfast Combo Meal.
Wienerschnitzel – One free Chili Dog, small fries and a small drink.
Ziggi’s Coffee – One free 16 oz. drink.
Retail deals for veterans
Make sure to tell your loved ones about these freebies and discounts just for them. Whether they take advantage of a complimentary car wash, get a free haircut, or enjoy a cheaper shopping trip, they deserve every penny saved! All deals are valid on Nov. 11 unless otherwise noted.
Academy Sports + Outdoors – 10% off entire purchase through Nov. 15.
Bed Bath & Beyond – 25% off entire purchase through Nov. 13.
Dollar General – 20% off entire purchase through Nov. 14.
Great Clips – One free haircut or a free haircut card.
Home Depot – 10% off entire purchase.
Meineke – One free Basic Oil Change or 50% off Synthetic Oil Change.
Office Depot and OfficeMax – 25% off qualifying regular and sale-priced purchases through Nov. 13.
Publix – 10% off groceries.
Sleep Number – 20% off all smart beds, all adjustable bases and most bedding through Nov. 22.
Sport Clips – One free haircut.
Staples – 25% discount through Nov. 13.
Target – 10% discount on all purchases through Nov. 13.
Tractor Supply Company – 15% discount on total order.
Walgreens – 20% off regular price eligible store items through Nov. 13.
ZIPS Car Wash – One free car wash.