Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11. Many retailers are thanking those who have served by offering them free and discounts on food. As a way of honoring military service and showing appreciation for the sacrifice of military families, InCharge has rounded up the top Veteran’s Day deals here:
On Tuesday, Outback is honoring all active and retired military personnel with a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. You must show a valid military ID at participating restaurants.
Active-duty and retired military are invited to Hooters to dine for free on Tuesday: get a free entree by presenting a military ID or proof of service.
Boston Market is offering a free individual dessert with individual meal purchase on November 11 with military ID.
Baskin Robbins’ flavor of the month in honor of Veterans Day is First Class Camouflage Ice Cream: chocolate, salty caramel and cake flavored ice creams. The ice cream chain will donate 10 cents from ice cream scoops sold at all U.S. locations to the United Service Organizations (USO).
All active and retired veterans get a free appetizer November 8 through 11.
California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen is offering a complimentary entrée from a special Veterans Day Menu at all participating restaurants in the U.S. to active and retired members of the United States Military on Tuesday.
Friendly’s will serve free breakfast, lunch or dinner to veterans and active military on Veterans Day.
Service members get a free “Thank You” meal when you dine in at Applebee’s. Guests will need to provide proof of their service.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
On Tuesday, veterans get a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert, or if you’re not a vet, if you buy the dessert or other retail items, 10 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the USO.
On Tuesday, active, inactive and retired military personnel can build your own free Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon at participating Denny’s.
From Monday, Nov. 10 through Thursday, Nov. 13, Red Lobster will be thanking veterans, active duty, active serving military and reservists with a free select appetizer, including the new crispy shrimp lettuce wraps or several other options.
Veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11.
Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee to all veterans on Tuesday, November 11 at participating locations.
Slim Jim launched a “Salute the Troops” campaign, allowing friends, family and supporters to personalize Slim Jim wrappers with messages to troops. Slim Jim will donate one million sticks. To date, more than 60,000 of these sticks will be delivered with personal messages.
Veterans, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee on November 11 at participating locations.
Veterans and current service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcoholic beverage from a select menu on November 11.
Max & Erma’s
On November 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo meal.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants
On November 9, participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entree to veterans from a special menu.
All veterans and active duty will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on November 11.
On Tuesday, veterans and active-duty service members can get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Fries, dine-in only, by providing a military I.D., proof of service, or wearing your uniform.
DoubleTree by Hilton Cookies
All-day on Tuesday, all veterans can get a free chocolate chip cookie in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio from DoubleTree by Hilton, with or without a reservation.
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