Every year, businesses band together to support active U.S. military, veterans and their loved ones on Veterans Day. Following up on our first report, and with November 11th around the corner, Veterans Advantage has confirmed details on these Veterans Day freebies available at restaurants nationwide.
Please note: You’ll need to present some form of military ID to take advantage of most of these special discounts.*
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When you show your ID card, Applebee’s offers veterans and active duty military a free meal on Veterans Day from a limited menu.
Back Yard Burgers
In addition to their 20% discount available year-round, Back Yard Burgers is offering a free Back Yard Classic Burger to veterans and active duty personnel with an ID.
Celebrate Veterans Day at a participating Bandana’s Bar-B-Q, where veterans and active duty servicemembers can enjoy a free meal up to $10 in value.
Ready for a free appetizer? Participating Bonefish Grill locations are giving away free appetizers on Veterans Day to veterans and active military carrying valid IDs.
Get a free medium drip coffee on Veterans Day at any participating Bruegger’s Bagels with your ID – no purchase necessary.
On Veterans Day, CentraArchy restaurants offer veterans and active duty military a free entrée that includes one of the following: California Dreaming, New York Prime, Chophouse ’47, The Tavern at Phipps, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Burro Loco, Gulfstream Cafe, Chophouse New Orleans.
Chili’s is offering a free special menu to veterans and active duty personnel on Veterans Day with valid ID. The menu includes Chili’s Chicken Crispers, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Oldtimer with Cheese, Classic Bacon Burger, Chili or their Soup & Salad.
For a free sandwich platter, two sides and a drink on Veterans Day, stop in at a participating City Barbeque location and show your military ID.
When you show your military ID at any Cracker Barrel nationwide, you’ll receive a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert or a Crafted Coffee.
At participating Dunkin Donuts, simply show your military ID for a free doughnut while supplies last.
Use your military ID to get a free appetizer or an order of boneless wings at participating Glory Days locations on Veterans Day and the day after (November 12th).
On November 12th, 2018, Golden Corral is offering a free sit-in dinner from 5-9PM at all Golden Corral locations.
Grub Burger Bar
Bring your military ID with you to a participating Grub Burger Bar for a free burger on Veterans Day.
Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House
Also on November 12th, Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House is giving military veterans and active servicemembers free access to their soup, salad and dessert bars from 11AM to 9PM.
For a free breakfast on Veterans Day, most Hy-Vee locations offer a free buffet during breakfast hours.
Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee (no purchase required) to veterans and active servicemembers on Veterans Day.
On Veterans Day, LaMar’s Donuts is giving away a free donut and 12 oz. coffee as a thank you to veterans and active duty personnel.
McCormick and Schmick’s
Veterans, active duty military, and Gold Star honorees that include parents and spouses are eligible for a free entrée at McCormick and Schmick’s on Veterans Day 2018.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Stop in at any Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt location on Veterans Day with your military ID for a free 6 oz. cup of frozen yogurt.
With or without a military ID, Mission BBQ is offering a free sandwich to all veterans and active duty personnel on Veterans Day.
Get a free meal at Olive Garden on Veterans Day from a specially prepared menu, along with unlimited soup or salad and garlic breadsticks just by showing your military ID.
Bring your military ID with you to Outback Steakhouse for a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke product on Veterans Day.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Pick up a free small cup of coffee or tea at a participating Peet’s location on Veterans Day 2018.
With your military ID, get a free Magnificent 7 breakfast at participating Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations on Veterans Day.
Bring your military ID into Red Lobster for a free appetizer or dessert on Veterans Day from a special menu designed to celebrate your service.
For a free Red’s Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries, show your military ID at any participating Red Robin on November 11th (Veterans Day).
On Veterans Day 2018, participating RibCrib locations are giving away a free meal from their Menu of Honor.
Visit any participating Sizzler location on Veterans Day through 4PM for your choice of a 6 oz. Tri Tip Steak, single Malibu Chicken or Half Dozen of Jumbo Crispy Shrimp with your ID. Additionally, veterans and active duty servicemembers also receive a free side, plus a coffee, tea or fountain drink.
On Monday, November 12th, veterans and active military with IDs can enjoy a free meal from 11AM to 11PM at participating Twins Peaks locations. The free menu includes Chicken Tenders, Philly Cheesesteak, Chicken Ranch, Cheeseburger, or Crispy Buffalo Chicken Salad.
Want to enjoy a free smoothie as a thank you from the folks at Vitality Bowls? Simply bring in your military ID or VetRewards card to get yours at all corporate and participating franchise locations.
On both Veterans Day and the day after (Monday, November 12th), White Castle is offering active military and veterans with IDs a free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo Meal to thank you for your service.
At participating Wienerschnitzel locations, show your military ID for a free chili dog, small fries and 20 oz. drink on Veterans Day.
Don’t see your favorite on our list? Call them directly to see if they offer a free meal, item or discount. We also recommend checking ahead to see if restaurants that are listed participate in Veterans Day offers. Only restaurants with confirmed freebies have been included.
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*Please note: Veterans Advantage publishes Military Community Deals like these as a benefits resource for our members. These deals are with companies that not part of the Veterans Advantage Partner Coalition. We cannot guarantee the company's military discount availability. This information is from public sources and is subject to change without notice. Veterans Advantage's VIP Member Support is not available for handling questions or customer service for any Military Community Deal. Please contact the company's customer service directly.
- In order to be eligible for the discount, customers must present proof of military service, past or present or military dependent ID. Some exclusions do apply.
- Your VetRewards Card ID from Veterans Advantage may qualify as valid proof of eligibility. Simply ask.