Food Freebies for Veterans and Active Duty for Veterans Day 2019 - Part II

Veterans Day Food Freebies

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, all active military members and veterans will receive a free meal from any of our participating locations on Veterans Day, November 11th. More here.

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.

Bandana’s Bar-B-Q
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.

Beef 'O' Brady's:
Veterans Eat Free on Monday, November 11th. Veterans will be offered a “Free Meal with purchase of equal or greater value up to $10” on Monday, November 11th.Bonefish Grill

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.

Bruegger’s Bagels
Get a bagel with cream cheese on Veterans Day at any participating Bruegger’s Bagels with your ID – no purchase necessary.

Buffalo Wings & Rings
All Veterans and Active Military will receive a Free “Pick 2” Lunch Combo on November 11th between 11 am-3 pm. We will have coloring pages / thank you notes for the kids (and adults) that will be sent in care packages to active military serving overseas.

CentraArchy Restaurants
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 entree to veterans and active duty personnel on Veterans Day with valid ID. The menu includes Chicken Crispers®, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, Cajun Chicken Pasta

City Barbeque
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.

Culinary Institute of America
On Tuesday, November 12, enjoy a complimentary lunch or dinner at American BountyThe Bocuse RestaurantThe Tavern at American BountyApple Pie Bakery Café, or The Egg (up to $15 or 15 meal points). Alcohol not included. Reservations required for American Bounty and The Bocuse Restaurant. Visit for more information. 

Cracker Barrel
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.

Dunkin Donuts
At participating Dunkin Donuts, simply show your military ID for a free doughnut while supplies last.

Glory Days
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).

Golden Corral
On November 11th, 2019, Golden Corral is offering a free sit-in dinner "Military Appreciation Night" at all Golden Corral locations. More here.

Grub Burger Bar
Bring your military ID with you to a participating Grub Burger Bar for a free meal on Veterans Day.

For a free breakfast on Veterans Day, most Hy-Vee locations.

Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee (no purchase required) to veterans and active servicemembers on Veterans Day.

LaMar’s Donuts
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.

Luna Grill
"Buy One, Get One Free" deal from Saturday, November 9 through Monday November 11 to any active duty or veteran member of the armed forces at all Luna Grill locations.

McCormick and Schmick’s
Veterans, active duty military, and Gold Star honorees that include parents and spouses are eligible for a free lunch or dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s on November 10. More here.

Olive Garden
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.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Pick up a free small cup of coffee or tea at a participating Peet’s location on Veterans Day 2019.

Perkins Restaurant
With your military ID, get a free Magnificent 7 meal at participating Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations on Veterans Day.

Red Robin
Veterans and Active Duty get a FREE* Tavern Double® Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.

Veterans and active military service members can choose a free meal from RibCrib’s Menu of Honor that includes a choice of two meats and two sides, including their slow-smoked meats and award-winning St. Louis spare ribs.

Participating Sizzler locations offer a free meal to veterans and active duty military until 4:00 p.m. on Veterans Day 2019. Servicemen and women and vets can choose from a 6 oz. Tri Tip Steak, Malibu Chicken or a half-dozen Jumbo Crispy Shrimp and will also receive a free side and a coffee, tea or fountain drink. 

Sonny's BBQ
On November 11, veterans and active duty military with valid ID will receive a free Pulled or Sliced Pork Big Deal combo; dine-in only.

Vitality Bowls
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.

White Castle
Military veterans and active duty military who show proof of service can visit a participating White Castle location on Nov 11th, and receive a free breakfast combo or castle combo meal #1-6.

On Veterans Day, 11/11, Wienerschnitzel is offering a free chili dog, small fries, and small drink for free.

Wing Zone:
Veterans Day- Happy Veterans Day. Honoring Our Heroes With Flavor! Get 10 Boneless Wings, Wedge Fries or Kettle Chips for $9

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.

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