Veterans Day 2020: Food Freebies for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel - Part I

Veterans Day Discounts, Deals & Freebies 2020

With less than a month to Veterans Day, businesses across the country are announcing ways to honor and support active U.S. military, veterans, and their loved ones on Veterans Day. Publishing the Veterans Advantage Directory of “Veterans Day Deals, Discounts & Freebies” has become a popular annual tradition, and despite the uncertainties surrounding many retailers and restaurants during COVID-19, we’re expecting strong support from businesses again. 

We’ll be updating our list often throughout the months of October and November, so visit often!

Please note: You’ll need to present a military ID, such as the VetRewards Card, to take advantage of most of these special discounts. And, given current events related to COVID-19, we encourage you to call ahead to ensure your location is participating in a Veterans Day discount or freebie. And please redeem your offer safely!

Have your VetRewards Card ready? Then explore these great restaurant and retail discounts and freebies for Veterans Day 2020. And for year-round access to exclusive deals and even deeper discounts, discover the benefits VetRewards in our Military Discounts Marketplace.

Free medium hot beverage on Veterans Day for Veterans Advantage members. You can also shop to qualify for discounts & free drinks at 7-Eleven every day. Enroll in VetRewards and link your 7-Eleven 7Rewards mobile app to get these offers every time you shop at 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide.

Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu at participating Applebee’s on November 11. Dine-in only.

Bakers Square
Bakers Square will offer a free Rise & Shine breakfast to veterans on Veterans Day; this meal includes two eggs with seasoned hash browns or fresh fruit, plus your choice of toast, buttermilk pancakes, English muffin, bakery muffin or biscuit. Veterans will also receive a 20% off coupon for a future dining experience between November 12 and November 30.

Bob Evans
Bob Evans Restaurants is offering a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available to veterans and active duty military free at their local Restaurant.

Bombshells Restaurants
All 10 Bombshells Restaurant & Bar locations in Texas will provide free meals and soft drinks for veterans and active service members on Veterans Day. Accompanying family members will receive a 20% discount.

Bowl & Barrell
Bowl & Barrel is offering a free burger for all veterans with a valid ID on Nov. 11.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries for all past and present armed services members this on November 11. The offer is available for dine-in or takeout and proof of service must be shown for redemption.

Cattlemens Steakhouse
Cattlemens Steakhouse offers current and former military members a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner on Veterans Day, November 11. 

Chili’s Grill & Bar
All veterans & active military members can get a free meal on Veterans Day November 11, 2020 at all participating Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurants. Available for in-restaurant only. Please call ahead to your local Chili’s restaurant if you have any questions about your Veterans Day meals. Choice of one of the following: Chicken Crispers®; Margarita Grilled Chicken; Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad; Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas; Just Bacon Burger; Oldtimer with Cheese; Cajun Chicken Pasta.

Cicis Pizza
Cicis Pizza is offering a free adult buffet with a valid military I.D. on November 11, 2020 in honor of Veteran’s Day. Get your coupon here.  

Cotton Patch Cafe
Veterans and active duty are honored with a free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken on Veteran’s Day.

Country Cookin
All active, reserve, retired, and honorably discharged members of the U.S. military will save $5 off any entrée or get a free salad bar.

Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel is giving veterans the choice between a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert, a slice of Fruit Cobbler, or their All-American Apple Pie.

All Veterans and active duty service members with a valid military ID or DD 214 receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating Denny’s locations on November 11, 2020, from 5 am to noon. Visit the Denny’s website for details.

Eat’n Park
Eat’n Park Restaurants ( is showing its appreciation for all active and former United States military personnel and their families by offering a 10% discount on their entire check during the month of November. The discount applies to all meals on the active or former military personnel’s check. The discount runs for the FULL month of November, from Sunday, November 1 through Monday, November 30, at all Eat’n Park locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Fogo De Chao
Offering Veterans and active duty personnel 50% off any meal on November 11 for dine-in only. In addition, up to three (3) guests per military Veteran or active-duty may receive 10% off their meals. Please contact your nearest Fogo De Chao location for details.  

Golden Corral
Golden Corral will hand out free meal and beverage cards to all active duty and veterans from Nov. 1-30. The card will be valid for use once from Nov. 1 through May 31 for lunch or dinner Monday through Thursday.

Glory Days Grill
Enjoy a free appetizer or an order of boneless or grilled boneless wings at Glory Days Grill restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Hopdoddy Burger Bar is offering a free Classic Burger (with or without cheese) to all Veterans and active military servicemembers. This offer is redeemable for in-store dining or to-go orders placed by phone. 

Little Caesars
Veterans and active military members can visit Little Caesars on Wednesday, November 11th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM for a free $5 Lunch Combo.

Logan's Roadhouse
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, all active duty and retired U.S. military personnel to enjoy a free meal between 3-6 p.m. from the American Roadhouse menu at participating Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants nationwide.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
Veterans receive 20% off the entire month of November for Military Family Month.

McCormick & Schmick’s
Veterans of the U.S. Military, National Guard, Gold Star Parents and Gold Star Spouses can enjoy a select half priced entrée on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Get a free meal from the Veterans Thank You Menu, or $10 off any meal on the regular menu, on Wednesday, November 11. Additionally, O’Charley’s provides a 10% military discount all year long.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom
Free individual Pizza to military service members on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 when they show their U.S. Military ID. 

Red Lobster
Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active duty military and reservists with a valid military ID on Wednesday, November 11. Dine in only. Guests may choose their free appetizer or dessert from a special menu that includes the following selections:

Appetizers include Lobster and Langostino Pizza, Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Langostino Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip, NEW! Crab-Stuffed Shrimp Rangoon, Signature Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, and Mozzarella Cheesesticks.

Desserts include Chocolate Wave, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Warm Apple Crostada, and Key Lime Pie.

Red Robin
Veterans and active duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members are being offered a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime between Nov. 11-30 for dine-in or to-go. 

Shari's and Coco's Restaurants
Shari's and Coco's Restaurants are offering all veterans and active duty service members a free slice of pie, along with a "Buy One, Get One" free deal at all locations across the Pacific Northwest. Buy one entree and receive one of equal or lesser value at no charge; valid for breakfast, lunch or dinner, November 11 only. 

Free All You Care To Eat, Breakfast Bar from 6 am - 11 am.

Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse will hand out dinner vouchers at store parking lots on Wednesday, November 11, from 11 am – 2 pm. Veterans and active military can redeem their dinner vouchers when they choose in-store until June of next year.

Twin Peaks
Corporate Twin Peaks locations are showing their appreciation to Armed Forces on Nov. 11 with a free meal from these options: chicken tenders, Carolina pulled pork sandwich, cheeseburger and the wedge.

The Rustic
The Rustic is offering free Rustic Burgers for all veterans and active military with a valid ID on Nov. 11.

Village Inn
Village Inn will offer a free Village Inn Breakfast (V.I.B.) on Veterans Day. Additionally, veterans will receive a coupon with their meal to receive 20% off their next meal with Village Inn when dining between November 12 and November 30.

Wendy’s nationwide is offering a free small breakfast combo with valid military ID. No purchase necessary. The deal runs from from 6:30 – 10:30 a.m. Check your local Wendy's as breakfast hours may vary by location. Additionally, service members enrolled in VetRewards get Wendy’s perks all year at Wendy's restaurants nationwide. Through Veterans Advantage, enrolled VetRewards subscribers can pick up a free breakfast sandwich with any breakfast purchase beginning November 11 through December 31. 

Whiskey Cake
Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar will be offering a free Whiskey Cake to military service members on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 when they show their US Military ID.

White Castle
White Castle is giving out a free Combo Meal (#1-#6) or a free Breakfast Combo Meal to veterans or active duty military on Veterans Day.

World of Coca Cola
From Nov. 2 to Nov. 12, 2020, members of the Armed Forces may purchase up to four general admission tickets at half-price for their friends and family to join them on a memorable visit to the World of Coca Cola. Tickets must be purchased online using promotional code “vets2020” and members will be asked to present their valid Armed Forces ID when they arrive at the attraction.

Yard House
To honor and celebrate those who have served our country, we invite veterans and active duty military to join us for a complimentary appetizer on Veteran's Day.

Click here for part II of our Veterans Day 2020 coverage: retail shopping discounts.

*Please note: Veterans Advantage publishes Military Community Deals as a resource for our members. These deals are with companies that are 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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