Veterans Day 2021: Food Freebies for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel - Part I

Veterans Day Discounts, Deals & Freebies 2021

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.

Ahi Poke Restaurant: On Nov. 11, veterans and active-duty military receive 50% off Ahi Poke bowls. Dine-in or take out.

Aroma Joes Coffee: Free 24 oz. drink on Veterans Day.

Black Angus Steakhouse: On Veterans Day,  participating restaurants will offer veterans and active military an All-American Steak Plate for just $10.99 plus all the fixings and a non- alcoholic beverage.

Bruegger’s Bagels: Veterans can get a free medium fresh-brewed hot or iced coffee with your breakfast. 

Burger King: On Nov. 11,  get 10% off their meal at participating locations.

Chick fil A: On Nov. 11,  can receive a regular sized chick-fil-a sandwich, waffle fries, and beverage for free. Discount from 5-8 pm.

Coffee Beanery: On Nov 11,  get a free tall cup of coffee.

Famous Dave’s: On Nov. 11, veterans get a free chopped pork sandwich + side at participating locations.

Friendly’s: On Wednesday, November 11, Friendly’s will honor veterans and active-duty service members by offering a free meal. On Veterans Day, all former or active military personnel can receive a free All-American meal for lunch or dinner, which consists of the All-American Burger, served with a side of fries and a drink. The burger can be upgraded to a cheeseburger for free. 

Hard Rock Cafe: On Nov 11, receive 15% off on all food and beverages (non-alcoholic).

Hooters: On Nov. 11, veterans receive 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of 10 boneless wings. Available at participating locations.

IHOP: On November 11, IHOP offers veterans and active duty members free pancakes.

Ikea: Veterans get a free entrée for Veterans Day from November 9 through 11.

Joe’s Crab Shack: On Nov. 11, veterans receive 20% off at participating Joe's Crab Shack.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: On November 11, veterans get a free doughnut of choice and coffee. 

Macaroni Grill: This Veterans Day, November 11, all veterans and active-duty military receive a free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti.

Mission BBQ: Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich on November 11.

O'Charley's: O'Charley's is providing free meals to service-members and veterans this Veterans Day. Show your Vet rewards card at check out.

Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse is offering a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola product to military veterans and active servicemen and women on Wednesday, November 11. Offer available for dine-in or to-go (call-in orders only, not available online).

Red Lobster: In honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active-duty military and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering dine-in guests a free appetizer or dessert on Thursday, November 11.

Starbucks: This Veterans Day, Starbucks is honoring those who have served with a free tall hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. Starbucks stores on Nov. 11.

Wendy's: Show the VetRewards Card from Veterans Advantage for a free breakfast between 6:30 am and 10:30 am on Veterans Day, November 11. More details here

Click here for part II of our Veterans Day 2021 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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