Here are some deals we found for Veterans for Veterans day, check with your local franchise as all may not honor these deals.
Please note this list may not be all-inclusive and we will add more as we find them. Also remember most establishments require proof of service, ID Card(VA or CAC), DD214 etc.
2015 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:
At participating Applebee’s on 11-11-2015, Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu for Veteran’s Day. Provide proof of service required.
Bar Louie Free Lunch or Dinner
On Wed., Nov. 11th, 2015 every Bar Louie location across the country will offer veterans and military personnel a free meal up to a $12 value when they show valid military I.D. or other proof of service.
On Veterans Day 11-11-15, Veterans and active military personnel will receive a choice of free select breakfast menu items (stack of hotcakes, Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast, Sunrise Breakfast, Country Biscuit Breakfast, Mini Sampler Breakfast) at its restaurants. All these honored servicemen and women need do is show proof of service, including U.S. Uniformed Services (current or retired) Identification Card, a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), or a Veterans’ organization card (American Legion or VFW, for example). Guests wearing a military uniform on Veterans Day also are eligible.
All former and current military service men and women enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included) from 4pm – close on Nov. 11, 2015, at all participating Bonanza Steakhouses. Contact your local Bonanza for more details.
Carrabba’s Free Appetizer
All active and retired veterans receive a free appetizer at participating locations on Monday, November 9th through Sunday, November 15th.
One free half pound sandwich platter will be given to each veteran for either dine-in or carryout orders on 11-11-2015. At participating locations only.
Cotton Patch Free Meal
Free meals to veterans of Veterans Day. Choice between a chicken fried steak or chicken fried sandwich.
Denny’s All You Can Eat Pancakes
On Wednesday, November 11th, all active, inactive and retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast.
FATZ Cafe salutes our Veterans and Active Military with a free entrée on Veterans Day. On Nov. 11 from 11 AM to close present your Military ID and enjoy a free world famous Calabash Chicken meal.
Friendly’s Free Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military, with a valid military ID or honorable discharge card, to a free dine-in breakfast, lunch or dinner from select menus on Veteran’s Day, 11.11.15. The breakfast choice is their Big-Two-Do’s® array of breakfast options, and the lunch and dinner option is the All American Burger with fries and a beverage (soda, iced tea or hot beverage).
On Wednesday November 11, 2015, Golden Corral offers a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.
Green Mill Restaurant and Bar
Veterans and Active Duty Military will receive a free lunch or dinner dine-in meal at participating locations on Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Must show proof of service, and beverages and gratuity are not included in free meal.
Grub Burger Bar
Veterans, Retired Military, and Active Duty members with a military ID will receive 50% off of their meal, plus a free Caramel Apple shake for Veterans day this year on Wed. 11/11/2015.
Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House Free Meal
Hoss’s is serving up their “American Value” meals absolutely free for veterans on Wed., Nov. 11th, from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. Valid I.D. is required.
Free Crazy $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch combo from 11am-2pm at participating Little Caesars Pizza locations for US Veterans and Active Military on 11.11.2015. Must present a valid military ID.
Longhorn Steakhouse Free App
Receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and a non-alcoholic beverage on Nov. 11. Includes veterans and current service members.
Max & Erma’s Free Cheeseburger Combo Meal with Dessert
On Veterans Day, participating Max & Erma’s locations are celebrating veterans and active military personnel with a free three course combo.
McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree
On Sunday, November 8th, 2015 enjoy a complimentary entree. All veterans must show official verification. Entrees must be enjoyed at the restaurant.
Veterans and active-duty military will get a free sandwich and cake (while supplies last)on Veterans Day 11/11/15.
O’Charley’s Free Meal
On Monday, November 9th, all veterans and all active-duty military personnel will have their choice of one of nine meals on the O’Charley’s “$9.99er” menu. Options include O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Cowboy Sirloin, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie and Santa Fe Tilapia, among others.
Olive Garden Free Meal
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 all veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal including entrees, freshly baked garlic breadsticks and a choice of unlimited soup or salad.
On The Border Free Entree
This Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty military will receive a FREE meal at OTB’s on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, ’15. The meal is from the”Create Your Own Combo menu,” which is a “choose 2” or “choose 3” menu (valued up to $10.79).
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
All veterans, retired and active-duty military personnel receive one free cup of froyo, up to 11 ounces, on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11th, 2015. To claim the offer, customers should provide proof of military service, such as a military ID card, uniform photo, honors, badges, or come dressed in their military uniform.
Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage
All active, retired military and veterans get a Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. There is also a military discount of 15% off the total check from November 12th thru December 31st, 2015, valid for military members and their families.
PDQ Fresh Tenders
Free 3 piece Tenders or Sandwich for all veterans or active duty military with ID or in uniform.
From 4pm-close, all former and current military service men and women enjoy a free buffet (beverage not included) from participating Ponderosa locations on 11/11/2015. Contact your local Ponderosa for more details.
Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich from 4 PM to close on 11/11/15.
Red Lobster Free App
Service members past and present receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert from a special menu. Proof of service required. Valid Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12, 2015.
Rock & Brews
Veterans and active-duty members receive a FREE Pulled Pork Sandwich and side on November 11th. Dine in only, military or veteran ID required.
Shoney’s Offers Free All-American Burger
Shoney’s says ‘Thank You’ to America’s heroes by offering a Shoney’s All-American Burger and fries to all Veterans and Active Duty Military members on Veterans Day, 11 November 2015.
Spaghetti Warehouse Buy 1 Get 1 Free Meal
From Monday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015, Spaghetti Warehouse is honoring veterans with a special “buy one entree, get one free” coupon offer and is encouraging its guests to “invite a veteran to lunch or dinner.” This coupon will be available on the Spaghetti Warehouse website on Nov. 3, and can be printed or presented by mobile phone.
Veterans and active-duty military eat free on Veterans Day.
Select locations offer a free menu item for Veterans and active duty military from their annual Veterans Day menu on Wednesday 11/11/15. Present valid military ID to receive offer.
Village Inn Free Breakfast
All who have served get a free breakfast on Veterans Day, available all day long. Choose between Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle. Village Inn is also thanking veterans with a “Thank You for Your Service Card”, which is a 20% discount off the total bill for the next time they visit a Village Inn. This year, Veterans Day falls on Free Pie Wednesdays, so be sure to get a slice (with any purchase) between 10am and 10pm.
One FREE Chili Dog and small Pepsi for all Veterans and Active Duty with a valid military ID, or for those wearing their military uniform, on Wednesday 11-11-2015.
The following discounts were offered in 2014 but have not confirmed yet for 2015:
2014 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:
54th Street Grill — Veterans and active duty military get a free meal (up to $12) on Tuesday, November 11.
Applebee’s — Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11.
BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse, Nov. 11, 2014.Complimentary lunch entree, up to $9.95 value. Offer valid to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service.
Bob Evans — Veterans and active military personnel receive free all-you-can-eat hotcakes on Tuesday, November 11.
California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2014. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service.
Carraba’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free appetizer of your choice for active duty servicemembers and veterans. Military ID or proof of service required.
Cattlemens Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Free 8 oz Sirloin Steak Dinner and beverage on Veterans Day. Proof of service required.
CentraArchy Restaurants, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal with proof of service at participating restaurants, including Burrito Loco, California Dreaming, Carolina Roadhouse, ChopHouse New Orleans, ChopHouse ’47, Gulfstream Café, Joey D’s Oak Room, and New York Prime.
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for active and former military members with ID or other valid proof of service.
Chili’s – free meal, Tuesday, Nov. 11 2014. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals during the dinner hour, or any lunch combo during lunch. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service..
Cotton Patch Café, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for current and former military members. Choices include full-size chicken fried steak, or chicken fried chicken. Proof of service required.
Country Cookin, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for current and former military. Proof of service required.
Cheeseburger in Paradise — Active and retired military personnel receive a complimentary All-American Burger with fries onTuesday, November 11.
Claim Jumper — On Monday, November 10, all Claim Jumper locations will provide veterans with a complimentary meal from a special menu.
East Coast Wings, Nov. 11, 2014. Free Appetizer or Desert. Proof of service required.
Einstein Bros Bagels, Nov. 11, 2014. Free coffee at participating locations. Available to all active duty members and veterans with ID or proof of service.Locations.
Fatz Eatz & Drinkz, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for current and former military members, up to $13.00 value. Proof of service required.
Fire & Ice Grill & Bar, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for military and veterans. Proof of service required.
Friendly’s – Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on Veterans Day,Tuesday, November 11.
Golden Corral — Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on Monday, November 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
Hooters, Nov. 11, 2014. Tuesday, Nov. 11, Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal, up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase, by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location across the country.
Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal form the American Values Menu, Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Includes soup, salad, desert, and beverage. Dine-in only, valid ID or proof of service required.
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee, Nov. 11, 2014. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees, & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
JJ’s Red Hots – Veterans and active duty military get with an unlimited free meal on Tuesday, November 11.
LongHorn Steakhouse – Veterans and current service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcoholic beverage from a select menu on Tuesday, November 11.
Max & Erma’s, November 11, 2014. Participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned fries, and chocolate chip cookies. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify participation. ID or proof of service required.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 9, 2014: McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 16th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 9th. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée from a special menu. Veterans must provide proof of military service. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Also, space is limited and reservations are highly recommended.
Menchie’s, Nov. 11, 2014. All veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on Veterans Day.
Noah’s Bagles, Nov. 11, 2014. Free coffee for active duty and veterans. Proof of service required.
Orange Leaf, Nov. 11, 2014. Free frozen yogurt (up to 11 0z.). Proof of service required.
Olive Garden – On Tuesday, November 11, all veterans and current service members get a free meal from a limited menu.
On the Border — Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo menu” on Tuesday, November 11.
Outback Steakhouse – All active and former service members receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on November 11. Outback is also offering active and former service members 15% off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.
Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery, Nov. 11, 2014.Participating restaurants are offering current servicemembers and veterans a free Magnificent Seven meal which includes two eggs, three buttermilk pancakes, and a choice of two bacon strips or two sausage links. Beverage not included. Call ahead to verify participation. ID or proof of service required.
Pinnacle Entertainment — Veterans and active duty military get a free meal at select casinos on Tuesday, November 11.
Red Hot & Blue — Veterans receive a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée on November 10, 11 and 12. Coupon required.
Red Lobster — Veterans, retired and active-duty military personnel receive a complimentary appetizer from a limited menu from Monday, November 10 to Thursday, November 13.
Rib City (St. Louis, Missouri), Nov. 11, 2014. 50% Military Appreciation Meal Discount everyday to all Veterans and Active Duty Military. Eat in or carry out. (Des Peres and Cottleville, MO)
RUBY TUESDAY’S, NOV. 11, 2014 They will offer One Free Appetizer to all veterans, active duty and reserve service members on November 11, 2014 with proof of service.
Shoney’s — Shoney’s will be offering a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty service members on Tuesday, November 11.
Sizzler — Sizzler offers active duty and veteran military members a free lunch from a limited menu on Tuesday, November 11 until 4 p.m.
StarBucks, Nov. 11, 2014. Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses. Participating stores only. Please call ahead.
Tap House Grill, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for servicemembers and veterans with proof of service. Dine-in only.
Texas De Brazil Churrascaria, Nov. 11, 2014. 50% off for all current and former servicemembers at participating locations (please call ahead).
Texas Land and Cattle Steak House, Nov. 11, 2014. Free appetizer or shared plate for current servicemembers and veterans. ID or proof of service is required. Locations.
Tim Hortons, Nov. 11, 2014 – all US locations are offering a free donut to all active duty servicemembers and veterans. No purchase necessary. Proof of service required.
Texas Roadhouse — Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on Tuesday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.
Travel Centers of America — On Tuesday, November 11, all CDL drivers who are military veterans eat free at participating full-service restaurants.
Twin Peaks, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for current and former servicemembers with proof of service or valid ID.
Uno Chicago Grill, Nov. 11, 2014. Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required. Don’t forget to tell the staff you are there that day to support Fisher House, and a portion of your party’s check will go to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, an awesome military charity.
54th Street Grill, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal, up to $12 value, valid for current and former service members (more info). Proof of service required. Locations.
Zoes Kitchen – Active duty military and veterans get a free entrée, and family members get 10% off on November 11.
2015 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings:
Alimond Studio – Veterans and active duty service members get a free headshot at Alimond Studio on Saturday, November 7 from 11 AM to 5 PM in Leesburg, VA.
Brides Across America – Brides Across America holds a wedding gown giveaway in partnership with bridal salons across the country in November to honor Veterans Day. Qualifying brides register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $20 fee. Once verified, you will be assisted in finding a gown from the selection. Click here for more details.
Cardiac Life — For the month of November, Cardiac Life is offering veterans $15 CPR courses.
Firestone Complete Auto Care — Between November 8 and 15, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.
Grace for Vets — Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and service members on November 11.
Great Clips – On November 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
Home Depot — Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans on November 11. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.
Lowe’s — All veterans receive a 10% discount on November 11. The offer is available in stores only.
Rack Room Shoes — Military personnel and their dependents get a 10% discount off entire purchase on Veteran’s Day, November 11.
Sleep Number — From October 19 through November 15, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattress sets.
Tires Plus — Between November 8 and 15, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% OFF the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.
Wheel Works — Between November 8 and 15, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service
2015 Veterans Day Events:
9/11 Memorial and Museum — The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will pay tribute to our country’s veterans during a special five-day Salute to Service from November 7 to November 11. The institution is hosting a series of events and programs for veterans and their families and the visiting public. Veterans will receive free Museum admission throughout the tribute. Special photo exhibitions, live talks and a Google Tour Builder interactive installation will be on view daily through Nov. 14.
Additionally, all are welcome to attend a special ceremony on Monday, Nov. 10 that will include a wreath-laying on the memorial and the tying of yellow ribbons to the Survivor Tree. On Veterans Day Nov. 11, yellow roses will be placed on the names of 9/11 victims who served in the U.S. military.
America’s Parade — Veterans are invited to march in this New York City parade on November 11. This year’s Parade will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II and the 25th Anniversary of Desert Shield. The United States Navy is this year’s featured military branch. The Army, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard are also represented.
The parade is preceded by the traditional opening ceremony at the Eternal Light Monument (5th Avenue at 24th Street, next to Madison Square Park. The ceremony begins at 10:00 AM and concludes with a wreath-laying at 11:00 AM.
National Veterans Day Ceremony — The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries.