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Veterans Day: Restaraunts and Free Food

Posted by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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What do you think of all of the restaraunt like Applebee's and Golden Corral that give Veterans and military members free food on Veteran's day?


As a veteran I think that it is really great.  This is our one day where almost everyone in the nation gives us one big thank you for all that we have done and been through.  I think DH and I will be enjoying some of that free food with DD and maybe a friend or 2 this evening.

by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Fun!
loving_my2boys
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM
What are the list of restaurants or is that it?
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popo_rambo
by Member on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Don't forget subway... you can get a free sub....

SRUsarahSC
by Platinum Member on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

my husband and I have gone every year that's he's home since his deployment! 

LynBoz
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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I'm a veteran as is my husband and honestly it's nice but as I have said on this site before, I chose to join and serve as did everyone who served with me and continues to serve now. I don't think the military is any better than any other job, no one forces you to join or serve.

It bothers me that some vets/ active members of the armed forces feel that civilians owe them something when in reality they chose to do what they do and if they chose it for an ego boost and validation than that is a huge disgrace to the job.

Sorry, lol got off on a rant there.
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jbirdsladie27
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Love it
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funlovinlady
by Gold Member on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Restaurants with Veterans Day Free Meals
Applebees Free Meal
Applebees is offering a free signature entree on Sunday November 11th, 2012 at participating locations. Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification.

Arby’s Free Roast Beef Sandwich
Arby’s largest franchisee is offering a free roast beef sandwich at their 280 Arby’s restaurants on Monday, November 12, 2012. This offer is valid only at all participating Arby’s locations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Colorado (Colorado Springs and Pueblo).

Bar Louie Free Lunch or Dinner
Bar Louie is saluting veterans and active-duty on Sunday and Monday (November 11-12) this year with a free lunch or dinner, up to an $11 value.

California Pizza Kitchen
California Pizza Kitchen is honoring Veterans and Military personnel by inviting them in to dine for free on November 11 (Veterans Day) and November 12. Enjoy an pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage for free. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

Carrows Free Slice of Pie
Sunday, November 11 get a free slice of pie with any purchase. Present military ID.

Champps Free Cheeseburger and Fries
On Monday, November 12 veterans and active-duty can get a free cheeseburger and fries all day.
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse Eat Free

Monday, November 12, 2012 Veterans and active-duty military eat free with a coupon. Valid ID required or in uniform or photo in uniform.

Cheeseburger In Paradise Free Meal
Monday, November 12, 2012 veterans are saluted with a free meal.

Chili’s Free Meal
Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 11 am to 5 pm Veterans and active-duty military get a choice of 7 free meals. Must show proof of military service.

Coco’s Free Slice of Pie
Sunday, November 11 get a free slice of pie with any purchase. Present military ID.

Denny’s All You Can Eat Pancakes
Get all you can eat pancakes for all active duty military and veterans with a valid ID on Monday, November 12, 2012.

Einstein Bagels Free Bagel
Receive a classic or signature bagel on Sunday November 11, 2012.

Famous Dave’s Free or Discounted Meal
On November 11th, 2012 Famous Dave’s is providing a variety of free meals and discounts at participating locations to former and current military personnel. Offers vary by location.

Great American Cookies Free Cookie
Sunday, November 11, 2012 all those who served get a free cookie with valid military id.

Green Turtle Free Meal
All of the casual dining restaurant/sports bar chains’ locations across Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C., will free offer meal items on Sunday November 11 from 4 – 9 PM. This is offer is for current and former service members.

Friendly’s Free Breakfast and Coffee
Monday, November 12 until 11:00 am get a free Big Two Do Breakfast and coffee.

Golden Corral Free Meal
Get a Veterans Day free meal to any veteran who has served in the United States military or is a current active duty service member. All Golden Corral locations will be participating On Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4 PM to 9 PM. No identification is required to get your free Veterans day meal.

Hooters 10 Free Boneless Wings
On Sunday November 11th, 2012 receive 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of a drink for all veterans and active duty military. Military ID or proof of service required.

Hy-Vee Free Breakfast
Monday, November 12, 2012 Hy-Vee is providing free breakfast during regular breakfast hours.

Krispy Kreme Free Donut & Coffee
On Sunday, November 11 is offering a free donut to all those served or currently are serving. Proof of military service required or those in uniform.

Little Caesars Free Crazy Bread
Receive free Crazy Bread with valid ID Sunday, November 11, 2012.

Longhorn Steakhouse Free App & Drink
On Monday, November 12 get a free appetizer and drink.

Max & Erma’s Free Cheeseburger Combo Meal with Dessert
On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012, participating Max & Erma’s locations are celebrating veterans and active military personnel with a free cup of Tortilla Soup or side Caesar Salad, a Cheeseburger, seasoned fries and a chocolate chip cookie.





McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree
Enjoy a complimentary entree Sunday, Nov. 11. All veterans must show official verification. Veterans Day entrees must be enjoyed at the restaurant. No to-go orders permitted.

Mimi’s Cafre Free Meal with a Purchase
Free lunch or dinner entree with the purchase of a meal plus two beverages. Valid November 9th to the 11th, must bring coupon.
O’Charley’s 20% Off Your Order
On Veterans Day vets and active duty receive 20% off your order. Bring coupon.

Olive Garden Free Meal
On Sunday, November 11, 2012 all veterans and military active duty will receive a choice of 1 of 5 entrees plus unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks.

On The Border Free Entree
On 11/11/12 15% of purchases will be donated to Carry The Load plus veterans and active-duty will receive a free entrée certificate, valid up to $10 and good through 11/30/2012.
Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola®

On November 11th and 12th, 2012 military personnel and veterans get FREE Bloomin’ Onion® and Coca-Cola®. Must have valid identification. Also, receive 10% off the entire guest check (excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuity) from November 13- December 31, 2012.
Red Lobster
Sunday, November 11, 2012 a free appetizer to all veterans and active-duty personnel.

Sizzler Free Lunch
Monday, November 12, 2012 through 4 PM Veterans and active duty military will receive a free lunch from a select menu. Valid ID required or in uniform or photo in uniform.
Soup Plantation Free Meal with Purchase
Past and present military can receive a free meal this Sunday and Monday, November 11 and 12th with the purchase of another regular priced meal. Just show proof of military service or be in uniform.

Spaghetti Warehouse Buy 1 Get 1 Free Meal
Friday thru Monday (November 9-12) buy 1 meal and get 1 Original Recipe Spaghetti Entrée for your veteran
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Sweet Tomatoes Free Meal Free Meal with Purchase
Past and present military can receive a free meal this Sunday and Monday, November 11 and 12th with the purchase of another regular priced meal. Just show proof of military service or be in uniform.

Texas Corral Free Entree
A free entrée on Veterans Day to vets and active duty. Unofficially we believe it’s Sunday but their website just says Veterans Day. Call ahead to confirm.

Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch
Monday, November 12, 2012 select from a special veterans lunch menu.
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Free Donut
Sunday, November 11, 2012 Veterans active duty-duty military will receive a free donut. No purchase required. Valid ID required or show up in uniform.

TGI Fridays Free Lunch
On Monday, November 12 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm get a free Veterans Day lunch.
Travel Centers of America Free Meal
All CDL drivers who are Military Veterans eat free on November 11th, 2012. Up to $15 on a complimentary meal of your choice Must present valid ID or photograph in uniform.

Twin Peaks Free Meal
Twins Peaks provides vague information and it doesn’t look like it includes Veterans. Here are their event details. “For Serving Us, We’re Serving You! Service men and women eat free on Veteran’s Day.” Starts on Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11. We are working on clarifying this information.

Uno’s free entrée or pizza with a purchase
On both Sunday and Monday, November 11- 12 get a free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase or equal or greater value and with a military or veterans ID.
Companies that haven’t announced Veteran’s day specials but did so last year include 7-11, Amazon.com, Anheuser-Busch Parks, Kmart, Old Navy, Sports Authority, Subway Restaurants, and Walgreens. We’ll keep you posted!


Tips Before Heading Out
Review the official site information and rules before heading out. Many websites are listing previous years promotions that are no longer valid. We link to the official information.
Be sure to bring proof of military service, uniform photo or be in uniform. Proof of military service varies by company.
Be sure to note if the Veterans Day tribute is on Sunday, November 11, Monday, November 12 or even longer. Some have set hours as well.
CuriousArentYa
by Platinum Member on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM

From what I see the military gets a lot of pats on the back daily. I live in a military town though, so it could just be because of that. 

BluePandaDreams
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM
I do believe the Golden Corral deal is tomorrow.
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cutebaby06
by Platinum Member on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM
I think it's a great idea.


Quoting blues_pagan:

What do you think of all of the restaraunt like Applebee's and Golden Corral that give Veterans and military members free food on Veteran's day?


As a veteran I think that it is really great.  This is our one day where almost everyone in the nation gives us one big thank you for all that we have done and been through.  I think DH and I will be enjoying some of that free food with DD and maybe a friend or 2 this evening.


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