Have you heard the news? According to a WLOS ABC 13 report published on Nov. 8, a federal holiday honoring the millions of brave men and women who are currently serving or have previously served in the United States Armed Forces is only hours away and Americans are ready to celebrate. Nov. 11 is Veterans Day in the U.S.A! Each year, communities around the nation celebrate the annual event with patriotic ceremonies, tributes and parades.
In honor of this special day, many businesses and restaurants around the nation are saying “thank you” to the active duty or retired men and women who have served this great country by offering a slew of fabulous steals-and-deals. From free meal deals and sweet treats to eat, the following businesses are saluting our American heroes who have served with all sorts of wonderful steals, free meals and terrific deals.
Please note – some of the following establishments have specific rules regarding the Veterans Day deals. Not all locations may participate in the event. Many require specific proof of military service/identification. Please visit the website or phone ahead for details.
Veterans Day 2015 Freebies & Deals
Applebee’s Free Meal Deal – All veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a delicious meal from open to close at participating Applebee’s. The meal deal includes choice of 3-Cheese Chicken Penne, 7-ounce Sirloin, Oriental Chicken Salad, Chicken Tenders Platter, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double-Crunch Shrimp or The American Standard, for free. Proof of service is required. Dine-in only. Drink and gratuity are not included.
BJs Restaurant Entrée Freebie – Participating BJs Restaurants will be giving away free entrees on Veterans Day. Active duty and veterans will get to enjoy a free entrée, under $12.95, on Nov. 11. Military ID is required.
Buffalo’s Café Meal Deal – Participating Buffalo’s Cafés, a family friendly neighborhood restaurant known for its juicy, never frozen wings and delicious all-American fare, will be offering veterans and active duty military a free meal on Veterans Day. The franchise is also raising money for the Fisher House Foundation, a program which provides free or low cost housing to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers. Military ID is required.
California Pizza Kitchen Freebie – Participating California Pizza Kitchens will be servin’ up a delicious entrée deal for all veterans and active-duty military on Veterans Day. Entrée menu includes a choice of select pizzas, full size salads or pasta dishes. Proof of service is required.
Denny’s Free Breakfast – Participating Denny’s will be servin’ up a heckuva breakfast deal. All active, inactive and retired military personnel will be able to enjoy a Grand Slam Breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon on Nov. 11, 2015.
Golden Corral Dinner – Participating Golden Corral locations will be celebrating the occasion with its 2015 Military Appreciation Night. Any person who has served (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves) can enjoy a free Thank You Dinner from 5 – 9 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Hooter’s Entree Deal – All Hooters locations will also be saying a great big “thank you” to all active and retired military personnel during business hours on Nov. 11, 2015. Enjoy a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day free meal menu which includes choice of Hooters Burger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich or Salad, 10-Piece Traditional or Boneless Wings – on the house. Military ID or proof of service is required.
IHOP Pancakes – Speaking of patriotic. All veterans and active duty military will get to enjoy an order of Red, White and Blue buttermilk pancakes topped with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping – for free at participating IHOP locations. This offer is valid from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2015.
Olive Garden Entree Freebie – Participating Olive Garden locations will be offering a free entrée for veterans and active duty military personnel on Nov. 11. Select from Garlic Rosemary Chicken, Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Cheese Ravioli or Unlimited Soup, Salad and Breadsticks. Plus, family members dining with them will get to enjoy a 10 percent discount, too. Proof of service is required, some restrictions may apply.
On the Border Create Your Own Freebie – Participating On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina locations will also be saying “thanks” this year. Active duty military and veterans will receive a free Create Your Own Combo meal deal which offers a whopping 150 possible meal combinations! Proof of service is required. This offer is dine-in only, limit one per military member. Drinks, desserts and gratuity are not included.
And for even more steals-and-deals, please visit 12 Veterans Day Deals & Freebies.