Restaurants across the country are saying “thank you” to Veterans on their special day Friday by offering free and discounted meals to active and retired military members.
Just a heads up, you may need to flash your military I.D. or be in uniform to collect.
Here’s where to snag freebies on Nov. 11:
- Wayback Burgers: Get a free Wayback Classic Cheeseburger with the purchase of any side and any drink.
- Chipotle: Show your military I.D. after 3 p.m. and receive a buy-one-get-one free burrito, bow, salad or order of tacos.
- Ruby Tuesday: Get a free appetizer (up to a $10 value) on Friday.
- Boston Market: All active duty or retired military personnel and their family can receive one free brownie or cookie with any purchase. No I.D. required.
- Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse: Receive 50 percent off your meal and three additional guests will receive 10 percent of their meals.
- Wienerschnitzel: Veterans can get a free chili dog, small fries and 20 oz. drink.
- California Pizza Kitchen: Get a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu. This offer is for dine-in customers only.
- Bonefish Grill: Show your I.D. and receive a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp.
- Hooters: Get a free entree when you present you military I.D. or proof of service.
- Bob Evans: Pick one of five free breakfast dishes served all day.
- Red Robin: Get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.
- IHOP: Free red, white and blue pancakes available on Friday.
- Little Caesars: Get a free $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo.
- Applebee’s: Receive a free meal from a special menu and get a $5 coupon that can be redeemed Nov. 12-27.
- Outback Steak House: Get a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage. Also, between Nov. 12 through Dec. 31 military members and their families can receive 15 percent off their check.
- Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.
- Chili’s: Receive a free meal from a special menu.
- Cracker Barrel: Enjoy a complimentary slice of double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake.
- Denny’s: Get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon.
- World of Beer: Free beer for all veterans and current service members with military I.D
- Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID on November 10th and 11th.
Restaurants aren’t the only businesses offering special deals for veterans on Friday. Here’s a few nonfood related deals:
- UFC Gym: Free total gym access to all veterans and active duty military as well as their families from Nov. 11 through Nov. 15.
- American Family Care: Receive a free flu shot on Veterans Day.
- Great Clips: Receive a coupon for a free hair cut valid through Dec. 31.
- iPic Theaters: Get a complimentary ticket on Nov. 11. You must provide identification or be in uniform.
- Publix: Save 10 percent on groceries on Nov. 11.
- Meineke: Free basic oil change for veterans and active duty military members.
- Under Armor: Get 15 percent off all orders through Nov. 12.