FoodFacts.com loves the idea that we’re seeing public acknowledgement of our veterans today on the day we commemorate their valuable service to our country. The parades are great – we all enjoy them. But we really like the idea of a tangible “thank you” and are happy to see several restaurants participating in free meals for veterans today. Find out where veterans eat for free today. Here’s a working list … so if you know a veteran, please share!
Note: Offers good at participating location. Uniform or military ID may be required as proof of service. Some of the offers listed below originally found at military.com.
Applebee’s – Restaurant offering veterans and active military a free meal from open to close on Nov. 11.
Bar Louie – Free meal up to $12 November 10th and 11th with proof of military ID or service.
Brann’s Steakhouse – Free 6 oz sirloin and two sides
Bob Evans – Veterans and active military personnel get the choice of a free breakfast menu item on Nov. 11. Find more information here
Bonefish Grill – Veterans and active military get free Bang Bang Shrimp on Nov. 11. Find more information here
California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military personnel can choose a free entrée from a list of pizzas, salads and pastas. Find more information here
Carrabba’s — All veterans and active duty service members get a free appetizer November 9 through 15.
Cheeseburger in Paradise – Free burger with fries on Nov. 11. Find more information here
Chili’s – Veterans and active military personnel get free meal from a selection of items. More information here
Cracker Barrel – Veterans receive free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on Nov. 11; 10% of sales from the cake will go to the USA Transition 360 Alliance. Find more information here
Dairy Queen – Select Dairy Queen locations will offer free $5 lunches on Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; offer includes the following locations: Noblesville DQ Grill & Chill at 5625 Pebble Village Ln, Carmel DQ Grill & Chill at 9802 N Michigan Rd, Meridian St DQ Grill & Chill at 9040 N Meridian St, Indy DQ Grill & Chill at 2425 National Ave, and Greencastle DQ Grill & Chill in Greencastle
Denny’s – Veterans and active military get Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon on Nov. 11. Find more information here
Dunkin’ Donuts – Free medium hot or iced coffee on Nov. 11. Find more information here
FATZ Café — Veterans and active military get a free World Famous Calabash Chicken meal on November 11.
Fazoli’s – Veterans and active military get free Build Your Own Pasta on Nov. 11. Find more information here
Golden Corral – Free thank you dinner on Military Appreciation Night (Nov. 11 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Find more information here
Hooters – Veterans and active military get a free menu item of their choice of a pre-selected menu on Nov. 11. Find more information here
IHOP – Free Red, White & Blue pancakes for veterans and active military from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 11. Find more information here
Krispy Kreme — Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee to all veterans on November 11 at participating locations.
Krystal — Active and retired military receive a free Krystal Chicken or Sausage Biscuit from 6 AM to 11:00 AM on November 11.
Little Caesars – Veterans and active military personnel receive a free $5 Hot-N-Ready lunch combo, which includes a small deep dish pizza and a 20-ounce drink. Find more information here
Logan’s Roadhouse — In addition to the 10% military discount offered every day, military and former military guests will also receive a free dessert on November 11.
Long John Silver’s – Offering a free 2-piece fish basket to our veterans this week at participating locations. Find more information here
O’Charley’s – Veterans and active duty service members get a free $9.99 meal on November 9, as well as free pie on November 11.
Olive Garden – Veterans and active military eat free from selection of entrées. Family members dining with them also get 10% off their meals. Find more information here
On the Border — Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo menu” on November 11.
Outback Steakhouse – Veterans and active military personnel receive free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on Nov. 11; deployed personnel can get a rain check for the offer. Find more information here
Ponderosa – Veterans and active military receive free buffet on Nov. 11 from 4 p.m. to close. Find more information here
Red Lobster – Veterans and active military receive their choice of free appetizer or dessert; offer good from Nov. 9 through Nov. 12. Find more information here
Red Robin – Veterans and active military personnel get free Red’s Tavern Double burger with bottomless steak fries on Nov. 11. Find more information here
Ruby Tuesday — Veterans, active duty and reserve service members get a free appetizer on November 11.
Starbucks — Veterans, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee on November 11 at participating locations.
Sticky Fingers — Veterans, active, inactive or retired servicemen and servicewomen get a free entrée up to a $12.99 value on November 11. In addition to the free meal, veterans who dine-in get a coupon valued at $10 to be used on their next visit.
Texas Roadhouse – Veterans and active military get free meal from pre-selected menu plus choice of drink. Find more information here
TGI Fridays — Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tim Horton’s (West Michigan) – Free Donut on Nov. 11
Uccello’s Ristorante – Free express lunch buffet. Veterans should show proof of military service, like a Military ID card or Driver’s License with veterans designation.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Veterans and active military get a free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase of equal or greater value on November 11.
White Castle – Veterans and active military get free breakfast slider with choice of small coffee or small drink. Find more information here
Thank a veteran today! Let’s all remember the sacrifices our service men and women make for our freedom every day!