Veterans Day food freebies and discounts
Free pizza, beer, pancakes - all as a thank-you.
On Veterans Day, the nation's restaurants serve the men and women who serve.
Here are specials and freebies aimed at veterans and active-duty military. Note that ID is required:
Applebee's: Free meal.
Aunt Bertha's Kitchen: Free bread pudding or peach cobbler with purchase.
Bar Louie: Free appetizer or entree.
Bob Evans: Free meal from a special menu.
Bonefish Grill: Free order of Bang Bang Shrimp.
Boston Market: Free brownie or cookie with purchase.
California Pizza Kitchen: Free entree from a special menu.
Chili's: Free entree from a special menu.
Chipotle: Buy one, get one small burrito, bowl, or salad from 3 p.m. to closing for veterans, active duty members, and military spouses.
The ChopHouse: 20 percent discount.
Denny's: Free build-your-own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon.
Fat Jack's: Free pork or chicken sandwich, fries, and drink.
Friendly's: Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Golden Corral: Its military appreciation offer, a free meal, is offered from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14.
Hooters: Free entree.
IHOP: Comp stack of red, white, and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee.
LongHorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert, plus 10 percent off for guests who dine with veterans on Nov. 11.
Masala Kitchen: Free lassi with purchase.
McCormick & Schmick's: Free meal from a special menu for veterans and Gold Star honorees.
McDonald's: Veterans and active-duty service members are offered a free all-day Breakfast Extra Value Meal throughout the day.
Miller's Ale House offers a 50-percent discount to those with a military ID.
Mission BBQ: Free sandwich and cake to all veterans; live version of the National Anthem will be played at noon. Also, from Nov. 12 through the end of the year, customers can purchase an American Heroes Cup for $3.99, for which $2 of every sale will go to Wreaths Across America. An estimated $100,000 will be raised.
Ninety Nine: Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the $9.99 menu with the purchase of any entree.
Olive Garden: Free entree.
On the Border: A free "create your own combo."
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and a Coca-Cola; also 15-percent discount for military families from Nov. 12 to Dec. 31.
P.J. Whelihan's: Free 10-piece order of wings.
The Pour House: 20 percent discount.
Red Hot & Blue: Free meals Nov. 9, 10, and 11.
Red Lobster: Free appetizer from a special menu Nov. 10 and 11.
Red Robin: Free Tavern Double Burger.
Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer, up to $10.
Snap Custom Pizza: Free pizza or salad.
Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch.
T.G.I. Fridays: Free lunch, up to $12.
Tiffin: All veterans, active service members, and first responders eat free, up to $25, dine-in or takeout.
Treno: 20 percent discount.
Wawa: Free coffee.
Wayback Burgers: Free Wayback Classic cheeseburger with purchase of a side and drink.
World of Beer: One free draft beer.
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