Every Veteran's Day my husband eats lunch at the Golden Corral. The company has a long-standing tradition of providing a free meal to all veterans, with proof of military service, and has served over 3.7 million meals to veterans over the years. Recently, more companies and restaurants have started offering similar deals. It is a simple way to say 'thank you' to our men and women in uniform.
Today check out these businesses in your area that are offering free meals and services to thank you for all you've done to protect them over the years.
This is just a small sampling of the events happening at retailers. For a full, up-to-date list, please visit http://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/
Applebee’s, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active service members. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.
Cheeseburger in Paradise, Monday, Nov. 11 2013. Free All-American Burger with fries with purchase of beverage and military ID or proof of service. Available to active military or veterans. Beverages and gratuity not included, dine-in only.
Chili’s, Monday, Nov. 11 2013. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals during the dinner hour, or any lunch combo during lunch. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service.
Golden Corral, Monday Nov. 11, 2013: The 13th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner.
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee, Nov. 11, 2013. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
Little Caesars® Pizza, Nov. 11, 2013. Little Caesars is honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.
LongHorn Steakhouse, Monday, Nov. 11, – Thursday Nov. 14, 2013. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required.
On The Border, Mon. Nov. 11, 2013. Veterans and current service members will receive a free entree from the “Create Your Own Combo menu,” featuring more than 150 possible dinner combination. On the Border will also donate 15% of your purchase to Carry the Load, a non-profit military organization. Dine-in only, proof of service required.
Outback Steakhouse – Nov. 11, 2013. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to military personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 10% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2013.
Red Lobster – Monday, Nov. 11 – Thursday Nov. 14, 2013. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers.
Red Robin, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. Red Robin is also partnering with Heinz for Veterans Day to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Red Robin will also donate $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Spaghetti Warehouse, Sunday Nov. 10 – Monday, Nov. 12, 2013. Buy one entrée, get one free, coupon required. Choose any of 11 Original Recipe Spaghetti entrées and receive a second entrée free.
Sizzler Restaurants, Nov. 12, 2013. Free lunch served until 4 pm. Choice of 3 entrees. Valid with proof of military service. Dine-in only, not valid for salad bar, beverage, or gratuity.
The Olive Garden, Free entrée, Nov. 11, 2013. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, on Monday, November 11 during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entrées include freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Offer good in US and Canada, proof of service required.
Tony Roma’s, Nov. 11, 2013. Free Entree, up to $15 for current and former military members with valid proof of service. Valid at select locations only. Please call ahead to verify participation.
Uno Chicago Grill, Nov. 11, 2013. Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required.