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Freebies For Heroes – Where to Take Your Veteran on Veteran’s Day

While I am a firm believer that our Veterans and military service members should be honored EVERY day, I always think it’s wonderful that businesses honor our servicemen and women with freebies and discounts to help them celebrate Veterans Day.  You can pretty much feed your Vet for free this coming Friday, November 11th – breakfast, lunch and dinner – with a snack or two in between.  Some locations are having their veterans day celebration on days other than November, 11th, and I’ve highlighted them below.

Here’s a quick list of Veteran’s Day offers that may be available in your area.  You may want to call ahead to make sure your local restaurants are participating in the offer.


Krispy Kreme – one free doughnut

Denny’s – one free Grand Slam breakfast – market areas for this offer are VERY limited, so please call ahead and make sure your Denny’s is participating


Applebees – free meal (lunch or dinner) from a select group of entrees.

Champss Americana – free burger

Chili’s – offering a free entree from a limited menu from 11 – 5

Famous Dave’s BBQ – the offers here vary from location to location, but the offers include a 15% discount for veterans, a free two meat meal with all the sides and trimmings, or a free entree up to $15.  Call your local restaurant to see what they are offering, or visit Famous Dave’s Veterans website http://www.famousdaves.com/promo/veterans-day/

Subway – free six-inch sub

Texas Roadhouse – free lunch from 11 – 2 – choose from a select list of entrees, accompanied by a free iced tea or Coca Cola product.


Golden Corral – this buffet restaurant offers a free dinner to veterans from 5 PM until 9 PM on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH.  Golden Corral is one of the few locations that DOES NOT require a military ID.  Of special note to me, as wife of a disabled vet, Golden Corral has raised more than $5 million to support Disabled American Vets with their Military Appreciation Monday event, and this year, money raised goes to support Camp Corral, a camp for the children of wounded or disabled service members.  Please support this very worthwhile event.

McCormick and Schmick Seafood Restaurant – free lunch or dinner on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH. Reservations are very highly recommended for this event.

Olive Garden – free entree from a select menu (meal includes breadsticks and soup or salad – or you can choose a free meal of unlimited breadsticks, soup and salad)


Hooters – 10 free wings (with purchase of a beverage)

Little Caeser’s Pizza – free order of crazy bread

Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca Cola product (this offer is good from November 7th through November 11th)


If you know of other Veterans Day freebies that you’d like to share, just leave a comment!  It’s the least we can do to steer these brave men and women to a free meal!