On Veterans Day, establishments and businesses throughout the United States are acknowledging the contributions of veterans and active-duty military members by offering complimentary meals, special deals, and discounts.
Denny’s: Free Grand Slam breakfast
On Friday from 5 a.m. to noon local time, Denny’s will give those with a valid military ID or a DD 214 (a document showing a release from active duty) a free Grand Slam breakfast.
Office Depot and OfficeMax: 25% discount
From Saturday to Monday, veterans and active-duty and retired military personnel, reservists, and their dependents get 25% off qualifying regular and sale-priced purchases at Office Depot and OfficeMax. (Other terms include not combinable with other discounts such as Rewards Member or Business Select Member pricing.)Throughout the year, Office Depot and OfficeMax also give veterans 20% in-store discount on qualifying regularly-priced purchases.
Pilot Flying J: $12 meal deal
Pilot Flying J travel centers are giving all service members and their families verified through ID.me in the myRewards Plus app a free meal credit valued up to $12. The offer can be claimed Friday to Sunday through the app and redeemed at participating Pilot, Flying J and One9 Fuel Network travel centers. Options include hot and cold deli items, meals at participating on-site restaurants, snacks, fountain drinks, and Pilot coffee.
Also through Sunday, customers can round up purchases to the nearest whole dollar at participating travel centers and Pilot will donate 100% of the roundup proceeds to the Call of Duty Endowment, which helps unemployed veterans get jobs.
Participating Pilot Flying J travel centers also offer year-round deals and discounts for service members verified with ID.me.
IHOP Veterans Day deal: Free pancakes
IHOP will be giving veterans and active-duty military a free Red, White, & Blueberry Pancakes entrée or Pancake Combo on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Dine-in only at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide.)
Dunkin’ Veterans Day: Free doughnuts
On Saturday, Dunkin’ will give all retired and active military a free doughnut of their choice at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide.
Lowe’s Veterans Day: Collectible pins
On Saturday, Lowe’s will offer a free collectible pin to the first 150 veteran customers at each store.
Lowe’s gives a 10% military discount to active-duty and veteran military service members and their families every day on eligible purchases, with no annual limit. The home improvement chain also has dedicated parking spots for veterans at each store.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free boneless wings
Veterans and current armed services members with valid ID get a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries on Saturday. (Only available for dine-in; at Buffalo Wild Wings Go locations you can can walk-in and order at the counter.)
Golden Corral: Military Appreciation Night
All Golden Corral locations will give active military and veterans a free Military Appreciation Night dinner (buffet and beverage) on Monday starting at 5 p.m. until closing. (Available for dine-in only; no military ID required; free dinner not available for spouse or family members.)
Krispy Kreme Veterans Day: Free doughnut and coffee
At Krispy Kreme locations on Saturday, veterans and active military personnel can get a free doughnut of their choice and a free small hot or iced coffee (no purchase necessary; one per guest, in-shop and drive-through only).
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion
Outback Steakhouse is giving all active and retired military personnel a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage with the purchase of an adult entree in-restaurant on Saturday. And any veterans who come to the restaurant on Saturday also get a free $10 bonus (to redeem from Nov. 12 to Dec. 17).
Starbucks: Free coffee deal
Starbucks on Saturday will give a free tall 12-ounce hot or iced brewed coffee to veterans, current military service and spouses. Starbucks will also be donating $100,000 each to Team Red, White & Blue and Travis Manion Foundation to support veterans and the military community.
Applebee’s Grill & Bar: Free Veterans Day meal deal
Applebee’s will give all veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and reserves a free entrée when they dine-in on Saturday. The Veterans Day menu includes 6 oz. Top Sirloin, Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Oriental Chicken Salad, and Three-Cheese Chicken Penne.
Applebee’s will also give veterans and military a $5 Bounce Back Card to redeem for dine-in, to go, or delivery within a three-week redemption window.
Friendly’s Restaurants: Free lunch
Friendly’s will be offering veterans and military personnel with an active military ID a free lunch (free All American Cheeseburger and drink of choice) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on Veterans Day.
Chili’s Veterans Day: Free entrée
Chili’s will give all veterans and active military personnel a free entrée on Saturday. Choices include an Oldtimer burger with cheese, a 3-Count Chicken Crispers meal, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, or chili or soup with a side salad.
Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch
Texas Roadhouse will give veterans and active military free lunch on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free lunch can be chosen from one of 10 meals including a 6-ounce sirloin with two side dishes, and any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea, or coffee. (For details, contact your local Texas Roadhouse. Proof of service is required, which includes military or VA card, or discharge papers.)
Tim Hortons: Free coffee
Tim Hortons’ U.S. locations will give all active military members and veterans a free small hot coffee on Saturday.
Bar Louie’s: Burger meal deal
Bar Louie will give veterans and active-duty military a free burger meal with choices including the Bourbon BBQ Burger, GastroBurger all day on Saturday. (Just show a valid military ID; offer good for dine-in only at participating locations. Additional exclusions may apply; please check your local Bar Louie for details.)
Hooters: Free dinner entrée
Veterans and active-duty military who present proof of service or a military ID on Veterans Day get a free dinner entrée from Hooters’ Veterans Day Menu with purchase of a beverage (dine-in only at participating locations). The Hooters Veterans Day Menu includes 10-Piece Boneless Wings, Hooters Burger, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and Buffalo Chicken Salad.
Sleep Number: 20% off discount
Sleep Number is giving military and veterans a 20% off discount on most Sleep Number smart beds, bases, furniture, and bedding. Just go to the Sleep Number website for the discount.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Free cake
Veterans get a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake with an in-store purchase on Saturday at Cracker Barrel. Also, customers can get 25% off U.S. military-themed products, in stores and online.
Sheetz: Free sandwich and car wash
At Sheetz’s 700-plus locations, all veterans and active-duty military can get a free half turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink on Saturday. Veterans and military personnel can also get a free $9 car wash at Sheetz stores with a car wash.
Sheetz customers can donate their loyalty points in November towards the company’s donation of $50,000 to the USO. Two hundred loyalty points donated will equate to a $1 donation via the Sheetz app.
Red Robin: Free burger deal
Red Robin is giving veterans and active military personnel who dine-in at participating Red Robin locations on Saturday a free Red’s Big Tavern Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries (not valid for online or to-go orders, must show proof of service).
Veterans and active military members – and their parents and spouses – can sign up for Red Robin’s military rewards program for special offers all year long.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Free appetizer or dessert
Carrabba’s Italian Grill is giving veterans and active-duty military a free dine-in appetizer or dessert and a beverage with a show of ID (available all day, no purchase required). Also, Carrabba’s offers a Heroes Discount of 10% off to all service members, veterans and first responders year-round.
Bonefish Grill: Free shrimp
Bonefish Grill is giving a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp – crispy shrimp tossed in a signature creamy, spicy sauce – with a soft drink beverage to service members, veterans and first responders with valid ID on Saturday (offer good all day, no purchase required). Also, Bonefish Grill gives a 10% Heroes Discount to service members, veterans and first responders year-round.
Red Lobster: Shrimp dinner deal
On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time, Red Lobster will give all veterans, active-duty military and reservists a meal voucher for a Veterans Shrimp & Chips dinner – six hand-breaded, butterflied and lightly fried shrimp, french fries and coleslaw – to be redeemed from Monday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Dec. 10 for dine-in only. (Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem.)
Wendy’s: Free breakfast combo
At Wendy’s, those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military can get a free breakfast combo – breakfast sandwich, seasoned potatoes and coffee or carbonated soft drink – during breakfast hours on Saturday. (Show military ID or a Veterans Advantage card; not valid for digital or delivery orders.)
Potbelly: Free drink and cookie deal
Potbelly will give veterans and active-duty military a fountain drink and cookie free with their order of any entrée including sandwiches, soups and salads on Saturday.