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Veterans Day 2012

by EatDrinkDeals Staff

veteransday2012 Veterans Day 2012Here’s our annual roundup of Veterans Day deals.  Veteran’s Day this year is Sunday, Nov. 11,  2012, but many specials continue on Monday,  Nov. 12.   Many chain restaurants have free entrees or other deals to salute our military.

To qualify you will need evidence of service such as a military ID or Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW).  Some restaurants allow a photo of yourself in uniform, or just wear your uniform.

Here are the deals that EatDrinkDeals has confirmed with the national chains, with links to the chain websites that have more information.  Stay tuned as we confirm more deals this week.

Applebee’s has a free steak or other entree for veterans and active duty personnel on Veterans Day.  This is during normal business hours on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.   Choose from an Applebee’s Signature entree such as a 7 oz House Sirloin, Fiesta Lime Chicken or Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger.  Beverages not included.  More details at the Applebee’s website:http://www.applebees.com/menu/vetsday

Bailey’s and Fox and the Hound Sports Grille has a sandwich or entree for veterans on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.   More details at this website:  http://allstarbrewclub.fbmta.com/members/ViewMailing.aspx?MailingID=40802215625&StoreCode=65067&_X=83JLgITmADkZ0

California Pizza Kitchen has a free meal and non-alcoholic beverage on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 11-12, 2012.  More details on the California Pizza home page:   http://www.cpk.com
Carino’s Italian has $5 entrees for veterans on  Sunday, Nov. 12, 2012.  More details on this Carino’s website: http://my.carinos.com/Blast/PreviewHtmlVersion?blastId=3331&key=Y0tGYTVYdGxETDFGTnV0U1VaaUJQUT09
Carrabba’s has a free appetizer for vets on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 11-12, 2012.  No purchase required.   More details at this Carrabba’s website:  http://view.email.carrabbas.com/?j=fe541078736100747214&m=fed1157174660474&ls=fdfc127173640c7b71147277&l=febc13727d6d0d7d&s=fe281d7375670d7b761171&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe281171726d007d751d74&r=0
Champps Americana is honoring veterans with a free Champps Cheeseburger and fries all day on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. The offer is dine-in only, and not all locations participate, so call ahead and make sure your local Champps offers the deal.  Click here for details: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151525043479199&set=a.109609834198.116760.88603434198&type=1
Cheeseburger in Paradise says veterans get a free meal of their choice on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.  More details on their Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/CheeseburgerinParadise
Denny’s has their Veterans Day Appreciation Event on Monday, Nov. 12 2012. Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Offer available in every Denny’s nationwideMore details in this Denny’s press release:  http://www.dennys.com/files/Dennys-Veterans-Day-Offer-Press-Release.pdf
Einstein Bros Bagels is giving away free a Classic or Signature Bagel to veterans on Veteran’s Day.  The offer does not include shmear or toppings.   The offer is valid only on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2012.  Click here for details:
http://einsteinbrosbagels.fbmta.com/members/ViewMailing.aspx?MailingID=42949687241&storecode=3504&_X=dGbL93GsADgZ0

Golden Corral has what is probably the biggest national event, their annual free dinner buffet for active duty personnel and veterans.  This deal is  on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.   Golden Corral says they have served more than 3 million free meals to vets.  More details: http://community.goldencorral.com/events/military-appreciation-monday-3

Hooters has free wings for vets on Veterans Day.  Get 10 free wings with purchase of a drink.  Valid at participating locations only.  For a list of locations and more  info, see the Hooter’s website:  http://www.hootersveteransday.com/register.aspx

Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee to veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11 2012.  Veterans must be in uniform or have proof of military service.  Note that freebie can’t be obtained through the drive through.
http://krispykreme.fbmta.com/members/ViewMailing.aspx?MailingID=2147513535&storecode=&_X=yJRpoyU_ADkZ0

Little Caesars Pizza is offering all veterans a free order of Crazy Bread with proof of military status (military ID or DD-214 form) at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012.
http://www.littlecaesars.com/news/veterans-day-2012.aspnews/veterans-day-2012.asp

Lone Star Steakhouse has a free entree from their Stars and Stripes menu for veterans on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.  More details at this Lone Star website: http://lonestar.fbmta.com/members/ViewMailing.aspx?MailingID=2147513337&_X=gm-_JeCWADkZ0

LongHorn, which says they plan to become America’s next favorite steakhouse by offering the widest variety of steak cuts in casual dining, and steaks that are fresh never frozen, is offering vets a free Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage.  More details to be available soon from LongHorn Steakhouse.

McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant has a free meal for veterans on Veterans Day.  Choose from fried shrimp, grilled salmon, chicken chopped salad, cheeseburger and other entrees.  More details on this McCormick & Schmick’s website:  http://mccrmckschmcks.fbmta.com/members/ViewMailing.aspx?MailingID=36507252850&storecode=1082&_X=At764Q45ADIZ0

Olive Garden has a free entree for the military on Veterans Day.  Choose from five entrees:

  •  Grilled Sausage & Peppers Rustica
  •  Seafood Alfredo
  • Chicken Parmigiana
  •  Cheese Ravioli
  •  Spaghetti with Meat Sauce,

More details to be available soon from Olive Garden.

O’Charley’s is giving away a free meal from the $9.99 menu on Monday, November 12 for all active duty military and veterans.  http://www.ocharleys.com/

On the Border announced that veterans dining on Nov. 11 will get a certificate for a free entree on a return visit.  Certificate will be good for up to $10 anytime Nov. 12-30, 2012.  More details at the On the Border Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151276972935365&set=a.311269805364.191594.259641920364&type=1

Outback Steakhouse has a free Bloomin Onion and beverage.  This deal is good for two days, Nov. 11-12, 2012.    In addition, Military Personnel  can get 10% OFF their entire guest check (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes and gratuity) November 13 – December 31, 2012.  More details at the Outback website: http://www.outback.com/companyinfo/veteransday.aspx

Pizza Inn has a free buffet for veterans on Nov. Details:  http://pizzainn.fbmta.com/members/ViewMailing.aspx?MailingID=42949687364&storecode=13416600&_X=y_x8zMifADoZ0members/ViewMailing.aspx?MailingID=42949687364&storecode=13416600&_X=y_x8zMifADoZ0

Red Lobster, which recently underwent the largest menu transformation in its history, is offering vets a complimentary appetizer from the following options:

  • Buffalo Chicken Bites (new appetizer on Red Lobster’s menu)
  • Southwest Chicken Pizza (new appetizer on Red Lobster’s menu)
  • Sweet Chili Shrimp (new appetizer on Red Lobster’s menu)
  • Crispy Calamari & Vegetables
  • Lobster Artichoke Dip
  • Lobster Pizza
  • Lobster-Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Parrot Isle Coconut Shrimp
  • Wood-Grilled Shrimp Bruschetta

More details at this Red Lobster website:  http://link.redlobster.com/YesConnect/HtmlMessagePreview?a=Pi2E7-sUjRqi0gQNqoNx0V44&msgVersion=web

Shoney’s has a free breakfast or lunch buffet on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, with purchase of another adult buffet at regular price.  Deal is offered from 6 am to 2 pm.  More details at this Shoney’s website:  http://e2.ma/message/q7ofi/qfbe2e

Texas Roadhouse is offering a free lunch for active, former or retired military personnel on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, from 11 am until 2 pm.  Vets can select one of 10 features from the special Veterans Day menu, plus a free soft drink, tea or coffee.  You’ll need to show proof of military service, and the offer is for dine-in only. Click here for details:

http://www.texasroadhouse.com/landing-pages/veterans-day

TGI Friday’s has a free lunch for veterans lunch on Monday, Nov. 12, from 11 am until 2 pm.  Details:  http://www.tgifridays.com/

UNO Chicago Grill is offering veterans and active military members a free entrée or individual pizza with the purchase of an entrée or pizza of equal or greater value. This offer launches Veteran’s Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 and continues through Monday, Nov. 12.

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8 Responses to “Veterans Day 2012”

  1. Meghqn says:

    Cantina Laredo was honoring our vets today with a free meal. 15 and under

  2. Dennis Schible says:

    It is great to have these places give free meals or other deals to Vets. The only comment I have is that the free lunch or other items on Monday to Vets. Unless you dont have a job or willing to loose sleep before going to work or miss work. You dont get any of these Monday afternoon deals. Soldiers are use to these though and are thankful for places to offer them non the less. Thank you for the good hearts that they have. :-)

  3. Lisa D. says:

    Thanks to all the Restaurants that are honoring our veterans who have served this country. I feel very special when I have gone out to eat on Veterans Day!!!!!! God Bless your businesses.

  4. Steve says:

    Arby’s will give free roast beef classic to vets on 11-12-12.

  5. Cindy Skufca says:

    On The Border (Corporate locations) will be offering a ‘Sizzling Salute to Veterans’ on Sun. Nov. 11th Veterans Day.
    Present the Veterans Day OTB flyer (or mention this special when placing your order) on Sun. 11/11/12 and 15% of your purchase will be donated to ‘Carry The Load’ (a non profit dedicated to honoring service members and their families).
    Veterans dining at OTB on Sun. 11/11/12 with Military ID or proof of Military Service receive a FREE ENTREE Certificate Valid up to $10 any day of the week, 11/12/12 thru 11/30/12.

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