Here’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
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.
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.
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_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:
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.