On Veterans Day, as America honors the sacrifices of all those who serve and have served, various restaurants across the country will salute our armed forces with free and discounted dishes.
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While offers vary by location, and identification is typically required, a special meal and major thanks await our nation's veterans at dozens of restaurant chains on Nov. 11.
Check out this comprehensive roundup to find a promotion near you — and to all those who have served and your families, thank you.
Applebee’s Grill + Bar: Choose one of seven entrees on a special menu for a free meal.
Bar Louie: Free flatbread or burger at participating locations.
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse: Enjoy any free entrée under $12.95 on Nov. 10 and 11, as well as a complimentary beer courtesy of a member of your local community.
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Bob Evans: Dig into a free meal from a special menu at all locations.
Bonefish Grill: Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.
Boston Market: Purchase one meal and get another free the entire weekend of Nov. 10 through 12 at participating locations. While a military ID isn’t required for this promotion, a special coupon from their website is.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Active and retired armed services members will recieve a free small order of traditional or boneless wings plus a side of fries.
California Pizza Kitchen: Free pizza, pasta or salad on Nov. 11 at participating locations.
Chili's: Choose a free meal from a special holiday menu.
Chuck E. Cheese: Veterans, active armed service members and their families can score a free personal one-topping pizza.
Circle K: Pick up a free Polar Pop at the convenience store.
Cracker Barrel: Military service members and veterans will receive a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake, while customers are asked to consider a donation to the nonprofit Operation Homefront.
Denny's: Beginning at 5 a.m. on Nov. 10, active, inactive and retired military members can score a complimentary Build-Your-Own Grand Slam breakfast dish at participating chains until noon.
Dunkin' Donuts: Free doughnut with military ID, no purchase necessary.
Famous Dave's: Dig into a delicious two-meat combo for free.
Friendly's: Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, lunch or dinner from a select menu at participating locations.
Golden Corral: At the chain’s annual Military Appreciation Night, score a free dinner buffet from 5 to 9 p.m.
Handel’s Ice Cream: Free cone at participating locations.
Hooters: Feast on a complimentary meal from a special menu.
Huddle House: Dig into a free order of Sweet Cakes all locations across the country.
Hurricane Grill & Wings: Sip on a non-alcoholic beverage and snack on a complimentary entrée.
Hy-Vee: Pick up a free breakfast anytime from 7 to 11 a.m.
IHOP: Score a complimentary helping of Red, White and Blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake dish between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 10.
Krispy Kreme: Pick up a free donut and small coffee on Nov. 11
Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo (four slices of pizza and a Pepsi drink) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Veteran’s Day.
Logan's Roadhouse: Complimentary meal from a select menu between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
LongHorn Steakhouse: In addition to a free appetizer or dessert, guests dining with veterans get 10 percent off their bill.
Mimi’s Café: Free entrée from a select menu.
Muscle Maker Grill: Pick up a complimentary meal at participating locations.
O’Charley’s: All veterans and active military personnel can receive a free “9.99er” entrée.
Olive Garden: Dig into a free complimentary meal from a special menu.
On the Border: Free combination meal for service members both active and retired.
Outback Steakhouse: Score a free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage, as well as a discount for family members.
Panera Bread: On Nov. 11, military personnel can get a free breakfast sandwich until 10 a.m., or a coupon for a free pastry to use at a future time.
Perkins: Dine on a free Magnificent Seven meal.
Pizza Inn: Free meal at the adult buffet.
Primanti Bros.: Savor a free classic sandwich.
Quaker Steak & Lube: Check at your local chain for specific details on free and discounted meals for Veterans Day.
Red Lobster: Chow down on a complimentary appetizer or dessert from a special menu.
Red Robin: Enjoy a free Red's Tavern Double Burger with bottomless fries.
Ruby Tuesday: Savor any appetizer up to $10 for free on Nov. 11.
Shoney’s: Complimentary All-American burger.
Sonny's BBQ: Drop by your local franchise for specific details on free and discounted meals.
Starbucks: Any veteran, active duty military and military spouse can drop into the coffee giant on Nov. 11 for a free tall coffee.
Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch for service members on Veteran’s Day.
TGI Friday's: Complimentary lunch menu item on Nov. 11.
Village Inn: Feast on an “INN-Credible V.I.B." breakfast.
Wawa: On Veteran’s Day, all veterans, active military and family members can pick up a free coffee, any size, all day.
White Castle: Free breakfast combo meal or other Castle Combo meal.
World of Beer: Veterans will get $5 off total bill.