Retired and active duty U.S. military members are eligible for a variety deals on Tuesday, November 11. Veteran’s Day free meals for 2014 comes from a plentiful list of the country’s best restaurants. While many are offering free snacks, drinks, and appetizers, this list is made up of restaurants serving free entrées to veterans and active duty service members on their special day.
To get a free meal at one of these big restaurants on Veteran’s Day, be sure to show military ID or have other proof of military service.
Some of the restaurants are at participating locations only. Check your local restaurant to make sure they’re honoring Veteran’s Day with free meals. Unless otherwise indicated, the free food is available on Tuesday, November 11. There are a handful offering free meals all week long, or have specific hours for their freebies.
Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military will receive a free meal (drinks not included).
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: free meals priced up to $9.95.
Bob Evans: Veterans and active duty personnel get free all-you-can-eat hotcakes.
California Pizza Kitchen: Get a free entrée off the Veteran’s Day menu.
Chili’s: Free meal to veterans and active duty military from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Denny’s: ‘Build Your Own Grand Slam’ breakfast free of charge from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Famous Dave’s: Free One Meat Salute that includes one meat, corn muffin, and a side. Valid from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Veteran’s Day.
Friendly’s: Free breakfast Choices include a Big Two Do breakfast, which includes a coffee and the choice between French toast, buttermilk pancakes, or regular toast along with bacon or sausage links, and some eggs. Lunch or dinner served consists of an All-American Burger served with fries, including a beverage.
Golden Corral: Free meals to military personnel from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Marco’s Pizza: Veterans and active military personnel get a free medium one-topping pizza.
O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar: On Veteran’s Day, retired and active duty personnel can get a free meal from the $9.99 menu.
Olive Garden: Receive a free meal from a special Veteran’s Day menu.
On the Border: Create Your Own Combo Meal free.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery: This is a good one! Free Magnificent Seven meal that includes two eggs, three buttermilk pancakes, and a choice of two bacon strips or two sausage links (beverages not included).
Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries. The restaurant is partnering with Heinz for Veteran’s Day to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Red Robin will donate $10,000 to the organization.
Rodizio Grill: Buy one meal, get another meal free. Offer is valid from November 10- 13.
Sizzler: 6 oz. Steak, single Malibu Chicken, or half dozen Fried Shrimp entree with a choice of a side dish. Individuals will also receive a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink.
Spaghetti Warehouse: Buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. This deal requires a coupon, which is available starting November 4.
Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch with two sides and a beverage for veterans and active duty service personnel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TGI Friday’s: Buy one meal, get one free. Offer for veterans and active duty members from November 11 – 14.
Tucanos Brazilian: Receive a free shrimp skewer Saturday through Tuesdaty In addition, get a Tucanos Veteran Card for a 25 percent discount on four meals during the next year. Throughout the month of Nov., customers will get a free dessert certificate if they honor current or former military heroes using Instagram and key in hashtag #veteransday. To be eligible for this offer, upload submissions via a link on Facebook. For more information, visit tucanos.com or Instagram.
The Inquisitr also has an article on where military members can get other freebies and great deals on Veteran’s Day 2014 here.
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