Veterans Day free meals for 2015 are seeing an ever-expanding list of national restaurant chains offering freebies to America’s military service members.
Military Wallet updated their list of popular restaurants that are giving away free meals and amazing deals on Veterans Day, which is on Wednesday, November 11.
In order for active and retired U.S. veterans to take advantage of the Veterans Day freebies, some form of military ID is required, such as a Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired), VA ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement (LES), Drivers License with Veterans designation, photo in uniform, wearing a uniform, Veterans Organization card (American Legion and VFW, for example), DD214, discharge papers, or other form of service identification.
A list of some of the top restaurants offering Veterans Day free meals this year are listed here.
Applebee’s is offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on November 11 with seven entrees to choose from and a beverage; gratuity not included.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is giving a complimentary lunch entree up to $9.95 value as part of their Veterans Day freebies.
Chick-fil-A is offering a free meal to all veterans and active duty service members.
Chili’s is giving active duty and retired military personnel a complimentary lunch combo, or the choice of a dinner meal from a select menu, including any full-size flatbread.
Denny’s is offering a free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on November 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. This is only available at participating locations. Be sure to call ahead.
Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner will be offered to any person who’s ever served in the U.S. military.
Hooters will serve a free meal up to a $10.99 value with any drink purchase.
IHOP is offering complimentary Red, White and Blue pancakes, or Red, White and Blue pancakes combo plate. It includes eggs, bacon, and hash browns.
Little Caesars is also on the Veterans Day free meals list for 2015. They’re offering a free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all active duty and retired military members between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will offer a free lunch or dinner on Sunday, November 8, 2015; the restaurant is celebrating their 17th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on November 8 instead of November 11. Veterans will be able to choose a free lunch or dinner entree from a special menu.
Olive Garden isn’t only offering a free entrees to veterans, but they’re also giving a 10-percent discount to any guest who dines with them.
Outback Steakhouse is offering a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage to any active duty or retired service member in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans also receive 15 percent off their purchase from November 12 through December 31, 2015.
Red Robin is giving a free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries to all veterans on November 11.
Shoney’s is giving a free All-American Burger to retired and active duty service members. It’s noted as well that the restaurant also offers an everyday hometown heroes discount of 15 percent.
Sizzler will have free lunch served until 4 p.m. on Veterans Day as part of their free meals package. This includes a choice of three entrees and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. The offer isn’t valid for salad bar or gratuity.
Texas Roadhouse is allowing military service members to choose from one of 10 free meals that also includes sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea.
T.G.I. Friday’s will offer a free lunch to all active military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
There are even more restaurants named on the Veterans Day free meals 2015 list. Check them out here. These are just a handful considering the number of participating restaurant chains that are giving away free food on Veterans Day.
Lastly, in most cases these restaurants have participating locations and they are dine-in only offers. Always remember to call ahead and confirm that the restaurant is participating in Veterans Day free meals.