2015 Veteran’s Day Freebies and Offers

veteranServing our country should have its benefits! Below is a list of establishments that are offering discounts on Veteran’s Day 2015 courtesy of Money. There are more out there – please let us know what you’ve seen and we’ll try and add it up! All are November 11, unless noted.

Always call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation.

  • Applebee’s: Vets and active-duty military can have their pick from a special menu with options like three-cheese chicken penne, 7-oz. sirloin, and double crunch shrimp, free of charge (beverage and gratuity are not included).
  • Bob Evans: Hotcakes, brioche French toast, and the country biscuit breakfast are among the options available to veterans and active-duty military in a special free menu.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: A special Veteran’s Day menu that includes pizza, salad, and pasta is free for vets and active-duty personnel.
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise: An All American Burger with fries is free of charge to those with military ID.
  • Cracker Barrel: Grab a free dessert—the Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake—if you’re a veteran.
  • Denny’s: From 5 a.m. to noon, all veterans and active-duty personnel get a Build Your Own Grand Slam meal, with possibilities including pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, and hash browns.
  • Friendly’s: Participating locations are giving veterans and active military a free Big-Two-Do combo meal for breakfast, or free All American Burger with fries and a drink for lunch or dinner.
  • Golden Corral: From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., anyone who has ever served in the U.S. military is welcomed to a special sit-down dinner, free of charge.
  • IHOP: From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., all veterans and active-duty military members are welcomed to one order apiece of Red, White & Blue Pancakes, which come with glazed strawberries (red), blueberry compote (blue), and whipped cream (white.)
  • Little Caesars: Vets and active military can help themselves to a free, $5 Hot-N-Ready lunch combo, including four pizza slices and a 20-ounce beverage, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating locations.
  • McCormick & Schmicks: This seafood and steak chain is honoring veterans and active military not on Veteran’s Day but on Sunday, November 8, with a choice of free entrees including tender beef medallions, salmon rigatoni, or blackened chicken fettuccine.
  • O’Charley’s: Veterans and active military can make a selection for free off the $9.99 menu, which includes chicken fried steak and bayou shrimp pasta.
  • On the Border: A free “Create Your Own Combo” featuring a selection of tacos, salads, enchiladas, and more (max value: $10.79) is available to all veterans and active military.
  • Olive Garden: Customers with military ID get a free entrée such as chicken parmigiana, lasagna, or cheese ravioli, with unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks, and family members joining a veteran or active military member at the table get 10% off on Veteran’s Day.
  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt: All vets and active-duty personnel get a free 11-ounce frozen yogurt.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse (they still have these?): Both Ponderosa and its sister chain Bonanza Steakhouse offer free meals for veterans and active military from 4 p.m. until closing.
  • Red Lobster: From November 9 to 12, veterans and active military receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert.
  • Red Robin: Help yourself to a Red’s Tavern Double burger and bottomless steak fries if you’re a veteran or active-duty personnel.
  • Shoney’s: The All-American Burger is free all day long for veterans and active-duty military.
  • Sizzler: Veterans and active military get free lunch—entrée and a beverage—at participating locations until 4 p.m.
  • White Castle: Get a free breakfast slider and a small coffee or other drink if you’re a veteran or active-duty military.
  • Wienerschnitzel: Each vet or active military member is welcomed to a free chili dog and a small Pepsi beverage.