Restaurants honor Veterans

Restaurants honor Veterans

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Restaurants honor Veterans


At The Food Channel, we want to take a minute to express our appreciation to all veterans and active duty military personnel who have given so much to serve and protect. It is because of you that we can enjoy many of life’s pleasures, including food.
So, our hats are off to you, and to these restaurants who have let us know how they salute America’s veterans.

Please note that proof of military service may be required in the form of an I.D. card, photo of you in uniform, discharge papers, or other identification. In addition, not all franchises may be participating so please call ahead and confirm any discounts when you make your reservation. Limited hours may apply; gratuities are not included in free offers so don’t forget your servers! This list is not meant to be comprehensive–check for special offers in your area for more.


Applebee’s will provide a free meal to veterans and active-duty personnel on November 11, with seven entrees from which to choose.

Cheeseburger in Paradise

This company will provide a free meal (veteran’s choice) on November 11. In addition, for every cheeseburger sold on November 12 and 13, the restaurant will donate $1 to the Wounded Warriors Project.

“As an Air Force veteran who served in Desert Storm, it means a lot that Cheeseburger in Paradise is not only recognizing veterans’ service, but also giving back in a meaningful way to the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Tom Kempsey, Cheeseburger in Paradise Vice President of Culinary. “We encourage everyone to come enjoy paradise while honoring these fine men and women.”


Chili’s Bar & Grill is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 6 meals. This offer is available from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on November 11, 2011 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only.


As usual, this restaurant will offer a Free Grand Slam breakfast to any veteran.

Giordano’s, Chicago

Giordano’s honors United States Military veterans and those in active duty by announcing an ongoing discount for military personnel: 20% off any dine-in order for those with valid military identification.  This offer will kick off this Veteran’s Day and continue throughout the year. 

On Veteran’s Day this year, Giordano’s will also offer a complimentary appetizer to any service man or woman in uniform. Note: Offer available at select locations only.

Golden Corral 

 The 10th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in all Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide. The free “thank you” dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military.

Famous Dave’s

Free or discounted meals on November 11. Offer varies by location.


Hooters is offering a free meal to military veterans all day on Veteran’s Day.   

 McCormick & Schmick’s

This seafood restaurant is offering a free lunch or dinner to veterans on Sunday Nov 13, 2011. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. 

Sizzler Restaurant

On November 11, veterans can buy one get one free, 6 oz. Steak Entree with the purchase of a second one.

Spaghetti Warehouse

In honor of US military veterans and the unique once in a lifetime date: 11-11-11, Spaghetti Warehouse is offering lasagne or any original recipe spaghetti entree for only $0.11, with the purchase of a lasagne or any original recipe spaghetti entree at regular price. This offer is open to everyone, not just veterans (coupon required from their website).


 Some locations will offer a free six inch sub or flatbread to military veterans on November 11, 2011.

Texas Roadhouse

Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces.

The Olive Garden

Free entrée from a special menu for veterans and active duty military, on Friday, November 11th during regular business hours.

Twin Peaks 

 Free entrée for service men and women (up to $10) on November 11. Good for veterans and active service personnel with valid ID or proof of service.

Uno Chicago Grill 

 Veteran’s Day Discount on November 11: 19.43% discount on their food and non-alcoholic beverage beverages purchases through 11/11.  Why 19.43%, do you ask?  That is the year UNO invented deep dish pizza.  Offer good for all military  for veterans and active duty military.

And, if you want to run after all that food . . .

The Scout Waterhouse and Kitchen, Chicago

Located in the South Loop, The Scout Waterhouse and Kitchen will host a post-race party on Saturday, November 12 for the Move with the Forces 5k Run/Walk from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Race registrants and volunteers who attend this event at The Scout will enjoy one complimentary appetizer with a soft drink.  Registrants will be required to show their race bib and volunteers must show their volunteer badge for admission.  A special brunch menu will also be available with items ranging from $6 – $10.

For more details and even more deals for veterans, check


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