Veterans Day falls on Saturday this year and there are a multitude of restaurants, both independently owned and chains, offering food and beverage specials for active members of the service, as well as veterans.
We took a look across the nation and identified some iconic, as well as contemporary restaurant brands with deals. To keep it simple, I’ve highlighted 16 of my favorites, that have broad appeal across all age groups. With chains, remember not all locations may be participating, so it’s a good idea to check the restaurant website to be sure you’re covered.
For a comprehensive overview of restaurant deals nationwide, visit Military.Com. It’s a wonderful resource for active military and veterans on a multitude of issues.
On Veterans Day
Applebees. Offering a free meal (dine-in only) from a select menu all day.
Back Yard Burgers. Complimentary Back Yard Classic Burger.
Bar Louie. Free burger or flatbread.
Bob Evans. Complimentary meal from a select menu all day.
Buffalo Wild Wings. Get your small order of wings with a side of fries on the 11th.
Cantina Laredo. Offering a complimentary meal of up to $20 in value.
Dunkin’ Donuts. Free donut at participating locations.
Golden Corral. This chain’s salute takes place on November 13, when they host Military Appreciation Night, with free dinner from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Krispy Kreme. Doughnut and small coffee at participating locations nationwide.
Olive Garden. Free meal on November 11.
Outback Steakhouse. Offering complimentary Bloomin’ Onion and beverage all day. In addition, active military and veterans will get 20 percent off their checks from November 12-16.
Red Robin. Complimentary Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries all day.
Rocks & Brews. This burger and local-craft beer chain, owned by two former members of KISS, offers active military and veterans a complimentary meal all day.
Starbucks. Get your free tall coffee at participating locations.
Village Inn. Offering an Inn-credible VIB Breakfast on the 11th.
White Castle. Complimentary combo meals all day.
Thank you Veterans. And if you’re looking for a festive beverage add-on for a home celebration, try these easy-to-make ice cubes from The Food Channel.