Businesses across the nation are ready to show their appreciation for former and current members of the military. This Friday on Veterans Day, vets and service members can score deals and freebies on all sorts of goodies. See lots of them below, and find even more here.
Veterans and active-duty military members can each get a free meal from a limited menu on Veterans Day, plus a $5 coupon that can be redeemed Nov. 12-27. Proof of military service is required.
Vets and military members can each get a free small order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries. Proof of military service is required. Proof includes permanent or temporary U.S. military ID cards, a DD 214, veteran's card or a photo of yourself in uniform, or if you're dining in uniform. This offer is available at participating locations only, so call your local spot in advance to check.
Vets and military members can choose from a free pizza, full-size salad or pasta from a CPK's Veterans Day menu. You must show your military ID or other proof of service. Offer valid at participating locations, not including restaurants at airports, stadiums or universities.
Vets and military members can get a free meal from a special Veterans Day menu. Proof of military service required.
Veterans, service members and military spouses can buy one small burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos and get a second one free. The offer is available on Veterans Day from 3 p.m. to closing. Proof of service is required.
Vets and military members can get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon. Valid military ID is required.
Vets and military members can get a free two-meat combo, which includes a choice of one side and a cornbread muffin. Photo ID and proof of service required; can be U.S. Uniformed Services ID card, form DD-214 or current leave and earnings statement with photo ID.
Veterans and active-duty personnel get 50 percent off; up to three of their guests will get 10 percent off.
Vets and active-duty military personnel can get a red, white and blue breakfast (buttermilk pancakes with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping). The free offer is available at participating locations between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some locations will also offer a combo of two eggs, hashbrowns and two bacon strips or pork sausage links. Proof of military service required; can be U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organization card (such as American Legion, VFW, etc.), a photo of yourself in U.S. military uniform, a DD214, military dogtags, citation or commendation, or show up in uniform.
Vets and active-duty military personnel can get a free doughnut and small coffee at Krispy Kreme. No ID is required.
Vets and military members can receive a free Lunch Combo meal of their choice all day on Veterans Day. Military ID or proof of service required.
Olive Garden restaurants will offer a free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans. The special menu features six of Olive Garden's most popular items, it comes with unlimited soup and salad as well as breadsticks.
Veterans, active-duty military members and reservists can enjoy a free appetizer or dessert from Red Lobster's Veterans Day menu on Nov. 10 and 11. Valid military ID required.
Veterans and current service members can get a free select draught beer (where legal) or $5 off their checks.