Happy Veteran's Day!

First and foremost, a very special THANK YOU to all our American veterans out there who serve(d) our country. Without the brave men and women in this country who chose to serve, we would not be the country we are today and for that we thank you. It is greatly appreciated that you've sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms and keep us safe here in the United States of America.

With that being said there are plenty of local restaurants and establishments who would like to say their thanks by offering you either a special discounted meal or free meal on them this Veteran's Day! Check out these various establishments where you can partake in a much deserved treat or meal: 

Dunkin Donuts

On Veteran's Day, Dunkin is offering all veterans and active military service members, a free donut on them! Visit select locations to pick up your free donut! 


The chain restaurant is pleading to serve 1 million meals to veterans across the country on the Veteran's Day. Military members and veterans can enjoy a free meal on Applebee's today. Visit their website HERE for locations.

California Pizza Kitchen

Go in and enjoy a free meal from their special Veteran's Day menu today! Participating guests will also receive a card to redeem for a buy one, get one free offer on pizza, pasta, or salad during a return visit Nov. 12-18.

Cracker Barrel

The country kitchen restaurant is offering its vets either a free piece of double chocolate fudge Coca Cola cake or a Goo Goo cluster latte/espresso. YUM! Check out their website HERE for details! 

*Courtesy of crackerbarrel.com*

*Courtesy of crackerbarrel.com*


They are also offering a free meal for Vets and active military on this day. They are featuring a special menu for service members and vets to choose from. Check out their website HERE for the details!


The Mexican restaurant chain is offering a BUY-ONE/GET-ONE FREE burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos, as a small, (foil-wrapped) token of thanks for your service. BOGO extends to all active military, veterans, and military family members with ID, but must be redeemed in-store. Chipotle is one of the only restaurants offering discounts to even military member's families as well! For locations visit their website HERE.


Is honoring the military by offering a free meal on Veteran's Day. They only ask you purchase a beverage and bring in a military ID to claim your free meal. Check out what they are offering HERE on their website!


Get a stack of free red, white, and blueberry pancakes! This deal is active from 7am-7pm today on Veteran's Day. Visit their website HERE for participating locations.

Longhorn Steakhouse

They are giving away free appetizers and desserts to veterans and active service members. Proof of ID is required. Visit their website HERE for locations near you.

Outback Steakhouse

Outback is offering a free bloomin onion! Who doesn't love a bloomin onion?! In addition they are offering vets and active members a free drink. Outback is also partnering with Operation Homefront to help make life a little easier for our military, veterans and families in their communities. They are giving you the option to donate $1 to your check at the end of your meal that will go towards this initiative. Find out more HERE.

*Courtesy of Outback's Facebook Page*

*Courtesy of Outback's Facebook Page*

Red Lobster

For all you seafood lovers, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert on Nov. 11th or Nov. 12th in celebrate of Veteran's Day. Check out their website HERE for locations.

Texas Roadhouse

The steak house is offering a free lunch for vets and active service members! Look HERE for their special menu options. It's sure to get your mouth watering!

Red Robin

Go get your free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries that Red Robin is offering to all veterans and active military! Check out their website HERE for more details.


They are offering a free tall hot brewed coffee on this Veteran's Day to veterans, active military, as well as military spouses! Go grab a cup of that freshly brewed delicious coffee to honor you or your spouse's sacrifice!  Find out more about Starbucks and locations HERE.

In addition to these food and beverage distributors, there are multiple retailers/establishments who are offering special discounts on this day to veterans and active service members. Here are some of those retailers:

Great Clips: The hair stylists/barbers are offering a free haircut to all vets and active members today. In addition they are offering a promotion to non-members who would like to purchase a service for a veteran. If they come in to get their haircut today on Veteran's Day, they will receive a free service card to give to a veteran of their choice. Find out more details on that, check out their website HERE.

Home Depot

They actually offer a 10% discount to veterans, active service members, disabled service members, and their spouses so this is nothing new on this Veteran's Day. Just a friendly reminder that you can take advantage of this discount anyday you'd like!


They are another company that actually offers a 10% discount to active military members and veterans on a regular basis. They do require you to sign up and make an account with them to access your military discount more easily. You can do that HERE.


The supermarket is offering veterans and their families a 10% discount on groceries on this Veteran's day. You just need to present proof of military service at your time of checkout. Find out more info on that deal HERE.

*Courtesy of Publix.com*

*Courtesy of Publix.com*

Red Roof Inn

The hotel chain is offering a special discount to troops and veterans this Veteran's Day and holiday season. They are offering 20% off their best available rate for stays reserved November 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019 when using VP#623095. For direct access to this offer visit their website HERE or call 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663).


The department stores are offering a 10% discount to veterans, active military members, and their families through Nov. 12th. Find a location near you HERE

That's a list of some of the great deals and offering to veterans and military active members on this Veteran's Day. Once again a BIG THANK YOU to our service members past and present! I hope you partake in all the offerings you're entitled to. You're greatly appreciated for your sacrifice to this country and have a Happy Veteran's Day!

-Producer Lightning

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