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Where Military Members Can Eat Free on Veterans Day

Good Housekeeping

As a thank you to veterans and military service personnel, a number of restaurants are offering special discounts and freebies on Veterans Day — or even the entire weekend. Before heading out the door, make sure you have a military I.D. or proof of service with you ( a uniform will do!). While most locations will be participating in the celebration, it's best to call your local chain to double-check that the deal applies at your nearest location.

From Good Housekeeping

Veterans Day

As a thank you to veterans and military service personnel, a number of restaurants are offering special discounts and freebies on Veterans Day - or even the entire weekend. Before heading out the door, make sure you have a military I.D. or proof of service with you ( a uniform will do!). While most locations will be participating in the celebration, it's best to call your local chain to double-check that the deal applies at your nearest location.

Applebee's

For the last 10 years, Applebee's has been celebrating the sacrifice of our military by offering veterans and active duty military a free entree on Veterans Day - there are seven to choose from, including burgers and salads. A proof of service must be shown to redeem the offer.

Boston Market

Veterans and active military personnel can treat their family and friends with a BOGO from Boston Market. Simply print this coupon and bring it into any participating restaurant from now until Sunday.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Celebrate Veterans Day in true American fashion - with a cold one, plate of wings and football. Active and retired armed service members can head to Buffalo Wild Wings to receive free small traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.

California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen is offering select entrees for free to anyone in uniform or with a valid military ID.

Chili's

This year, Chili's is offering a special Veteran's Day menu that veterans and active duty military can select from, including burgers, chicken tenders and chili (obviously).

Dunkin Donuts

America runs on Dunkin', right? Kick off your Veterans Day with a free donut on Dunkin Donuts' dime - no purchase necessary. This offer is only available to veterans and active military personnel with ID, while supplies last.

Krispy Kreme

Sorry, Dunkin - head to Krispy Kreme to get a free glazed doughnut and a small coffee. No military ID required, just a smile and a hearty appetite.

Olive Garden

Veterans can eat to their heart's content at Olive Garden this Veterans Day. Select an entree from the special holiday menu.

Panera Bread

Veterans can start day off with a free breakfast sandwich at participating Panera Bread locations. Although sandwiches are only available until 10 a.m. on Saturday, military personnel will be given a coupon for a free pastry to be redeemed whenever they'd like.

Red Lobster

Enjoy a free appetizer or dessert (we vote dessert!) at Red Lobster. To redeem this offer, guests must show a military ID or proof of service.

Texas Roadhouse

Lunch is on the house at Texas Roadhouse. Meals, beverage included, must be selected from the special holiday menu and are only available to guests with proof of service.

TGI Friday's

Guests who show a military ID are eligible for a free lunch menu item up to $12. This offer from TGI Fridays only applies during lunch hours on Veterans Day, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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