Memorial Day weekend is a time for many things: barbecues, beer, and a much-needed day off. Of course, the reason for this holiday marking the official beginning of summer is to honor the military service members who have given their lives for their country. To that end, Memorial Day deals and discounts are available for those service members still with us as an appreciation for the sacrifice all military and their families make each day.
Here are some of the discounts, free meals, and other food and drink deals available to active and retired military personnel on May 28, 2018, and during Military Appreciation Month.
Military personnel can carry out a large two-topping pizza for just $5.99 through May 27.
Fogo de Chão
Say thank you and share a meal on Memorial Day with the Veterans and Active Duty Personnel in your life and they will enjoy 50% off their meal. Up to three guests per military veteran or personnel will also receive 10% off their meal. pic.twitter.com/rzLwUyZwxu
— Fogo de Chão (@fogorestaurants) May 22, 2018
Veterans and active military get 50 percent off their meal and up to three of their guests get 10 percent off on Memorial Day.
Certain locations will offer free breakfast to active duty and veteran service members.
On Thursday and Friday, all diners (including military and veterans) get 30 percent off their purchase. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, to-go orders are 30 percent off for all customers, but on May 28 all military get a free starter at all locations.
— Hooters (@Hooters) May 23, 2018
Keeping its proud tradition alive, Hooters lets veterans and active military eat for free on May 28.
Knotts Berry Farm
Home to famous fried chicken and pie, active, retired, or veteran U.S. Military Personnel get one free admission per adult and up to six discounted tickets.
McCormick & Schmick's
Gold Star parents and spouses, veterans, and active members of the military and National Guard get a free entrée on May 28.
The barbecue chain is offering military personnel free sandwiches each day in the week leading up to Memorial Day.
Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub
Military and veterans who show proof of service get a free $9.99 Real Size entrée with the purchase of any regular-priced entrée on May 28.
Veterans and active military get a free Magnificent 7 breakfast—that's three pancakes, two eggs, and two strips of bacon or sausages—at participating locations on May 28.
Thursday and Friday, all diners (including military and veterans) get 30 percent off their purchase. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, to-go orders are 30 percent off for all customers and growlers are two for $20. On May 28 all military get a free starter at all locations.
MILITARY MONDAYS! All active and retired military will receive 20% off FROYO, every Monday in May, with proof of valid ID! ???????? #sweetFrog #militaryappreciation #militarymonday pic.twitter.com/UfrlaxE8wj
— sweetFrog (@sweetFrog) May 21, 2018
This frozen yogurt shop is offering a 20 percent discount to active and retired military every Monday this month, including Memorial Day.
Texas de Brazil
Active-duty and veteran military members get 50 percent off, and up to seven of their guests get 20 percent off during dinner and lunch on May 28.
If you plan to honor the holiday at home, don't forget to check out Food & Wine's guide to every recipe and party idea you'll need for hosting a delicious Memorial Day get-together this weekend.
We will update this article with more discounts and deals as they are confirmed.