Restaurants honor vets, military with free meals, appetizers, desserts

Published on Saturday, November 10, 2018

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Restaurants honor vets, military with free meals, appetizers, desserts
Veterans, active duty military and reservists will be honored with a smorgasbord of options at restaurant chains over Veterans Day weekend.

Bring a valid military ID and it’s suggested to call in advance for participating restaurants.

• Fatz is offering a free Calabash Chicken basket, which includes steak fries. Veterans and active military will receive 25 percent off their entrée each time they visit Fatz during November’s Military Appreciation Month.

• Red Lobster will be offering a free appetizer or dessert to veterans on Sunday and Monday.

• Applebee’s offers a free meal from an exclusive menu of eight entrees, including the Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, 6 ounce USDA Select Top Sirloin, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad, Oriental Chicken Salad, or Three-Cheese Chicken Penne.

• Back Yard Burgers offers a free Back Yard Classic Burger. All burgers are made to order, and topped with choice of garden-fresh lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onion, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise.

• Bar Louie is offering a free burger or flatbread up to a $15 value.

• Boston Market is offering a BOGO deal – buy one individual meal with drink and get a second free on Veterans Day weekend Sunday and Monday.

• Buffalo Wild Wings will offer free small boneless or traditional wings and fries for all veterans or active-duty service members. For dine in only.

• California Pizza Kitchen is offering pizza choices The Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, Hawaiian, Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage, Pepperoni, Five Cheese + Fresh Tomato and Traditional Cheese. Salad choices include The Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, Thai Crunch, Classic Caesar and Italian Chopped. Pasta selections include Garlic Cream Fettuccine with Chicken, Kung Pao Spaghetti with Chicken and Bolognese Spaghetti.

• Chicken Salad Chick is offering a free Chick Special and regular size drink to any Veteran or active-duty military personnel on Monday.

• Chili’s Grill & Bar is offering a complimentary meal. Entrée choices include: Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Bowl of Chili or Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese, or Cajun Chicken Pasta.

• Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering buy-one-get-one offer, valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders from open to close on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. 

• Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Complimentary piece of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake for dessert or a Crafted Coffee.

• Denny’s offers a free Build Your Own Grand Slam Monday, Nov. 12 from 5 a.m. – Noon at participating locations.

• East Coast Wings + Grill offers a free meal with soda fountain drink or tea. Select from Five Wings + side, Soup, Salad + Texas Toast; Five Wings + side, Five Boneless Wings + side, ECW+G Buffalo Chicken Sandwich + side, Cheeseburger + side, ECW+G Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Wrap + side.

• Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. Dine with a Veteran or active duty service member on Monday, Nov. 12 and their meal is free. Equal to or less than your purchase.

• Golden Corral will serve free dinner buffets with beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday Nov. 12 to any person who is serving or has served in a United States Military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves.

• Hickory Tavern: Free Tavern Burger with the purchase of beverage.

• Hooters: With the purchase of any beverage vets and military personnel will receive one free entrée from the Hooters Special Veterans Day Menu, featuring six of Hooters’ most popular entrées, including 10-Piece Traditional Wings, 10-Piece Smoked Wings, 10-Piece Boneless Wings, Hooters Burger, Buffalo Chicken Salad and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich (dine-in only).

• K&W Cafeterias: Free meal. Includes entree, two vegetables, bread and refillable beverage.

•  Little Caesars: On Sunday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., veterans and active military members can receive their free $5 Lunch Combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style deep dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product.

• Logan’s Roadhouse Between 3-6 p.m., offering a free meal. Beverage not included. Choices include a 6-ounce Choice Sirloin Steak, Logan’s Wood-Grilled Chicken, Southern Fried Fish, and Turkey Dinner, 1/2-pound Chopped Steak, BBQ Grilled Pork Chop or Smothered Roast Beef. Includes two side dishes of your choice.

• Max & Erma’s offers free Best Cheeseburger in America. Includes a hand-crushed 1/2-pound cheeseburger with endless seasoned fries and a fountain drink.

• McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks: Complimentary lunch or dinner honoring Gold Star families and Veterans. Choices include Salmon Rigatoni, Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, Cedar Planked or Grilled Salmon, Blackened Chicken Fettuccine, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Tender Beef Medallions, Romano Chicken Chopped Salad or McCormick’s Cheeseburger.

• Mimi’s Café offering a free entree from a special menu all day including Slow-Roasted Turkey entree, Brioche Cheeseburger, Asian Chicken Salad, Brioche French Toast, Breakfast Tacos, or Four Buttermilk Griddlecakes.

• O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar –free meal on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and also on Monday, Nov. 12.

• On The Border offering free Create-Your-Own Combo 2 Meal. Choose any two items off the combo menu like tacos, enchiladas, empanadas, mini chimis and more. All served with Mexican rice and beans, plus endless chips & salsa.

• Pilot Flying J offering a free breakfast. From Nov. 10-12, active-duty and retired military veterans can redeem an offer in the Pilot Flying J app to enjoy a free Pilot Coffee of any size with their choice of a PJ Fresh breakfast sandwich, packaged pastry item or a Cinnabon Center of the Roll.

• Red Robin honors vets and military free Red’s Tavern Double Burger served with Bottomless Steak Fries.

• Romano’s Macaroni Grill offering a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti entrée (Sunday, Nov. 11).

•  Ruby Tuesday offering one free appetizer (up to a $10 value). Selections include Bangin’ Shrimp, Southern Sampler, Loaded Potato Chips, BBQ Pork Meatballs, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Bacon Deviled Eggs, Shrimp Fondue, New Classic Sampler, Cheddar Cheese Queso & Chips, New House-Baked Soft Pretzels, or New Mozzarella Sticks. Menu item availability may vary by location and is subject to change. Offer is valid at all Ruby Tuesday locations, excluding those in Guam, Hawaii, Manhattan, airports and international locations.

•  Shoney’s offering free All You Care To Eat, Breakfast Bar on Monday, Nov. 12, from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m.

• Spaghetti Warehouse through Sunday, Nov. 11 offering special, three-day “buy one entree, get one free” coupon offer.

• Texas Roadhouse offering free Lunch. Choose from: 6 ounce. Sirloin Steak with two sides, Grilled Pork Chop (single) with two sides, Pulled Pork Dinner with two sides, Country Fried Chicken with two sides, Country Fried Sirloin with two sides, All-American Cheeseburger with steak fries, BBQ Chicken Sandwich with steak fries, Pulled Pork Sandwich with steak fries, Grilled Chicken Salad or Chicken Critter Salad. Plus choice of iced tea, soft drink or coffee.

• White Castle offering Free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo Meal #1-6 on Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, November 12.

• Wild Wing Café Free Awesome Salad, Wild Wrap, Beefy Burger or Chicken Sandwich. 



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