Veterans Day free food: 100-plus restaurants have deals for vets, active military Monday
Businesses are saluting veterans and active-duty military personnel Monday.
They’re offering free meals, treats and special discounts on Veterans Day to show their appreciation for all those who have sacrificed for the country.
Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification. Discharge papers, VA cards and veteran organization membership cards also can be used to prove service at most businesses.
The majority of discounts are valid only on Veterans Day at participating locations nationwide with most applying to veterans and active duty military. Some exclusions apply and offers can vary. Check with your closest location to confirm participation.
The businesses listed here have 20 or more U.S. locations. Many smaller chains, individual restaurants and franchisees of larger chains also will offer deals for veterans and active military.
7-Eleven: Veterans with a Veterans Advantage account can link their account to the convenience store chain’s 7Rewards loyalty program to get special offers including a free cup of coffee for Veterans Day. Learn more at www.7-eleven.com.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Free order of calamari with any purchase to all veterans, active military, police officers and firefighters with a valid ID Friday through Monday. The chain also has an ongoing 10% discount for active and retired service members.
Cicis: Free adult buffet for veterans with military ID and coupon.
Cotton Patch Cafe: Free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken Monday. Also, vets and active military will get an American flag pin and the restaurant is introducing an ongoing 10% military discount.
Outback Steakhouse: Through Monday, Outback has a 20% heroes discount for military members, police officers, firefighters and first responders. There’s also a 10% everyday Heroes Discount for servicemen and women, police officers and firefighters.
Panera Bread Florida: Free You Pick Two Monday at locations owned and operated by Covelli Family Limited Partnership.
Papa Murphy’s: According to the company’s website, a “limited number of our stores offer various discounts, including senior and military discounts. Please inquire at your local store as this discount is not offered or required at all locations.”
Peet’s: Free drip coffee or tea for veterans Monday.
Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouse: Offers vary. Some locations will promote either a free buffet or 50% off buffet to veterans Monday. Veterans also will get a coupon for 20% off their meal on their next visit.