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10 Veteran’s Day Freebies

Local celebrations are varied, but here are a few retailers and restaurants that will be providing America’s veterans with some freebies.
Happy Veterans Day
By Christie Petersen
Updated on: November 10th, 2022

Happy Veterans Day If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re big fans of freebies especially when it is for a good cause. Veteran’s Day is on Sunday, November 11th and many companies are honoring our soldiers by providing discounts and freebies.

As of 2011 there were 21.5 million veterans in the United States, 1.6 of which were female. About 7.5 million veterans are from the Vietnam era. Veteran’s day was previously known as Armistice Day until the 1950s when it was changed to Veteran’s Day. Local celebrations are varied, but here are a few restaurants that will honor America’s veterans with some freebies. Participating locations vary and you’ll need proof of service.

  • TGI Friday’s. Free lunch for veterans on Monday November 12th, from 11am to 2pm at participating locations. You will need proof of military service such as an ID, earnings statement, photograph in uniform, or you could easily just wear your uniform.
  • Chili’s. Visit any participating Chili’s restaurant for a free meal on November 11th. Vets will be able to choose from a selected menu and dessert will also be available at a discounted price.
  • Applebee’s. Choose from a limited Veteran’s day menu on November 11th for your free meal.
  • Olive Garden. Veterans may choose from a limited menu for their free meal on November 11th.
  • Denny’s. Get all you can eat pancakes on Monday, November 12th if you’re an active duty or retired veteran between 6am and 2pm.
  • Golden Corral. Get a free dinner on November 12th from 4pm to 9pm if you have, or are currently serving, in the U.S military. All locations are participating and you don’t need identification for your free meal.
  • Bar Louie. Participating locations will be offering active duty military members and veterans a free meal, up to $10 in value, and a free non-alcoholic beverage on November 11th.
  • California Pizza Kitchen. On November 11th and 12th vets and active duty military members can enjoy a free pizza and non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Krispy Kreme. Active duty and retired military personnel can score a free donut and complimentary coffee at participating locations on November 11th.
  • Little Caesar’s. On November 11th veterans and active military members can receive a free order of crazy bread.

Many other restaurants and retailers are offering discounts to active duty and retired military members, don’t hesitate to ask if you’re eligible for any free or discounted goodies on Veteran’s Day.