Many restaurants and other businesses provide discounts, freebies and more to veterans, active service members and their families on Veterans Day.
It is important to note that most businesses require proof of military service and that not all franchise locations participate in their Veterans Day offers — contact your local establishment for more details.
Here is a list of restaurants and more that are offering deals on or around Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2021:
Applebee's — Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal when dining in from a special menu on Nov. 11. And when dining in on Nov. 11, military guests will receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, to go or delivery within three weeks.
Bed Bath & Beyond — Veterans, active-duty military members and their spouses can get 25% off their entire in-store purchase on Nov. 11.
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse — Current and former military who dine-in on Nov. 11 will receive a free meal for a select menu and a Dr. Pepper beverage.
Bob Evans — Bob Evans is offering a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available free to veterans and active duty military on Nov. 11.
Buffalo Wild Wings —On Nov. 11, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will offer 10 free Boneless wings and fries for all veterans and active-duty service members.
Chili's Grill & Bar — Chili's Grill & Bar will offer a free meal on Nov. 11, to all veterans & active military members at participating Chili's Grill & Bar restaurants. The meal must be picked from the free meal menu.
Cicis Pizza — Cicis Pizza is offering a free adult buffet to all veterans and active-duty military personnel on Nov. 11.
Cracker Barrel — Cracker Barrel will offer a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake to all veterans & active military members when dining at any Cracker Barrel location on Nov. 11.
Denny's — Veterans and active military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon. Dine-in only.
Dollar General — Veterans, and active-duty military and their families will receive a 20% discount on purchases made on Nov. 11 through Nov. 14
Dunkin' Donuts — On Nov. 11, veterans and active-duty military receive a free donut at participating locations. Offer available in-store only.
Golden Corral — Golden Corral is hosting their Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 11 from 5 p.m. to close. This includes a free "thank you" meal when dining in.
Great Clips — Great Clips will offer a free haircut or a free haircut card to all veterans & active military members on Nov. 11.
Hard Rock Cafe — All veterans will receive a free Legendary Burger on Nov. 11.
Hooters — All veterans who purchase a beverage will receive a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu on Nov. 11.
IHOP — Veterans and active-duty military get free Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes at participating locations on Nov. 11. Dine-in only.
Krispy Kreme — Veterans will receive a free small coffee and doughnut of choice on Nov. 11.
Little Caesars — Little Caesars is offering a free lunch combo (4 slice deep dish pizza with pepperoni and a 20 oz. Pepsi-Cola product) to veterans and active military members on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Olive Garden — Olive Garden is offering a free meal from the special Veterans Day menu. The offer is only available for dinner and proof of service is required.
Red Lobster — Red Lobster is offering dine-in veterans, active duty military and reservists a free appetizer or dessert on Nov. 11.
Red Robin — Veterans and active-duty military who are Red Robin Royalty members can redeem a free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries Nov. 1 through Nov. 14 for dine-in or to-go. You must register for Red Robin's Royalty Program with military designation by Monday, Nov. 1.
Sheetz — Veterans and active military personnel can get a free 6-inch turkey or ham sub and a regular fountain drink at Sheetz on Nov. 11. The deal also includes a free car wash at Sheetz locations that have car washes.
Starbucks — Veterans, military service members and military spouses get a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee at participating stores on Nov. 11.
Target — Veterans, active-duty military members and their families can get 10% off in-store or online orders through Nov. 13.
Texas Roadhouse — Texas Roadhouse will hand out dinner vouchers at the stores' parking lots on Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans and active-duty military can redeem their dinner vouchers when the restaurant opens for dinner, through May 30, 2022.
Wendy's — Active-duty military and veterans get a free breakfast combo on Nov. 11 at participating locations from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Wienerschnitzel — Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Chili Dog, small fries and a small Pepsi on Nov. 11.