Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service. It coincides with the holidays celebrated in other parts of the world that mark the end of hostilities of Word War I.
Some restaurants provide free meals to veterans and those on active military duty. Some of these Veterans Day free meals are nationwide but some are only at participating locations. Please call the restaurant before you leave home to make sure they are taking part.
Golden Corral, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Applebee’s. Has a limited menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, pasta, chicken, and shrimp. Beverages and gratuity are not included.
You’ll need to bring in proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a veterans organization card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214.
Chili’s. Menu for vets includes Oldtimer with Cheese; Chicken Crispers; Margarita Grilled Chicken; Classic Turkey Toasted Sandwich; and more.
Starbucks will be giving out free tall brewed coffees to veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day.
T.G.I. Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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If you’re not a veteran but know one, consider taking them out to dinner tonight where their meal is free.