(RestaurantNews.com) On Wednesday, November 11th, America honors its veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day. Many restaurants are offering discounts and free meals for veterans and active duty military to thank them for their service. Most military appreciation offers require proof of military service, are dine-in only, do not include alcohol, can not be used with other coupons or discounts, and do not include gratuity. Also, for some restaurants, participating locations may vary. Check with your local restaurant for further details.
Applebee’s is offering a free Thank You Meal menu from open to close. Choose from: 7 oz. House Sirloin, American Standard All-In Burger, Double Crunch Shrimp, Three-Cheese Chicken Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Chicken Tenders Platter, or Oriental Chicken Salad.
Bob Evans restaurants’ free Veterans Day meals include choice of Stack of Hotcakes, Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast, Sunrise Breakfast, Country Biscuit Breakfast or Mini Sampler Breakfast.
Hooters invites all active-duty and retired military nationwide to enjoy a free meal as a “thank you” for their service. Choices include a Hooters Burger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Buffalo Chicken Salad, 10-Piece Traditional Wings or 10-Piece Boneless Wings.
IHOP restaurants around the nation will be honoring the brave men and women who have served, or are serving, in the United States Military by offering them free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Olive Garden will be giving a free entree. Choices include Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Lasagna, Chicken Parmigiana, Garlic Rosemary Chicken or Unlimited Soup, Salad and Breadsticks. Family members can enjoy 10% off their meals.
Red Lobster restaurants offer a free appetizer or dessert. Choices include Signature Shrimp Cocktail, Crispy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Sweet Chili Shrimp, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Lobster Pizza, Warm Chocolate Chip Lava Cookie, New York-Style Cheesecake with Strawberries, Carrot Cake and more.
TGI Fridays will be serving a free lunch from 11 am to 2 pm. Choices include All-American Stacked Burger, Signature Jack Daniels Burger, Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich, California Club, Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad, Harvest Apple Chicken Salad and more.
RestaurantNews.com’s annual list of over 100 restaurant chains offering Veterans Day discounts and free meals to veterans and active duty military can be found here.