America will celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 11th this year, and many restaurant chains will be offering discounts and free meals to veterans and active duty military in appreciation for their service.
To help get the word out, RestaurantNews.com has rounded up a list of these restaurant offerings. Unless otherwise noted, these offerings are valid only on Veterans Day, November 11th. Be sure to check back often as we will continue updating the list.
Keep in mind, most Veteran appreciation offers:
- Require proof of military service
- Are dine-in only
- Do not include alcohol
- Can not be used with other coupons or discounts
- Do not include gratuity
Also, for some restaurant chains, participating locations may vary. Check with your local restaurant for further details.
Free meal up to $12. Dine-in only.
Abuelo’s will donate $1 from every order of Chile con Queso to support Homes for Our Troops. Monday, November 7 through Friday, November 11, 2016.
Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina
From 11am – 10pm, all active and retired military personnel can select one complimentary item from a special Veterans Day menu featuring: 2-item combo, Carnitas, Grilled Chicken Fajitas, Grilled Steak Fajitas, Mahi Mahi, Enchiladas Suizas, Asada Burrito or Tacos de la Calle.
Free meal. Choices include Butcher’s Meat and Potatoes, Oriental Chicken Salad, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Three-Cheese Chicken Penne or the American Standard All-In Burger. All current and former military personnel will also receive a $5 coupon that can be redeemed between November 12 and November 27, 2016.
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar
All veterans and troops will receive one complimentary item from a fixed menu including some of Arooga’s favorites such as their famous Crab Pretzel, Buffalo Pretzel, Arooga’s Chopped Salad, Blackened Chicken Caesar Salad, Buffalo Chicken Flatbread, Wagyu Cheeseburger, Wagyu Grilled Dog, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, Spicy Italian Wrap or Sub, Original Boli, and, of course, their world famous boneless wings (10) tossed in any one of their more than 30 sauce creations.
Back Yard Burgers
Free Back Yard Classic Burger.
Free breakfast. Choose from three Buttermilk Pancakes, three pieces of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle.
Free meal up to a $10 value.
November 11 – 13, 2016
Order any limited additions food item and Bar Louie will donate 10% of the sales to Operation Homefront. Up to a maximum $250 donation.
Baskin-Robbins will support America’s service members and military families by donating 11 cents from every ice cream scoop sold at Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide to the United Service Organizations (USO).
Ben’s Soft Pretzels
Free pretzel for former service members.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Free entree under $12.95.
Free meal. Choice of select lunch and dinner menu items, in addition to the following popular breakfast entrees (available all day): Stack of Hotcakes, Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast, Country Biscuit Breakfast, Mini Sampler Breakfast, Farmboy Sandwich or Country Fried Steak. Bob Evans is also offering a 10 percent discount to all veterans and active duty military from November 12 through December 31, 2016, for dine-in and carryout purchases.
All active duty or retired military personnel and their families can receive one free brownie or cookie with any purchase. No ID required.
California Pizza Kitchen
Complimentary entree from a special Veterans Day Menu. Pizza choices include: The Original BBQ Chicken, Hawaiian, Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage, Pepperoni, Five Cheese + Fresh Tomato and Untraditional Cheese. Salad choices include Thai Crunch, Chinese Chicken, The Original BBQ Chicken Chopped, Classic Caesar and Italian Chopped. Pasta selections include Garlic Cream Fettuccine with Chicken, Kung Pao Spaghetti with Chicken and Bolognese Spaghetti. Offer not valid in Guam, the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, airport, stadium, and university locations.
Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill
Free lunch for veterans from a Veteran’s Day Appreciation Lunch Menu – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille
Free meal. Choices include Clam Cakes & Chowder, Grilled Chicken Salad, 1/3 lb. Cheese Burger, Turkey Burger, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Roast Beef Sandwich 5 oz, Chicken Delight, Shepherd’s Pie, 5 Cheese Mac & Cheese or Fish & Chips.
Chevys Fresh Mex
From 11am – 10pm, all active and retired military personnel can select one complimentary item from a special Veterans Day menu featuring a 2-item combo: Carnitas Michoacan, Pollo Fresco en Adobo, Grilled Chicken Fajitas, Grilled Steak Fajitas, Chicken and Sour Cream Enchiladas, Street Taco Trio and Carne Asada Burrito.
Chicken Salad Chick
Veterans get a free Original Chick (a meal including a chicken salad scoop or sandwich, side, pickle and cookie), along with a drink (no purchase necessary).
Chickie’s & Pete’s
Free order of World Famous Crabfries. Also, 10% off every day to active and retired military service members.
Chili’s Grill & Bar
On Friday, Nov. 11, Chili’s salutes all veterans and active military personnel with a free entree. Dine in guests will have the option to choose from a special Veterans Day menu at any participating Chili’s restaurant nationwide. The special menu includes an Oldtimer with Cheese, Soup & Salad, Chicken Crispers and a Chipotle Chicken or Margherita Flatbread.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Buy-one-get-one offer, valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders from 3:00 p.m. to close, local time.