By Matt Allen
Vice President, Portfolio Lending (NMLS #415037);

Where Veterans Can Eat for Free This Veteran’s Day

Oct 28, 2022

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Veteran’s Day 2022 will be celebrated on Friday, November 11. As is the case in previous years, several businesses and organizations offer discounts and specials for active-duty military and veterans to thank them for their service. Here’s a sampling of some of the many restaurants offering free items on Veteran’s Day*:

54th Street Grill & Bar – Free entrée valued at up to $12.

7-Eleven – Free coffee or Big Gulp.

Applebee’s – Free meal from a limited menu. Proof of service is required.

Bar Louie – Free craft burger or flatbread of your choice.

BIBIBOT Asian Grill – Free bowl.

Bob Evans – Choose from one of seven homestyle menu items for free.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Three free tenders and a drink at participating locations with valid ID.

California Pizza Kitchen – Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage from a pre-selected menu with a valid ID.

Casey’s General Store – Free coffee.

Denny’s – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon.

Chili’s Grill & Bar – Complimentary meal from a select menu.

Dunkin’ Donuts – Free donut.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – Get a card for a complimentary Freddy’s Original Double combo meal. Valid through November 30.

Hard Rock Café – Free Legendary Steak Burger plus 15% discount off other items.

Houlihan’s – Get a free entrée from a select menu with proof of Veteran status or active service in the military.

IHOP – Free Red, White and Blueberry pancakes at any IHOP with proof of service.

Ikea – Get a free meal; military ID required.

Krispy Kreme – Get a free donut and coffee.

Lamar’s Donuts – Free donut and coffee.

Lion’s Choice – Free original roast beef sandwich.

Olive Garden – Free entrée from a special menu.

Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola.

Perkins – Free Magnificent Seven Breakfast Meal.

Pie Five Pizza – Free personal pizza at participating locations.

QuickTrip – Free Big Q or coffee with military ID.

RA Sushi – Free shareable meal with dine-in.

Red Robin – Free Red Robin Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries with proof of service between November 1 and 14.

Smashburger – Free Double Classic Smash.

Starbucks – All active-duty, reservists, veterans, and military spouses get a free tall coffee.

Taco Johns – Free small beef #1 combo meal when ordered from Taco John’s app.

Wendy’s – Free small breakfast combo with military ID.

White Castle – Several free meal options including a Free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combos numbers one through six.

In addition to restaurant offers, there are also discounts available for retail, services, and activities. For a complete list of deals and offers available to veterans and active-duty service members, visit the Veteran’s Administration website here.  

*Additional offer restrictions may apply.