Businesses across the nation are thanking veterans with freebies and deals on and around Veterans Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 11, this year. Check out just some of the deals active and retired military members can get this year, as compiled by TheMilitaryWallet.com.
Applebee's is offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, with eight entrees to choose from. A military ID or proof of service is required.
Veterans and military personnel can receive a free flatbread or burger from Bar Louie locations on Nov. 11 by showing a valid military ID or other proof of service.
Billy Sims BBQ is offering veterans a free meal on Saturday, Nov. 11, along with a special collector's cup.
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is offering a free entree, up to a $12.95 value, Nov. 10-11 to all active duty military and veterans, with proof of service.
Bob Evans is offering a free select breakfast, lunch or dinner on Saturday, Nov. 11, for active duty military, retirees and veterans with ID or proof of service.
Boston Market is offering a coupon at BostonMarket.com for a free meal at all U.S. locations Nov. 10-12 when you buy one individual meal with drink. No ID is required.
Buffalo Wild Wings customers can get a free order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries on Saturday, Nov. 11, with proof of military service.
California Pizza Kitchen is offering a special Veterans Day menu on Saturday, Nov. 11, with a choice of free pizza, full size salad or pasta. The offer is dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.
Cracker Barrel is offering veterans a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Denny's is offering all active, inactive, and retired military personnel with a valid military ID a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. t0 noon on Nov. 10. Please call ahead to ensure your location is participating.
Dunkin' Donuts will give a free donut to veterans and active duty military at participating restaurants nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Veterans and active military (with a valid military ID or discharge papers) can receive a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a select menu on Saturday, Nov. 11, at all participating Friendly's locations. The meal choices are one of the Big Two-Do breakfasts with coffee or an All American Burger with fries and a beverage for lunch and dinner.
Golden Corral is offering military veterans, retirees and active duty members a free dine-in "Thank You" dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13. For more information, visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/.
Participating Hooters locations are offering veterans and current servicemen and women a free meal from a select Veterans Day menu on Saturday, Nov. 11. The offer requires a drink purchase.
All participating Hy-Vee supermarkets with in-store dining will be offering a free Veterans Day breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Participating IHOP restaurants around the country will be honoring veterans and active personnel on Nov. 10 with free Red, White and Blue pancakes. The meal is a patriotic twist on a classic IHOP restaurant favorite, featuring buttermilk pancakes with blueberry and strawberry toppings and whipped cream. Proof of service is required for the offer, including wearing a military uniform, showing a military ID card or one of several other options. Please call ahead to verify participation.
Participating Krispy Kreme locations will offer a free doughnut and small coffee to all active duty, retirees and veterans on Saturday, Nov. 11. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
Participating Little Caesars Pizza locations are offering a free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all veterans and active military members between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. Proof of military service is required.
Longhorn Steakhouse is offering veterans and active duty military members a free appetizer or dessert on Saturday, Nov. 11. Proof of service is required. Guests that dine with veterans on Veterans Day will also get an additional 10 percent off.
Olive Garden is offering veterans and active duty military members a free entree from a special menu on Saturday, Nov. 11, along with unlimited soup or house salad and garlic breadsticks. Proof of service is required.
On The Border is offering veterans and current servicemembers a free choose 2 or choose 3 "Create Your Own Combo" on Saturday, Nov. 11. The offer is dine-in only and requires proof of service.
Outback Steakhouse is offering active and retired military members with a valid military ID a free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Saturday, Nov. 11. Outback is also offering a 15 percent discount for military members and their families from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.
Veterans and active duty service members can receive a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu at Red Lobster on Saturday, Nov. 11, with military ID or proof of service.
Red Robin is offering veterans and current service members a free Red's Tavern Double burger and bottomless steak fries on Saturday, Nov. 11, with a military ID or proof of service.
Ruby Tuesday is offering a free appetizer (up to $10) for current and former service members at participating locations on Saturday, Nov. 11, with proof of service.
Shoney's is offering a free, all-you-can-eat breakfast bar for veterans and active duty servicemembers from 6 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. Proof of service is required.
Spaghetti Warehouse is offering a coupon at Meatballs.com and on its Facebook page for buy one entree, get one free from Nov. 10-12.
Texas Roadhouse is offering veterans and active duty members with proof of military service a free meal from a special Veterans Day menu on Saturday, Nov. 11. The offer is dine-in only and includes a non-alcoholic beverage and sides.
All current military members and veterans can receive a free lunch menu valued at up to $12 from participating TGI Fridays locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. They will also receive a $5 coupon for their next meal at Fridays. Valid ID or proof of service is required.
White Castle is offering veterans and active duty military members a free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo meal #1-6 on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Bring proof of military service.
Hot dog chain Wienerschnitzel will offer a free chili dog, small fries and small drink to veterans and active duty service members on Saturday, Nov. 11. The offer is available at participating locations with valid military ID, proof of service or by wearing a military uniform. Contact your local Wienerschnitzel locations to verify participation.
For even more Veterans Day free meals and discounts updated daily, visit https://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-free-meals-and-discounts/.