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Friday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, which is like Christmas day for active duty military and reservists when it comes to the deals, discounts and meals that many of our favorite restaurants provide.

Here’s what is hot on this year’s list from A to Z.

Applebee’s
Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu for Veteran’s Day. Provide proof of service required. All current and former military personnel will also receive a $5 coupon that can be redeemed Nov. 12 to Nov. 27, 2016.

BLT Steak
Fifty percent off for parties of two or less, 25 percent off for parties of three or more at BLT Steak Atlanta, Charlotte, DC, NYC, and White Plains. 25 percent off at BLT Steak Las Vegas. 35 percent discount regardless of party size at BLT Steak Waikiki. Military ID required.

Bob Evans
Bob Evans Restaurants are offering free select menu items to Veterans and Active Duty Military on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.  In addition to the meal, Bob Evans will offer a 10 percent discount from Nov. 12 – Dece. 31 for both dine-in and carryout meals.

Boston Market
Free brownie or cookie with any purchase for all veterans, service members, and their families. No ID required.

Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings
All day long on Friday, Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military who dine at their local B-Dubs can receive a free small order of 10-12 traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.

California Pizza Kitchen
On Veterans Day, all veterans or active duty military personnel will be able to select a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads and pasta. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

Chili’s Free Meal
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal on Veterans Day from a special Veterans Day menu. Must show proof of military service.

Chipotle
Offering a buy one get one free discount for a small burrito, bowl, or salad on Veterans Day from 3 p.m. to close. Offer is extended to all Veterans, military, and military spouses with proof of service.

Chuck E. Cheese
This Veterans Day (11/11/2016) at Chuck E. Cheese’s, active and retired military members can enjoy a free individual 1-topping pizza with offer code 5258.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Veterans receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert to veterans and an opportunity for guests to make purchases that support the United Service Organizations (USO).  Veterans Day only.

Denny’s All You Can Eat Pancakes
All active, inactive, and retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon. Diners must show ID to receive this offer.

Fogo De Chao
Veterans and active duty personnel receive 50 percent off on Veterans day and three additional guests will receive 10 percent off.

Golden Corral
On Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Golden Corral offers a free dine-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants
Participating locations will offer a complimentary craft beer to active and retired military personnel.

IHOP
On Veteran’s Day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., participating 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. Select IHOP restaurants will also offer a combo of two eggs, hash browns and choice of two bacon strips or pork sausage links as part of the Red, White & Blue Pancake promotion.  Promotion for retired and active duty military personnel.

Ikea Free Entree
Veterans can enjoy a free entree at Ikea. Please show some form of military ID.

Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut & Coffee
On Veterans Day 2016, a free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personnel (no ID required).

Krystal
On Veterans Day 2016, all active and retired military can receive a complimentary sausage biscuit.

Little Caesars Pizza
On Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. veterans and active military members can receive a free $5 HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo. Proof of service required to receive this offer.

Longhorn Steakhouse Free App
LongHorn Steakhouse will offer a free appetizer or dessert (no purchase required, no restrictions) to anyone showing proof of military service. In addition, guests that dine with Veterans on Nov. 11 will receive 10 percent off.

Marco’s Pizza
Marco’s Pizza will host free pizza parties for military veterans at local VFW posts, VA hospitals and American Legions nationwide, with certain pizza boxes containing certificates for special surprise gifts, such as much-needed wheelchair ramps, medical bill assistance or plane tickets to visit family.

McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree

Veterans and Gold Star Families can enjoy a complimentary meal at McCormick and Schmick’s on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. Bloody Mary’s or Mimosas will be available for $3.

O’Charley’s
O’Charley’s will honor our military on Veterans Day 2016 by offering veterans and active duty service members a free meal at any location on Nov. 11. Additionally, O’Charley’s offers a 10 percent military discount year-round.

Old Country Buffet
Free buffet and drink for all veterans and active duty military on 11/11/16.

Olive Garden Free Meal
On Veterans Day, Olive Garden restaurants will offer a free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans. The special menu features six of Olive Garden’s most popular items. Entrées are served with unlimited homemade soup or famous house salad and warm, garlic breadsticks.

On The Border Free Entree
This Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty military will receive a free meal at OTB’s. The meal is from the”Create Your Own Combo menu,” which is a “choose 2” or “choose 3” menu.

Outback Steakhouse Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage
All active, retired military and veterans get a free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage on Veterans Day. Must have valid identification. There is also a military discount of 15 percent off the total check from valid for military members and their families.

Panera Bread
One free You Pick 2 for Veterans and Active Duty members on Veterans Day at participating locations in South Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Bring proof of service.

Red Lobster
To thank Veterans, active duty military and reservists, Red Lobster will offer a free appetizer or dessert from their select Veterans Day menu. To receive the offer, show a valid military ID on Nov. 10 and 11.

Ruby Tuesday
On 11/11/2016 veterans, active duty, and reservists (with proof of service) may receive one free appetizer up to $10 in value.

Ryan’s
Free buffet and drink for all veterans and active duty military on 11/11/16.

Starbucks
On Veterans Day 2016, active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free Tall Brewed Coffee. In addition, now through Nov. 11, for every Veterans Day Starbucks Card or eGift purchased, Starbucks will contribute $5 to help support programs assisting service members, military spouses and veterans.

TGI Fridays Free Lunch
Guests who show valid military ID can enjoy a free lunch menu item up to $12. This offer is valid on Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

Twin Peaks
All Military men and women (past and present) enjoy a free menu item from their Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Menu. Present valid military ID to receive the offer.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza
Veterans and active duty service members are offered one free 9-inch, three-topping pizza on Friday, Nov. 11. Please show valid ID or proof of service, or wear your uniform.

Yard House
Veterans and active duty military will receive a complimentary appetizer on Nov. 11, 2016, with valid military ID. Offer is valid for dine-in only.

Read more: http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/#ixzz4Pee9tKsC

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