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Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11. A number of businesses and restaurants are offering free or reduced meals for military veterans in observance of the special day. Some of those businesses are also including active-duty members of the military.

The following list is according to

Applebee’s: Free meal Nov. 11 for military veterans and active-duty service members. There will be 7 entrees to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included.

Bar Louie: Free meal Nov. 10 & 11 for veterans and military personnel. The meal is limited to a $12 value.

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse: Free entree Nov. 11 up to $12.95 for veterans and active duty service members.

Carraba’s: Free appetizer Nov. 9 – Nov. 15 for active duty service members and veterans.

Chilis: Free meal Nov. 11 – includes any lunch combo or your choice from a select dinner menu. This is open to veterans and active duty service members.

Denny’s: Free Build-Your-Own-Grand_slam Nov. 11, from 5:00 a.m. to noon. This deal is offered to active, inactive and retired military personnel.

Golden Corral: Free meal Nov. 11 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. The free dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the U.S. Military.

Hooters: Free meal from a select menu Nov. 11 with the purchase of a drink. This is open to veterans and current service members.

IHOP: Free Red, White & Blue pancakes or combo plate offered Nov. 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Little Ceasars Pizza: Free pizza or HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer available to veterans and active military members.

LongHorn Steakhouse: Complimentary Texas Tonion & Non-alcoholic beverage on Nov. 11 for all veterans and active-duty military personnel.

O’Charley’s:  Free entree from the $9.99’er menu for all active military and veterans.

Olive Garden:  Free Entree for veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11. Guests dining with a veteran will also receive 10% off their bill.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage for active-duty military and veterans on Nov. 11. There is also a 15% discount four military members and veterans from Nov. 12 – Dec. 31.

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert from a select menu available Nov. 9 – 12.

Red Robin:  Free Red’s Tavern Double and bottomless steak fries on Nov. 11 for all guests with proof of service.

StarBucks: Free tall brewed coffee Nov. 11 for active duty, veterans and their spouses.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch from a select menu Nov. 11. This includes sides and a non-alcoholic beverage.

This list is not a full comprehensive list. We tried to include the restaurants/businesses located in the Tennessee Valley, but we may have inadvertently missed some. Please check here for the full list.

Important notes:

  • Most companies require some form of Military ID.
  • Please call ahead to verify locations, times and participation for your local franchise.