updated - July 24, 2016 Sunday EDT
A variety of restaurants nationwide are honoring veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions.
Here's a quick guide to many of these great deals to be found on Veterans Day:
Applebee's - free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012: There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required
California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11-12, 2012. Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage for veterans and active military with valid ID or proof of service.
Chili's - Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. offer is available from 11am - 5pm on November 11, 2012 at participating Chili's in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service.
Denny's Nov. 12 2012. Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service. Offer available in every Denny's nationwide.
Einstein Bagels Free Bagel- Receive a classic or signature bagel on Sunday November 11, 2012.
Hooters - Free Meal, Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Hooter's is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings - Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. For more information, visit, www.HootersVeteransDay.com.
Krispy Kreme - Free doughnut, Nov. 11, 2012. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
Little Caesars® Pizza, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.
Olive Garden, Free entrée, Nov. 11, 2012. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, on Sunday, November 11th during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entrées inlcude freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Offer good in US and Canada, proof of service required.
Outback Steakhouse - A week of Free Bloomin' Onion Nov. 11-12, 2012. A free Bloomin' Onion and a Coca-Cola product. This offer is available to Military Personnel with ID. Also receive 10% off your purchase from Nov. 13-Dec 31, 2012.
Red Lobster - Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers.
Red Robin, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Free Red's Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service.
T.G.I. Friday's - Free Lunch, Monday Nov. 12, 2012. Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service. Only valid at participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID. More details on TGIFridays.com.
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