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These restaurants and retailers are offering deals and freebies this Veterans Day

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-05 13:35:43-04

With Veterans Day coming up on Nov. 11, restaurants and retailers are doing their part to honor those who’ve served in the U.S. armed forces.

Below is a list of deals and freebies being offered by businesses on Veterans Day, leading up to the holiday, or year-round.


Bob Evans

On Veterans Day, Bob Evans says it will offer free meals to veterans and active-duty military members. They can choose from a “special menu of seven homestyle favorites.”

Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill offers a Heroes Discount of 10% off all service members, veterans and first responders’ checks all day, every day with show of valid ID.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a free order of 10 boneless wings and fries for all past and present armed services members this Veterans Day, November 11. The offer is available for dine-in or takeout (online ordering excluded). Proof of service must be shown for redemption.

California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen says it will offer complimentary entrees and beverages to veterans and active-duty military members at all of its participating locations. They will be able to select items from a special menu, which will include pizzas, pastas and salads. Proof of service will be required.


Carrabba’s offers a 10% discount to all service members and first responders year-round.

El Pollo Loco

Year-round, El Pollo Loco offers a 15% discount to guests that serve their communities, including military personnel, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and federal law enforcement agents.

Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave’s is offering free “Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwiches” and sides to all veterans, as well as to active and inactive military personnel on Veterans Day. It’s offered for both dine-in and to-go. Use the code VETERAN at checkout on the restaurant’s website.


Fazoli's is offering a free regular spaghetti with meat or marinara on November 10 and 11.

Jaggers in Noblesville and Greenwood is inviting veterans and active members of U.S. military to enjoy free lunch on November 11 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. They will receive a free double cheeseburger, one side and a drink. All veterans - including active, retired, or former U.S. military are welcome. Proof of service includes military ID card, VA card, or discharge papers.

Joella’s Hot Chicken will honor America’s veterans, active-duty military, and reserves on Veterans Day with a complimentary meal consisting of two Fried or Grilled Tenders, a Southern side, a Dippin’ sauce, and a drink. There is no coupon required to participate, but veterans and military personnel who visit will need to present proof of service to receive their complimentary meal on Veterans Day. Joella’s also offers veterans and military personnel 10% off any meal every day at each location.

Kolache Factory

The Kolache Factory is giving all veteran and active military with government-issued military photo ID or DD 214 a free kolache and a cup of Katz coffee (any size). The offer is valid from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 11.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue

On Veterans Day, Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue will offer free “Lucille’s Original Pulled Pork Sandwiches” and sides to all veterans and active-duty personnel. Proof of service will be required.

Luna Grill

Year-round, Luna Grill offers 10% off purchases, excluding alcohol, for all active and retired military service members and their spouses. Valid ID or uniform is required.

Metro Diner

Metro Diner, known as the place where the locals eat, is offering 50% off to active and retired military with valid military ID on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11 and 10% off year round.

Red Lobster

This Veterans Day, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizers or dessert to veterans, active-duty military members and reservists who dine-in with them. Guests will need to show valid military IDs or proof of service.

Red Robin

The restaurant is offering a Red's Tavern Double Burger with bottomless steak fries November 1-14 for all Veterans and Active Duty members who have signed-up for Red Robin Royalty and have checked ‘yes’ for being associated with the military. More information is available here. The offer is valid for dine-in or carry out.

On The Border

The Mexican food chain will offer a Free Pick 2 Combo on Thursday, November 11.

Texas de Brazil

From Nov. 8 to Nov. 11, Texas de Brazil is offering veterans a 25% discount on their dinner. To receive the offer, guests must mention it to their servers before dining and provide a military ID. It’s only valid during dinner hours.

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse restaurants will distribute meal vouchers in the parking lot on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is drive-thru only and vouchers are valid through May 30, 2022. Vouchers can be redeemed for one of 10 entrees including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea or coffee.

Yard House

This Veterans Day, Yard House is offering a complimentary appetizer to veterans and active duty military members.


Academy Sports + Outdoors

From Oct. 24 to Nov. 14, Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering a 10% discount to military members and first responders. The deal is good for in-store and online purchases, but you must verify your military or first responder status first.


Year-round, Champion offers veterans and military members a 10% discount off items sold on its website. They must verify their status though.

Cole Haan

Cole Haan offers veterans and military members a 20% discount off items sold on its website year-round.


Year-round, Dickies offers a 10% discount to veterans, military members and first responders.


All year, Eastbay offers a 15% discount off most purchases to active-duty military members, reservists, and registered dependents of active-duty and retired service members.

Foot Locker

Year-round, Foot Locker offers a 15% discount to active-duty military members, veterans, and reserve service members.


Lululemon offers a 15% discount to military members and first responders in the U.S. year-round.


Michael’s offers a 15% discount to active-duty military members, reserve service members, veterans, and registered dependents year-round.

The North Face

Throughout the year, The North Face offers a 10% discount to all active-duty military members, reservists, veterans and retired military personnel, as well spouses and dependents of active personnel.

Under Armour

Year-round, Under Armour offers a 20% discount to all active-duty service members, retirees, veterans, military spouses, military family members, first responders, and teachers.

Vera Bradley

All year, Vera Bradley offers a 15% discount on its website to all veterans, military personnel, first responders, students, teachers, and medical professionals.

Vineyard Vines

Vineyard Vines offers a 15% discount on almost everything for active-duty military members and veterans.


Great Clips

On Veterans Day, Great Clips says veterans and active military members who visit its salons can receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card. Non-military customers who get a haircut on Veterans Day will also receive a free haircut card they can give to an active service member or veteran. Those cards can be redeemed from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10.

Editor's note: This story will continue to be updated as more deals are announced.