Today is Veterans Day, and a whole slew of restaurant chains are getting into the spirit by offering free deals to both active duty and retired military personnel. Here is a roundup of some of the best offers out there. (Please remember to take along your military ID or some proof of service)
Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut of choice.
Hy-Vee: The Midwest supermarket chain is offering a free hot breakfast at all locations with in-store dining, including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrown casserole and biscuits and gravy.
Subway: Free 6-inch sub (at participating locations). See more deals after the jump.
Texas Roadhouse: Some locations are offering free entrées until 4 pm, so essentially lunch. Call your local Texas Roadhouse to see if it’s participating.
Hooters: Choose from one of four free “specialty menu items” with the purchase of a drink: Nacho Ordinary Burger, BBQ Sandwich, Baja Burger or Speedway Chicken Sandwich.
Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill: Free entrée or pizza with purchase of any entrée or pizza of equal or greater value.
Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza: Free individual one-topping pizza from 5–7 p.m.
Chili’s: Pick from six free menu items: Oldtimer with Cheese, Quesadilla Explosion Salad, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Cajun Chicken Pasta, Chicken Crispers or Chicken Club Tacos.
Applebee’s: Probably the most heavily promoted Veterans Day promotion, Applebee’s expects to serve more than a million free meals this year. The chain’s special Veterans Day menu includes the 7-ounce house sirloin, bacon cheeseburger, Three Cheese Chicken Penne, a chicken tenders platter, oriental chicken salad, Fiesta Lime Chicken and Double Crunch Shrimp.
T.G.I. Friday’s: Save this one for the weekend, because T.G.I. Friday’s is offering its Veterans Day special from November 11 through November 14: free entrée with purchase of another entrée.
Golden Corral: The chain is celebrating its 10th annual “Military Appreciation Monday” on November 15, which includes a free dinner buffet and beverage.