Dining deals for veterans and active military on Veteran's Day

Wednesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and many restaurants and businesses around the country are rolling out the red carpet to honor those who serve with meal deals, discounts and free food.

So raise a glass and don't forget to thank the men and women who protect this country.

1. Hooters

This Wednesday, Hooters welcomes all veterans and active-duty military personnel for their long-running "Let Freedom Wing" promotion. Past and present service members can enjoy a pick of free menu items including the chain's signature wings-- boneless and regular. The deal is valid at all locations across the country but diners must present a military ID or proof of service to their Hooters waitress.

2. Applebee's

The neighborhood bar and grill is saying thank you with a free item off a select menu for all veterans and active military.

3. Outback Steakhouse

All active, retired military and veterans get a Free Bloomin' Onion and beverage on Veterans Day. The Aussie streakhouse chain is also offering a military discount of 15 percent off the total check from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, 2015, valid for military members and their families. And, for the first time ever, the restaurant is honoring those who are currently serving by offering a "Veterans Day Rain Check" for a free Bloomin' Onion to deployed service men and women that can be redeemed at participating locations until the end of 2016.

4. Denny's

Active, inactive and retired military personnel can stop by any Denny's from 5 a.m. to noon to build their own Grand Slam breakfast. Diners can choose up to four breakfast items including classics like buttermilk pancakes, eggs any style, bacon strips, fruit or hash browns.

5. Arby's

Veterans can snag one free Roast Beef Classic Sandwich on Nov. 11 at participating locations during normal business hours.

6. Langer's Deli

Free meals to all active duty military and veterans with valid military ID November 11, between 8AM-4PM.

More deals for vets:

California Pizza Kitchen

All veterans or active duty military personnel will be able to select from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads and pasta. Come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

Little Caesars

Head to Little Caesar's on Wednesday for a Free Crazy $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo from 11am-2pm at participating U.S. locations. Must present a valid military ID.

Olive Garden Free Meal

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, all veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal including entrees, freshly baked garlic breadsticks and a choice of unlimited soup or salad.

Panera Bread

Pick up one free "Pick 2" meal on Nov. 11. Veterans and active duty personnel must bring proof of service.

Red Robin

All Veterans and Active Duty Military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.


All veterans and current service members will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on Veterans Day.

Sizzler Restaurants

Free lunch served until 4pm. Choice of 3 entrees, and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. Not valid for salad bar or gratuity. Valid with proof of military service.

T.G.I. Friday's

Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-on only at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday's for details.

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