Restaurants, businesses offer Veterans Day freebies, discounts

(WATE) – A number of businesses are offering deals and freebies for veterans and active duty service members this Veterans Day. The deals are only good at participating locations and those taking part will need a valid military I.D.


  • Applebee’s: Free meal on Nov. 11
  • Back Yard Burger: Free Classic Burgers to veterans and active duty members on Nov. 11
  • Bonefish Grill: Active and retired service members can have free Bang Bang Shrimp on Nov. 11
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of wings and side of fries on November 11
  • Calhoun’s: Free meal for veterans and active duty military on Nov. 11
  • Chipotle: Active duty, National Guard, and retired military, military spouses with ID, and veterans get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal from 5 p.m. to close on November 7.
  • Cici’s Pizza: Free pizza buffet with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Cracker Barrel: Complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake
  • Denny’s: Free “Build Your Own Grand Slam” on Nov. 10 from 5 a.m. to noon
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Free Doughnut to veterans and active military members on Nov. 11
  • Fazoli’s: Active, inactive and retired military get free spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce from Nov. 10-12
  • Gatti’s Pizza: Free buffet or free medium one-topping pizza by carryout on Nov. 11
  • Golden Corral: Military Appreciation Night free dinner on Nov. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Hooters: Free meal from select menu at participating locations on Nov. 11
  • IHOP: Free red, white and blue pancakes for active duty military and veterans on Nov. 10
  • Little Caesars: Free $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • O’Charley’s: Free $9.99er entree on Nov. 11
  • Olive Garden: Free meal, including entree from special Veterans Day menu, plus unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks on Nov. 11
  • Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on Nov. 12
  • Quaker Steak & Lube: Complimentary or discounted meal on Nov. 11
  • Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert on Nov. 11
  • Red Robin: Free Red’s Taven Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries to veterans and active duty members on Nov. 11
  • Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer on Nov. 11
  • Shane’s Rib Shack – Spartanburg location on John B. White Sr. Blvd. will offer free Big Dad Sandwich Combo on Nov. 11.
  • Shoney’s: Free All You Care to Eat Breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Nov. 11
  • Texas Roadhouse: Free meal from special menu on Nov. 11


  • Dollar General: Veterans, active duty military and immediate family members get 11% discount on Nov. 11
  • Firestone Complete Auto Care: 15% off lowest advertised price for any service from Nov. 10-12
  • Goodwill: 50% all donated apparel with military ID on Nov. 11
  • Home Depot: 10% discount to all military
  • Lowe’s: 10% for veterans every day
  • Publix: 10% off groceries for veterans, military personnel and families on Nov. 11
  • Target: 10% discount for active duty, veterans and spouses/dependent children from Nov. 7-11
  • Toys R Us: 15% in-store purchases from Nov. 4-11
  • Walgreens: Veterans and military personnel, as well as family members, with Walgreens Balance Rewards card get 20% discount on Nov. 11


  • American Family Care: Free flu shots for veterans on Nov. 11
  • Autobell Car Wash: Free ride-thru exterior car wash on Nov. 11
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casino: Free buffet meal at Chefs Stage Buffet on Nov. 10
  • Military History Center of the Carolinas: Free open house and admission to museum on Nov. 11.
  • Museum of Appalachia: Free admission for veterans and active-duty military personnel on Nov. 11
  • Museum of East Tennessee History: Free admission on Nov. 10-11
  • NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources: Free admission at state aquariums, N.C. Museum of Art and Tryon Palace on Nov. 11
  • Sport Clips: Free haircuts for veterans and active duty military at participating locations on Nov. 11
  • Whatta Wash Car Wash: Free Sparkle Special car wash at Spartanburg Co. locations on Nov. 11

WSPA contributed to this report.