Although offers vary from year to year, some restaurants that have provided free meals to veterans on Veteran’s Day Applebee’s, Golden Corral, Hooters and O’Charley’s. Others include Olive Garden, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Sizzler and TGI Friday. Most offers require the veteran to present a military ID card to qualify.
Some restaurants offer freebies for vets on Veteran’s Day, although not necessarily full meals. For example, in 2015, Arby’s offered vets free classic roast beef sandwiches, while Bob Evans offered free select menu items from its breakfast menu. Outback Steakhouse treated vets to free Bloomin’ Onions and beverages, while Cracker Barrel Old Country Store served vets free desserts.
Other restaurants offered a particular meal for vets at no charge. For instance, Bonefish Grill gave all vets complementary Bang Bang Shrimp meals, while Buffalo Wild Wings gave vets free small orders of boneless or traditional wings and fries. City Barbeque honored vets with free half-pound sandwich platters, while Little Caesars gave vets free Crazy $5 Hot-N-Ready lunch combos.
Some restaurants offered free coffee or free coffee and donuts to vets in 2015. For example, at the Coffee Beanery, vets scored free tall cups of coffee, while Krispy Kreme Doughnut & Coffee and Lamar’s Donuts both offered free coffee and donuts to each vet.