Veteran’s Day specials: Giving back to those who served


Veteran’s Day pays respect to those who served the country. These Veteran’s Day specials give a little back to those people who sacrificed greatly.

While the country’s service men and women should be remembered each and every day of the year, Veteran’s Day marks a special day of appreciation. Many restaurants and businesses will be honoring both veterans and active military on Veterans Day. Below are some Veteran Day specials that many service men and women will enjoy.

Perry’s Steak and Grill, Veteran’s Day Specials, photo provided by Kurman Communications

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill

On Sunday, November 12, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill will serve pork chop dinner to veterans. The meal will feature “a choice of salad, followed by the legendary slow-roasted, caramelized pork chop and the decadent dessert trio to top off the meal.” Available at all 13 Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill locations, veterans must make a reservation to take advantage of this offer. Also, the veteran must present a military ID and must dine with one paying guest.

Dunkin’ Donuts

At participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations, veterans and active military can receive a free donut of their choice. No additional purchase is necessary for this nationwide free donut offer. While no additional purchase is necessary, the offer is limited to one donut per person.

Veteran’s Day specials, photo from PRNewswire

Outback Steakhouse

For many years, Outback Steakhouse has saluted military men and women through various programs. This Veteran’s Day, Outback Steakhouse will offer a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage to military personnel. Also, from November 12 through November 16, Outback Steakhouse will offer a 20% discount on military personnel meals.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Returning this year, Buffalo Wild Wings will offer its “Wings for Heroes” special. On November 11, servicemen and women can receive a “free order of traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries for free.” This offer is for both veterans and active military.

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Fogo de Chão

A lavish Brazilian steakhouse meal awaits veterans at Fogo de Chao. Both veterans and active duty military will receive 50% off their meal. The offer is valid for the entire Veteran’s Day week. Reservations are recommended.

California Pizza Kitchen

What started as fresh, innovative pizza has become a California inspired restaurant. The popular California Pizza Kitchen celebrates both active military and veterans with Veteran’s Day specials. On November 11, California Pizza Kitchen will offer a complimentary entrée. The complimentary entrée can be chosen from a special Veteran’s Day menu. The special menu will be offered nationwide.

Veteran’s Day Specials, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar, photo from PRNewswire

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar

Continuing its tradition of celebrating both veterans and active military, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar will offer free meals on Veteran’s Day. For 10 year, the casual restaurant will offer a free meal on November 11. Please check with participating locations for complete details.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews

Who doesn’t love a good burger? Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews thinks that Veteran’s Day is a great time to enjoy a burger.On November 11, both active duty military and veterans can receive a complimentary Red’s Tavern Double™ Burger served with Bottomless Steak Fries. The offer is available nationwide.

Red Lobster® is offering a variety of delicious appetizers as part of its special Veterans Day menu, like Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, hand-dipped and tossed in flaky coconut, fried until perfectly crisp and served with its signature piña colada sauce. (PRNewsfoto/Red Lobster)

Red Lobster

Can anyone resist Red Lobster cheddar biscuits? On November 11, both veterans and active military can receive a free appetizer or dessert with their meal. Guests can choose from a Veteran’s Day specials menu for their complimentary item. Cheddar biscuits are always included.

Boston Market

Why should the Veteran’s Day celebration be just one day? Boston Market’s Veteran’s Day special lasts the entire weekend. From November 10 through November 12, military families can get a buy one get one free deal. The BOGO deal is for an individual meal with drink. To redeem this offer, please present the coupon available at

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Little Caesars

Can you say pizza, pizza? Little Caesars is offering free $5 lunch combo on November 11. From 11 a.m. till 2 p.m., both active duty and veterans can get the free lunch combo. The combo features a deep dish pizza that is hot, ready and satisfying.

Timothy O’Toole’s

You might have seen this Chicago favorite restaurant on Man vs. Food. For Veteran’s Day, the Chicago favorite, Timothy O’Toole’s, is celebrating those who served. At all three Chicago locations, veterans can enjoy a free meal. The offer is available at both lunch and dinner. This Veteran’s Day special has a $12 value.

Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo offers its own take on modern Mexican food. For Veteran’s Day, both veterans and active duty personnel can receive a free lunch or dinner entrée. The complimentary entrée can be valued up to $20. To view the available entrees, please see the Cantina Laredo website.

These Veteran’s Day specials are just a few of the many offers available to servicemen and women. Many local establishments might be having additional celebrations.

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