Veterans Day
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As tradition holds, Veterans Day, celebrated annually on November 11, honors all those people who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The official United States federal holiday also marks the anniversary of the end of World Ward I. It's important to note that the national holiday is not to be confused with the Memorial Day holiday (a day to remember those brave people who gave their lives and those who perished while in service).

In honor of Veterans Day, we put together a list of some of the best restaurant deals and freebies going around town, thanks to It's the least we can do for our brave vets! With that said, make it a dinner night, celebrate with loved ones and buen provecho!

1) APPLEBEE'S: At participating locations, Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu for Veteran’s Day. Provide proof of service required.

2) ARBY'S: 1 free Roast Beef Classic Sandwich on Veterans Day during normal business hours. Offer valid at most participating Arby’s restaurants in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois (Greater St. Louis area), Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming.

3) 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. Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service.

4) CARRABBA'S: It's a week-long deal! All active and retired veterans receive a free appetizer at participating locations on Monday, November 9th through Sunday, November 15th.

5) CHILI'S: Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal on Veterans Day from a special Veterans Day menu. Must show proof of military service.

6) DENNY'S: From 5 a.m. to noon all active, inactive and retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast.

7) GOLDEN CORRAL: Free sit-in “thank you” dinner for Military veterans, retirees, and active duty members.

8) IKEA: From Nov. 8 – Nov. 11, 2015 veterans can enjoy a free entree at Ikea. Please show some form of military ID.

9) KRISPY KREME: A free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active duty military personnel. No ID required. Only at participating locations.

10) LITTLE CAESARS: Free Crazy $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo from 11am-2pm at participating Little Caesars Pizza locations. Must present a valid military ID.

11) LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE: Receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and a non-alcoholic beverage. Includes veterans and current service members.

12) ON THE BORDER: All veterans and active duty military will receive a free meal from the”Create Your Own Combo menu,” which is a “choose 2” or “choose 3” menu (valued up to $10.79).

13) OLIVER GARDEN: 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.

14) OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE: All active, retired military and veterans get a free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage. Must have valid identification. There is also a military discount of 15% off the total check from November 12th thru December 31st, 2015, valid for military members and their families.

15) PANERA BREAD: One free "You Pick 2" for Veterans and Active Duty members on Veterans Day at participating locations. Bring proof of service.

16) RED ROBIN: All Veterans and Active Duty Military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.

17) SHONEY'S: Shoney’s says ‘Thank You’ to America’s heroes by offering a Shoney’s All-American Burger and fries to all Veterans and Active Duty Military members on Veterans Day, 11 November 2015.

18) STARBUCKS: Active duty military and their spouses get a free tall 12oz brewed coffee at participating stores.

19) T.G.I FRIDAYS: Veterans and active duty military service members are invited to have lunch from T.G.I Friday’s lunch menu. Offer good only on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 11 a.m.-2 p.m at all participating locations. All veterans and active military personnel must show valid military I.D.

20) WORLD OF BEER: World of Beer invites all veterans and current servicemen to enjoy a free select draught beer by presenting a military ID, VA Card, or proof of service, where legal.

21) WORLD OF COCA-COLA: Free admission to military members (active duty, reserves and retirees) year-round. In honor of Veterans Day, the attraction is expressing its gratitude and support for the men and women who serve our country by expanding the offer to their loved ones. Starting Thursday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 15, members of the Armed Forces may also purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family to join them in visiting the attraction.

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