Here is a link to a few sites that list Veteran's Day Freebies and deals.
There are plenty of Veterans Day free meals to be had this year as well as some other additional discounts on items other than food. You'll be able to stop into any of the restaurants below on or around Veterans Day this year to get your free meal.
Tip: Pay close attention to the date listed and what you need to bring so you qualify for the free meal. They don't all take place on Veterans Day (Monday, November 11, 2013) and some require different forms of identification.
Tip: Some of these Veterans Day free meals are nationwide but some are only at participating locations. Please call the restaurant before you leave home to make sure they are taking part.This list is 6 pages long! Look through them all so you don't miss out on a favorite.
On Monday, November 11, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military or is on current active duty. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard or Reserves.
All Golden Corral locations will be participating and no identification is required to get your free dinner buffet and beverage.
Last year, Golden Corral served over 375,000 veterans a Veterans Day free meal!
Stop into a participating Applebee's on Monday, November 11, 2013 to get your Veterans day free meal. You'll be able to choose a meal from a limited Veteran's Day menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad, pasta, chicken, and shrimp. You can see the complete menu by using the link above. This deal is dine-in only and beverages and gratuity are not included.
You'll need to bring in one proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current Leave and Earnings statement, photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a veterans organization card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214.
Find an Applebee's near you and call ahead to find out if they are participating in the Veterans Day free meal.
Olive Garden is having a Veterans Day free meal for all veterans on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Veterans can choose a free entree from a special menu. All these entrees come with freshly baked garlic breadsticks and choice of unlimited soup or salad.
Find an Olive Garden near you.
Veterans can start their Veteran's Day off with a free breakfast at Krispy Kreme that includes a doughnut and a small coffee. No purchase is necessary.
Find a Krispy Kreme near you to take advantage of this Veterans Day freebie.
Menchie's will be giving out free 6 oz. cups of frozen yogurt to veterans all day on Veterans Day.
Find out where a Menchie's is near you.
LongHorn Steakhouse is giving away free Texas Tonions and non-alcoholic beverages to veterans who stop into their local Longhorn Steakhouse on Monday, November 11 through Thursday, November 14, 2013.
You'll need to bring proof of service with you for this freebie such as wearing your uniform or showing Military ID.
Shoney's will be having a Veterans Day free meal in 2013 that consists of a free All-American Burger. This is for veterans as well as active duty military.
Proof of military service is required and it's for dine-in only. Find aShoney's near you.
All U.S. locations of Tim Hortons is giving away free donuts to all active and inactive U.S. military veterans on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Veterans will need to be in uniform or show military ID. No purchase necessary.