JOE FRUGAL: Veterans Day 2013 Discounts & Freebies Roundup

Reported by: Joe Legge
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Updated: 11/11/2013 8:05 am
Veterans will have their pick today when it comes to where to eat today, as over 70 restaurants will honor Veterans Day with special discounts and freebies. 

Here’s where Vets can get a free or discounted meal in the Tennessee Valley:

Free Thank You Meal menu. Choose from: 7 oz. House Sirloin, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Three-Cheese Chicken & Sundried Tomato Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, Chicken Tenders Platter, or Oriental Chicken Salad.

Bar Louie
Free meal up to an $12 value.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Complimentary appetizer, no purchase necessary for military personnel in uniform or w/Military ID.

Chili’s Grill & Bar
Free entree. Choose from Oldtimer with Cheese, Chicken Crispers, Margarita Chicken, Classic Turkey Sandwich, Lighter Choices Grilled Chicken Salad, Soup & Salad Combo, Full Flatbread (any flavor), Pizza (any flavor), Lunch Combos (during lunch hours).

Free All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes

Einstein Bros. Bagels
5:30 am to 5:00 pm
Signature or Classic Bagel and Shmear

Famous Dave’s
Free or discounted meals, offers vary by location. Click here to find out what’s available in your area.

Fox and Hound Bar & Grill
Free Burger

Golden Corral
Free dinner buffet (4 pm – 9 pm)

Free meal

Krispy Kreme
Free doughnut and small coffee

Free Express Breakfast and coffee

Little Caesars
Free Crazy Bread

Lone Star Steakhouse
Buy one entree, get one free

LongHorn Steakhouse
Complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcohol beverage.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Free 6 oz. frozen yogurt

NYPD Pizza
Free Two Slices or a Slice with a small Caesar or House Salad, plus drink.

Free meal from $9.99 menu. Choose from O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Santa Fe Tilapia, Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie, Tuscan Chicken, Cowboy Sirloin and Caroline Chicken.

Olive Garden
Complimentary entree from a special menu, including Venetian Apricot Chicken, Sausage & Peppers Rustica and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. Family dining with the service member receive a 10-percent discount on their meals as well. All entrees include freshly baked garlic breadsticks and choice of homemade soup or garden fresh salad. Olive Garden is also offering 10% discount for current members of the military and their families during the month of November.

Outback Steakhouse
Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage

Red Lobster
Complimentary appetizer from a list of 10 delicious options, including New! Crispy Fried Green Beans, Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms and Sweet Chili Shrimp.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries

Free All-American Burger

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
30% Discount on Veterans meal

Sticky Fingers Smokehouse
Free entree with the purchase of second entrée of equal or greater value.
Must present coupon.

Texas Roadhouse
Free Lunch (includes choice of Coca-Cola product, Iced Tea/Sweet Tea or coffee)
Choose from: 6 oz. Sirloin Steak with two sides, Country Fried Chicken with two sides, Country Fried Sirloin with two sides, Pulled Pork Dinner with two sides, Grilled Pork Chop (Single) with two sides, All-American Cheeseburger with fries, BBQ Chicken Sandwich with fries, Pulled Pork Sandwich with fries, Grilled Chicken Salad, or Chicken Critter Salad.

TGI Friday’s
Free lunch (11 am to 2 pm)

Thanks to Restaurant News for help in compiling this list.
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