Many restaurants and businesses offer free meals and special discounts for veterans and active service members on Veterans Day. Here's a list of options. It's a small way to say thank you for your service.

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There are so many ways to honor a hero on Saturday, November 11th, 2023. We've compiled a smorgasbord of discounts from area restaurants and retailers. Some on the list may require proof of military service. Participation can vary based on location, but most on the list have been verified. Please let me know if we've missed any discounts.

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7 Eleven - Free coffee or Big Gulp
Academy Sports + Outdoors - 10% off the entire purchase in-store and online.
Another Broken Egg Café - Veterans and military personnel receive a free Patriot French Toast Combo and Coffee.
Applebee's - Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu.
Arby's - Free Classic Roast Beef sandwich
Bar Louie - Veterans and military personnel get a free burger or flatbread up to a $15 value.
Bargain Hunt - 15% off
Beef O’Brady’s - Open-Close FREE meal up to $12.00.
Ben's Soft Pretzels - Veterans and active military get one Free Soft Pretzel.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Receive a free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie with a minimum purchase.
Bob Evans - Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal from a select menu.
Bonefish Grill - a free burger meal.
Buffalo Wild Wings - Veterans and active duty military personnel receive an order of boneless wings and a side of fries for free.

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Cabela's - 10% off (exclusions apply)
Carrabba's Italian Grill - free dine-in appetizer or dessert and a beverage.
Casey’s General Store - Any size complimentary coffee or fountain drink.
Chick-fil-A - A free chicken sandwich.
Chicken Salad Chick – Veterans and active military will receive a free Chick Meal and regular drink.
Chili's - Veterans and active military service members get a free meal from a select menu.

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Chipotle - Active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses, and retired military get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal from 5 until close.
Chuck E. Cheese - Get one free personal 1-topping pizza to all active duty, national guard, and retired military members.
Cicis Pizza - Active and retired military get a free adult buffet.
Circle K - Free coffee
Cracker Barrel - Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake with their meal.
Dave & Buster's - Veterans get a free entree.

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Denny’s – Select Denny’s locations offer a free meal to veterans
Dollar General - 11% off on qualifying in-store or online purchases.
Drakes - Open-Close Free Meal
Dunkin' Donuts - Veterans and active duty military receive a free donut at participating locations.
Eyemart Express - 20% discount on all prescription eyewear purchases.
Famous Dave's - Free Sandwich
Fazoli's - If you're a veteran, get a free spaghetti meal.
Freddy’s - Free Freddy’s Original Double with Cheese combo.

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Golden Corral – On Monday, Nov. 13th from 5 p.m. to close, Golden Corral is offering a free meal.
Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires - Offering Free Car Care Check for Vets
Goodwood Owensboro - Offering veterans a free meal from a special menu.
Great Clips - Open-Close FREE haircut, or pick up a card for a free haircut.
Hacienda Mexican Restaurants – Free large Wet Burrito
Hooters - Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations.
Huddle House - Active duty, retired, and veteran military receive a free MVP meal.

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IHOP - Veterans and active duty military get free Red, White, and Blueberry Pancakes from 7A to 7P.
Jiffy Lube - 50% off all oil changes
Kohl's - Kohl’s is 30% off in-store for all active and former military personnel and their families.
Krispy Kreme - Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary breakfast that includes a doughnut and a small coffee.
Krystal - Veterans and active military members with valid military IDs can get 20% off their meals.

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Legends Sports Bar & Grill - Will be offering something. Call 270-240-5360 for more info.
Little Caesars - Veterans and active-duty military get a free Lunch Combo between 11 and 2.
Logan's Roadhouse - Veterans and military personnel receive a free meal from a special menu.
Lucas Oil Center - Free car washes are offered for veterans.

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Macaroni Grill - Veterans and active military receive a free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti.
Max and Erma's – Participating locations offer veterans and active military a free cheeseburger, endless fries, a fountain drink, and a chocolate chip cookie.
McDonald’s - Free Breakfast combo for Veterans from 6-10:30 a.m.
Mike's Car Wash - Free ULTIMATE Wash to veterans and active military
Mission BBQ - Veterans and active-duty military get a free sandwich.
MOD Pizza - Buy a pizza or salad and get another one free.

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O'Charley's – Active-duty military and veterans can enjoy a free lunch from a select menu.
Office Depot - 25% in-store discount from November 11th-13th.
Old Chicago Pizza - Complimentary lunch entree from a select menu.
Olive Garden - Free meal
Orange Leaf - Active and retired military get free frozen yogurt at participating locations.
Outback Steakhouse - Veterans get a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage.
Pilot Flying J - Active-duty and retired military veterans get a free meal.

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Ponderosa - Veterans get a free buffet and beverage or 50% off a menu item.
Progressive Sports Therapy - Offering veterans a free physical therapy assessment.
Red Lobster - Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to get a FREE Shrimp & Chips entrée voucher.
Red Robin - Open-Close FREE Red’s tavern burger and fries.
Rite Aid - 15% discount

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Ruby Tuesday - Veterans, active duty, and reserve service members get a free sandwich & fries.
Shoney's - Veterans and active duty military service members get a free breakfast from the fresh food bar from 6A-11A.
Sleep Number - 20% off (some exclusions apply)
Smokey Bones - A free Create Your Combo Meal
Staples - 25% discount

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Starbucks - Veterans, active duty service members, and spouses get a free tall coffee at participating locations.
Taco John's - Free small Beef #1 Combo Meal.
Target - 10% off purchases

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Texas Roadhouse - Veterans and active members of the military get a dinner voucher.
TGI Fridays -  FREE lunch off the selected menu.
Tractor Supply - 15% off purchases.
TravelCenters of America - Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner at participating locations.

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Walgreens - 20% off eligible, regular-price purchases.
Wendy’s - Free breakfast combo.
White Castle - Veterans and active duty military receive a free combo meal.
Wings & Rings - Free Lunch Combo
Zaxby's - Free Signature Sandwich.

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