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If a free meal before the concert is desired, restaurant chains advise calling ahead to specific locations, because they warn that not all franchises honor the specials offered by their parent organizations.
  • Applebees - All veterans and active-duty military eat free from a limited menu on Veterans Day.
  • Chili's - Veterans and service members can dine for free from a special six-item menu on Veterans Day.
  • Golden Corral - Military Appreciation Monday includes a free dinner, Nov. 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for military retirees, veterans, and current service members.
  • Famous Dave's - Offers for free or discounted meals on Veterans Day vary by location.
  • Hooters - All veterans and service members get 10 free wings with the purchase of a drink.
  • Krispy Kreme - A free donut is available for all service members, retirees and veterans.
  • McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants - participating McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants are offering a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu on a space-available basis. Online reservations are highly recommended.
  • Outback Steakhouse - Outback will offer veterans and military a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage
  • Subway Restaurants - Free six-inch sub or flatbread available to military vets on Veterans Day.
  • Texas Roadhouse - Free meals available to veterans from opening until 4 p.m. on Veterans Day.
  • T.G.I. Friday's - Veterans and service members can buy one meal and get another free.
  • UNO Chicago Grill - UNO is offering a 19.43 percent discount on food and non-alcoholic beverage beverages to vets and military. The chain explains that 1943 was the year UNO invented the deep dish pizza.
  • Abuelo's Mexican Food - Offers vary by region.
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants - Special offers for vets on Veterans Day.
  • RETAIL DEALS - A free downloadable MP3 album includes 12 songs performed by military bands and ensembles from now through Veterans Day.
  • The Dollar General - Veterans, service members and their immediate families can receive a 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon.
  • Home Depot - Offers a 10 percent discount to all veterans on Veterans Day. Home Depot offers a 10 percent discount year-round to active duty military and retirees.
  • Lowe's - All veterans receive the 10 percent discount for purchases of up to $5,000. A 10 percent discount is available year-round to active-duty military and retirees.
  • Sam's Club - Sam's Club will give away collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day to military veterans who need them.
  • Seven-Eleven - On Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., veterans can get a free small Slurpee.
  • Cabela's Outdoor Store - Employee discounts are being offered to all veterans, active-duty military and reserve-component troops, along with law-enforcement, fire and emergency-management personnel. Discounts vary from 5 percent to 50 percent, depending on item.
  • Build-a-Bear Workshop - Members of the armed services, including the Coast Guard and ROTC, receive a 20 percent discount on any one transaction at the workshop.
  • Fashion Bug - Offering 20 percent off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID.
  • Sports Clips Haircuts - Offering free haircuts to active-military and veterans.  

There are many, many more discounts available.  It's nice to know our communities support our veterans who have always performed service over self.

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