Veterans Day 2015: Deals and freebies for military members and veterans


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Many businesses are offering free or discounted food and services on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to say thanks to the men and women who have served our country.  Participating locations may vary, check with your local business for further details.

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  • Applebees – Free Thank You Meal menu from open to close. Choose from: 7 oz. House Sirloin, American Standard All-In Burger, Double Crunch Shrimp, Three-Cheese Chicken Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Chicken Tenders Platter, or Oriental Chicken Salad.
  • Bar Louie – Free meal up to a $12 value.
  • Bob Evans – Free meals include choice of Stack of Hotcakes, Fresh Baked Brioche French Toast, Sunrise Breakfast, Country Biscuit Breakfast or Mini Sampler Breakfast.
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Free buffet from 4 p.m. – close (beverage not included).
  • Bone Fish Grill — Free Bang Bang Shrimp.
  • The Box Seat at 5006 High Point Road – Free burger or chicken sandwich meal.
  • Buffalo’s Café – All veterans and active duty military eat free.
  • BURGERFI – Complimentary small (6 oz.) sundae. Customers can opt for Vanilla, Chocolate, or Swirl topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Complimentary entrée from a special Veterans Day Menu. Pizza choices include: The Original BBQ Chicken, Hawaiian, Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage, Pepperoni, Five Cheese + Fresh Tomato and Untraditional Cheese. Assorted Salads and pastas also on the menu.
  • Carraba’s Italian Grill – Free appetizer Nov. 9-15.
  • Cattlemen’s Steakhouse – Complimentary small sirloin steak dinner.
  • Chicken Salad Chick – All Chicken Salad Chick restaurants will be offering a free meal. The offer is one free Original Chick which includes one sandwich, one side, a pickle and a cookie.
  • Chilli’s – Get a free meal from a selection of items.
  • Country Buffet – Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Country Cookin – Free meals from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Cracker Barrel – Complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert during lunch and dinner.
  • Denny’s – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. until noon.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Free medium hot or iced coffee.
  • El Fenix – Free meal. Choices include Enchilada Dinner, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Juarez Plate, Durango Dinner, Monterey Chicken Platter or Mexican Cobb Salad.
  • Fatz Café – Complimentary World Famous Calabash Chicken Meal.
  • Fazoli’s – free Build Your Own pasta.
  • Fire Mountain – Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Golden Corral – Free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Great Clips – Get a free haircut. Veterans who visit Great Clips shops can either receive a free haircut — or a card for a free haircut to redeem by Dec. 31.
  • HomeTown Buffet – Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Hooters – Choice of one of the following free menu items: Hooters Burger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Buffalo Chicken Salad, 10-Piece Traditional Wings, 10-Piece Boneless Wings.
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings – Free meal from a limited menu with a non-alcoholic beverage. Available menu items include: 10 winds, Yuengling Beer-Battered Fish & Chips, BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadilla, Beach Burger Sliders, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, Chicken Sandwich (Grilled or Crispy) and Tacos (Mesquite Beef, Tropical Chicken or Carolina Pulled Pork).
  • IHOP – Free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee.
  • Little Caesars – Free $5 Lunch Combo, which features four slices of Little Caesars popular Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product.
  • Little Italy in Burlington – free meals from selected items.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Free dessert. 10 percent off military discount every day.
  • Long John Silver’s – Free 2-piece fish basket.
  • McCormick & Schmick’s – Free entrée. Choose from: Salmon Rigatoni, Buttermilk Friend Shrimp, Cedar Planked or Grilled Salmon, Blackened Chicken Fettuccine, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Skillet Bronzed Tilapia, Tender Beef Medallions, Romano Chicken Chopped Salad, or McCormick’s Cheeseburger. Reservations required.
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Free 6 oz. frozen yogurt any time of day. This includes any toppings.
  • Meineke – Free basic oil change.
  • Miami Subs – 50% off purchase.
  • Mission BBQ – Free sandwich and cake (while it lasts).
  • O’Charley’s – Free meal from $9.99er menu. Choose from O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Bayou Shrimp Past and Chicken Fried Steak, among other meals.
  • Old Country Buffet – Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Olive Garden – Free entrée. Choices include Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Lasagna, Chicken Parmigiana, Garlic Rosemary Chicken or Unlimited Soup, Salad and Breadsticks.
  • On the Border – Free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo” menu.
  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt – Free cup of froyo, up to 11 oz.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage.
  • Paw-Paw’s Place in Asheboro – Free meals
  • Pie Five Pizza – Free individualized pizza.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Free buffet from 4 p.m. to close. Beverages not included.
  • Red, Hot & Blue – Buy-one-get-one-free offer that is available for three days with the purchase of two drinks and a coupon.
  • Red Lobster – Offering a free appetizer or dessert. Choices include Signature Shrimp Cocktail, Crispy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Sweet Chili Shrimp, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Lobster Pizza, Warm Chocolate Chip Lava Cookie, New York-Style Cheesecake with Strawberries, Carrot Cake and more.
  • Red Robin – Free Red Robin’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries.
  • Ruby Tuesday – Free appetizer.
  • Ryan’s – Free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sheetz – Free lunch all day: 6-inch Turkey Sub and regular Fountain Drink.
  • Shoney’s – Free All-American Burger.
  • Sizzler – Free lunch entrée of a six-ounce Tri Tip Steak, a single Malibu Chicken or a Half Dozen Fried Shrimp. Free beverage choices are coffee, iced tea or a fountain drink. Until 4 p.m.
  • Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill – Free entrée. Choices include ½ lb. Premium Burger, Pulled Pork Platter, Chicken Fingers, Tomato Basil Cavatappi or Nutty Chicken Salad.
  • Starbucks – Free tall coffee.
  • Sticky Fingers Smokehouse – Free meal up to $12.99. Veterans also receive a $10 OFF coupon for their return visit.
  • Sutler’s Spirit Company in Winston-Salem – Free distillery tours and tastings from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Texas Steakhouse & Saloon – Free entrée up to $20.
  • TGI Friday’s – Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Choices include All-American Stacked Burger, Signature Jack Daniels Burger, Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich, California Club, Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad, Harvest Apple Chicken Salad and more.
  • Twin Peaks – Free menu item from Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Menu.
  • Unique Kutz 150 in Summerfield – Free haircut.
  • White Castle – Free breakfast slider with choice of small coffee or small drink.
  • World of Beer – Free select draught beer.

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