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2015 Veterans Day FREE Meals & More

For all those who served and are currently serving in our armed forces, several DFW businesses are thanking you by offering free or discounted meals and services. Photo Courtesy: ClaraDon

For all those who served and are currently serving in our armed forces, several DFW businesses are thanking you by offering free or discounted meals and services. Photo Courtesy: ClaraDon

By Lew Patton

Once again this year, many restaurants will be offering FREE or discounted breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to our military service men and women on or around Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11th. Please share with your military friends and family members.

Already, we have our first 42 confirmed offerings for 2015: 40 free food + 1 free haircut and 1 free oil change!

54th Street Grill – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Veterans and active military members can enjoy a free lunch or dinner entrée of your choice. Value of free meal up to $12.00.

Applebee’s – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Military veterans and active-duty service members will be able to eat free at any Applebee’s across the U.S. on Veterans Day. Guests can choose from 7 delicious entrées on the Thank You Meal menu: 7 Ounce Sirloin Steak, American Standard Burger, Chicken Tenders Platter, Oriental Chicken Salad, Three-Cheese Chicken Cavatappi, Fiesta Lime Chicken, or Double Crunch Shrimp.

Bar Louie – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Bar Louie is offering vets and active military personnel a free lunch or dinner on Veterans Day. Free meal value up to $12.00. Valid military ID is required to take advantage of this offer.

Bonanza Steakhouse – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Bonanza presents their annual Military Appreciation Celebration from 4:00PM until close. Past and present military members will receive a free buffet dinner. Not all locations are participating, so please call ahead to confirm before heading out.

California Pizza Kitchen – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Free Veterans Day lunch or dinner for veterans and active military personnel. Offer includes pizza, full-sized salad or a pasta entrée from the special Veterans Day Menu. Plus a non-alcoholic drink of your choice. Just show up in uniform or bring a valid military ID.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill – November 9-15, 2015 – Enjoy a free appetizer on any day during Veterans Week. No purchase necessary. Valid for both veterans and active military personnel who show up in uniform or show proof of military service.

Chili’s – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Veterans and active duty military choose one free meal from the Veterans Day special menu: Margarita Grilled Chicken, OldTimer with Cheese, Chicken Crispers, Classic Turkey Sandwich (full), Lighter Choices Grilled Chicken Salad, Soup & Salad Combo (does not include Bottomless Express Lunch), any flatbread, any lunch combo, or any 9″ pizza. Please provide proof of valid military service.

Cotton Patch Café – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Veterans and active military personnel are invited to enjoy a free full size chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken meal. Please show valid military ID.

Denny’s – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Come in from 5:00AM to noon and build your own free Grand Slam! Choose any four items from Denny’s extensive breakfast menu. This offer is valid for active, non-active, and retired military personnel.

Fox and Hound – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Fox and Hound is serving free Veterans Day meals to vets and active military members. Choose any item on the menu up to $10.00 value. Be sure to bring your valid military ID or proof of service.

Golden Corral – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – The 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held from 5:00-9:00PM at all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide. This free “thank you” dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Veterans Day dinner. Please note this event will be held on Veterans Day for 2015. Not on the Monday before or after Veterans Day, as was the case in previous years.

Great Clips– Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Not a free meal, but a free haircut for veterans and active, inactive, or retired military personnel. Don’t need a haircut now? Get a haircut card instead that can be used through 12/31/2015.

Longhorn Steakhouse – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Both veterans and active military personnel can enjoy a free Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Valid proof of military service is required.

Meineke Car Care Center – November 10-11, 2015 – Meineke is offering veterans and active military personnel a free oil change. Includes up to 5 quarts of conventional oil and standard oil filter. Please bring valid military ID or other proof of service.

Olive Garden – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Olive Garden is offering a free entrée on Veterans Day to all veterans and active duty military members. Choose from a special menu of 7 popular Olive Garden meals. All entrees include garlic breadsticks and choice of unlimited homemade soup or garden-fresh salad.

On The Border – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Veterans and active military personnel are invited to On The Border for a free Create Your Own combo meal. Choose your favorite soup, salad, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, etc. Please bring valid ID or proof of military service. Be sure to call ahead and confirm participation since not all locations are participating.

Outback Steakhouse – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage. Plus receive Outback’s Military Mate 15% discount on meals from November 12-December 31, 2015.

Ponderosa Steakhouse – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Ponderosa presents their annual Military Appreciation Celebration from 4:00PM until close. Past and present military members will receive a free buffet dinner. Not all locations are participating, so please call ahead to confirm before heading out.

Red Lobster – November 9-12, 2015 – Veterans and active military personnel enjoy a free appetizer. Choose Sweet Chili Shrimp, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Lobster Artichoke & Seafood Dip, Lobster Crab & Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms, Lobster Pizza, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Crispy Calamari and Vegetables, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, White Wine & Roasted Garlic Mussels, or Shrimp Nachos. Proof of military service is required to take advantage of this offer.

Red Robin – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries for all veterans and active military personnel. Valid military ID or proof of service is required to get this deal. Participating restaurants only, so please call ahead and confirm before heading out.

Texas Roadhouse – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Free lunch for veterans and active military on Veterans Day. Choose from 10 free meals plus your choice of beverage: Coca-Cola products, iced tea, sweet tea, of coffee. Valid military ID required. No coupons or other discount offers will be accepted on this day.

T.G.I. Friday’s – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Veterans and active military personnel can receive a free lunch on Veterans Day from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Not all locations are participating, so be sure to call and confirm before heading to the restaurant.

Wienerschnitzel – Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – This distinctive German restaurant will offer veterans and active military members a free chili dog and small Pepsi drink. Just show up in uniform, show your military ID, or provide other proof of military service.

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