Today is Veterans Day, the day we honor everyone who’s served our country with a break from mail delivery and banking and — even better — food freebies and discounts.
We’ve got a roundup of what you can get if you’re a veteran or active duty military — and Whew! It’s a lot! If you really wanted to (and we wouldn’t judge), you could take a tour of every place on the list and eat from breakfast until 3rd dinner. Keep in mind, though: the majority of these deals require some proof of military service, so get out that ID, pull that old uniform from the back of your closet, or start rooting through your papers for your last set of orders. Your stomach is depending on you.
One last thing from all of us here at Uproxx: thank you for your service! Now go take advantage of the deals that await you.
Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina: Active duty and retired military personnel can choose one complimentary item from a special Veterans Day menu, including a 2-item combo, Carnitas, Grilled Chicken Fajitas, Grilled Steak Fajitas, Mahi Mahi, Enchiladas Suizas, Asada Burrito, Tacos de la Calle. In addition, all military personnel receive a 20% discount any time they dine at Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina throughout the year.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza: Active and former military personnel receive a complimentary small order of Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese.
Applebee’s: Free meal from a special menu, including Butcher’s Meat and Potatoes, Oriental Chicken Salad, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Three-Cheese Chicken Penne, and American Standard All-In Burger. In addition, military personnel will also receive a $5 coupon that can be redeemed between November 12 and November 27.
Back Yard Burgers: Veterans and active duty military personnel will receive a free Back Yard Classic Burger.
Baker’s Square: Veterans and active duty military personnel will recieve a complimentary breakfast at participating locations. Choose between Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle.
Bar Louie: Veterans and active duty military receive a free entree or appetizer.
BJ’s Restaurant: All veterans and active duty military personnel can choose a complimentary entree under $12.95.
Bob Evans: Free select menu items to veterans and active duty military; additionally, Bob Evans will offer a 10% discount from November 12 – December 31 for both dine-in and carryout meals.
Boston Market: All veterans, service members, and their families will receive a free brownie or cookie with purchase. No ID required, but don’t be a jerk and take advantage of this just because.
Breugger’s Bagels: Veterans and active military members receive a free small coffee, valid at participating locations. No purchase is necessary.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of 10-12 traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries for veterans and active duty military, at participating U.S. locations.
California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active duty military personnel can select a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu, including pizza, salads, and pasta.
Carlo’s Bakery: Veterans receive one free cannoli.
Chili’s: Veterans and active duty military personnel can choose a free meal from a special Veterans Day menu.
Chipotle: Veterans, military, and military spouses can take advantage of a special buy one get one free deal for a small burrito, bowl, or salad, from 3pm to close.
Cheeseburger in Paradise: Veterans, active, and retired military personnel receive a complimentary Veteran’s Burger with fries with the purchase of a beverage. Dine-in only.
Chuck E. Cheese: Active and retired military members will receive a free individual 1-topping pizza, using offer code 5258.
Claim Jumper: On Monday, November 14, 2016, veterans who show valid ID may receive a free entree from a special menu. Offer valid for dine-in only, and will not be available at Golden Nugget Lake Charles and Golden Nugget Las Vegas locations.
Cracker Barrel: Veterans will receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake dessert. Additionally, all guests’ purchases will support the United Service Organizations (USO).
Denny’s: All active, inactive, and retired military personnel at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide will receive a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon.
El Torito Grill: Active duty and retired military personnel can choose one complimentary item from a special Veterans Day menu, including Especial De La Casa, Del Noble, Chicken or Steak Fajitas, Carnitas Yukatan, Chicken or Cheese Enchilada, Barbeque Chicken Tostada Salad, Chicken or Steak Fajitas Salad. In addition, all military personnel receive a 20% discount any time they dine at El Torito Grill throughout the year.
Famous Dave’s: All former and current military personnel will receive a complimentary two meat combo.
Fogo De Chao: Veterans and active duty personnel will receive 50% off on Veterans Day. Additionally, three additional guests will receive 10% off.
Golden Corral: On Monday, November 14th, 2016 from 5 PM to 9 PM, Golden Corral will offer a free sit-in “thank you” dinner for veterans, retirees, and active duty members of the military.
Gordon Biersch: Complimentary craft beer for active and retired military personnel, at participating locations.
Hooters: Complimentary meal from a select Veterans Day menu to all veterans and current service members.
Houlihan’s: Active military and veterans will receive one complimentary entrée with the purchase of an additional entrée.
Hy-Vee: Free breakfast buffet for veterans during regular breakfast hours.
IHOP: Retired and active duty military personnel will receive free Red, White and Blue pancakes at participating IHOP restaurants between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Additionally, select IHOP restaurants will offer a combo of two eggs, hash browns and choice of two bacon strips or pork sausage links as part of the Red, White & Blue Pancake promotion.
IKEA: Complimentary entree for veterans.
Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee for veterans and active duty military personnel. No ID required.
Krystal: Active and retired military will receive a complimentary sausage biscuit.
Little Caesars Pizza: Veterans and active duty military personnel will receive a free $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Logan’s Roadhouse: Veterans and active duty service members will receive a complimentary dessert a participating locations. Additionally, veterans and military personnel receive a year-round 10% discount, with presentation of ID.
Longhorn Steakhouse: Anyone showing proof of military service will receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert. No purchase required. Additionally, guests will receive 10% off their meal.
Max & Erma’s: Veterans and active military personnel will receive a free three-course combo.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary six ounce frozen yogurt.
Mimi’s Cafe: Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary entree from a special Veterans Day menu, with the purchase of any non-alcoholic drink Entrees on the include Grilled Chicken & Frites, Chicken Chop salad, Brioche Cheeseburger, or Farmhouse Tacos.
Old Country Buffet: Free buffet and drink for all veterans and active duty military.
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom: Complimentary craft beer to active and retired military personnel, at participating locations.
Olive Garden: Active duty and veterans can pick a free entrée from a special menu featuring six of Olive Garden’s most popular items. Entrées are served with breadsticks and unlimited soup or house salad.
On The Border: Veterans and active duty military will receive a complimentary meal the Create Your Own Combo menu.
Outback Steakhouse: Active duty military personnel and veterans receive a complimentary Bloomin’ Onion and beverage, along with a 15% military discount valid for service members and their families.
Panera Bread: Veterans and active duty receive a free You Pick 2 at participating locations in South Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: Active duty military personnel and veterans receive a complimentary Magnificent Seven meal.
Ponderosa Steakhouse: All former and current military service men and women can enjoy a free buffet, beverage not included, from 4pm-close, at participating locations.
Red Lobster: Veterans, active duty military and reservists receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert from a select Veterans Day menu.
Red Robin: Veterans and active duty military who dine in will receive a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries.
Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries: Complimentary craft beer for active and retired military personnel, at participating locations.
Ruby Tuesday: Veterans, active duty, and reservists receive one free appetizer up to $10 in value.
Ryan’s: Free buffet and drink for all veterans and active duty military.
Sizzler: Veterans and active duty military personnel receive a complimentary lunch and beverage.
Starbucks: Active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses receive a complimentary tall brewed coffee.
Texas Roadhouse: Select from a free special veterans lunch menu, including a beverage and sides.
T.G.I. Friday’s: Guests who show valid military ID can enjoy a complimentary lunch menu item up to $12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
Twin Peaks: Military personnel and veterans receive a free menu item from the restaurant’s annual Veterans Day Appreciation Menu.
Village Inn: Free Inn-Credible V.I.B. breakfast to all who have served.
Wayback Burgers: Active duty and former military personnel will receive a free Wayback Classic Cheeseburger with the purchase of any side and drink.
White Castle: Military veterans and active duty military will receive a free breakfast combo or castle combo meal #1-6, at participating restaurants.
Wienerschnitzel: Veterans and active duty service members receive a free Chili Dog with a small fry and a 20-ounce drink.
Yard House: Veterans and active duty military receive a complimentary appetizer, valid for dine in only.