This article was last edited on Nov. 30, 2015.
Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11. Many restaurants, barber shops, car washes, and other services will salute the nation’s military with free meals, haircuts and other deals.
Most of the deals require proof of service such as a military ID card, VA ID card or veteran’s organization card. Some stores extend offers to active-duty service members and their families while others limit the freebies to retired veterans. Check with the location nearest you to see if they are participating.
We’d like to offer a big ‘thank you’ to all military members and their families. We have compiled a list of just a few Veterans Day offers.
Krispy Kreme: free doughnut and small coffee
Applebee’s: free meal from a limited menu selection
California Pizza Kitchen: free pizza, salad or pasta from a limited menu
Chili’s: free lunch combo or dinner from a select menu
Denny’s: free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon
IHOP: free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Little Caesars: free $5 Hot-N-Ready lunch combo
Olive Garden: free entree plus 10% off for guests that dine with a veteran
Starbucks: free tall brewed coffee
Great Clips: free haircut on Veterans Day or a card for a free haircut anytime until Dec. 31; any customer who gets a service on Veterans Day gets a free haircut card to give to a veteran
Grace for Vets: hundreds of car wash operators registered to give free washes; check with your local car wash
National Park Service: free admission for everyone
Meineke: free basic oil change
Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for serving our nation. We hope you enjoy a nice meal!