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Aplastic AnemiaVeterans' Day

Thank you For Your Service

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, 2017. Many national chains are saying "thank you" to veterans and active military members by offering freebies and deals on food and drinks.

Bring your ID / Proof of Military Affiliation

If you're a veteran or an active member of the military, you might eat for free all day on Friday! Just remember, many of the offers require proof of I.D. or a uniform.

Restaurants Offering Free Meals on Friday 11/11/17

Bob EvansFree meal from a special menu available all day. Military ID required.

IHOPFree red, white and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Little CaesarsFree Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Applebee's: Free meal from a special menu and get a $5 coupon that can be redeemed Nov. 12-27.

Red Lobster: Veterans, active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID on November 10th and 11th.

LongHorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert, and veterans and their guests will receive 10% off their meal.

Fazoli's: Veterans will receive a free "Build Your Own Pasta Bowl" on Nov. 11.

Chicken Salad ChickVeterans get a free Original Chick meal, which includes a chicken salad scoop or sandwich, side, pickle and cookie, with a drink. No purchase necessary. Find locations here.

Baskin-Robbins: For every ice cream scoop sold in the U.S., the company will donate 11 cents to United Service Organizations.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.

ChipotleFrom 3 p.m. to close, all U.S. military, military spouses and veterans get a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos.

Chili's: Free meal from a special menu.

Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Denny's: From 5 a.m. to noon, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam.

Great Clips: Veterans who go to Great Clips for a haircut on Nov. 11 will receive a coupon for a free hair cut valid through Dec. 31.

Olive Garden: Veterans and active duty service members get a free entree.

Outback SteakhouseFree Bloomin' Onion and a beverage. Outback also is offering active and former service members 15% off their meals and their families' Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews: All veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries at participating restaurants nationwide. Red Robin is also donating $10,000 to United Service Organizations.

Ruby TuesdayFree appetizer up to $10.

Shoney's: Free all-American burger for veterans and active duty military service members at participating locations across the country. There is a limit of one per day per service member and is only available dine-in.

UFC GYM: Active duty and veteran military and their families will receive VIP status at more than 130 locations across the United States from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13. VIP members receive total gym access.

World of Beer: Free beer for all veterans and current service members with military I.D., VA card or proof of service, on Nov. 11 at participating locations. Guests in Ill., Mass., Md., Ohio, Ga., S.C., Ala., Texas, N.C., Va., and N.Y. will receive $5 off any food item due to state laws, World of Beer said in a statement.

Restaurants Offering Free Meals & Deals on 11/14/16

Applebee's: Free meal from a special menu on 11/11/16, and get a $5 coupon that can be redeemed Nov. 12-27.

Golden Corral: Veterans get a free beverage and buffet meal from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 14.

Outback SteakhouseFree Bloomin' Onion and a beverage. Outback also is offering active and former service members 15% off their meals and their families' Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.

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