This year, dozens of large companies and retailers are giving away discounts and freebies to veterans and active-duty service members as a way to show their appreciation.
The following is a rundown of some of the discount offers that will take place on November 11:
- Little Caesars will provide free lunch combos to all active-duty military personnel and veterans between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Veterans and active duty military personnel can get a free tall coffee at Starbucks today in recognition of their service to the country.
- When veterans or active-duty service members buy a beverage at Hooters, they are eligible to get a complimentary meal from the restaurant’s special menu.
- On Friday, all day long, Krispy Kreme will provide all veterans and active-duty service members with a free doughnut and a cup of coffee.
- If a veteran or active-duty service member visits Olive Garden, they are eligible to get a complimentary lunch from the restaurant’s special menu, which includes the restaurant’s never-ending breadsticks.
- Veterans and active-duty service members can stop by Red Lobster between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to receive free portions of Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, fries, and coleslaw.
- Those with a valid military ID can get free breakfast combos from Wendy’s between 6:30 and 10:30 in the morning.
- Veterans and active-duty service members are eligible for a complimentary lunch from TGI Fridays’ special menu between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on November 11th.
- Veterans and active duty service members can receive a complimentary meal and non-alcoholic beverage at California Pizza Kitchen.
- On Friday, Dunkin’ Donuts will give a free doughnut to all active duty and retired members of the armed forces.
- IHOP will provide veterans and active-duty service members on Friday with a complimentary stack of Red, White, and Blueberry pancakes.
In addition, on Friday, all day long, SmashBurger will provide free burgers and sandwiches to military personnel currently serving in the armed forces as well as veterans.
In order to qualify for the discounts, most companies require evidence of previous military service or veteran status.