By Peter Gietl
Here at Innovation & Tech Today, we are excited to offer a Veterans Day special for the men and women who have given us so much. It’s a very small token of gratitude for the sacrifices they and their families have made. We are offering a year subscription to our magazine, a $29.99 value for just $4.99, including a digital subscription.
A lot of companies offer discounts and even free meals to current and former members of military. We compiled a list of some of the best food deals in the country. Make sure to call ahead to see if the location near you is participating.
Applebee’s: Veterans and active duty military are welcome to come in for a free meal, on November 11th, from a special menu that includes Sirloin, Hamburgers and Salads. Check out their website for more information.
Bar Louie: All Bar Louie locations will be offering a free meal, up to a $12 value, for all veterans.
Bob Evans: This year breakfast is on Bob Evans. They will be offering free breakfast all day for our veterans, so head over for our favorite Brioche French Toast.
Bonefish Grill: Come by with a military ID and receive a complimentary order of Bang-Bang Shrimp.
Carrabba’s: They offer a free appetizer for our active and former military.
California Pizza Kitchen: They will be serving a special, free veterans’ day menu that includes salads, pizza and pasta.
Chick-fil-A: Come in from 5-8 pm and get a free meal with proof of service. For my money it’s hard to beat a spicy chicken sand which from this Georgia based institution.
Denny’s: Is offering a free Build Your Own Grand Slam ® from 5am tonoon, November 11th. Details on their website.
Einstein Brothers: Just tell the cashier that you are a veteran and receive your FREE bagel. My favorite is the jalapeno cheddar.
Friendly’s: Veterans and active duty personnel receive a free breakfast from this east coast institution.
Golden Corral: Golden Corral has served over 4 million free meals to our veterans and they show no signs of stopping. Come in on Wendesday, starting at 5pm, to receive a free meal if you are a veteran.
Hooters: All active duty military and veterans are invited to come in for a free meal, including options like wings, burgers and wings. Saving money on your budget is also a great excuse to tell your significant other for your choice of restaurant.
Ihop: You receive free pancakes topped with a very patriotic combo of strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream.
Little Caesars: Come over for a free 5 dollar Hot-N-Ready Combo, find more information on their website.
Menchies: Stop by for free frozen yogurt on Wendesday.
Olive Garden: They will be offering a free entrée, as well as their unlimited soup salad and breadsticks. Don’t forget that the also offer 10% off of your family’s meal, find more information at their website.
On the Border: Veterans will receive a free create your own combo from this tex-mex staple. Find participating locations near you.
Orange Free Leaf Frozen Yogurt: Come in, check the scene, leave with free frozen yogurt.
Red Robin: Red robin will be giving a free tavern burger and bottomless fries to all veterans, this November 11th. They also recorded a nice video of their employees thanking family members who have served, that’s worth checking out.
World of Beer: They will be offering a free beer for all active duty and veterans at their locations. Do we really have to say more than FREE BEER.