Thursday, November 11th is Veterans Day, the day America shows its appreciation and respect to armed services veterans, as well as active service men and women and their families.
While I'm sure many of us would like to invite a veteran over for a nice meal (and by all means, do so if you know a veteran), it doesn't always happen. Maybe that's why many restaurant chains and eateries across the country are offering veterans and/or active service men and women a free meal in their restaurant on Veterans Day. It's the least a company can do to show its respect.
From buy-one-get-one-free entrees and free sub sandwiches to free appetizers or other menu items, here are 7 Veterans Day 2010 meal deals, collected by the folks at the Coupon Sherpa and shared with us.
7 Restaurants Offering Veterans Day Meal Deals
Some Subway restaurants are distributing free six-inch subs to veterans or active-duty members on Veterans Day. Make sure you call ahead, however, as not all franchises are participating in this event.
All veterans and active-duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee's on November 11th. Simply show proof of service or arrive wearing a uniform.
3. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants
For the 12th year running, participating restaurants in the national seafood chain offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu. Space is limited so online reservations are strongly recommended.
4. Outback Steakhouse
Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day at participating Outback Steakhouses.
5. UNO Chicago Grill
Show up on Veterans Day in uniform, with a photo of yourself in uniform, or with a military or veteran's I.D. and receive a free entree or individual pizza, with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.
6. Golden Corral
For the 10th year in a row, Golden Corral Restaurants will offer their Military Appreciation Monday dinner. The event is scheduled this year from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 15th. All personnel are welcome, including retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves.
7. Abuelo's Mexican Food Restaurant
The Veterans Day deals from Abuelo's vary by region, so check with your local restaurant before heading out. One example is a buy-one-get-one-free entree deal for all veterans and active military. Don't forget to bring your military I.D.
Don't miss the 2010 Veterans Day Retailer Deals, and stay tuned for some low-priced and free Veterans Day outings tomorrow.
What Veterans Day restaurant freebies or deals do you know about this year?
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