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This is where vets can get free or discounted meals for Veterans Day 2021
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This is where vets can get free or discounted meals for Veterans Day 2021

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Veterans looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just dessert this Thursday are in luck.

Many national chain restaurants are celebrating Veterans Day by giving veterans and active duty military members free or discounted food or drinks.

This list is by far not complete; don't forget to check local businesses as well.

All deals are for veterans and active duty military with military ID or proof of service and are available Thursday, Nov. 11, unless noted otherwise. Availability will vary based on local COVID-19 restrictions.

Applebee's: Get a free meal from a special menu at participating locations. Dine-in only.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free order of 10 boneless wings and fries. Dine-in or takeout.

Chili's Grill & Bar: Free meal from a special menu. Dine-in only.

Cicis Pizza: Free buffet. Dine-in only.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Free pulled pork sandwich. In-store or online using code VETFREE.

Dunkin': Get a free doughnut, no purchase necessary. In-store only.

Famous Dave's: Free Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich and side. Available for dine-in or to-go. Use code VETERAN when ordering online.

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers: Free Freddy's Original Double with Cheese combo meal card. Can be redeemed through Nov. 30.

IHOP: Free Red, White and Blueberry pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dine-in only.

Krispy Kreme: Free small coffee and doughnut. Dine-in or drive-thru.

Little Caesars Pizza: Get a free lunch combo (4-inch deep dish pizza and drink) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Olive Garden: Free entree from a special menu.

Red Robin: Free Tavern Double Burger and steak fries for veterans and active military who are Red Robin Royalty members. Redeemable Nov. 1-Nov. 14. To-go or dine-in.

Scooter's Coffee: Free drink of any size, hot, iced or blended.

Starbucks: Free tall hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses.

Taco John's: Free small beef taco combo meal when ordering through the Taco John's app using code "VETERAN."

Wendy's: Free small breakfast combo from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Drive-thru or in-store.

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