Veterans Day 2015: Restaurants, businesses offer freebies for veterans and military personnel

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Several area restaurants are offering something free for veterans and active duty military personnel to thank them for their military service for Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

This year’s offers range from free breakfast items and desserts to complete meals.

Note: Offers are at participating locations and uniform or military ID may be required as proof of service

Applebee’s – Restaurant offering veterans and active military a free meal from open to close on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Bill Estes Automotive – Veterans and active military personnel get free oil change on Nov. 11.

Bob Evans – Veterans and active military personnel get the choice of a free breakfast menu item on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Bonefish Grill – Veterans and active military get free Bang Bang Shrimp on Nov. 11. Find more information here

California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military personnel can choose a free entrée from a list of pizzas, salads and pastas. Find more information here

Carrabba’s – All veterans and active duty service members get a free appetizer November 9 through 15.

Cheeseburger in Paradise – Free burger with fries on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Chili’s – Veterans and active military personnel get free meal from a selection of items. More information here

Cracker Barrel – Veterans receive free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on Nov. 11; 10% of sales from the cake will go to the USA Transition 360 Alliance. Find more information here

Crew Carwash – Veterans and active military personnel can get a free carwash on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Dairy Queen – Select Dairy Queen locations will offer free $5 lunches on Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; offer includes the following locations: Noblesville DQ Grill & Chill at 5625 Pebble Village Ln, Carmel DQ Grill & Chill at 9802 N Michigan Rd, Meridian St DQ Grill & Chill at 9040 N Meridian St, Indy DQ Grill & Chill at 2425 National Ave, and Greencastle DQ Grill & Chill in Greencastle

Denny’s – Veterans and active military get Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Dunkin’ Donuts – Free medium hot or iced coffee on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Fazoli’s – Veterans and active military get free Build Your Own Pasta on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Golden Corral – Free thank you dinner on Military Appreciation Night (Nov. 11 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Find more information here

Granite City Food & Brewery – Free meal and complimentary Coca-Cola drink on Nov. 11 at Downtown Indianapolis and Carmel locations from pre-selected menu; offer good from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find more information here

Great Clips – Veterans get free haircuts on Nov. 11. In addition, customers who come in for haircuts on Nov. 11 will receive a free haircut card that they can give to a veteran. More information here

Grindstone Charley’s – Veterans and active military eat free on Nov. 11, can choose from pre-selected menu. Find more information here

Hooters – Veterans and active military get a free menu item of their choice of a pre-selected menu on Nov. 11. Find more information here

IHOP – Free Red, White & Blue pancakes for veterans and active military from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Jack’s Donuts – Veterans and active military personnel get free 12-ounce coffee and free regular-priced donut on Nov. 11.

Krispy Kreme – Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut and small coffee to all veterans on November 11 at participating locations.

Little Caesars – Veterans and active military personnel receive a free $5 Hot-N-Ready lunch combo, which includes a small deep dish pizza and a 20-ounce drink. Find more information here

Logan’s Roadhouse – In addition to the 10% military discount offered every day, military and former military guests will also receive a free dessert on Nov. 11

Long John Silver’s – Offering a free 2-piece fish basket to our veterans this week at participating locations. Find more information here

Lyft – Veterans will be able to use the service for free transportation to jobs, interviews and other employment events. Find more information here

Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano – Veterans and active military get 50% discount on Wednesday at the Noblesville eatery. Find more information here

Max & Erma’s – Veterans eat free with “Best Cheeseburger in America” three-course combo, which includes soup or side salad, six-ounce cheeseburger with seasoned fries and a fresh-baked cookie. Find more information here

Meineke – Veterans and active military get free basic oil change on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Michaelangelo’s Italian Bistro – Veterans receive a free entree off the Freedom Menu

Olive Garden – Veterans and active military eat free from selection of entrées. Family members dining with them also get 10% off their meals. Find more information here

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt: Veterans and active military receive one free cup of frozen yogurt, up to 11 ounces, on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Outback Steakhouse – Veterans and active military personnel receive free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on Nov. 11; deployed personnel can get a rain check for the offer. Find more information here

Ponderosa – Veterans and active military receive free buffet on Nov. 11 from 4 p.m. to close. Find more information here

Red Lobster – Veterans and active military receive their choice of free appetizer or dessert; offer good from Nov. 9 through Nov. 12. Find more information here

Red Robin – Veterans and active military personnel get free Red’s Tavern Double burger with bottomless steak fries on Nov. 11. Find more information here

Scotty’s Brewhouse – Free All-American Burger on Nov. 11; stop by Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple for small cheese pizza

Spoke & Steele – Veterans and active military personnel get 20% off their meal. More information here.

Starbucks – Veterans, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee on November 11 at participating locations

Texas Roadhouse – Veterans and active military get free meal from pre-selected menu plus choice of drink. Find more information here

TGIFridays – Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Twin Peaks Restaurant – Free lunch on Nov. 11; veterans and active military personnel can choose from the restaurant’s Military Appreciation Menu. Find more information here

Uber – Veterans will be able to use the service for free transportation to jobs, interviews and other employment events. Find more information here.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Veterans and active military get a free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase of equal or greater value on Nov. 11

White Castle – Veterans and active military get free breakfast slider with choice of small coffee or small drink. Find more information here

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis – Veterans, active military and families get free access to facilities from Nov. 9 through Nov. 15 in honor of Veterans Day and Military Family Month


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