Veterans Day 2021: Deals across Southern New England


American flags are placed at a fountain in honor of fallen service members during a ceremony at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial in Virginia Beach for Veterans Day. The City of Virginia Beach has been hosting the Veterans Day parade and ceremonies since 1970. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Betsy Knapper/Released)

(WPRI) — Thursday is Veterans Day and many restaurants and other businesses are saluting veterans and active-duty military members with some deals and freebies.

Here’s a look at some of the local offerings:

  • 7-Eleven: Veterans can apply for a chance to become a 7-Eleven Superfan Influencer, get $11,000 cash and so much more.
  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar: A free meal to military, veterans, Reserves, and National Guard on Nov. 11. Must show proof of military service. Check your local Applebee’s for more details.
  • Bar Louie: A free craft burger to all active or retired military on Nov. 11 with valid military ID. (Dine-in only)
  • Big Lots: 10% off everything, every day for all active military, veterans, or military family members.
  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: All current and former military can enjoy a free entrée from a select menu and a free Dr. Pepper beverage on Nov. 11 for dine-in only. Must present Military ID or other proof of service.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Ten free boneless wings and fries for those who serve and have served. Available for dine-in and takeout on Nov. 11. Proof of service required.
  • Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille: A free lunch or dinner from a select menu for all veterans with a valid military ID.
  • Chili’s: A free meal from a limited menu for dine-in only on Nov. 11.
  • Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake for veterans Thursday with a purchase in-store or online. For online orders, use promo code VETSDAY21.
  • Denny’s: A free “Build Your Own Grand Slam” breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon on Nov. 11 for all active, non-active, and retired military personnel.
  • Dunkin’: A free donut of your choice on Nov. 11. No purchase necessary.
  • Grey Sail Brewing: They will honor veterans and service members at their 10th anniversary celebration on Nov. 11. They will get one free beer and 25% off thereafter.
  • IHOP: Free red, white, and blueberry pancake combo at participating restaurants for veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must show proof of military service.
  • Little Caesars: Free lunch combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for veterans and active-duty military members on Nov. 11. Proof of service required.
  • Mill’s Tavern: Veterans, active-duty military, and their guests will receive 25% off their meals, including non-alcoholic beverages, with a valid military ID through Nov. 11. Available for dine-in and takeout.
  • Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub: Free meal from a special Veterans Day menu with the purchase of another meal and proof of service from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 11.
  • On the Border: All active and retired military members can enjoy a free Pick 2 Combo on Nov. 11.
  • Outback Steakhouse: All military veterans and active-duty members can enjoy a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola on Nov. 11.
  • Red Robin: A free Red’s Tavern Burger with bottomless Steak Fries for veterans and active military who are Red Robin Royalty members anytime through Nov. 14 for dine-in or takeout.
  • Staples: Active-duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families will receive a 25% discount on in-store purchases through Nov. 13. A valid military ID must be shown.
  • Starbucks: Free tall hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members, and military spouses at participating stores on Nov. 11. Starbucks is also donating 25 cents for every cup of hot brewed coffee sold that day to support the mental health of military communities.
  • Target: All U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their families get a 10% discount off a purchase through Nov. 13. Some exclusions apply.
  • Wendy’s: A free small breakfast combo with valid military ID at participating locations from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Not valid for mobile orders.

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