VETERANS DAY 2017: Free offers, discounts for service members
Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In honor of Veterans Day, several local businesses are offering special deals to veterans.
Veterans or active duty personnel must present valid military ID or proof of service to receive the complimentary offers.
Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs. Contact your nearest establishment to make sure ti is participating. If you're a local business and don't see your offer, email email@example.com.
Here's a list of deals in Louisville and surrounding areas:
Applebee’s -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Nov. 11.
Bob Evans -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a meal from a select menu on Nov. 11.
Bonefish Grill -- Free Bang Bang Shrimp featuring crispy shrimp tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce on Nov. 11. Offer valid at all locations.
Bubba’s 33 -- Free lunch and beverage from one of six entrees, including a Classic Cheeseburger, Bubba’s Bacon Burger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Salad, Chicken Tender Salad or 12-inch pepperoni pizza plus beverage. Offer good from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Buckhead Mountain Grill -- Free meal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to all veterans and active duty military on Nov. 11.
Buffalo Wild Wings: -- Complimentary order of 10-12 traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries on Nov. 11. At participating locations only.
Butchertown Grocery -- Veterans and active duty military receive 20 percent off with proof of service on Nov. 11.
California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entree from a special menu on Nov. 11.
Carrabba's -- Free appetizer on Nov. 11.
Chipotle -- Buy-one/get-one free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos on Nov. 7 from 5 p.m. to close. Offer valid for all U.S. military (active-duty, Guard/Reserve, and retired military), military spouses with ID, and veterans. For in-restaurant orders only.
Chili’s -- Veterans and active military service members get a free meal from a limited menu on Nov. 11.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum -- Veterans and active military members complimentary general admission (with valid I.D.) on Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12.
Churchill Downs -- All active and former military members will receive free admission to the track on Nov. 11.
Cici's Pizza - Present military ID to receive one buffet on Nov. 11.
Cracker Barrel -- Veterans get a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert during lunch and dinner on Nov. 11.
Denny’s -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Nov. 10, from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations. Please call ahead.
Dunkin' Donuts -- Dunkin' Donuts is giving away one free donut to active duty military and veterans on Nov. 11. Must present military ID. Call your local store to confirm participation.
Famous Dave's -- All former and current military personnel will receive a free two meat combo on Nov. 11.
Fazoli's -- Veterans will receive one free order of spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara on Nov. 11. Call ahead to confirm your location is participating.
Golden Corral -- Golden Corral will be giving out Veterans Day free meals and a beverage to any person who has served in the U.S. military or is on current or active duty on Nov. 11. This includes retirees, veterans, National Guard or Reserves.
Hooters -- Hooters if offering veterans and current servicemen and women a free meal from a select Veterans Day menu on Nov. 11. Military ID or proof of service required. Check your location to make sure it's participating.
Huddle House -- Free order of Sweet Cakes to all active military members and veterans on Nov. 11. Must present military ID or proof of service.
IHOP is offering a free stack of Red, White, & Blue Pancakes to all veterans and active duty military from 7 AM to 7 PM on November 11. Korrect Optical -- In honor of Veterans Day, Korrect Optical is offering 50% off complete purchases to veterans and their immediate family with a valid military identification. Appointments must be scheduled at the Dupont or Dixie locations. Valid from Nov. 4-11.
Kingfish -- Veterans and active duty personnel receive 20 percent off on Nov. 11. A 10 percent discount for veterans is in effect all year.
Little Caesars -- Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Logans Roadhouse -- Veterans and active duty personnel receive one free meal on Nov. 11.
Louisville Zoo -- Veteran and active military members and their children will receive free admission to the zoo on Nov. 11. Proof of service required.
Main Event -- All military personnel receive a complimentary $10 FUNcard that can be used on all Main Event games, and can choose one free entrée from the special Veterans Day menu on Nov. 11.
Mike’s Carwash -- FREE Basic car washes for all veterans and active military personnel at all 22 locations. Option to upgrade to Ultimate Wash for $5 with proceeds donated to Ride 2 Recovery’s Project Hero on Nov. 11.
Newport Aquarium -- All active and former military members receive free admission through Nov. 12 as part of Veterans Week. Spouses of military members are eligible for a $3 discount. Children of military members can receive a $2 discount.
O'Charley's is offering all veterans and active duty service members a free meal from their $9.99er menu on Nov. 11. Military personnel will need to present their military ID.
Olive Garden -- Veterans and active duty service members get a free entree on Nov. 11.
Outback Steakhouse -- Free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage on Nov. 11. Outback also is offering active and former service members 15 percent off their meals and their families' Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.
Red Lobster -- Free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID on Nov. 11.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries at participating restaurants nationwide on Nov. 11.
Shoney’s -- Free All You Care To Eat, freshly-prepared Breakfast Bar for veterans and active duty service members. Dine-in only, from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 11. Proof of Service required.
Texas Roadhouse -- Free meal from lunch menu on Nov. 11. Proof of service or military ID required. Dine-in only.
T.G.I.-Fridays -- TGI Fridays will be having free lunch for all veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-in only at participating locations.
Timmy's Car Wash -- All military members get a free full-service wash plush special treats for breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 11
White Castle -- Free breakfast combo or castle combo meal for veterans and active servicemen and women on Nov. 11.
Wick's Pizza -- Free 10” Cheese Pizzas will be offered to active and former military men and women from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Nov. 11. Valid at all locations for dine in, delivery (with $10 minimum order) and carryout. Not valid with other offers or online ordering.
YMCA -- Veterans and their families are invited to visit any YMCA of Greater Louisville location free of charge during Veterans Day weekend on Nov., 10, 22, and 12.
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