This Sunday, a great number of restaurants wish to say “THANK YOU” to our active duty and veterans by letting them have a meal on the house. The Military Wallet has the news:
Veterans Day is soon approaching and there are many restaurants and companies who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal. To those companies offering veterans a free meal or discount, the military community gives a collective thanks!
There are a couple of things that the vet has to bring:
- Proof of Military Service. Most companies require some form of military ID. These include: a Military ID Card (active/reserve/retired), Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Drivers License with Veterans Designation, Photograph in uniform, be wearing uniform (if your service permits), Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW), DD214, discharge paperwork, or other form of identification. Other restaurants and companies may go by the honor system.
- Participation. Second, always call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation. Many of the listed companies are franchises and may have different policies. We will do our best to keep this page updated as we find new info.
Local to my area: Applebee’s, Chili’s, Longhorn, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Uno Chicago Grill, 7-Eleven. Full list here.
A note: the Youngest has just finished his hitch in the Army – he has been Honorably Discharged from his service with the 101st Airborne . He flies back into Manchester- Boston Airport tomorrow evening at 6:15pm. Perhaps he will want to go…or sleep some more. His choice!