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Veterans Day 2020: Where to get free or discounted meals on Wednesday
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Veterans Day 2020: Where to get free or discounted meals on Wednesday

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Veterans looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just dessert this Wednesday 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 and includes only national or large regional chains, so 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 Wednesday, Nov. 11, unless noted otherwise. Several options are for dine-in only, so 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.

Bakers Square:  Free Rise & Shine Breakfast and 20% off another visit for the rest of November. Available for dine-in or pick-up. Online orders can use coupon code VETSRISE.

Bandana's Bar-B-Q: Free Budget Buster Meal.

Bar Louie: Free craft burger or flatbread. Dine-in only.

Bob Evans: Free meal from a special menu.

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

California Pizza Kitchen: Get a free beverage and entree from a special menu. Dine-in or walk-in takeout only.

Chili's Grill & Bar: Choose from one of seven entrees for free. Dine-in only.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Free slice of double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake. Dine-in only.

Denny's: Get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon. Dine-in only.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Free Pulled Pork Classic Sandwich. In-store only.

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.

Golden Corral: Free meal and beverage card handed out all month and redeemable before May 31, 2021, Monday-Thursday.

Hooters: Buy 10 boneless wings, get 10 free. Dine-in only.

Houlihan's: $10 off a $30 food purchase. Dine-in or carryout.

Huddle House: Free MVP Breakfast Platter.

Joe's Crab Shack: Get 20 percent off the bill on tables of four or fewer. Doesn't include alcohol. Dine-in only.

Krispy Kreme: Free coffee and doughnut.

Little Caesars Pizza: Get a free $5 hot-and-ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar: Free dine-in meal.

Olive Garden: Free entree from a special menu.

On The Border: Free pick two combo. Dine-in only.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola product. Dine-in or call-in to-go orders only.

Red LobsterGet a free appetizer or dessert from a special menu. Dine-in only.

Red Robin: Free Tavern Double Burger and steak fries for veterans and active military who are Red Robin Royalty members. Redeemable Nov. 12-Nov. 30. To-go or dine-in.

Shoney's: Free all-you-care-to-eat breakfast bar until 11 a.m.

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

Taco John's: Free small Beef #1 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-restaurant.

Wienerschnitzel: Free Chili Dog, small fries and a small drink.

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