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Thank you to the men and women that have served in the country’s armed services.

We have compiled a list businesses that are honoring veterans with discounts and deals.

This weekend and on Veterans Day, dozens of companies will extend a “thank you” to the men and women who have served in the country’s armed forces with Veterans Day freebies, discounts and deals.

NOTE: Most deals require a valid ID indicating military status. Please phone ahead to confirm, date, time, conditions, and details.  Some businesses may require wearing a facial covering.

Veterans Day Discounts and Meals at Restaurants

These Veterans Day discounts, free meals and other programs are being shared so that Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors are aware of all resources available to them. Verify with the organization offering.


Rosaria’s on Third Street – November 11, 2022

Rosaria’s on Third Street in Perrysburg will be offering a free hot mama bread appetizer to Veterans who purchase an entree and have a valid military I.D. all day on Veterans Day for dine-in!


7-Eleven – November 11, 2022

Get a free coffee or Big Gulp on Vets Day. Download the 7-11 app/ sign in.

Applebee’s – November 11, 2022

Veterans and active-duty military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Veterans Day. Proof of service required.

Bar Louie – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, Louie Nation is offering a free craft burger or flatbread of your choice to all active-duty military and Veterans.

Big Boy – November 11, 2022

Veterans can come in on Veterans Day with a valid ID and pick up a voucher for a free future meal. Participating locations only. Limit 200 per store.

Biggby Coffee – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, Biggby Coffee will offer free brewed coffee for Veterans.

BJ’s Restaurant – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, all service members can enjoy a complimentary entrée up to $14.95, plus a free Dr. Pepper by presenting a military ID .

Bob Evans – November 11, 2022

The chain is offering seven home-style menu items for Veterans for free on November 11, including country fried steak and crispy fried chicken.

Buffalo Wild Wings Free Wings – November 11, 2022

All day on Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military who dine in or call for takeout at their local B-Dubs can receive a free order of boneless wings and a side of fries. At participating U.S. locations only.

Chick-fil-A – November 11, 2022

Some participating Chick-fil-A locations may offer specials/discounts. Check to confirm.

Chili’s Grill & Bar – November 11, 2022

All Veterans and active-duty military personnel can choose a complimentary meal from a select menu on Veterans Day.

Denny’s – November 11, 2022

On November 11, Denny’s will be offering any Veterans a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon.

Veterans and active-duty service members eat free on Veterans Day.

Dunkin’ Donuts – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.

Famous Dave’s – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, all former and current military personnel will receive a free Georgia chopped pork sandwich plus a side. Dine-in or to go.

Frickers Restaurants – November 11, 2022

Veterans get 10 free wings (boneless or traditional) on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral – November 14, 2022

Military Appreciation Night will be held on Monday, November 14 from 5pm – close. Golden Corral will once again be honoring our military heroes with a free meal.

Hooters – November 11, 2022

On Friday, November 11, all Veterans who present a military ID or proof of service and purchase a beverage at any participating Hooters location nationwide, will receive a free entrée from a special Hooters Veterans Day Menu (available for dine-in only). The Hooters Veterans Day Menu includes five of Hooters’ most popular entrées:

Buffalo Chicken Salad      Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Sandwich        Hooters Burger          10-Piece Boneless Wings

IHOP – November 11, 2022

Veterans and active-duty military can get free Red, White and Blueberry pancakes at any IHOP on November 11.    Dine in, with proof of service.

Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut & Coffee – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, a doughnut and coffee will be on the house.

Little Caesars – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, Veterans and active-duty military can get a free Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Caesars. Only select Little Caesars are participating,  call ahead to your local one before you go.

Max & Erma’s – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, participating Max & Erma’s locations celebrate Veterans and active military personnel with a free cheeseburger, endless fries, fountain drink and a chocolate chip cookie.

Olive Garden – November 11, 2022

This Veterans Day, Olive Garden is offering Veterans and active-duty service members a free entree from a special menu. All entrees include Olive Garden’s famous breadsticks and choice of soup or salad.

Outback Steakhouse – November 11, 2022

This Veterans Day, all military Veterans and active service members can enjoy a free bloomin’ onion and Coca-Cola.

Red Robin – November 11, 2022

Grab a free Red Robin Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries by showing your proof of service at the nearest Red Robin on November 11th. The offer is available for dine-in and takeout.

Smokey Bones – November 11, 2021

Free desserts on Veterans Day, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. for active-duty and Veterans.

Starbucks – November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, active-duty service members, Reservists, Veterans and military spouses are invited to enjoy a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee.

TCBY – November 11, 2022

First six ounces are free for Veterans and active military on Veterans Day.

Texas Roadhouse – November 11, 2022

On November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veterans can drive into the T. R. parking lot and pick up a meal voucher with a valid military ID .

Twin Peaks – November 11, 2022

All Veterans, active-duty military and reservists can eat for free from a select menu on Veterans Day.

Wendy’s – November 11, 2022

Wendy’s nationwide are offering a free small breakfast combo with a valid military ID on Veterans Day. No purchase is necessary.

Discounts on Haircuts: 

Great Clips – November 11, 2022

Veterans and active-duty military can visit a U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to use at a later date. Visit the Great Clips website for details.

Sports Clips – November 11, 2022

Some locations will be offering free haircuts to Veterans and active-duty service members on November 11. Visit the Sports Clips website for details and participating locations.

Veterans Day discounts in retail & services

Bed Bath & Beyond – November 11, 2022

For active-duty U.S. military, Vets and Spouses, Bed Bath and Beyond is offering 25% off any in-store purchase on November 11, 2022. Call or visit your nearest location for details.

Car Wash

Grace for Vets — Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and service members on November 11.

(check with individual carwash before going, to verify participation)

Local Patriotic Recognition Ceremonies

University of Toledo – November 11, 2022

The Veterans Appreciation Breakfast and Resource Fair, UToledo’s annual event to support area veterans, is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, in Savage Arena.

Kicking off at 8 a.m., the free event, now in its 18th year, is open to all current and former military members and their families. Along with breakfast, resources also will be available to connect individuals with military-specific community organizations.

Among the guest speakers will be Cmdr. Jason Nelson, the commanding officer for NTAG (Navy Talent Acquisition Group) Heartland, who will give the keynote address.

“Outside of AMVETS, VFW’s and Legion Posts, there are not many opportunities for current and former military to come together and share a meal,” said Eric Buetikofer, UToledo Director of Military and Veteran Affairs. “This breakfast allows them to recapture the sense of camaraderie we all felt while actively serving, something that many veterans miss after leaving the military.”

In addition to the free breakfast, local veterans and members of the military and their families will have access to more than 30 military-friendly community resources.

The program will feature entertainment by fourth-graders from Waterville Primary School, and members of the Rossford High School S.O.S. (Serving Our Soldiers) Club will greet and assist veterans through the breakfast line.

Parking permits are not required and will not be enforced.

For more information, call 419.530.4137 or email

Lourdes University Program Details:

Lourdes will be holding their annual program honoring all veterans.

Lourdes Athletics would also like to recognize local community members who are veterans at the Nov 12 Women’s Basketball game during halftime. The game begins at 1 pm in the Ebeid Recreation Center.

Please email to rsvp by Nov 9th along with a short bio of your service (which branch, years of service, job in while in service, hobbies, currently reside and any more exciting news to share).

Traditions at West Park PlaceNovember 11, 2022
3501 Executive Parkway
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Join us for our Veterans Day Celebration! We will gather at 12:30 PM around the flagpole in front of our building for a Color Guard Ceremony conducted by Post 606. Afterwards, join us for a Veteran Pinning Ceremony and a singalong with Bob Wurst in our Activity Room. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Contact Alexis Roob by Wednesday, Nov. 9 to RSVP.
(419) 531.9211

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