Check out the following offers available to veterans in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11:
Applebee’s – free meal on Nov. 11. Last year, Applebee’s served 1,024,000 free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members, and there will be seven entrées to choose from. Military ID or proof of service required. Find locations at http://applebees.com/.
Chili’s – free meal on Nov. 11. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of six meals. This offer is available during business hours at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees and veterans on Veterans Day. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
Outback Steakhouse – A week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Monday Nov. 7-Friday Nov. 11. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. This offer is available to military personnel who have one of the following forms of identifications: U.S Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), DD form 214 Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), photograph in uniform, wearing uniform. For more information, visit, http://outback.com/companyinfo/veteransday.aspx. For the past two years, The Outback, with the help of their patrons, has donated $2 Million to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization providing everyday and emergency support for active troops, wounded warriors and their families.
Subway – Free six-inch sub. Available at select Subway locations to military veterans on Veteran’s Day. However, Subway restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere. Please call ahead.
Michael Schindler, Navy veteran, and president of Edmonds-based Operation Military Family, is a guest writer for several national publications, author of the book “Operation Military Family” and “The Military Wire” blog. He is also a popular keynote and workshop speaker who reaches thousands of service members and their families every year through workshops and seminars that include “How to Battle-Ready Your Relationship” or “What Your Mother-in-Law Didn’t Tell You.” He received the 2010 Outstanding Patriotic Service Award from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.