Restaurants thank veterans with free food
As a way to say “Thank You” to veterans, area restaurants are offering various promotions on food and drinks on or around Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
Denny's invites active, non-active and retired military personnel for a free Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. to noon Nov. 10. This classic includes a choice of items such as two fluffy buttermilk or hearty wheat pancakes, two eggs cooked to order, two sizzling bacon strips or hash browns.
“At Denny's, we look forward to honoring America's heroes during our Veterans Day observance event,” says John Dillon, Denny's chief marketing officer in a news release. “We cannot thank our servicemen and women enough and are incredibly grateful for the commitment and sacrifices they have made to defend our country. We are proud to show a small token of our appreciation.”
Eat'n Park Restaurants are honoring all active and former U.S. military personnel with a 10 percent discount through Nov. 30. The discount applies to all the guests on the check.
“We are forever thankful for the men and women who have served and for those that are currently serving our country,” says Kevin O'Connell, chief marketing officer, Eat'n Park Restaurants, in a news release. “We are celebrating Veterans Day all month by honoring our military heroes with a special discount that they can enjoy with their family and friends.”
The offer is not valid with any other discounts. Proof of service is required.
Applebee's restaurants are offering a free meal for veterans on Nov. 11 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of honoring America's veterans and active-duty military. During that time, Applebee's has donated more than $8.3 million free meals to veterans and active-duty military personnel.
Additionally, through Nov. 11, guests are invited to thank their local retired and active-duty military members through the “Buy A Vet A Bud Program,” where they purchase a Budweiser or Bud Light to be given to a veteran.
The veterans menu includes seven dishes — the American Standard Burger, Butcher's Meat + Potatoes, Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi, Chicken Tenders Platter, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, and Oriental Chicken Salad.
Dine in only. Must present proof of military service.
Red Lobster will be offering a free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active-duty military and reservists with military identification. Choose from sweet chili shrimp, mozzarella cheese sticks, parrot isle jumbo coconut shrimp, seafood-stuffed mushrooms, lobster and langostino pizza or signature shrimp cocktail for your appetizer or a dessert of vanilla bean cheesecake, key lime pie, warm apple crostada, chocolate wave or brownie overboard.
Texas Roadhouse invites veteran and active duty members of the U.S. military to enjoy a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11. For the seventh year, every location across the country will participate.
Choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, iced tea or coffee.
Guests must show proof of service such as military or VA card, or discharge papers.
Other area eateries offering deals on Nov. 11, unless otherwise noted, include:
Rivers Casino: Free buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. riverscasino.com/pittsburgh
IHOP: Free stack of red, white and blue pancakes (Nov. 10). ihop.com
Bar Louie: Free flatbread or burger. barlouie.com
Olive Garden: One free entree from Veterans Day menu. olivegarden.com
Primanti Brothers: Free sandwich. primantibros.com
Red Robin: Free Red Tavern's double burger and steak fries. redrobin.com
TGI Friday's: Free lunch entree (noon to 2 p.m.). tgifridays.com
Chipotle: Buy one burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos get a second free (Nov. 7). chipotle.com
Jaffre's: Veterans eat free Nov. 11 at the Greensburg restaurant. Call for restrictions: 724-838-5372. jaffresrestaurant.com
Nova Cafe in Millvale: Free cup of homemade soup to all veterans with a military ID. facebook.com/novacafemillvale