Businesses around East Texas are using Veterans Day as a way to say “Thank You” to the men and women who are serving or have served in the armed forces. Some of these promotions include:
Denny’s will give a free “Build your own Grand Slam” from 5 a.m. to noon to active, inactive and retired military personnel.
IHOP will offer veterans and active duty military free red, white and blue pancakes.
Aspen Creek Grill will offer veterans and active duty military a free lunch from a selected menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse will offer a complimentary entree up to $12.95 by presenting a military ID or proof of service on Nov. 10 and 11.
Little Caesars will offer a free $5 lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to active duty military and veterans.
Applebee’s will offer veterans a free meal on Veterans Day to veterans and active duty military.
Buffalo Wild Wings will give one small order of wings and a side of fries for free.
Strada Caffé will give all veterans a free brewed or iced coffee.
Red Lobster will offer a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu to all veterans, active duty and reserve military.
Chuck E. Cheese’s will give one free personal one-topping pizza to veterans.
Texas de Brazil will offer a 50 percent discount on checks with up to two veterans on a check, and 20 percent off the check for up to six guest at the table during dinner.
Outback Steakhouse will give a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on Nov. 11. On Nov. 12 through Nov. 16 they will give a 20 percent discount off the check to active duty military and veterans. On Nov. 17 there will be a 10 percent discount off the check.
Starbucks will give a free tall coffee to veterans, active duty military and their spouses.
Texas Roadhouse will offer a free lunch to active duty, retired or former U.S. military from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On the Border will offer a free meal combo to retired and active members of the military.
Cicis Pizza will give a free pizza buffet to those with a military ID.
Cracker Barrel will give veterans a complimentary slice of double chocolate fudge coca cola cake.
Dunkin’ Donuts will give a free donut to veterans and active duty military.
Olive Garden will give active duty military and veterans a free meal.
Mercado's will offer veterans a free soft drink and choice of an enchilada dinner, taco dinner, tamale dinner, chimichanga dinner or chalupa dinner.
Posados Cafe will offer veterans a free soft drink and choice of an enchilada dinner, taco dinner, tamale dinner, chimichanga dinner or chalupa dinner on Nov. 11
Ken's Pizza will offer a free pizza lunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night 5 to 9 p.m. The 17th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner is available to anyone who has ever served in the United States military.