Businesses around the Valley and the rest of the nation are showing their appreciation to current and former military by offering freebies and discounts for meals and services this Veteran’s Day. has put together the below list of those offerings gathered from corporate websites and emails from those businesses.

Important note:  To be eligible to receive the offers, in most cases you need proof of past or present military service.  In addition, it is a good idea to call the business before you go to make sure they are participating in the offer.

On Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar will offer all active military, veterans, Reserves, and National Guard a complimentary entrée from an exclusive menu.

Current and former military who dine-in on November 11 will receive a complimentary meal from a select menu and a Dr. Pepper beverage.

On Veterans' Day, Bob Evans restaurants are offering a free meal to veterans and active-duty military. On November 11, 2021, the menu includes seven homestyle favorites.

Free Build Your Own Grand Slam on 11/11, 5 am to noon. Includes active, non-active, and retired military. Dine-in Only

A free donut of their choice for veterans and active military on Thursday, November 11 at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary.

Eat'n Park is offering former and current military personnel 10% off for themselves and their entire party each time they dine in for the entire month of November. Proof of service is required for this discount. All veterans who visit on Veterans Day (November 11) will also receive a free Smiley Cookie.

Free meal for current military and veterans on Thursday, November 11, 2021. One complimentary military entree.

In celebration of Veterans Day, Pilot Company is inviting all active duty and retired military members to enjoy a free meal* at any of its more than 750 participating U.S. travel centers. On Nov. 11, Veterans authenticated with in the myRewards PlusTM app can save their exclusive offer* for a $10 free meal credit. Veterans can choose from a variety of food and beverages, including Pilot coffee, fountain drinks, non-alcoholic cooler beverages, hot and cold food items, name-brand snacks and purchases at over 680 participating QSR restaurants. The discount* is available to be redeemed at any of the company's owned and operated U.S. locations, including over 750 participating Pilot, Flying J, and One9 Fuel Network travel centers. To easily find nearby locations and for more great deals, download the myRewards PlusTM app*.

Free thank you meal for veterans and active military. Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 5 p.m. to closing.

Great Clips

On Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, all military Veterans, Reservists or active duty personnel can visit any of the 10 area Great Clips salons for a free service. If your loved one is a Vet, Reservist or on active duty and cannot make it into the salon that day, stop in and Great Clips will give you a certificate for them to use any time before the end of the year.  

Free Red, White, and Blueberry Pancakes for veterans and active-duty military. Thursday, November 11, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Free lunch combo for active military and veterans on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In-store only.


Free select meals for veterans and active-duty service members on Veteran’s Day.  Participating McDonald's restaurants across Ohio will offer free meals to all veterans on Thursday, Nov. 11, with valid ID. Each meal will feature a choice of sandwiches, drinks, and a side.

Modern Dental Concepts

Modern Dental Concepts and the Trumbull Career & Technical Center's (TCTC) dental assisting program will offer free dental treatment to military members and veterans on Friday, November 19, from 8:00, am - 12:00 pm. There will be three doctors from various offices providing dental treatment to veterans. The free services include dental cleanings, fillings, and extractions.

The dental services will happen at Modern Dental Concepts located at 4817 Mahoning Avenue, NW, Warren, Ohio 44483. Interested military members and veterans should call 330-847-0676 to make an appointment at Modern Dental Concepts.

On Veteran's Day the first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt is free for all veterans.

Free sandwich for active military and veterans on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2021.

Thursday, November 11, Veterans and active duty military are entitled to a free entree when they dine in.

TravelCenters of America invites all active-duty military, veterans, and reservists to enjoy a complimentary meal on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at participating quick service and full-service restaurants nationwide.

Active and retired military can get a free Almost Famous sandwich Thursday, Nov. 11, at all Primanti Bros. locations across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Michigan.

 The offer is available for all active and retired service members for dine-in, takeout or online orders. Those ordering online on the Primanti Bros. FanFare Rewards app should use coupon code THANKSVETS at checkout.

This Veterans Day, Quaker Steak and Lube restaurants are offering 50% off any entrée to all Veteran & Active Duty Military Personnel, at participating locations. Find & contact your local QSL for details:

Red Lobster

Veterans, active-duty military, and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering dine-in guests a free appetizer or dessert on Thursday, November 11. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.


 Veterans Day freebie: a free meal and a free car wash at Sheetz stores that have a car wash. This is available at all of Sheetz's 636 locations.

On Veterans Day, Starbucks will give those who have served a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members, and military spouses who visit participating U.S. Starbucks stores on Nov. 11, 2021.

Texas roadhouse

On Thursday, November 11, between 11 am - 2 pm, Texas Roadhouse restaurants will distribute meal vouchers in the parking lot, valid through May 30, 2022. Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers. Vouchers can be redeemed for one of 10 entrees including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides.

On Veteran's Day, a free breakfast combo offer with a valid military ID or a Veterans Advantage card. At participating Wendy's on  Thursday, November 11 from 6:30 – 10:30 a.m. Please check your local Wendy's as breakfast hours may vary by location.