Happy Veterans Day to all of the men and women who have and are currently serving around the world. As a special Thank You, several local businesses have created free specials, treats and discounts at the following locations:
IHOP: Get a free stack of Red, White and Blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at participating locations. The deal varies by location.
Bakers Square: Free breakfast Saturday with choice of buttermilk pancakes, three slices of French toast or a Belgian waffle.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.
Cicis Pizza: Free adult buffet Saturday.
Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Free doughnut of choice, while supplies last.
Famous Dave’s: Free two meat combo.
Krispy Kreme:One free doughnut and a small cup of coffee at participating locations. No ID is required.
Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Macaroni Grill: Free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti.
O’Charley’s: Free meal from the “$9.99er Menu.” Plus get a $5 off $20 voucher for your next visit. Offers may vary by location. O’Charley’s offers a 10% military discount year-round.
Olive Garden: Free meal from a select menu.
Orange Leaf Yogurt: Free frozen yogurt up to 11 ounces.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.
Panera Bread: Free breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. Saturday at participating locations. After 10 a.m., military members get a coupon for a free pastry to use on a future visit.
Perkins: Free Magnificent Seven meal.
Pie Five Pizza: Free customized pizza.
Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert.
Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with bottomless fries.
Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer up to $10.
Starbucks: Free tall coffee for any veteran, active duty military and military spouse Saturday. Unrelated to the Veterans Day deal, Starbucks has a buy one holiday drink, get one free deal 2 to 5 p.m.Thursday through Monday.
Texas Roadhouse: Free meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink
Village Inn: Free “INN-Credible V.I.B.” breakfast.
Great Clips: Veterans and active duty get a free haircut on Veterans Day or pick up a free haircut card to use through Dec. 31. Also non-veterans who get a haircut Saturday get a free haircut card to give to a veteran.
Bed Bath & Beyond: 25% off entire purchase through Sunday, in-store only.
Dollar General: 11% discount in-store and online with promo code VET17 on Saturday.
Home Depot: 10% discount Saturday.
LIDS: 25% off online and 50% off custom embroidery in-store Saturday. A military ID is required.
Lowe’s: 10% discount.
Walgreens: 20% off eligible regular-price items Saturday for all veterans, military and their families with Balance Rewards card and proof of military service.
Carnival Cruise Line: Through Tuesday, Carnival has a special booking promotion for active and retired military personnel that provides a $50 on-board credit per cabin plus a two-category upgrade and reduced deposits from $99 per person, which can be combined with Early Saver rates.