Veterans Day 2015 deals and freebies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Wednesday is Veterans Day, and to say thank you to those who have served their country, many restaurants, as well as some businesses, are offering deals or are giving away free meals.

While the below information is listed online, it’s a good idea check the details or call ahead to make sure your location is participating. All discounts and freebies are available on Nov. 11, 2015 only, unless otherwise noted.

If you know of a restaurant or business that is offering a special to veterans and active-duty military personnel on Wednesday but it’s not listed, email us at ReportIt@woodtv.com. Including the website where the deal is listed is preferred so we can share it with our readers.

RESTAURANTS:

Applebee’s

Select meals are free to veterans and active-duty military personnel. | Details on applebees.com

Ben’s Soft Pretzels (Grand Rapids)

Veterans with proof of military service will receieve a free jumbo soft pretzel.  | Details on Ben’s Soft Pretzels’ website

Bob Evans

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive free breakfast all day. | Details on bobevans.com

Brann’s Steakhouse and Grille

Veterans and active-duty military personnel who dine in with ID will receive a free 6 oz. sizzling sirloin with 2 sides at any location. | Details on branns.com

Byron Family Restaurant

Free breakfast (two options) from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. for veterans and military members who show military ID.

Chili’s

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free meal from a special menu. | Details on Chili’s Facebook page

Cracker Barrel

Veterans will receive a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert | Details on crackerbarrel.com 

Denny’s

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free Build Your Own Grand Slam. | Details on dennys.com

Four Winds Casinos (Dowagiac)

Military veterans and one guest will get 50% off at Timbers Fast Food & Deli. | Details on fourwindscasino.com

Golden Corral

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free meal. | Details on goldencorral.com

Grand Coney

Veterans with military ID will receive a free meal. | Details on Grand Coney’s Facebook page

Grand Rapids Brewing Co.

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free meal and soft drink. | Details on Grand Rapids Brewing Company’s Facebook page

Hilliards Corner Lounge

Veterans and active-duty military personnel with proof of service will receive a free steak dinner after 5 p.m. | Business information on Facebook

Hooters

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free entrée. | Details on hooters.com

HopCat

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free meal and soft drink.| Details on hopcat.com

IHOP

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive free Red, White and Blue Pancakes. | Details on ihop.com

Krispy Kreme

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free doughnut and small coffee. | Details on krispykreme.com

Little Caesar’s

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free Hot and Ready Lunch Combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Details on littlecaesars.com

Logan’s Roadhouse

Civilians can gift a free desert with a veteran or active-duty military personnel by sharing it on Facebook or Twitter. (This restaurant also provides a 10 percent discount every day to veterans and active-duty military personnel). | Details on logansroadhouse.com

McDonald’s 

Select Michigan McDonald’s locations are offering veterans and service members a free Extra Value Meal. Call ahead to see if your location is participating.

McFaddens

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free meal and soft drink. | Details on McFadden’s Facebook page

Noble (Wyoming)

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free meal with ID. | Details on Noble’s Facebook page

Old Country Buffet

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free lunch buffet. | Details on Old Country Buffet’s Facebook page 

Olga’s Kitchen

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free Olga’s Sandwich with purchase. Additionally, $1 will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project during the month of November for ever Classic Snackers Basket purchased. | Details on Olga’s Kitchen’s Facebook page

Olive Garden

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free entrée and family members dining with them will receive 10 percent off their bill. | Details on olivegarden.com

On the Border

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free “Create Your Own Combo” meal. | Participating restaurants on ontheborder.com

Orange Leaf (Grandville and Holland)

Veterans with proof of military service will receive a free cup of frozen yogurt (up to 11 oz.)  | Details on Grandville store and Holland store Facebook pages.

Outback Steakhouse

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. From Nov. 12 to Dec. 31, all military personnel and their families will receive 15 percent off their bill. Rain checks are available for those who are currently deployed. | Details on outbackmilitaryrates.com 

Pietro’s

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free Fettuccine Michael or $13.99 off their bill. | Details on Pietro’s Facebook page

Red Lobster

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free appetizer or dessert, valid Nov. 9 through Nov. 12. | Details online 

Red Robin

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free Red’s Tavern Double burger with fries. | Details on redrobin.com 

Russ’ Restaurants

Veterans will receive a free piece of pie and free coffee. | Details on Russ’ Facebook page

The Score

Veterans and active-duty military personnel with proof of service will receive a free appetizer. | Details on The Score’s Facebook page

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free entrée. This restaurant also offers a 10 percent discount year-round. | Details on Smokey Bones Bar & Grill’s Facebook page

Starbucks

Veterans, active-duty military personnel and their spouses will receive a free 12-ounce cup of coffee. | Details on starbucks.com 

Stella’s Lounge

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free meal and soft drink. | Details on Stella’s Lounge Facebook page

Texas Roadhouse

Veterans, active-duty military personnel will receive a free lunch from a special menu. | Details on texasroadhouse.com

Tim Horton’s

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free doughnut. | Details on Tim Hortons’ Facebook page

Ucello’s Ristorante

Veterans will receive a free express lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all West Michigan locations. | Details on ucellos.com

Winter Inn (Greenville)

Veterans and active-duty military personnel with proof of service will receive a free sandwich, 8 oz steak dinner or all-you-can eat deep-fried cod. | Details on Winter Inn’s Facebook page

BUSINESSES:

Goodrich Quality Theaters

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive one 85 oz. bag of popcorn free with ticket purchase. | Details on goodrichqualitytheaters.com.

Grand Rapids Ballet

Veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families will receive 20% off Nutcracker tickets ordered through the Ballet Box Office. | Details on Grand Rapids Ballet’s Facebook page

Grand Rapids Griffins

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive 5 free tickets for the Nov. 11 game by visiting this page. (Note: If the page says your session timed out, wait a couple minutes and try the link again.)

Guiding Light Mission Upscale Thrift Store

Veterans receive 15% off their entire purchase; 11% off purchases for everyone else. | Details on Guiding Light Mission Upscale Thrift Store’s Facebook page

Ideal Bodyworks (Holland)

Free hydromassages for veterans – no appointment needed. | Details on Ideal Bodyworks’ Facebook page

Kent Oil & Propane

Veterans will receive one 20# cylinder fill. | Details on Kent Oil and Propane’s Facebook page

The Lube Shop (Muskegon)

Veterans will receive 10% off a full service oil change. | Details on The Lube Shop’s Facebook page

Nutriments of Cascade

From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., veterans will receive a free membership, which includes aloe, energizing tea and a protein smoothie. | Business details online

Quality Car Wash

Veterans will receive a free car wash at the Holland or Muskegon locations. | Details on qualitywash.com 

Silver Bullet Firearms

Veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive a free hour of range time and free gun rentals.  | Details on Silver Bullet Firearms’ Facebook page

Southland Auto Wash

Veterans, active-duty military personnel will receive a free express auto wash. | Details on Southland Auto Wash’s Facebook page

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