Restaurants, retailers among those showing appreciation for military, veterans, retirees, and their families on Veterans Day
McLean, Va – Military.com is showcasing Veterans Day Discounts again this year with a list of over 50 restaurants, retailers and travel and recreation organizations seeking to show their appreciation for service members, veterans, retirees, and their families.
Applebee's and Chili's are both offering a free entrée from a special menu on Nov. 11 for veterans and active duty personnel. Cheeseburger in Paradise is offering a free burger with fries and participating IHOP restaurants are offering veterans and active duty military free "Red, White and Blue pancakes" from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military. And Uno Pizzeria & Grill is offering veterans and active military a free entrée or individual pizza with an "entrée or pizza purchase of equal or greater value on Nov. 11."
Retailers are also celebrating Veterans Day with discounts. Alfred Angelo is offering military brides a free wedding gown on Veterans Day (an appointment to the store must be made for Nov. 11 to qualify.) Between Nov. 8 and Nov. 15, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10 percent off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service at Tires Plus; and on Nov. 11 Great Clips customers can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran and veterans can receive a free haircut as well.
Travel and Recreation Discounts include several popular destinations. Colonial Williamsburg is offering active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their direct dependents free admission from Nov. 6 to Nov. 11. The Harley-Davidson Museum is offering free admission to active military, veterans and their families on Nov. 7, 8, and 11; and Knott's Berry Farm is offering free admission for veterans and active duty military personnel and one guest, as well as 6 additional tickets for a discounted price from November 1, 2015 to December 20, 2015.
Veterans and military personnel should keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a Veterans Administration Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (discharge papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO's include groups like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion), or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.
Veterans are encouraged to read the offers carefully as some discounts are offered in the days before Veterans Day such as McCormick and Schmick's, which offers a complimentary entrée from a special menu to veterans on Sunday, Nov. 8.
Additionally, not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs -- customers are encouraged to contact their nearest establishment to make sure they are willing to honor the discount at that location.