Veterans Day: Free food and services for active-duty personnel and veterans

Veterans Day is on Sunday and designated as a federal holiday on Monday, Nov. 12. (Photo: MGN online)

(KUTV) -- Veterans Day is on Sunday and designated as a federal holiday on Monday, Nov. 12.

As one of the most patriotic days of the year, restaurants and retailers offer military active-duty personnel and veterans free food, drinks and other discounts.

A list of the free services in Utah are as follows:


Denny’s will honor the nation’s servicemen and women with a special offer to enjoy a FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon.

Little Caesars Pizza

Grab your free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo on Veterans Day.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Macaroni Grill offers military and veterans a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entrée.

Famous Dave’s

Get a free 2 Meat Combo served with one side item and corn bread muffin.


Free red, white, and blue pancakes with blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream.

Krispy Creme

Military and Veterans get 1 free donut and small coffee on Veterans Day.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Their “Wings for Heroes” means you’ll receive one small order of wings with a side of fries.

Outback Steakhouse

“Military Mates” and their families can get a free bloomin onion and drink.

Olive Garden

Choose from 6 popular entrees from Olive Garden’s menu for free on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral

Golden Corral honors military and vets on November 12th from 5-9 PM. To date, Golden Corral restaurants have served over 5.1 million free meals and contributed over $12.9 million to Disabled American Veterans.

Red Lobster

Get your free appetizer or dessert on November 11th or 12th.

Texas Roadhouse

Choose from 10 lunch offers, including a complimentary beverage.

Red Robin

Get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. Dine-in only.


Most Chili’s offer a free meal to military and veterans, but call your local chain for details.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Get your free appetizer at Carrabba’s on Veterans Day.

Cracker Barrel

Receive a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake when you visit Cracker Barrel this Veterans Day.


Guests can choose from three entrées: a six-ounce Tri-Tip Steak, a single Malibu Chicken or a Half Dozen Fried Shrimp, and a free beverage, including coffee, iced tea or a fountain drink.

California Pizza Kitchen

You’ll get a free pizza, full-size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only

Pizza Factory

Pizza factory offers a free lunch special or a free lunch buffet to thank you for your service.

Village Inn

Build your own free INN-credible breakfast on Veterans Day by choosing 4 eligible breakfast items. Dine-in only.

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