Veterans Day is Wednesday, a day set aside to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Many businesses are offering free or discounted food and services to veterans to say thanks. In most cases, a military ID or proof of service may be required. 


  • Applebee’s - Free meal from special menu. Beverage and gratuity not included 
  • California Pizza Kitchen - Chose Pizza, full-size salad of past from Veteran’s Day Menu
  • Carrabba’s - Free appetizer of your choice
  • Chicken Salad Chick - Free Original Chick Meal
  • Chili’s - Free meal all day from select menu
  • Cracker Barrel - Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake during lunch and dinner
  • Denny’s - Free Build Your Own Grand Slam
  • Fazoli’s - Free “Build Your Own Pasta Bowl”
  • Firebirds - Free lunch of dinner entreé
  • Golden Corral - Free meal from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
  • IHOP- Free red, white and blue pancakes from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
  • Little Ceasar’s Pizza - Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY- Lunch Combo between 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
  • LongHorn Steakhouse - Complimentary “Texas Tonion” and non-alcoholic beverage
  • Menchie’s - Free 6 oz. frozen yogurt
  • O’Charley’s - Monday only veterans receive a $9.99 regular priced meal from a select menu featuring six entrées 
  • Olive Garden - Free entrée from select menu with soup and salad with proof of service and a 10% discount for families
  • Outback Steakhouse - Free “Bloomin’ Onion” and a non-alcoholic beverage. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12- Dec. 31, 2015
  • Publix - 10% off on groceries
  • Red Lobster - Free appetizer and dessert from select menus
  • Red Robin - Free “Tavern Double” burger with “Bottomless Steak Fries” as well personally signed “Thank You” cards from the staff 
  • Shoney’s - Free “All American Burger”
  • StarBucks - Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses.
  • Texas Roadhouse - Free lunch from special menu from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. dine-in only 
  • TGI Friday’s - Free lunch from select menu from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


  • Great Clips - Free haircut for military and veterans. Non-veterans can get a coupon to give to a veteran. Coupon is valid until the end of the year. 
  • Sports Clips - Free haircuts.


  • Veterans Day Program - Chattanooga National Cemtery - Starts at 11:00am
  • Chattanooga Symphony & Opera with the Lee Univ. Singers - Free concert Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium 7:00pm
  • Dixie Stampede Pigeon Forge - Sevier County Hospitality Associations salute America’s Heroes with a complimentary lunch on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members and walk-ins. 
  • Pigeon Forge’s 25th Annual Winterfest Kickoff - Salute to Veterans Parade begins at 4:00 p.m. on the parkway.
  • Tennessee State Parks is offering one free night of camping and/or a complimentary round of golf with appropriate identification. Veterans and active military are always eligible for camping discounts in state parks.