Numerous freebies, special discounts available on Veterans Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Numerous area restaurants and other business are offering free items or discounts for veterans, reserves, retired, former, or active duty personnel on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. All restaurants and businesses require you present your military ID, discharge papers or VA identification.

Texas Roadhouse will be offering a free meal all day from a choice of 10 entrees.

Granite City Food and Brewery will be offering a complimentary lunch from their lunch combos menu 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Foster Park Golf Course is offering free golf. Tee times are recommended, golf carts are available for an extra charge.

McMahon’s Best-One Tire & Auto Care. Coldwater, Coliseum, and American Way locations are offering $10 off any service all day.

Mike’s Express Carwash (all locations) is offering a free basic wash all day.

J.C. Penney is offering a 5% discount from November 10 through November 13 all day to current and former military personnel and their immediate family members. The discount can be combined with additional coupons and special offers including a $10 of $25 coupon with any form of payment or 20% off coupon when paying with a JCPenney credit card. The store will also have several early Black Friday deals available for all shoppers.

In addition, Golden Corral will be offering a special military dinner on November 14 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty personnel, National Guard and reserves are welcome to a free regular buffet with a drink. A bucket will be available for veteran donations. has a list of offers available for businesses located in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. You should independently verify the offer is valid at the location you want to go to by calling ahead of time. Not all locations may participate. The offerings are available all day and available to veterans, retired, former, or active duty military personnel unless otherwise noted. The list of offers available at businesses in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas is as follows:

Great Clips is offering a free haircut card to anyone who stops in for a haircut. The card may be given to a veteran and can be redeemed until December 31.

Applebees and Bob Evans are offering a free meal from a limited menu.

Chipotle is offering BOGO (buy one, get one) menu item from 3 p.m. to close for military personnel and their spouses.

Cracker Barrel is offering a free double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake.

Denny’s is offering a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

IHOP is offering free red, white, and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LongHorn Steakhouse is offering a complimentary appetizer or dessert. Guests that dine with veterans will also receive 10% off their meal.

O’Charley’s is offering a free meal.

Olive Garden is offering a free meal for military personnel and veterans from a special menu.

Outback Steakhouse is offering a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage. Military personnel may also receive 15% off their meals from November 12 through December 31.

Red Robin is offering a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries.

Ruby Tuesday is offering a free appetizer.

TGIFridays is offering a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 pm.

Ben’s Soft Pretzel is offering a free jumbo soft pretzel.

Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu November 10 and 11.

Red Roof Inn is offering military personnel and their families 15% off their stays for the month of November.

Enterprise Car Sales is offering military personnel and their dependents a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase during the month of November.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is offering an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price for any automotive services from November 11 to November 13.

Home Depot is offering a 10% discount to all veterans on November 11. Home Depot offers this discount year round to active duty and retirees.

Lowe’s is offering a 10% discount to veterans.

Meineke is offering a free basic oil change to all veterans.

Sport Clips is offering free haircuts.

Tire’s Plus is offering an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

Fazoli’s is offering offers a free Build Your Own Pasta Bowl.

Baskin-Robbins is offering an $0.11 donation to U.S.O. for every ice cream scoop sold.

Walgreens is offering customers with Walgreen Balance Rewards cards and a valid military ID to take 20% off all eligible purchases.

Ponderosa Steakhouse (Auburn) is offering a free meal.

Village Inn (Roanoke) is offering a free Inn-Credible V.I.B Breakfast.