Colorado is home to a bunch of military heroes, and although we thank them for their service always, there is one day of the year where a bunch of businesses step up to really treat them. Veteran's Day is tomorrow (Nov. 11th), and here are some of those places giving a tip of the hat with freebies and discounts to our nation's heroes.
The following offers are available on Nov. 11 unless otherwise noted. Most are for dine-in only and some require a mobile app;
7-Eleven: Veterans with a Veterans Advantage account can link their account to the convenience store chain's 7Rewards loyalty program to get special offers including a free cup of coffee for Veterans Day. Learn more at www.7-eleven.com.
Applebee's: Free meal from a special menu but offers can vary.
Bar Louie: Free burger or flatbread.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Free meal up to $14.95 and free Dr Pepper beverage.
Bonefish Grill: Ongoing 10% discount daily.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free order of 10 boneless wings and fries.
California Pizza Kitchen: Free meal from a special menu.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Free order of calamari with any purchase to all veterans, active military, police officers and firefighters with a valid ID through Wednesday. The chain also has an ongoing 10% discount for active and retired service members.
Chili's Grill & Bar: Free meal from a special menu.
Cicis Pizza: Free adult buffet for veterans with military ID and a coupon posted at www.cicis.com/veteransday.
Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.
Denny's: Free "Build Your Own Grand Slam" from 5 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit: Free Pulled Pork Classic Sandwich.
Dunkin': Free doughnut of your choice.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Free hot or iced medium coffee when veterans state that they are a veteran.
Famous Dave's: Free Lunch Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich with side.
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Free combo meal cards for veterans and active-duty military who visit a Freddy's location Wednesday. The cards are good through Nov. 30.
Golden Corral: Through Nov. 30, Golden Corral is handing out free meal and beverage cards to all active-duty military and veterans. The cards can be used once through May 31 for lunch or dinner Monday through Thursday.
Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut of choice and small hot or iced coffee.
Landry’s Inc.: The company with more than 60 brands – including Morton’s The Steakhouse, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Rainforest Cafe – is offering military veterans and active members 20% off Wednesday for up to four people. Excludes Golden Nugget restaurants and McCormick & Schmick’s locations.
Little Caesars: Free lunch combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Logan’s Roadhouse: Free meal between 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday from the American Roadhouse menu.
Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores: Purchase one roller grill item and get a second free and a fountain drink or coffee of any size for free.
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt: First six ounces of frozen yogurt are free for veterans.
Nekter Juice Bar: Free 16-ounce Fresh Juice or Superfood Smoothie.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke product Wednesday. Also, the chain has a daily heroes discount offering 10% off entire checks to all servicemen and -women, police officers, firefighters and first responders with a valid state or federal service ID.
Pilot Flying J: Free breakfast combo, which includes coffee, for veterans and military on the Pilot Flying J app through Nov. 15.
Qdoba: 50% off any entree Wednesday.
Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert.
Red Robin: This deal starts the day after Veterans Day. From Thursday through Nov. 30, veterans and active military who are current Red Robin Royalty members can get a free tavern burger served with bottomless fries.
Scooter's Coffee: Free drink in any size.
Smashburger: Free Double Burger with any purchase.
Smoothie King: Free 20-ounce smoothie of choice.
Starbucks: Free tall hot brewed coffee for veterans, active service members and their spouses Wednesday.
Travelcenters of America: Free meals for veterans at participating Country Pride, Iron Skillet or a TA Petro quick service restaurants.
Taco John's: Free small beef #1 Combo Meal. Military personnel can redeem the offer in the Taco John’s app by entering the promo code VETERAN under the “More” tab.
Torchy's Tacos: Free taco and non-alcoholic beverage from a special Veterans Day menu.
Twin Peaks: Free meal from a special menu at corporate locations Wednesday.
Wendy's: Free small breakfast combo with valid military ID from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Hours can vary by location. Service members enrolled in the Veterans Advantage program can get a free breakfast sandwich with any breakfast purchase from Wednesday through Dec. 31.
Yard House: Free appetizer Wednesday.