Several national chains honor vets this Veteran's Day.
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Texas Roadhouse recently announced the restaurant chain is inviting all veterans out to lunch. Best of all, it’s on the house.

“For the ninth year, every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces,” Texas Roadhouse said in a statement.

In an era where not all communities treat guns or shooters, or even veterans with proper respect, it’s great to see Texas Roadhouse maintain its commitment to those who served in the U.S. military.

“Texas Roadhouse appreciates the men and women of our armed forces,” Texas Roadhouse said in a release. “Each year, we honor their commitment to protecting our nation by hosting a free lunch for all active and retired military.”

So this got us looking around. Who else supports U.S. veterans? Courtesy of the Department of Veteran Affairs, we found a slew of companies showing the love this Nov. 11.

Restaurants Offering Veteran’s Day Specials

  • Hometown Buffet: Active duty, reserve or retired military in uniform or with valid ID receive 15-percent off every Monday.
  • Old Country Buffet: Active duty, reserve, or retired military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID receive a 15-percent discount every Monday. Discount includes up to four family members.
  • Applebee’s: Vets and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu at participating Applebee’s Nov. 11.
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar: All veterans and active duty military get a free meal on Veteran’s Day at all participating locations.
  • Golden Corral: Vets, retirees, and active duty receive a free sit-in “thank you” dinner on Veteran’s Day, 5-9 PM.
  • Red Robin: Vet’s and active duty get a free dine-in Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veteran’s Day.
  • Mission BBQ: Vets and active duty receive a free sandwich and slice of cake (while supplies last) on Veterans’s Day.
  • O’Charley’s Restaurant: Veterans and/or officers still serving get a free meal on Veteran’s Day.
  • IHOP: All active duty and retired veterans receive a “free” breakfast.
  • TGI Fridays: Military guests with a valid military ID get a free lunch menu item up to $12 from 11 AM to 2 PM on Veteran’s Day.
  • Subway: Military veterans with a valid ID get a free six-inch sub at select locations.
  • Outback: Vets with a military ID get a free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage, plus 20-percent off the check Nov. 12-Dec. 31.

More Veteran’s Day Discounts and Deals

It’s not just restaurants getting into the act. Grocers BJs Wholesale offers and Publix offer special discounts to veterans on Nov. 11. Meanwhile, Great Clips, Sport Clips and SmartStyle Hair Salons offer discounts on haircuts for Nov. 11. Finally, retail stores including The Home Depot, Walgreens, Rack Room Shoes and Dollar General each offer special discounts and promotions for veterans this Veteran’s Day.

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