Veterans Day freebies and deals

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Several businesses in East Tennessee are thanking veterans on Nov. 11, Veterans Day 2015, with deals and freebies from drinks to desserts.


FREE hot bar meal to veterans and active military on Veterans Day.


Applebee’s – free meal, Nov. 11, 2015: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active service members. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.


Calhoun’s restaurants will serve area veterans for free.

There are eight Calhoun’s locations throughout Knoxville, Maryville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Lenoir City. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and the free menu for past and present veterans is available at all locations. Veterans must provide proof of service to qualify for the free meal.


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Chili’s – Free meal, Nov. 11 2015. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu, including any full-size flatbread. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Locations.


Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and Sevier County’s Hospitality Associations will host Salute America’s Heroes on Nov. 12.

The event will be held at Dixie Stampede. Registration and networking will begin at 10:30 a.m. The program will begin at 11:15 with lunch and show starting show starting at noon.

The cost is $15 if you register ahead of the event. If you walk-in, the price is $20.

Members and guests must RSVP at

Veterans who do not have access to a computer to register may call Melanie Clifford at Springhill Suites 865-453-4514 Extension #610 to register.


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Fazoli’s, a fast-casual Italian restaurant chain, will honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces by offering a FREE “Build Your Own Pasta Bowl” to veterans and active duty personnel of the armed forces Veterans Day.

To redeem the offer, veterans and active armed forces personnel should visit a participating location and show their military ID or wear their uniform.

Additionally, children will have the opportunity to decorate patriotic “Thank You” cards for U.S. troops on Tuesday, Nov. 10, as part of Fazoli’s Kid’s Night Spaghetti Smarts activity. Fazoli’s will send the personally crafted messages to our troops as a token of gratitude for their service.


At all of its restaurants nationwide, Golden Corral will serve free dinner buffets with beverage from 5PM to 9PM on Wednesday Nov. 11 to any person who is serving or has served in a United States Military branch, including the National Guard and Reserves.

For more information on Military Appreciation Night, please visit


From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 11, IHOP will offer free Red, White, and Blue pancakes to veterans and active duty military.


Little Caesars Pizza, Nov. 11, 2015. Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military members between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. With proof of military service, at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.Locations.


Olive Garden, Free entrée, Nov. 11, 2015. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required. Locations.


LongHorn Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2015. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. Locations.

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O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar locations throughout Knoxville will offer free $9.99er meals to veterans on Nov. 9. All veterans who show their military ID can choose from one of nine $9.99er meals including O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Bayou Shrimp Pasta and Chicken Fried Steak, among other meals. Restaurant participation may vary by location.

In addition to free meals, veterans will continue to enjoy Free Pie Wednesday on Nov. 11, choosing from signature pies such as Double-Crust Peach, Southern Pecan, French Silk, Country Apple and Ooey Gooey Caramel.

To find an O’Charley’s location near you, visit or visit our Facebook page at


Outback Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2015. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2015.Locations.


Red Lobster – Monday, November 9 through Thursday, November 12, 2015. Free Appetizer or Dessert during the week of Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts. Locations.


Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2015. Free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Dine-in only.Details.


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Twin Peaks, Nov. 11, 2015. Free menu item at participating locations. Details.


Red Robin is inviting all veterans and active-duty service members to enjoy a FREE Red’s Tavern Double burger with bottomless steak fries on Nov. 11, at all of its restaurants nationwide.

Additionally, as part of its year-round commitment to giving back to those who serve their country, Red Robin is rewarding its military Red Robin Royalty members with a 20 percent discount at participating restaurants throughout the holiday season (Nov. 12-Dec. 31).


Shoney’s of Knoxville, Inc, restaurants will thank the nation’s veterans and active duty military with a FREE All-American Burger on Nov. 11.

This includes a FREE All-American Burger, French Fries and beverage (coffee, tea or soda). No purchase necessary, however, this offer is for Dine-In Only.


Great Clips is offering veterans a free haircut from Nov. 11 through Dec. 31 2015. Customers come in for a service on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran, redeemable through the end of 2015.

Knoxville’s The Visage Group will honor military veterans and active service members by offering free haircuts and food at Frank’s Barbershop and Studio Visage this Veterans Day for active service members and veterans. haircut

Johnson City salon offering free haircuts to veterans

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