Cleveland - The following is a list of area businesses who are offering "freebies" to Veterans today and this month in honor of those who protected and served:
— Applebees: Veterans and active duty military can get a complimentary full-size entree from an exclusive menu. In addition, through Nov. 11, guests can purchase a Budweiser, Bud Light or O’Douls beer at their local Applebee’s to be given to a deserving veteran free of charge on Veterans Day as part of the ‘Buy A Vet A Bud’ program.
— Baker’s Square: Active duty military and veterans can enjoy a free breakfast on Veteran’s Day. They will also receive a 20 percent off the entire check coupon valid for their next visit.
— Bar Louie: From open to close on Sunday, November 11, every Bar Louie throughout the country will offer veterans and military personnel a free burger or flatbread up to a $15 value when they show a valid military I.D.
— BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House: Veterans and active military can get a free entrée, up to $12.95 value, plus a free beverage on Veterans Day
.— Bob Evans: Bob Evans is offering a free meal from a special menu available all day Sunday at all locations for veterans.
— Boston Market: Veterans and active military can buy one individual meal and drink and get one free on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.
— Buffalo Wild Wings: Active and retired armed services members receive a free small traditional or boneless wings and a side of fries for dine-in.
— Burntwood Tavern: All veterans and active duty military will receive a free lunch or dinner on Monday, November 12, at all Burntwood Tavern, M Italian and Rose Italian Kitchen locations.
— California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active duty members of the U.S. military will get a complimentary entrée from a special menu on Veterans Day. Participating guests will also receive a card to redeem for a buy one, get one free offer on pizza, pasta, or salad during areturn visit Nov. 12-18.
— Chili’s: Active and retired armed services members can get a free entrée on Veterans Day.
— City BBQ: Veterans and active military can receive a free sandwich, two sides and a regular beverage for either dine-in or carryout on Veterans Day.
— Cookies by Design: At North Olmsted location, military members and veterans can get a free iced sugar cookie from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10.
–Cracker Barrel: On Veterans Day, all military veterans receive a complimentary cup of coffee or a slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake in thanks for their service. Dine in only.
–Dunkin’ Donuts: On Veterans Day, veterans and active duty military are eligible to receive a free donut of their choice with no purchase necessary.
— Denny’s: Active and inactive military personnel can enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. until noon on Nov. 12.
— Famous Dave’s: On Nov. 11 and Nov. 12, all former and current military personnel can get a Free 2 Meat Salute.
— Fast Eddie’s Kitchen & Bar: Radio stations AM 1420 The Answer and 95.5 The Fish are partnering with the restaurant and Bullington Capital Management on Nov. 12. Bob Frantz Authority will broadcast live from 9 to 11 a.m. at Fast Eddie’s Kitchen & Bar at the Shoppes at Parma, and WFHM 95.5 The Fish afternoon drive host Joe Cronauer will broadcast live from 3 to 6 p.m. During both broadcasts, veterans and active duty military will be treated to a free meal.
–Firebird’s: Dine with a Veteran or Active Duty Service Member on Nov. 12, and their lunch or dinner is free.
— Golden Corral: Golden Corral will host a Military Appreciation Night Nov. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. during which veterans or active military receive a free “thank you” dinner.
— Graeters: Veterans and active service members can get a free sundae on Veterans Day.
— Hard Rock Rocksino: Free breakfast and lunch for active military or veterans on Veterans Day.
— Hooters: Active military and veterans can receive a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu (available for dine-in only) on Veterans Day.
— JACK Cleveland Casino: Veterans can get two free buffets during normal operating hours on Veterans Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The additional buffet can be used for a guest or for a second visit on Veterans Day.
— Little Caesars: On Veterans Day, active military and veterans can get a free $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
— Panera: Veterans and active military members get a free You Pick Two meal on Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in observance of Veterans Day.
— Pilot Flying J: From Nov. 10 to Nov. 12, active and former military personnel can get a free breakfast, including a free Pilot coffee of any size with a choice of a PJ Fresh breakfast sandwich, packaged pastry item or a Cinnabon Center of the Roll with a coupon from the myPilot app.
— Primanti Bros.: Veterans and military members can get a free classic Primanti Bros. sandwich at any time on Veterans Day.
— Red Lobster: Active military and veterans can get a free appetizer or dessert on Nov. 11 and 12.
— Red Robin: Veterans and active military members can get a free Red’s Tavern double burger and bottomless steak fries on Veterans Day.
— Sammy’s Beach Bar and Grill in Cleveland International Airport by Gate A1: On Monday, November 12, U.S. active duty military and military veterans with ID can enjoy a complimentary Budweiser BBQ Cheddar Burger at participating Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill locations.
— Sheetz: Veterans and active duty military personnel can get a free meal and a free car wash on Veterans Day. (Veterans Day offer includes 6 Inch Turkey Sub and a Regular Size Fountain Drink)
— Spaghetti Warehouse: Between Nov. 9 and Nov. 11, veterans and active military personnel can get one free entrée with the purchase of one entrée with a coupon from their website/Facebook page.
— Texas Roadhouse: Veterans and military personnel can get a free lunch from a special Veterans Menu on Veterans Day.
— White Castle: Veterans and active military can get a free combo meal for dine-in or drive-thru on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.
— AT&T: Discounts on wireless, TV and internet are currently available for active and retired military members. Click here for more.
— Goodyear: All active and retired military members and first responders can get a free tire, brake and battery check from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11. They will also receive 10 percent off tires.
— Great Clips: Veterans and military members on Nov. 11 receive either a free haircut that day or the free haircut card to use at a later date. Non-military customers can purchase a service at a U.S. Great Clips salon on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran.
— Humane Society of Summit County: For the entire month of November, adoptions will be completely fee-waived for adopters that provide a valid military identification, with application approval.
–Hyatt: Veterans or those serving in any official government-sponsored branch of the United States armed services and their immediate family members can get between 10 and 15 percent their stay at any participating Hyatt-branded hotel with the offer code MILVET.
— Metro Regional Transit Authority: All persons can ride METRO’s line-service routes free on Veterans Day as a way to remember and thank those who served in the past and in the present.
— Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums: Free admission to veterans, active-duty military and military reserve members on Veterans Day.
— Waterway Carwash: Veterans and military personnel can get free car washes, 10 cents off every gallon of gas and a free fountain soda at both locations in Cleveland.
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