Many businesses offer special meals and other freebies on Veterans Day to those who have served in the military.
Here’s a look at some of the offerings you’ll find at Lafayette restaurants this year.
Proof of service is typically required — whether in the form of a military ID, uniform, discharge papers, VA card or veteran organization membership card.
Because Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, some restaurants and other businesses are offering deals on Friday or Monday instead.
All of the specials are available to current and retired military personnel Saturday unless otherwise noted.
2. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Free entrée under $12.95 Friday and Saturday. Plus, get a free BJ’s beer, which was donated by a community member. Learn more at bjsrestaurants.com/hero.
3. CC’s Coffee House: Free tall brewed coffee.
4. Chicken Salad Chick: Free Chick Special and drink Friday.
5. Bonefish Grill: Free bang bang shrimp appetizer.
6. Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.
7. Chili’s: Free meal from a special menu.
8. Cracker Barrel: Free slice of double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake.
9. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Free sandwich, savory side and a big yellow cup.
10. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Free combo meal cards will be given Saturday to be used in November.
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11. Golden Corral: Free dinner buffet with beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday for the chain’s annual Military Appreciation Night.
12. Hooters: Free meal from special menu.
13. IHOP: Free stack of red-white-and-blue pancakes or a patriotic pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
14. Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
15. LongHorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert. Plus guests dining with veterans will receive 10 percent off their meals.
16. Olive Garden: Free meal from a select menu.
17. Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.
18. Panera Bread: Free breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. Saturday. After 10 a.m., military members get a coupon for a free pastry to use on a future visit.
19. Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with bottomless fries.
20. Starbucks: Free tall coffee for any veteran, active duty military and military spouse.
21. Texas Roadhouse: Free meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink.
22. Twin Peaks: Free meal from a special menu on Monday.
23. Zoë’s Kitchen: Free meal.
Be sure to share these deals with the veteran in your life.
Some restrictions may apply. Check with the restaurants for more details.