Veterans Day Closings for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012:
- Federal offices: Closed
- N.C., S.C. state offices: Closed
- Charlotte city offices: Open
- Mecklenburg County offices: Open
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Closed
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg libraries: Open
- Banks: Closed
- Buses, light rail: Normal schedule
- Compost Central: Open
- Garbage pickup: Normal schedule
- Mecklenburg ABC stores: Open
- S.C. ABC stores: Open
- FedEx: Open
- UPS: Open
- U.S. Postal Service: Closed
Free Meals On Veterans Day
Most of these restaurants offering meals do require some form of military ID – including a U.S. Uniform Services ID Card (active/reserve/retired), Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), photograph in uniform, be wearing your uniform, a Veterans Organization Card (e.g., American Legion and VFW), DD214, discharge paperwork, or other form of identification. Also, its always best to call ahead to verify locations, times, and participation. Many of the listed companies are franchises and may have different policies. We will do our best to keep this page updated as we find new info.
Free meal on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. 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. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required.
California Pizza Kitchen
Free meal and non-alcoholic beverage for veterans and active military with valid ID or proof of service. Valid on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 and Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
Free meal on Sunday, Nov. 11 2012. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals. This offer is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2012 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.
Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 for all active, retirees, and veterans with a valid military ID or proof of military service. Offer available in every Denny’s nationwide.
Einstein Bros Bagels
On Sunday, November 11th, 2012, from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Einstein Bros Bagels is offering active, inactive and retired military personnel a free signature or classic bagel.
Free meal on Monday, Nov. 12. The 12th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner.
Hooter’s is serving up a free meal on Nov. 11, 2012, to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service.
Free doughnut on Nov. 11, 2012. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
On Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, Little Caesars is honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, active or retired military will receive a complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required.
Max & Erma's
Free Veterans Day Meal on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering military members and veterans a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo, which includes tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, seasoned fries, and chocolate chip cookies.
McCormick and Schmicks
McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 14th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 11th. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. Veterans must provide proof of military service. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Also, space is limited and reservations are highly recommended.
On the Border
“Sizzling Salute to Veterans” promotion. Mention this special, and On the Border will donate 15% of your purchase to Carry the Load, a non-profit military organization. Veterans and Service members with ID who dine at On The Border on 11/11/12 will receive a certificate for a free entree (up to $10) valid from 11/12/12 thru 11/30/12 (valid at corporate locations only).
Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day (Nov. 7 to 11, 2012). This offer is available to Military Personnel with ID.
Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers.
Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. Red Robin is also partnering with Heinz for Veterans Day to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Red Robin will also donate $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required.
Free lunch on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service. Only valid at participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID.
The Olive Garden
On Sunday, November 11, 2012, during regular business hours, chose from a special menu. All entrées include freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Offer good in US and Canada, proof of service required.
Uno Chicago Grill
Nov. 11 to 12, 2012, receive a free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required.
Receive a free small Slurpee on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.
10% off your entire purchase on Veterans Day. Offer available to active duty, Guard/Reserve, veterans, retirees and their immediate family members, with valid ID. Please call ahead to verify.
10% discount on entire purchase on Veterans Day. Offer good for all active-duty military, retirees, veterans, Guard/Reserve, & immediate family members. The coupon can be found in the store circular, or by asking an employe. Also good online from Nov 11 to 13, use Coupon Code VETERANSDAY. <
12% off all groceries (some exclusions) on Nov. 11, 2012 for active and retired military oersonnel with military ID and MVP card.
Free car wash
Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day, 2012. Find a list at Grace for Veterans, which helped veterans receive 101,537 FREE Washes on Veterans Day in 2011.
15% off all purchases. All Veterans and Military personnel please stop by your local Sports Authority store to receive 15% off your entire purchase on Veterans Day only. Please show proper identification or proof of service at check-out to receive this special offer.
Veterans Day. Sport Clips offers a Heroes discount which includes active and retired military. Please call ahead to verify participation.