Free meals, services and discounts for military, veterans

By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof | Posted - Nov 11th, 2013 @ 2:16pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Businesses across Utah are showing appreciation for military service Monday by offering discounts and free services.

With few exceptions, all deals require military ID or other proof of military service and take place Monday, unless otherwise specified.


Denny’s is serving up never-ending stacks of buttermilk pancakes until 2 p.m.

Applebee’s is giving veterans and active duty military personnel a free signature entree from this menu with proof of military service.

Chili’s is honoring military service with a free entree from its special Veteran’s Day menu.

TGI Friday’s will offer a free lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to those who have served in the military.

Starbucks is offering a free tall brewed coffee to military personnel and their spouses.


Krispy Kreme is giving a free doughnut and small coffee to those with a valid military ID or a uniform. In order to redeem the offer, military members must go inside the building.

California Pizza Kitchen is inviting veterans and military personnel to eat any pizza from its menu on CPK.

Pizza Pie Cafe locations in Midvale and Bountiful are offering a free meal at its buffet to military personnel and veterans.

HoneyBaked Ham is giving those with a valid military ID a free lunch of a sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink through Sunday, Nov. 17.

Golden Corral is saying thank you for military service with a free dinner between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday.

Little Caesars is saluting military service with a free order of Crazy Bread Monday.

Olive Garden is giving veterans and current service members a free meal from its Veteran’s Day menu. Additionally, through November, current military service members and their families will receive 10 percent off their meals.

Red Robin is offering a free Tavern Double Burger to vets and active duty military members who show ID, proof of service or wear their uniform Monday.

Carrabba’s is serving up free appetizers to military members Monday.

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Red Lobster is serving up a free appetizer to those with proof of military service Monday.

Famous Dave’s in West Jordan, Midvale and Layton are offering a free meal from a special menu Monday.

Ikea is offering a free entree of a sandwich, hot dish or entree salad valued up to $9.99 Monday.

Outback Steakhouse is giving a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage to veterans and military personnel Monday, as well as 10 percent off meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.

Sweet Tomatoes is offering 50 percent off meals for those with a military ID or in a uniform.

Texas Roadhouse is dishing up a free lunch from its special menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

Other services

Great Clips is handing out Thank a Veteran Free Haircut Cards. Anyone, vet or not, can stop in and get a card for a veteran, who can redeem the card for a haircut anytime between Nov. 11 and Dec. 31. Or, the military member can climb in the chair and receive a free haircut Monday.

Sport Clips will give those with military ID a free haircut Monday.

Meineke is offering a free oil change to veterans and active duty military members.

Jiffy Lube is also offering a free oil change on Monday.

Wiggy Wash in Springville and Spanish Fork is offering free Utlimate Plus Washes to all veterans.


Bed, Bath & Beyond and Cost Plus World Market are giving anyone with proof of military service 20 percent off their entire in-store purchase Monday.

Lowe’s is offering a 10 percent discount to all veterans Monday.

Jo-Ann Fabrics will take 20 percent off military members’ or veterans’ purchase through Nov. 15.


National Parks are free for everyone Monday.

Hogle Zoo is offering free admission to veterans and their families today.

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