Wichita Veterans Day Restaurant Deals
Some things to keep in mind as you go through this list of special Veterans Day meals and other deals:
- Most of these specials apply to active duty or veteran military personnel only on Veterans Day and won’t apply to spouses.
- Several of these restaurants offer an ongoing military discount to active duty personnel, veterans and their spouses so you can extend the savings on other days.
- Nearly all special deals require some sort of proof of service; generally, a valid military ID is that proof.
- Most restaurants on the list are national chains, so some specials or even menu options may vary with specific or individual locations. Be sure to confirm any special with the location you plan to visit.
- Some places are collecting donations for select organizations that serve military personnel, vets and/or family members. The donations can be provided by any guest.
Applebee’s in Wichita, Andover, Hutchinson and other surrounding communities are once again honoring veterans with a FREE meal from a special menu on November 11.
The Applebee’s store managers weren’t sure if they were still giving a $5 ‘bounce back’ card good toward your next meal so if they do this year it will be an extra bonas.
I confirmed this for Wichita and wrote more about this awesome deal here.
Arby’s: Arby’s has a meaty offer for veterans and active duty military. On Nov. 11, the fast-food restaurant is giving vets a FREE Classic Roast Beef Sandwich. The offer is available at participating locations in Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington, Wyoming and the greater St. Louis area.
Bonefish Gill: Honoring Veterans Day on November 11, Bonefish Grill is offering a FREE order of the restaurant’s Bang Bang Shrimp – crispy shrimp tossed in a signature creamy, spicy sauce – with a soft beverage to service members, veterans and first responders with show of ID. Available all day, no purchase required. Year round, Bonefish Grill offers a 10% off Heroes Discount to service members, veterans and first responders.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: On Nov. 11, current and former military who dine-in at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse will receive a FREE entrée (from a select menu) and a Dr. Pepper beverage. The entrée options might include the following (This was the previous year’s list they have not released this year’s menu): BJ’s Sauced ‘n’ Tossed Chicken Thighs, Bacon Cheeseburger, Bacon-Guacamole Deluxe Burger, Deep Dish Ziti, Grilled Chicken Alfredo, Jumbo Spaghetti & Meatballs, Parmesan-Crusted Chicken, Mediterranean Chicken Pita Tacos, Small BJ’s Deep Dish Pizza or Soup & Salad Combo.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Vets can just “wing it” on Veteran’s Day. The restaurant is offering all past and present armed services members a FREE order of 10 boneless wings and fries. The offer is available for dine-in or takeout.
Casey’s: Service members (both past and present) can get energized on Veterans Day at Casey’s. The convenience store is serving them a FREE small cup of coffee on Nov. 11.
Chili’s: Vets and active military members can heat up Veterans Day at Chili’s. Vets enjoy a FREE entrée from a select menu, including the following: Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese or Cajun Chicken Pasta.
Cracker Barrel: Veterans can enjoy a sweet treat at Cracker Barrel on Nov. 11. The restaurants is serving them a FREE slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake with purchase on Veterans Day. The offer is available in-restaurants.
Dairy Queen on North Rock Rd. and on East Central Ave. will be giving away free medium Blizzards for veterans this year.
Denny’s will continue its ongoing tradition of offering a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam to all “active, inactive, and military personnel” from 5 a.m. to noon on Veterans Day. This Denny’s offer is valid for dine-in only at participating locations with valid military ID or DD 214.
Dunkin’: Veterans and military members can take a break on Nov. 11 at Dunkin’. Vets enjoy a FREE donut of their choice. This is available all day for dine in or takeout.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, named after World War II veteran Freddy Simon, will once again give free combo meal cards to any veteran or active duty military personnel who visits a Freddy’s restaurant on Veterans Day. Freddy’s Veterans Day promo.
Golden Corral: Veterans and active military can satisfy their hunger at Golden Corral on Monday, November 14. from 5pm – Close. This includes a free “Thank You” meal when dining in. Visit their website more more info.
IHOP: Veterans and active military members can hop over to IHOP on Veterans Day for a fluffy freebie. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the diner is serving them a FREE stack of Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes.
Krispy Kreme: This Veterans Day (Friday, 11/11), Krispy Kreme will honor and celebrate veterans with a special in-shop offer: a free doughnut of choice and small brewed coffee, no purchase necessary. Veterans can stop by Krispy Kreme shops or drive-thrus to redeem the offer (limit one per guest, must present ID).
LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee: Veterans and active military can enjoy a sweet treat at LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee on Veterans Day. The donut shop is offering them a FREE regular donut and small coffee on Nov. 11. The donut shop has 25 locations in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
Little Caesars: Veterans and active military get a FREE combo lunch. at Little Caesars. The combo includes a 4-slice DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product. The offer is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On The Border: (Has NOT been confirmed for this year.) But last year Veterans could get a FREE Pick 2 Combo meal on Veterans Day.
Outback Steakhouse: is offering Veterans a FREE Bloomin’ onion and your choice of any Coca-Cola product on Nov. 11th.
Pilot Flying J All active-duty and retired military veterans who are authenticated with ID.me in the Pilot Flying J app. will receive a free $10 meal credit on November 11. The discount is available to be redeemed at any of the company’s owned and operated U.S. locations, including over 750 participating Pilot, Flying J and One9 Fuel Network travel centers. Get all the details here on their website.
Pizza Ranch (Has NOT been confirmed for 2023) Veterans and active duty military receive a FREE Adult Buffet on Friday, November 11. Valid at participating locations (but a reader told me there is a sign advertising this at the Wichita Pizza Ranch). Be prepared to show valid military ID of course.
Red Lobster in honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans, active-duty military and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering guests a free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, Fries, and Coleslaw, featuring six hand-breaded, butterflied and lightly fried shrimp, served with cocktail sauce, as well as crispy French Fries and Coleslaw. The offer is available for dine-in and To Go orders placed in-restaurant between 11:00am and 4:00pm local time on Friday, November 11. Guests only need to show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer.
Red Robin: We gave you a heads-up earlier about this deal. Veterans and active military who have confirmed their military status by the deadline can get a FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries from Nov. 1 to 14. Veterans must also be a member of Red Robin Royalty. In order to take advantage of the offer, active or former military and veterans must register for Red Robin’s Royalty Program with military designation by November 1. Click here for details. Click here to join the Royalty program.
Starbucks will give veterans, active duty military, and military spouses a free tall (12 oz) brewed cup of coffee on Veterans Day, November 11. In addition, the coffee giant is donating 25 cents of all brewed coffee purchases that day to organizations that support veterans. Read more about Starbucks Veterans Day offer.
Taco Johns is giving away a FREE Small Beef Taco Combo Meal for Veterans Day on November 11 when you enter the promo code VETERAN under the MORE tab in the Taco John’s app. I called the one location we have in Wichita and they said if the offer is in the app, they will honor. As with all deals of this type, I always suggest that you double-check before ordering — and give these guys a big thanks and a smile! No restaurant is obligated to give away free food, so they’re AWESOME if they do.
Texas Roadhouse will honor veterans and service members a bit differently this year. On Thursday, November 11, between 11am – 2pm, the restaurants will distribute meal vouchers in the parking lot, valid through May 30, 2023. Vouchers can be redeemed for one of 10 entrees including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea or coffee. The event is drive-thru only, but vouchers can be redeemed when the restaurant(s) open(s) for dinner.
Torchy’s Tacos: Veterans and active U.S. military members can spice up Veterans Day at Torchy’s Tacos. The fast-casual taco chain is giving vets any taco on the menu for FREE as well as their choice of a fountain drink or iced tea. The offer is available for dine-in and pick-up orders.
Village Inn is offering a FREE 2-2-2 breakfast to all veterans this Veterans Day. A 2-2-2 includes two eggs, any style, two bacon strips or two sausage links, and two buttermilk pancakes. You must show military ID or proof of service to redeem the offer. As always with offers like these, I recommend double-checking with your server before you order to ensure that the location is participating.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux (2661 N Maize Rd, Wichita, KS 67205) will be offering all active duty and veteran service members a free scholarship burger on Veterans Day. Offer available only on November 11 with proof of ID.
Wendy’s: Vets can start their day with a complimentary meal at Wendy’s. To thank all of those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Military, the popular fast-food restaurant is offering them a FREE small breakfast combo — during breakfast hours only. Most locations serve breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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