Veterans Day: Many restaurants offer free food to veterans

EUGENE, Ore. - Local businesses are thanking veterans and active-duty military personnel for their service by offering free meals and haricuts on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11.

"It's such a fun day," said Applebee's manager Chuck Skelton."There are old vets that don't really get out a lot and we get to feed them."

Other restaurant managers say they enjoy being part of Veterans Day.  "It's not me, it's my whole crew, they really respect what veterans have done for this nation over the years," said Olive Garden manager Greg Flowers.

Outback Steakhouse manager Joey Loose adds, "It's for a good cause. I like seeing the guests— they're excited about it."

Bring your military ID, discharge papers or Veterans Card to participating businesses.

Here’s a list of those we know about:

FREE MEAL AT APPLEBEES

Applebees is treating veterans and current military to a free meal from a special menu.

FREE MEAL AT CHILI’S


Chili's is treating veterans and current military to a free meal from a special menu.

FREE PANCAKES AT DENNY’S


Denny's is treating veterans and current military to free unlimited pancakes all day.

FREE MEAL AT OLIVE GARDEN

The Olive Garden is offering free meals from a special menu to veterans and current military. They also offer a 10 percent discount for the families of veterans.

FREE DOUBLE BURGER AND BOTTOMLESS STEAK FRIES AT REB ROBIN

Red Robin is offering their famous ‘tavern double burger and bottomless steak fries’ to veterans and current military.

FREE LUNCH AT SIZZLER


Sizzler is treating veterans and current military to lunch from a special menu until 4 p.m.

FREE CRAZY BREAD AT LITTLE CAESAR’S

Little Caesar's is offering a free order of Crazy Bread to veterans and current military.

FREE ‘BLOOMIN’ ONION’ AND BEVERAGE AT THE OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

The Outback Steakhouse is giving a free 'bloomin' onion' and a beverage to veterans and current military. They are also giving a 10 percent discount off all entrees, from November 11 to December 31, to all veterans and current military.

FREE TALL COFFEE AT STARBUCKS


 Starbucks is offering a free tall coffee to veterans, current military, and their spouses.

FREE APPETIZER AT RED LOBSTER


Red Lobster is giving a free appetizer from a limited menu to all veterans and current military.

FREE HAIRCUT AT GREAT CLIPS


Great Clips is offering a free haircut to veterans. If a non-veteran buys a haircut, they receive a free haircut card for a veteran that is valid until December 31.

FREE HAIRCUT AT SPORTS CLIPS

Sports clips is offering free haircuts to veterans and current military.