, Outback, Red Robin and many more restaurants have stepped up to the plate (pun intended) to honor our nation’s veterans and active duty military personnel in honor of Veterans Day
. Restaurants across the nation offered up free meals on Nov. 11 with several restaurants continuing to offer free food again today.
A special Veterans Day menu was used at Applebee’s. Veterans and active duty military personnel were able to choose one free signature entrée. Choices included three-cheese chicken penne, an oriental chicken salad and a bacon cheddar cheeseburger. Although statistics aren’t yet available for this year’s promotional event, last year Applebee’s served more than 1 million military customers.
The Veterans Day special at Outback Steakhouse continues today. Veterans and active duty members can receive a free Bloomin’ Onion appetizer and a Coca-Cola at participating Outback locations. In addition to the free appetizer and drink, military personnel who take advantage of this offer will also receive a Military Mates card, which is good for a 10 percent discount at Outback from Nov. 13 through Dec. 31, 2012.
Red Robin is also honoring veterans with a free food offer today. As part of the Heinz "Our Turn to Serve" campaign, veterans and active duty members of the military can enjoy a free Red’s Tavern Double burger and Bottomless Steak Fries to guests who show a valid military ID.
Red Robin customers can also scan a QR code found on specially marked bottles of Heinz ketchup to send a thank you to the military. Heinz will donate $1 to the Wounded Warrior Project for each thank you sent, up to $250,000.
In addition to Applebee’s, Outback and Red Robin, many other restaurants offered up free deals yesterday including Olive Garden, Little Caesar’s, Krispy Kreme and Hooters.
I’m not a restaurateur, but I can say thank you to all of our veterans and active duty military personnel who have served our country.
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