SAN ANTONIO – Veteran’s Day is Friday and dozens of restaurants and companies will be extending a thank you to the men and women who have served in the country’s armed forces with deals, discounts and freebies.
Most companies require some form of military identification to receive the Veteran’s Day deal. Calling ahead is always a good idea to make sure the restaurant is participating.
Some of the San Antonio locations offering discounts and freebies can be found below. All discounts and specials are for Friday unless otherwise stated.
54th Street Bar and Grill: Veterans and active duty military get any free entree up to $12 for dine-in only.
The Alamo: Offering free audio and Battlefield tours to all active duty military and veterans this Friday, Nov. 11.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore: Veterans can save 25 percent off the entire store Friday and Saturday.
Bar Louie: Veterans get a free entree valued up to $12. Bar Louie will also donate 10 percent of sales from limited-edition menu sales Friday through Sunday. Proceeds will be donated to Operation Homefront, a veteran-friendly nonprofit organization.
Chipotle: Veterans and active-duty military receive a buy-one-get-one free offer for a burrito, bowl, salad or tacos.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Veterans receive a free bagel and shmear with purchase.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Offering a free combo meal coupon to all veterans and active-duty military. The coupon can be redeemed through Nov. 30, 2016.
Great Clips: Veterans get free haircuts, or they can stop in and get a coupon for a free haircut for the future. Non-veterans who get haircuts Friday will receive a free haircut card to gift to a veteran of their choice.
Hilton San Antonio Airport: The Asado Lounge is offering 50 percent off bar menu appetizers and 25 percent off beer and liquor to veterans and active-duty military Thursday and Friday. There will also be prize giveaways, including a weekend stay for two.
IHOP: Active duty military and veterans get free Red, White & Blue Pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Red, White & Blue Pancakes are served with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping.
Longhorn Steakhouse: Veterans will receive a free dessert or appetizer, no purchase necessary. The offer also includes a 10 percent discount for veterans who dine-in.
Main Event: Active-duty and veterans can enjoy one hour of bowling for free between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Veterans can bring up to four guests, and all shoes are included.
Rack Room Shoes: Veterans can receive 10 percent off on a new pair of kicks.
McDonald’s: Participating McDonald’s locations in the Greater San Antonio area will be donate 10 percent of sales, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to the San Antonio Coalition for Veterans & Families (SACVF).
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt: Veterans receive first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free.
Mimi's Cafe: Veterans receive a free entree at breakfast, lunch or dinner. A special Veteran's Day menu will be available Friday through Sunday and offer $6 entrees.
Olive Garden: Veterans and active-duty military get a free entree from a special menu. The menu included unlimited soup, salad and garlic breadsticks.
Red Lobster: Veterans, active-duty and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert Thursday and Friday.
Red Robin: Veterans and active-duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with bottomless steak fries.
Scottsdale Bullion & Coin: Offering a special discount (1 percent) to all veterans and active military members on all purchases from Nov. 9– Nov. 11, 2016. Additionally, we’ll be donating a portion of our profits made in November to the American Service Animal Society.
Shoney’s: Veteran’s will receive a free All-American Burger.
Spaghetti Warehouse: Friday through Sunday, Spaghetti Warehouse is promoting the “Invite a Veteran or Solider to Lunch" movement by offering a buy-one-get-one-free special.
Texas Roadhouse: Veterans and active military will receive free lunch until 3 p.m.
Wienerschnitzel: Veterans and active duty military will receive a free chili dog, small fries and 20 ounce drink.