Celebrate Veterans Day by treating a vet

MICHIANA -- To show appreciation to the veterans in our community, many local businesses are offering discounts and deals to those who have served.

If you would like to take advantage of some of these treats, here is a list of establishments that are honoring veterans by a show of appreciation.

It is recommended that you bring along your military ID to redeem these offers.


  • Applebees - free meal
  • Bar Louie - free meal up to $10 + free nonalcoholic drink
  • Chilis - free meal 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Denny's - free grand slam breakfast (Indiana only) 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Golden Corral - free meal 5 - 9 p.m.
  • Famous Dave's - free two-meat salute meal
  • Hooter's - 10 free wings
  • Little Caesar's Pizza - free crazy bread
  • McDonald's - free extra value meal
  • Outback - free bloomin onion and Coca-Cola product drink
  • Papa Vino's - free meal
  • Subway - free 6-inch sub or flatbread
  • Texas Roadhouse - free lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • TGI Friday's - buy one meal / get one free
  • Olive Garden - free entree from special menu
  • 7-11 - free small slurpees 11a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Between the Buns - 50% off any meal


  • Drive & Shine locations in Mishawaka, Elkhart, and South Bend, Ind.
  • John's Auto Spa in Nappanee, Ind.
  • Mike's Express Car Wash in Granger, Ind.
  • Sparkle Tunnel Wash in Benton Harbor, Mich.


Juday Creek is offering free greens fees and golf carts for vets and current military personnel. For people who are non-military and are playing with the vet, they will pay only $20.


  • Amazon.com - free Mp3 download "Veterans Day Honor" CD
  • Big Lots - 10% off
  • Cabela's - vets get the employee discount
  • Dollar General - 10% off
  • Lowe's - 10% off vets + active military
  • Salon Ubon - free haircut (with appointment) 
    Toscana Park, Granger

The most important thing to remember is that freedom isn't free. We salute the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces to improve the quality of life for so many of us here at home. Please remember all of those who have sacrificed so much, up to and including their lives.  Happy Veterans Day, Michiana.

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