This Veteran’s Day weekend, don’t forget to thank an American hero. Whether your plans include community service or parades, please show respect and appreciation for the courageous men and women who have protected our way of life. 

To show their support for veterans and active-duty military, many restaurants are offering amazing Veteran’s Day freebies and discounts. Here are just a few nationwide deals that are available on Sunday, Nov. 11, unless otherwise noted:

 

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill: Free meal from a special menu Sunday at any of the nearly 1,800 locations.

Bob Evans: Free meal from a special menu available all day Sunday at all locations.

Bonefish GrillFree Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer.

Buffalo Wild WingsFree small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.

California Pizza KitchenFree entrée from a special Veterans Day menu at participating locations.

Carrabba’s Italian GrillFree appetizer.

Chili'sFree meal from a special menu.

Chuck E. CheeseFree personal one-topping pizza to veterans, active duty personnel, and eligible dependents with military ID or proof of service. The chain also has daily military discounts.

Cicis PizzaFree adult buffet on Sunday.

Cracker BarrelFree slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.

Denny'sFrom 5 a.m. to noon on Nov. 12, active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at participating locations.

Dunkin' Donuts: One free doughnut at participating locations. ID is required.

Friendly's: Free meal from a special menu at participating locations.

Golden Corral: Free meal and beverage from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Nov. 12 only to anyone who has ever served or is currently serving in the U.S. military.

Hooters: Free meal from special menu with purchase of a beverage for all active-duty and retired military.

Huddle HouseFree order of Sweet Cakes, platter-size pancakes available in eight different flavor-and-topping combinations, at all locations nationwide Nov. 9–12.

IHOP: Get a free stack of Red, White, and Blue pancakes on Monday, Nov. 12 at participating locations.

Krispy Kreme: One free doughnut and a small cup of coffee at participating locations. No ID is required, but the offer is for dine-in only.

Little CaesarsFree Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Logan's RoadhouseFree meal from special menu between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

LongHorn SteakhouseFree appetizer or dessert, plus guests dining with veterans will receive 10% off their meals.

Macaroni GrillFree Mom's Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti meal.

Max & Erma’s: Free meal includes a cheeseburger, endless seasoned fries, and a fountain drink.

Olive GardenFree meal from a select menu, including unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks.

Outback SteakhouseFree Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.

Red LobsterFree appetizer or dessert available Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.

Red RobinFree Red's Tavern Double Burger with bottomless fries.

Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer up to $10.

Texas RoadhouseFree meal from a special menu and choice of iced tea, soft drink, or coffee.

TGI Fridays: Free menu item up to $12 on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.

White CastleFree breakfast combo or Castle Combo meal (numbers 1–6) on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.

 

But even more important than the Veteran's Day freebies, IRS.gov has an extensive list of important tax information for veterans and military members. Staying prepared for anything is a trait that many service members and veterans have for life. Our tax calculator will assist in having you ready-to-go for the upcoming tax season by showing how your credits, deductions, and allowances will affect your income tax return.

 

Liberty Tax® gives a special salute to our veterans and Armed Forces personnel. For veterans or service members who may have questions about deductions or credits that you may qualify for, find a Liberty Tax® office near you or call 1-866-871-1040.