Veterans Day 2014: Free food offered to veterans from local restaurants

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By: Lydia Sheaks
lsheaks@flavor574.com

Tuesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day and several area eateries are offering free food and drinks to those who have served in the military. 

Veterans could get breakfast, lunch, dinner and a coffee break — all for free — by making the rounds at these establishments.

Martin’s Supermarket

What: Free Honor meal including fried chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, a roll, a hot or cold drink, milk, ice cream and cake. No carry-out allowed.

How to get it: Show a military ID or other proof of service at the checkout.

New Paradigm Brewing Co.

What: Veteran’s receive 25 percent off of an entree.

How to get it: Show a military ID or other proof of service.

South Bend Brew Werks

What: Free meal up to $12.

How to get it: Show a military ID or other proof of service.

Chicory Cafe

What: Free beverage for veterans and active military

Lucchese’s Italian Restaurant

What: 10 percent discount for veterans

East Bank Emporium

What: Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and free dinner off a special Veterans Day menu from 4 p.m. to close.

What: Show military ID or other proof of service

Bob Evans

What: Offering free all-you-can-eat hotcakes from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. 

How to get it: Veterans and active military personnel must bring a valid military ID, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), a veterans’ organization card (like American Legion or VFW), OR wear their military uniform. 

Texas Roadhouse

What: Serving free lunch from the Veterans Day menu 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. 

How to get it: Veterans and active military personnel must show proof of service such as military or VA card, or discharge papers. The free meal is only for the veteran; not for other family members. 

Starbucks

What: Veterans or active service members and their spouses can get a free tall (12 oz.) brewed coffee all day on Veteran’s Day, according to Starbucks’ website.

How to get it: Starbucks doesn’t specify any requirements, but have a military ID or other proof of service available just in case. 

Applebees 

What: Free meal from a special menu all day on Veterans Day.

How to get it: Bring a proof of military service such as ID or DD214, or wear your uniform. A photo of yourself wearing your uniform is also acceptable. 

Krispy Kreme

What: Free doughnut and small coffee 

How to get it: Tell the staff that you’re a veteran or currently serving in the military.

McDonald’s

What: Restaurants in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan are offering a free Extra Value Meal to veterans and active military personnel from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.  

How to get it: Proof of military service such as a military ID or VFW card is requested, but not required.

Do you know of other local restaurants offering free meals for Veterans Day? If so, let us know in the comments.

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