Take a moment this Veterans Day to show your appreciation to the men and women that have served our country. You may not be able to offer up a meal like most of the places on the list below, but a thank you will suffice. Then again, if you can offer up a meal to a vet you might chance to meet - do that too!

A lot of businesses offer discounts to veterans throughout the year but we really see the freebies ramp up for Veterans Day at a lot of restaurants. In addition to food, Metro Express Car Wash (3550 Brooks Street) is teaming up with the 'Grace For Vets' program to offer FREE car washes to vets from 7 AM to 9 PM.


Here's a list of national businesses that have free offers and discounts to honor those that have served.

Applebee'sFree meal from a special menu - offers can vary.

Buffalo Wild WingsFree order of 10 boneless wings and fries.

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

Denny's: Free "Build Your Own Grand Slam" from 5 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.

Famous Dave'sFree Lunch - Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich with side.

Freddy's Frozen Custard & SteakburgersFree combo meal cards for veterans and active-duty military who visit a Freddy's location Wednesday. Cards are good through Nov. 30.

Krispy KremeFree doughnut of choice and small hot or iced coffee.

Little Caesars: Free lunch combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Outback SteakhouseFree Bloomin’ Onion and Coke product Wednesday. Also, the chain has a daily heroes discount offering 10% off entire checks to all servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters and first responders with a valid state or federal service ID.

Red RobinFrom Thursday through Nov. 30, veterans and active military who are current Red Robin Royalty members get a free tavern burger served with bottomless fries.

StarbucksFree hot brewed coffee for veterans, active service members and their spouses Wednesday.

Taco John's: Free small beef #1 Combo Meal. Military personnel can redeem the offer in the Taco John’s App by entering the promo code VETERAN under the “More” tab.

TacoTimeFree meal up to $10.

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