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Veterans Day is this Monday (November 11th). It’s a time for us all to take a minute to say “Thank You”, to the men and women that have served in the military and fought for our country.

ABC Action News reports that many local restaurants are offering FREE meals on Veterans Day to any U.S. military veterans. That includes those on active duty.

Below is a list of restaurants that are participating in the meal giveaway:

Applebee’sVeterans and active duty can receive a free dine-in entrée off of Applebee’s special menu. Items include the Bacon Cheeseburger and Fiesta Lime Chicken. Since 2008, Applebee’s has served 9.8 million free meals on Veterans Day. The offer is dine-in only.

California Pizza KitchenWith proof of service, veterans and active duty are able to select from a limited menu, which includes six pizzas, four full-size salads or three pasta dishes. The offer is dine-in only.

Chili’s: With proof of service, veterans and active duty can enjoy a free entrée from a menu of seven entrees, including the Just Bacon Burger and Chicken Crispers. The offer is dine-in only.

Cracker BarrelVeterans can enjoy a free double chocolate fudge Coca-Cola cake or a pumpkin pie latte.

Dunkin: Vets and active duty can get a free doughnut of their choice at participating locations on Monday.

Golden Corral: The buffet joint is offering current and active duty military and reservists a free meal at the buffet.

Little CaesarsThe pizza joint will offer its typical $5 lunch of four slices and a 20-ounce beverage for free to veterans and active military from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

Logan’s Roadhouse: Logan’s Roadhouse is offering a free entrée to vets and active duty from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday from its American Roadhouse menu, which features 10 entrees. The offer is dine-in only.

McCormick & Schmick’sThe steak and seafood joint is offering free entrees for veterans and gold star honorees (parents and spouse) on Sunday. The restaurant has 10 free entrees available for veterans. The offer is dine-in only.

Red Lobster: Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert with proof of service. Veterans and active duty can choose from seven appetizers or five desserts.

Red RobinThis burger joint is offering veterans and active duty a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless fries all day Monday. The offer is dine-in only.

Smashburger: Veterans and active-duty military get a free double burger on with any purchase.      

These offers will be good for Monday only unless noted. Each restaurant offers a different item and deal, so be sure to read through and find the one that suits you best. ** (beverages and gratuity may not be included)

Offers are at these participating locations only, and most will require some proof of your military service.

Thank you to all of our active, reserve, and retired/former military veterans who served our country.

Posted by Marc Charles via Q105

Marc Charles has worked in Radio since 2005. Marc has been active in media in Detroit, Ohio, Canada, and Florida. When he's not blogging for Money Talk Radio, he covers UFC. Follow Marc on social media @TheLegalManMarc & @TheOctagram.