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Veterans Day freebies and special deals around East Tenn.

A military ID will be required to redeem any discounts or deals.
Published: Nov. 7, 2021 at 1:13 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - In honor of veterans and active-duty troops, many businesses will offer freebies and special deals. A military ID will be required to redeem any discounts or deals.

Here are a few Knoxville deals:

Restaurants:

McDonald’s

McDonald’s restaurants across the Knoxville area will honor local veterans by offering complimentary breakfast on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

A spokesperson said that participating McDonald’s would offer a complimentary breakfast combo meal to all veterans with a valid military ID during breakfast hours.

Shoney’s

Shoney’s will offer a free breakfast bar to veterans and active-duty personnel on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The restaurant chain said that the offer is dine-in only and will offer items such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, fresh fruit, and many other breakfast favorites.

Hooters

Hooters will offer a free entrée, ordered off the free meal menu, on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, to all veterans & active military members at participating Hooters locations. A beverage must be purchased to redeem the free meal.

Chili’s

Chili’s Grill & Bar will offer a free meal on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, to all veterans & active military members at participating Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurants. The meal must be picked from the free meal menu.

“Thank you will never be enough,” the restaurant chain website said.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme will offer a free doughnut of choice and a small coffee to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Food City

Food City will offer a free hot bar meal which includes an entrée, two sides, and a roll to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel will offer a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake to all veterans & active military members when dining at any Cracker Barrel location on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans will offer a free meal to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. The meal will be chosen off of a menu that offers seven homestyle favorites.

Starbucks

Starbucks will offer a free tall hot brewed coffee to all veterans & active military members and military spouses on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts will offer a free donut to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Calhoun’s

Calhoun’s will offer a free meal to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings will offer a free order of 10 boneless wings with a side of fries to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Red Lobster

Red Lobster will offer a free appetizer or dessert to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. The appetizer or dessert has to be chosen off of a special free menu.

Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J will offer a free coffee and a choice of one free PJ Fresh breakfast sandwich, breakfast pizza or breakfast grill item to all veterans & active military members from Nov. 8 to Nov. 11.

IHOP

IHOP will offer free red, white & blueberry pancakes to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Connor’s Steak & Seafood

Connor’s Steak & Seafood will offer a 50% discount on an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Wendy’s

Wendy’s will offer a free breakfast combo to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Panthers Dough-Joe, Beaver’s Dough-Joe, Admiral’s Dough-Joe

Dough-Joe will offer a free doughnut and medium coffee to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. The special deal is courtesy of the owners and a local state farm agent.

Retail:

Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy Sports + Outdoors will offer a 10% discount to all veterans & active military members and their families on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Home Depot

Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans & active military members year-round.

Office Depot

Office Depot will offer a 20% discount to all veterans & active military members, retirees, reservists, and their families on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Staples

Staples will offer a 25% discount to all veterans & active military members until Nov. 14.

Sport Clips

Sport Clips will offer free haircuts to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Target

Target will offer a 10% discount to all veterans & active military members and their families from Oct. 31 through Nov. 13.

Great Clips

Great Clips will offer a free haircut or a free haircut card to all veterans & active military members on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

Publix

Publix will offer a 10% discount to all veterans & active military members and their families on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. Prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps and money services are excluded from the discount.

This story will be updated as more restaurants and businesses confirm discounts.

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