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Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and a whole slew of restaurant chains are getting into the spirit by offering free deals to both active duty and retired military personnel. And to show our own appreciation, here's a roundup of some of the best offers out there. (Just remember to take along your military ID or some proof of service to avoid any hassle.) And for more free deals for veterans, visit our sister site, WalletPop.
Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut of choice.
Hy-Vee: The Midwest supermarket chain is offering a free hot breakfast at all locations with in-store dining, including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrown casserole and biscuits and gravy.
Subway: Free 6-inch sub (at participating locations). See more deals after the jump.
Texas Roadhouse: Some locations are offering free entrées until 4 pm, so essentially lunch. Call your local Texas Roadhouse to see if it's participating.
Hooters: Choose from one of four free "specialty menu items" with the purchase of a drink: Nacho Ordinary Burger, BBQ Sandwich, Baja Burger or Speedway Chicken Sandwich.
Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill: Free entrée or pizza with purchase of any entrée or pizza of equal or greater value.
Boston's The Gourmet Pizza: Free individual one-topping pizza from 5–7 p.m.
Chili's: Pick from six free menu items: Oldtimer with Cheese, Quesadilla Explosion Salad, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Cajun Chicken Pasta, Chicken Crispers or Chicken Club Tacos.
Applebee's: Probably the most heavily promoted Veterans Day promotion, Applebee's expects to serve more than a million free meals this year. The chain's special Veterans Day menu includes the 7-ounce house sirloin, bacon cheeseburger, Three Cheese Chicken Penne, a chicken tenders platter, oriental chicken salad, Fiesta Lime Chicken and Double Crunch Shrimp.
T.G.I. Friday's: Save this one for the weekend, because T.G.I. Friday's is offering its Veterans Day special from November 11 through November 14: free entrée with purchase of another entrée.
Golden Corral: The chain is celebrating its 10th annual "Military Appreciation Monday" on November 15, which includes a free dinner buffet and beverage.