This story was updated at 12:53 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

Here are 26 restaurants planning discounts or freebies for veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veterans Day. A few deals are even available other days.

Most of these are chains with a national or regional presence, so be advised that local participation may vary. Also, offerings may be limited to certain menu items, and most are dine-in only.

You'll need to show a military ID to take advantage of the discount.

* Applebee's: Free meal for all active military members and veterans.

* Bonefish Grill: Free appetizer.

* Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small boneless wings and fries for all past and present armed services members.

* Chicken Salad Chick: Free Chick Special and regular drink to any veteran or active military service member.

* Chili's: Free meal to veterans and active military members.

* The Chop House: Veterans receive 50% discount off any dine-in lunch or dinner entree.

* Chuck E. Cheese: Regular discounts include choice of a large one-topping pizza, four drinks and play points.

* Cicis Pizza: Free pizza buffet to active and retired military.

* Cracker Barrel: Free Pumpkin Pie Latte or slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake to veterans and active-duty military.

* Denny's: Free build-your-won Grand Slam breakfast for active, nonactive or retired military personnel, 5 a.m.-noon.

* Dunkin': Free doughnut to veterans and active-duty military. First 50 at each store get a thank-you card from A Million Thanks.

* Firebirds Wood Fired Grill: Free lunch or dinner entree.

* Golden Corral: Former and active-duty military members eat free, 5-9 p.m.

* Hooters: Free meal with drink purchase for veterans and active-duty military.

* Huddle House: Free order of Sweet Cakes (pancakes, any variety) to active-duty, retired and veteran military members, Nov. 8-11.

* IHOP: Free breakfast combo or free stack of Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes.

* Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut of choice and small coffee.

* Mission BBQ: Free sandwiches and cake for all veterans and activity-duty military personnel, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Live performance of the national anthem at noon.

* O'Charley's: Free meal from special menu for veterans and active-duty military members. A 10% discount is offered year-round.

* Olive Garden: Free meal for all active-duty military and veterans.

Outback Steakhouse: A 20% Heroes Discount is available Nov. 8-11 to servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters and firefighters, plus military personnel and immediate families. (Heroes Discount is 10% all other days.)

* Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert to veterans and activity-duty military and reservists.

* Red Robin: Free Red's Tavern Double with Bottomless Steak Fries.

Starbucks: Free cup of coffee for veterans, active service members and their spouses, plus 25 cents from every cup of brewed coffee sold will be donated to veterans organizations.

* Sticky Fingers Ribhouse: Free all-you-can-eat buffet for veterans, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Hamilton Place location; free sandwich to veterans all day Monday, Nov. 11; 10% for military personnel every day.

* Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch for veterans and active military, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.



Chickamauga Battlefield and the Civil War Reconciliation Movement Special Veteran's Day Program 

* Where: Tennessee Aquarium Imax 3D Theater, 201 Chestnut St.

* When: Nov. 11 7:00 p.m.

* Admission: Free