Who's offering veteran's day free meals?

There are quite a few restaurants offering free meals for U.S. Veterans on Veteran's Day.

Note: Almost all participating establishments require some form of proof-of-service; you'll need your Military ID Card, Veterans Organization Card, discharge paperwork, or some other form of proof.

Additionally, since many of these restaurants are franchises, you should always call ahead to make sure the shop you wish to visit is participating, and what times they are offering meals (some restrict the gift to lunches, others to dinners, and still others just to breakfasts).

The following companies have announced participation in 2012, active dates in parenthesis: Applebee's (11/11), Bar Louie (11/11), BD's Mongolian Grill (11/5-11/11), California Pizza Kitchen (11/11-11/12),Champps Americana (11/12), Cheeseburger in Paradise (11/12), Chili's (11/11), Denny's (11/12), Famous Dave's (11/11), Fox & Hound and Bailey's Sports Grille (11/12), Friendly's (11/12), Golden Corral (11/12), Hooters (11/11), Hy-Vee (11/12), Little Caesars Pizza (11/12), Lone Star Steakhouse (11/12), LongHorn Steakhouse (11/11), Max & Erma's (11/11), McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants (11/11), O'Charley's (11/12), On The Border (11/11), Outback Steakhouse (11/11-11/12), Red Lobster (11/11), Red Robin (11/12), Spaghetti Warehouse (11/12), Sizzler Restaurants (11/12), Texas Corral (11/11), Texas Roadhouse (11/12), TGI Friday's (11/12), The Olive Garden (11/11), and Uno Chicago Grill (11/11-11/12).

Updated on Sunday, November 11 2012 at 12:56AM EST