Veterans Day freebies: Starbucks coffee, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and more

Veterans Day freebies: Starbucks coffee, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and more
Starbucks is giving away free coffee for veterans, active military personnel and their families Tuesday for Veterans Day. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Businesses around the city are thanking veterans and active military personnel Tuesday, Veterans Day. To show their appreciation, some are offering everything from free coffee to burgers.

Here's a rundown of some of the freebies. Be sure to call ahead to note limitations and restrictions.


Starbucks: The coffee giant is giving away free, tall brewed coffee to U.S. military veterans, those on active duty, and their spouses.

Krispy Kreme: The doughnut chain is offering a free doughnut and small coffee.

Denny's: All active, inactive and retired military personnel can receive a free Grand Slam breakfast from 5 a.m. until noon at participating locations.

Hooters: Military personnel can receive a free meal valued up to $10.99 with the purchase of a beverage.

Applebee's, Chili's, California Pizza Kitchen: All three restaurants are offering free meals from special Veterans Day menus.

Outback Steakhouse: Participating locations are offering a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage to all active and retired military personnel with valid military ID.

IHOP: The restaurant is giving away free red, white and blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Red Robin: The burger chain is offering a free Red's Tavern double burger and bottomless steak fries.

Red Lobster: Veterans and active military personnel can come in for a free appetizer through Thursday.

Golden Corral: The restaurant will offer a free dinner buffet, with beverage, from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Gordon Biersch Brewery, Rock Bottom, Old Chicago Pizza, ChopHouse & Brewery: All of these CraftWorks restaurants are giving away free craft beer.

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