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Hooters is offering veterans a free meal, up to $10.99 in value and with the purchase of a beverage.Other brands offering a free menu item to members of the military and veterans on Veterans Day include Dallas-based Paciugo, with a free 12-ounce Gelatte beverage; Dallas-based Champps Americana, with one of seven varieties of free burgers; and Nashville, Tenn.-based Shoney’s, which is offering all current troops and veterans a free All-American Burger.

Louisville, Ky.-based Texas Roadhouse, a chain that does not serve lunch during the week, is hosting a special lunch event on Veterans Days to offer military personnel a free lunch from a special Veterans Menu. The offering includes 10 different entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin, as well as the choice of several sides and a free soft drink or sweet tea.

Family-dining chain Bob Evans, which is based in New Albany, Ohio, is serving all-you-can-eat pancakes to veterans and active-duty personnel all day on Nov. 11. Spartanburg, S.C.-based Denny’s is also offering a free all-you-can-eat pancakes deal to military members, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., for Veterans Day.

Detroit-based Little Caesars Pizza is offering a free order of Crazy Bread to military members for the day.

Dallas-based “man cave” concept Twin Peaks’ is offering active and retired military personnel a free meal, including any entrée, during lunch and dinner on Veterans Day.

Los Angeles-based California Pizza Kitchen is providing one free pizza to any active or retired military member eating in at its casual-dining restaurants on Veterans Day, and Lakewood, Colo.-based Einstein Noah Restaurant Group is offering a free bagel and shmear to veterans and active-duty military at its Einstein Bros. Bagels and Noah’s New York Bagels restaurants.

Veterans and active-duty personnel may also receive a free doughnut and small coffee from Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on Veteran’s Day.

Contact Mark Brandau at mark.brandau@penton.com.
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