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Orange County Veterans Day Dining Deals

Local restaurants are honoring the men and women who have served our country by offering complimentary meals and dining specials to active and retired military personnel this upcoming Veterans Day weekend. Thank you to all who have served our country, and have created a safe place for us to raise our children.

The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar
31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

On Saturday, Nov. 11, The Blind Pig will honor all veterans with buy one get one free draft beers all day. The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA serves up shareable gourmet American cuisine, by Executive Chef Karl Pfleider, with an expansive selection of craft beers and specialty craft cocktails, by Bar Manager Ryan Autry. The speakeasy-style bar and eatery’s menus change seasonally with eclectic and imaginative choices, as well as classic mainstays, promising something for everyone.

Farmer Boys
FarmerBoys.com

Farmer Boys, the fast-casual burger chain locations across Orange County, is offering FREE Big Cheese cheeseburgers on Friday, November 10 to veterans and active duty military with valid proof of service. Farmer Boys prides themselves on using fresh, never frozen ingredients and serving award-winning burgers, like their signature Big Cheese made with a 1/4 pound of fresh 100% USDA pure beef, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, dill pickles, and thousand island dressing on a sesame seed bun. The fast-growing franchise, with 90 locations throughout California and Nevada, also offers cooked-to-order breakfast all day, specialty sandwiches, and farm-fresh salads in addition to their award-winning burgers.

Ruby’s
Rubys.com

Ruby’s Diner would like to thank service men and women for their dedication and service to our country this Veterans Day. All veterans and active duty members of the military are invited to enjoy a Ruby’s adult entrée on the house on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at participating locations. The complimentary meal options include a Two Eggs Combo Breakfast with a choice of thick-cut bacon, turkey bacon, lean country ham, club sausage links, veggie sausage or turkey sausage (available until 11:30 a.m.); or the Classic Ruby Burger topped with crisp lettuce, tomato, RubySauce and choice of double thick American cheese, Swiss, cheddar, bleu cheese, pepper jack or low-fat American cheese (available open to close).

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Valid for dine-in only.

Complimentary Two Eggs Combo (valued up to $9.99) available open to 11:30 a.m.
Complimentary RubyBurger & Fries (valued up to $9.99) available open to close.

Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina
All Southern California Locations
acapulcorestaurants.com

All active and retired military personnel.

One complimentary build your own 3-item combo
– Tacos
– Enchiladas
– Taquitos
– Tamales
– Chile Relleno

All persons must have one of the following forms of identification: (a) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification Card, (b) U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, (c) Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), (d) Veterans Organization Card (i.e. American Legion and VFW), (e) DD214 Certificate, (f) Veteran Identification Card (VIC) or, (g) Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

El Torito Grill
etgrill.com

All active and retired military personnel.

Select one complimentary item from a special Veterans Day menu featuring:
– Del Noble
– Carnitas Yukatan
– Barbeque Chicken Tostada Salad
– Chicken or Steak Fajitas Salad
– Two Enchiladas

All persons must have one of the following forms of identification: (a) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification Card, (b) U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, (c) Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), (d) Veterans Organization Card (i.e. American Legion and VFW), (e) DD214 Certificate, (f) Veteran Identification Card (VIC) or, (g) Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

El Torito Grill locations throughout Southern California.

This is one way of showing our appreciation for United States military personnel, past and present. Contact your local El Torito Grill for details

El Torito
eltorito.com

All active and retired military personnel.

Select a complimentary build you own 3-item combo
– Tacos
– Enchiladas
– Flautas
– Tamales
– Chile Relleno

All persons must have one of the following forms of identification: (a) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification Card, (b) U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, (c) Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), (d) Veterans Organization Card (i.e. American Legion and VFW), (e) DD214 Certificate, (f) Veteran Identification Card (VIC) or, (g) Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

All El Torito locations.

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Chevys Fresh Mex®
chevys.com

All active and retired military personnel.

Select a complimentary build your own 3-item combo:
– Tacos
– Enchiladas
– Flautas
– Tamales
– Chile Relleno
– Flautas

All persons must have one of the following forms of identification: (a) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification Card, (b) U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, (c) Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), (d) Veterans Organization Card (i.e. American Legion and VFW), (e) DD214 Certificate, (f) Veteran Identification Card (VIC) or, (g) Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Chevys locations throughout Southern California which includes Burbank, Northridge and Ontario.

Rock & Brews
RockandBrews.com

Rock & Brews, the rock-inspired, family-friendly restaurant co-founded by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, is paying tribute to veterans, active military and first responders on Veterans Day, November 11, by offering a complimentary meal* at participating restaurants with proof of service.

All year round, Rock & Brews locations nationwide partner with local military and veteran organizations to support veterans and military personnel in their communities for their grand opening fundraisers and other events. To date, the Rock & Brews brand has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local organizations directly benefiting veterans and military.

Complimentary meal

Options vary at participating locations. Only one choice per guest with proof of service. Choices may include pulled pork sandwich; Caesar salad; chicken Caesar salad; two topping pizza; or backstage burger.

Applebee’s – Free entree for Veterans. Simply show proof of military service, such as a U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, DDT214 Citation or Commendation, your U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, a Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) or your Veterans Organization Card.

Black Angus – Special $9.99 Certified Angus Beef Top Sirloin Steak, served with home-style mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and a beverage to veterans and active-duty military. Offer is valid from open to 3 p.m. on Nov. 11, with a military ID present.

BJ’s – Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on Friday Nov. 10, and Saturday Nov.11, valued up to $12.95. Additionally, BJ’s is honoring active duty and retired military all month long with its Buy a Hero a Beer program. Starting on Nov. 1, guests over the age of 21 may contribute $6 toward a pint of BJ’s craft beer (or BJ’s handcrafted soda) for a veteran or military hero at a BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse nationwide. You can contribute online at bjsrestaurants.com/hero, on the BJ’s mobile app or directly on your restaurant bill. Active and retired military who would like a beer can sign up online to reserve one. They will then receive a promo code to redeem their BJ’s craft beer or handcrafted soda.

Chili’s – Free entree to veterans and active military on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. At participating Chili’s restaurants, the menu items being offered will include the following: Chicken Crispers, Chicken Bacon Rach Quesadillas, Oldtimer with Cheese, Classic Bacon Burger and Chili or Soup & Salad.

Chipotle – Buy-one-get-one (BOGO) promotion from 5 p.m. to close on the Tuesday before Veteran’s Day, Nov. 7. Valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders. All active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military with a valid U.S. military ID and veterans with ID, are eligible for a BOGO at all Chipotle restaurants in the U.S. on this day.

Denny’s – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam for observed Veterans Day (Nov. 10) 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations. Valid for inactive and military personnel with a valid military ID. Includes choice of breakfast items such as two fluffy buttermilk or hearty wheat pancakes, two eggs cooked to order, two sizzling bacon strips or hash browns.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar B Que – 20% off entire month of November (Military Families Month), plus free dessert on Veterans Dayfor veterans and active-duty military. Free dessert (on top of the 20% discount) on Veterans Day. Show military ID or proof of service. Excludes Thanksgiving Day, alcohol and catering. The 20% offer is valid for up to four guests. Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar B Que restaurants are located in several states in the western U.S.

McCormick & Schmick’s – Free entree on Sunday Nov. 5. Veterans and Gold Star honorees (parents and spouse) are eligible for this offer. Military identification required. Dine-in only.

Mimi’s Cafe – Free entree for veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11. The free entree can be ordered from a special Mimi’s menu with purchase of beverage and proof of service.

Olive Garden – Free entree from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans on Veterans Day. The special menu features six of Olive Garden’s most popular items. Entrees are served with unlimited homemade soup or famous house salad and warm, garlic breadsticks.

Red Robin – Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Fries for veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11. No purchase necessary. Show proof of service. Dine-in only.

Sizzler – Free lunch for veterans and active-duty military Nov. 11 until 4 p.m. Show proof of military service to get a six-ounce tri-tip sirloin steak, Malibu Chicken or six jumbo crispy shrimp with a choice of side dish and beverage at participating locations. Beverage choices are coffee, iced tea or a fountain drink. Proof of service includes a U.S. military-issue or veterans group identification card, appearance in uniform or a photo of the person in uniform. Dine-in only.

TGI Fridays – Free lunch-menu item up to $12 for those who have served. Promo runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. This promo also includes the Big Ribs entree in the half-rack portion. Military guests will also receive a $5 coupon for future use. Dine-in only.

Dunkin’ Donuts – Free donut for veterans and active-duty military on Nov. 11. Show military ID. Not purchase necessary, while supplies last. Limit one per customer.

Red Lobster – Free appetizer or dessert on Saturday Nov. 11, 2017, for veterans, active duty military and reservists. Show a valid military ID or proof of service to redeem this offer. Guests may choose their free appetizer or dessert from a special menu. The appetizers include: Sweet Chili Shrimp, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms, Lobster and Langostino Pizza and Signature Shrimp Cocktail. Desserts include: Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, Warm Apple Crostada, Chocolate Wave and Brownie Overboard.

Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage to guests with a military ID on Veterans Day. Military discount of 15% off totalfrom Nov. 12 – Dec. 31 with valid military ID.

Jimboy’s Tacos, home of the Original American Taco, is proud to offer a free meal to our Veterans on Saturday, November 11. On this day, Veterans can dine at participating Jimboy’s Tacos locations and receive a complimentary meal (up to a $10 value) with a valid military ID.
“We have the utmost respect for these men and women and are looking forward to thanking them personally with a free meal when they visit Jimboy’s this Veterans Day,” said Karen Freeman, president of Jimboy’s Tacos.

Disclaimer: Promotion may not be combined with any other offer, must show valid military ID, redeemable in-store for up to a $10 value, valid at participating locations on November 11, 2017 only.

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