2017 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11 and there are a number of businesses in the Mankato Area who will partake in honoring our veterans and active duty military by offering specials. 

There may be some requirements and at a minimum you will need some form of identification.  Examples of identification are; Military ID Card, current leave and earnings statement, veterans organization card (American Legion/VFW), DD214, discharge paperwork or VA veterans identification card. 

Always call ahead to verify locations, dates, times and participation.  Many of the companies listed are franchises and may have different policies. 

American Bar: Show Veteran/Military I.D. and get meal and Beverage for free. Meal includes Spaghetti, garlic bread, punch, milk or coffee and dessert.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill: Free meal from a special menu Saturday at any of the nearly 1,800 locations.

Bakers Square: Free breakfast Saturday with choice of buttermilk pancakes, three slices of French toast or a Belgian waffle.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota: Military Service members, past or present, are invited to visit the Museum with their families on Saturday, November 11th, any time between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, to explore exhibits and experience hands-on play and fun. Light refreshments will be served for military members and families in the Museum’s Rotary Education Center from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, followed by a special program beginning at 10:30 am.

Dairy Queen Waseca: Free medium Blizzard

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Veterans get a free sandwich, savory side and a Big Yellow Cup from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Free doughnut of choice, while supplies last.

Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Olive Garden: Free meal from a select menu.

Panera Bread: Free breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. Saturday at participating locations. After 10 a.m., military members get a coupon for a free pastry to use on a future visit.

Perkins: Free Magnificent Seven meal.

Pub 500: Veterans Day Concert by Iraq War Veteran Matthew Griswold at 9:00 pm. Proceeds from donation jar will be donated to Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (www.mac-v.org) and anyone who donates $5 or more will receive a $5 gift card courtesy of Pub 500.

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert.

The Landing on Madison Lake: Free roast beef commercial with coffee or pop from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm.

If you know of other discounts or free items for Veterans Day please email details to mankatotimes@gmail.com

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