Modesto-area eater­ies of­fer free food to mil­i­tary for Vet­er­ans Day

The Modesto Bee (Sunday) - - Local - BY MAR­IJKE ROW­LAND mrow­land@mod­

This Vet­er­ans Day, the 100th an­niver­sary of Ar­mistice Day, past and present ser­vice­men and ser­vice­women will be hon­ored across the coun­try. And na­tional and lo­cal restau­rants will do their part, of­fer­ing free and dis­counted meals.

Vet­eran’s Day falls on Sun­day, Nov. 11 this year, but will be of­fi­cially ob­served as a fed­eral holiday Mon­day. Some places are of­fer­ing deals and free­bies Sun­day, oth­ers Mon­day and a few both days. A roundup of some of the eater­ies par­tic­i­pat­ing. Ac­tive-duty mil­i­tary and vet­er­ans should be pre­pared to show mil­i­tary ID or other ver­i­fi­ca­tion at most lo­ca­tions:

Ap­ple­bee’s (Modesto, River­bank, Tur­lock, Merced): Free meal from a spe­cial menu on Sun­day.

BJ’s Restau­rant and Brew­house (Modesto): Free en­tree un­der $12.95 and free Dr. Pep­per bev­er­age on Sun­day. Vet­er­ans can also claim a free Pi­zookie dessert through the whole month of November as part of the com­pany’s Buy a Hero a Pi­zookie pro­gram.

Buf­falo Wild Wings (Modesto, Tur­lock): Free one small or­der of tra­di­tional or bone­less wings and a side of fries Sun­day.

Chili’s (Modesto, Tur­lock, Los Banos): Free meal from a spe­cial menu on Sun­day.

Chipo­tle (Modesto, Tur­lock, River­bank): Buy­one, get-one free deal on bur­ri­tos, bowls, salads or or­der of tacos Sun­day.

Chuck E. Cheese (Modesto): Free per­sonal pizza on Sun­day.

Denny’s (all lo­ca­tions): Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon Mon­day.

Dunkin’ Donuts (Modesto): Free dough­nut Sun­day.

Farmer Boys (Modesto, River­bank, Ceres): Free Big Cheese cheese­burger Mon­day.

Gal­letto Ris­torante (Modesto): Free meal with the pur­chase of an­other en­tree of equal or greater price Sun­day and Mon­day.

Golden Cor­ral (Modesto): Free din­ner buf­fet with bev­er­age from 5 to 9 p.m. Mon­day.

Hauck’s Grill (Tur­lock): Free en­tree on Mon­day.

Hula’s (Escalon): Free meal and non-al­co­holic bev­er­age Mon­day.

IHOP (all lo­ca­tions): Free stack of Red, White and Blue pan­cakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon­day.

Lit­tle Cae­sars (all lo­ca­tions): Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun­day.

Out­back Steak­house (Modesto): Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coca-Cola bev­er­age Sun­day.

Red Lob­ster (Modesto): Free ap­pe­tizer or dessert Sun­day and Mon­day.

Red Robin (River­bank, Tur­lock, Man­teca): Free Red’s Tav­ern Dou­ble Burger and Bot­tom­less Steak Fries Sun­day.

Star­bucks (all lo­ca­tions): Free tall cof­fee for any vet­eran, ac­tive duty mil­i­tary and mil­i­tary spouse Sun­day.

Texas Road­house (Modesto): Free lunch from a spe­cial menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun­day.

Wiener­schnitzel (Modesto, Tur­lock, Oak­dale, Man­teca): Free chili dog, small fries and a small Pepsi Sun­day.

Yo­gurt Mill (Modesto, Tur­lock): Free small frozen yo­gurt Sun­day.

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