Food and services offered to vets for Veterans' Day

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Veterans' Day events in Reno area include parade, bell ringing


This Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018, Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar is on a mission to proudly serve one million free meals to neighborhood military heroes. For the 11th year, Applebee’s restaurants nationwide will invite all veterans and active-duty military to visit their local restaurants on Veterans Day to enjoy a complimentary full-size entree from an exclusive menu:

• Classic Bacon Cheeseburger
• 6 oz. USDA Select Top Sirloin
• Chicken Tenders Platter
• Double Crunch Shrimp
• Fiesta Lime Chicken
• Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad
• Oriental Chicken Salad
• Three-Cheese Chicken Penne

Applebee's believes in creating connections across the table, beginning with a good meal. Applebee’s also encourages everyone to give our troops a ‘thank you’ of their own. Head to to give thanks to our military heroes with a thoughtful social media post of gratitude using the hashtag #MillionMeals4Heroes.


To honor and thank our veterans, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is offering a complimentary breakfast or lunch Tuesday, November 6 – Friday, November 9, 2018.

Veterans are invited to enjoy:

• One complimentary breakfast or lunch buffet at Toucan Charlie’s
o Breakfast and lunch hours Tue-Fri: 8 am – 3 pm

Veterans will need to have a valid Military ID, military spouse ID or DD-214 and be a Club Paradise member to pick up a buffet voucher at the Club Paradise Rewards desk inside Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.


If you are a current or former military member, you can get a free Pizookie dessert at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. You will have 72 hours to use your coupon after you claim it.


In honor of Veterans Day, the Carson Nugget is offering two free tickets for its Al Stewart concert Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 p.m. to active duty service members and veterans. These tickets also get service members and veterans and a guest into the meet-and-greet with Stewart at 8:30 p.m.

"This is our way of giving back to our veterans who have given and sacrificed so much for us," says Dean DiLullo, owner and general manager of the Carson Nugget. "We are so excited to have Al Stewart performing in Carson City, and think it will be a great show for all attendees, especially our veterans."

To claim the tickets, veterans and active duty personnel should call the Nugget Marketing Office at 775-882-1626 ext. 752 this Friday at 5 p.m. to get their names added to the list for admittance to the concert. Please have your military ID when checking in for the concert.


On Sunday, Nov. 11 only, with the purchase of an entree, all active-duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military members will receive another entree for free at Chipotle.


To thank America’s veterans for their endless service and dedication, Denny’s is inviting all active, inactive and military personnel into its booths at participating locations Monday, Nov. 12 from 5 a.m. to noon to enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam®.

This diner staple includes a choice of four breakfast items such as two fluffy buttermilk pancakes, two eggs or egg whites cooked to order, two sizzling bacon or turkey bacon strips, buttermilk biscuits or hash browns. The offer is valid for dine-in only from 5 a.m. to noon with a valid military ID or DD 214.

“As America’s Diner, we take great pride in honoring our country’s servicemen and women,” says John Dillon, chief marketing officer for Denny’s. “Each year we look forward to welcoming these heroes into our booths nationwide for a great breakfast on us, just a small way to thank them for their service and dedication to our great country.”
For more information about Denny’s or to find a participating location near you, please visit


THE ROW – the Eldorado, Circus Circus and Silver Legacy -- is grateful for all those who have served or are currently serving our country. In appreciation, veterans can enjoy a free breakfast or lunch buffet at The Buffet at Eldorado on Veterans' Day, November 11, between 7:45 a.m. and 2 p.m.

In addition, Starbucks at the Eldorado and Silver Legacy will offer a free 12 oz. coffee to veterans.

The exterior of Circus Circus will be lit in red, white and blue in recognition of our country’s veterans, and the annual Veterans' Day Parade will end in front of Circus Circus.


Famous Dave's, to thank the military for its service, is giving away "One-Meat Salutes" November 11 to active and former military personnel. Have your military ID to claim this offer. Tip-A-Vet will also be held there and Hug High Students will be on site collecting tips and donations for the Veterans Guest House.


This Veterans Day, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino honors the men and women who serve our country by offering dining specials for veterans and active-duty military personnel.

Sunday, Nov. 11, California Pizza Kitchen is offering a free entrée from a special menu and on Monday, Nov. 12, the Grand Buffet is providing one free breakfast or lunch buffet for veterans and active-duty military personnel in uniform or who show military identification.


If you’re a veteran or active military member in need of a quick pick-me-up this weekend, you might want to head to your local Great Clips. The hair salon is offering free haircuts for active and retired military members on Veterans Day. All you have to do is show your military ID or DD 214 form and the haircut is yours!

The deal is only good Sunday, Nov. 11, but if you’re not in need of a haircut at the moment, you can pick up a free haircut card instead. The card can be used through Dec. 31.

If you’re not a veteran, you can even pick up the free haircut card for someone else if you purchase a service at Great Clips on Nov. 11.


Harrah’s Reno is offering a free Veteran’s Day buffet brunch or dinner to veterans and current members of the United States military at Harrah’s Carvings Buffet Monday, Nov. 12, the day after the official Veteran’s Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Military folks may choose between the Monday brunch buffet, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or the Monday dinner buffet, 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Veterans and members of the military must show their military/veterans I.D. and a Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards Card. A Total Rewards card may be quickly obtained, free of charge, at the main Cashier/Total Rewards center at Harrah’s Reno. Must be 21+ years of age to participate.


Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe are offering a free buffet brunch or dinner to veterans and current members of the United States military at Harrah’s Forest Buffet on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.

Military folks may choose between the Sunday buffet, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or the Sunday dinner buffet, 5 to 9 p.m.

Veterans and members of the military must show their military/veterans I.D. and a Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards Card. A Total Rewards card may be quickly obtained, free of charge, at the main Cashier/Total Rewards centers at either Harrah’s or Harveys. Must be 21+ years of age to participate.


Jiffy Lube® is honoring all active and/or retired service members who have so selflessly served our country. As a small token of gratitude for their efforts to keep us safe, November 12, 2018, Jiffy Lube is doing FREE Jiffy Lube® Value Oil Change Plus for all active & retired service members with military I.D.


Peppermill Reno and Western Village will thank active and retired military members for their service with Veterans Day specials at each property.

Peppermill Reno will offer one free breakfast or lunch buffet at Island Buffet. Western Village will offer one free pizza slice and one free soda at Primo.

Guests must show valid Military or Veterans Affairs ID card to redeem these offers Monday, November 12, 2018, 8am–2pm at Peppermill Reno and 11am–10pm at Western Village.


The Midtown restaurant Pizzava invites all veterans and active military to have pizza on the house Sunday, November 11 from 10:30am to 5:30pm. The restaurant's Facebook page says, "We would be honored to offer free slices to all those who served our country to thank you for your service."

Address is 1043 South Virginia Street.


In honor of Veteran’s Day November 11, Rail City Casino will offer a complimentary buffet with valid military ID. Sunday’s theme night is International Buffet and the buffet is open 2-9 p.m.


This Veterans Day, Red Lobster is thanking veterans, active duty military, and reservists by offering a free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12. To find your local Red Lobster location, click here.


Target is offering a coupon to all active members of the military, veterans and their families. Through Nov. 12, all eligible Target shoppers can get a 10-percent military discount on purchases made in-store or online at


Texas Roadhouse invites veterans and active members of U.S. military across the country to enjoy FREE lunch on Sunday, November 11. For the eighth year, every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces.

All veterans - including all active, retired, or former U.S. military - can choose one of 10 entrees from the special Veterans Day menu, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/iced tea or coffee during lunch. Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
150 Damonte Ranch Pkwy, Reno