5 Places Where Vets and Active Military Can Eat for Free This Memorial Day

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This Memorial Day, you may be looking forward to a long weekend with friends or family, celebrating a high school graduation or preparing your shopping list for holiday deals.

But as a nod to the real reason for the holiday, businesses around the country are offering special meal deals for veterans and active military members this Memorial Day weekend.

Here are five places you can go for free food on Monday, May 29, with your military ID:

1. Hooters

On May 29, all current and former military personnel can choose their favorite item from the Hooters Memorial Day menu at participating locations nationwide. Options include Buffalo chicken salad, Buffalo chicken sandwich, Hooters burger or 10-piece traditional or boneless wings with your choice of sauce.

2. McCormick & Schmick’s

Active-duty military and National Guard, veterans, and Gold Star parents and spouses get a free lunch or dinner entree from the Memorial Day Menu on May 29.

3. Twin Peaks

Participating Twin Peaks locations will honor past and present armed forces personnel with a free meal on May 29.

4. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Bring a veteran or active-duty service member with you to eat on Monday, May 29, and the restaurant will cover their lunch or dinner. The free entree must be the same price or less than your purchase.

5. Ninety-Nine

Veterans and active-duty military will receive a free meal from the chain’s 9 Real Size Entrées for $9.99 Menu with a purchase of another meal and proof of service.

Editorial intern Carissa Richetti and editorial assistant Haley Gonzalez contributed research to this post.

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).

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