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Veterans Day is Nov. 11 – List of local businesses rewarding veterans and active duty military

Did you know… November 11 is Veterans Day, and November is National Veterans and Military Families Month.

WGNO has put together a list of places who will be honoring veterans and active duty military.

From free food, to prizes, gifts, and experiences, veterans and active duty military will be extra celebrated over the next few weeks.

Check locations, dates, and times below, and we’ll be updating the list as more information comes in.


    • Harrah’s New Orleans – Harrah’s will honor veterans with one complimentary breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet. All veterans must be 21 or older with valid military identification. Offer good on Monday, November 11 for Breakfast: 8 am- 10:30 am / Lunch: 11 am- 2pm / Dinner: 4 pm- 10 pm.
    • L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge – Veterans Day complimentary lunch buffet in honor of military personnel, active duty and veterans on Friday, November 8 from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. The buffet will feature firecracker grilled salmon, hickory smoked jumbo chicken wings, a build-a-burger bar complete with all fixings and more! All military personnel, active and veteran may receive one complimentary lunch buffet at Bon Temps Buffet on the L’Auberge casino floor! Military I.D. is required to claim your complimentary buffet, and must be 21 years or older to enter casino.
    • Fogo de Chão – Fogo Salutes Veterans. Military veterans and active duty personnel receive 50% off their meal this Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 8-11.
      Up to three guests also receive 10% off meal. We thank you for your service. Please show Military ID. Please make reservation.
    • Denny’s – As an ongoing tradition and to thank America’s veterans for their endless service and dedication, Denny’s is inviting all active, inactive and military personnel into participating Denny’s locations nationwide, on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11 from 5 a.m. to noon to enjoy a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam. One of Denny’s signature breakfast entrees, the Build Your Own Grand Slam includes a choice of four delicious items to truly make it your own. And with over 13 choices –such as fluffy buttermilk pancakes, eggs cooked to order, bacon strips, buttermilk biscuits, hash browns and oatmeal – there is something for everyone. The offer is valid for dine-in only from 5 a.m. to noon with a valid military ID or DD 214.
    • Gordon Biersch –  Active duty service members and veterans in uniform or with a military ID will receive a free entrée on Monday, Nov. 11. The special menu includes the 7-ounce Top Sirloin, Beer-Battered Fish & Chips, Cajun Pasta and Märzen BBQ Burger. And from Nov. 11-17, Gordon Biersch will be donating 25 cents from the sale of each pint of its “Vet’s IPA” to a local veterans charity. Each Gordon Biersch location will also host a tapping party on Monday, Nov. 11 featuring the “Vet’s IPA”!
    • AMC Theatres – Friday, Nov. 8 – Monday, Nov. 11 In honor of Veterans Day, military members can enjoy a Free Large Popcorn with their movie at AMC Theatres this weekend, starting Friday, November 8. This special offer is available to active duty service members and veterans who purchase a military priced ticket using their AMC Stubs membership. As always, service members are eligible for a Military Discount when they show a valid military I.D. at the box office.
    • Shoney’s – Nothing says “Thank You” like an incredible breakfast, so Shoney’s will be thanking our nation’s veterans and troops with a free All You Care To Eat, freshly prepared breakfast bar on Veterans Day. The breakfast bar will feature freshly-prepared items, including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, fresh fruit and other breakfast favorites. The breakfast bar will be available for for military on Veterans Day, November 11, from open to 11 A.M.
    • Villa Italian Kitchen – Throughout the day on Monday, November 11,  Villa Italian Kitchen will honor the service of veterans and active duty military nationwide by treating service members to a free slice of Villa Italian Kitchen’s classic Neapolitan cheese pizza, featuring handmade dough made fresh daily, sauce made from fresh California tomatoes and 100% whole-milk mozzarella. Visitors must mention promotional offer and display valid proof of military service at time of purchase to redeem.
    • AARP LA – Veterans and Their Families Appreciation Day and Montford Point Marines Recognition Event – AARP is hosting an appreciation day for veterans and military families, at 10 A.M. on Friday, November 1.  The event is free and will include a lunch, so an RSVP is mandatory. Guests should arrive at the Audubon Institute Nature Center and Planetarium, 11000 Lake Forest Blvd, New Orleans, 70127 by 9:45 A.M.
    • 9th Annual Texas-size Thank You for Serving Our Country – Texas Roadhouse invites veterans and active members of U.S. military across the country to enjoy FREE lunch on Monday, November 11. For the ninth 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 our 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.
    • Veterans Appreciation Event – November 9-11, three local TCC locations below will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation Event. Each veteran who attends the event will receive giveaway items and have the opportunity to apply for an Honor Flight trip in-store through the Honor Flight Network, which transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials dedicated to the service and sacrifices of the military. The following TCC locations are participating:

– Cut Off: 16258 W. Main St.
– LaPlace: 901 W. Airline Hwy., Ste. F
– Metairie: 2222 Clearview Pkwy., Ste. B

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