Veterans, what is your favorite restaurant to eat at? More importantly, did it make the list for restaurants that give a military discount? I researched and found dozens of fast-food and sit down restaurants across the country that give you a discount!
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First, some things to keep in mind.
Many restaurants that give a military discount don’t advertise these discounts. You’ll need to ask for them. They also vary by location, so make sure to call ahead to find out what is available at your local restaurant.
It is important to realize that some deals are for active duty or veterans only, while others are for both. Active duty only deals are in green, veterans only deals are in red, and both are in black.
It is also important to note that these benefits are generally for restaurants off base, not on base. However, on base you are not required to pay sales tax.
Restaurants That Give a Military Discount
For your convenience, we’ve created this list of restaurants that give a military discount in alphabetical order so it’s easy to browse.
A&W gives 10% off with military ID.
Applebee’s may give up to 10% off except apparently that is not valid on the 2 for $20 deals.
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Arby’s military discount varies, so check with your local store.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co gives 10% off to all military.
Burger King often gives veterans 10% off! Check with your location to make sure it is valid in your area. Make sure to have your military ID!
Burgerville gives 10% if you show your military ID.
Buffalo Wild Wings locations may offer a 10% discount. Check with your store and bring ID.
Cafe Rio gives veterans with a military ID 25% off Tuesday through Sunday. Additionally, Virginia and Maryland have Military Mondays and give veterans 50% off!
Carl’s Jr. gives a military discount that varies by location, usually it is 10% off.
Cracker Barrel will give 10-30% off with a military ID in some locations, which in some cases will include the items in their store as well as the restaurant!
Chick-fil-A locations often give military servicemembers 10% off on Military Appreciation nights.
Chipotle has a military discount, but it varies so check with your store.
Chuck E Cheese’s has two different deals available to all active duty, reserves, and retired service members and their dependents. The Alpha deal is a large 1-topping pizza, 4 drinks, and 45 play points for $28.99 (instead of $40). The Bravo is 2 large 1-topping pizzas, 4 drinks, and 100 play points for 46.99 (instead of $69).
Cici’s Pizza restaurants offer a military discount depending on the location. Call ahead to find out if your location participates.
Cinnabon often gives 15% to miltary members with ID.
Cold Stone sometimes gives 10% to military members. Check with a location near you.
Dairy Queen discounts vary by location, but some are as high as 50% off for showing up in uniform.
Denny’s will discount Veteran’s meals from 10-20% off depending on the location. Plus, they have a great 55+ menu.
Dunkin’ Doughnuts locations offer 10% off.
Del Taco participating locations will give you 50% off with your military ID!
Fudrucker’s gives 15% off with military ID.
Golden Corral stores may give you 10-20% off veterans buffets with a military ID.
Hard Rock Café locations will often give a 10-15% discount for all food and non-alcoholic beverages with a valid military ID.
IHOP stores, depending on the manager, may give 20% off with military ID.
Johnny Rockets will give military members in uniform 50% off!
KFC discounts for veterans varies, so just ask and have ID ready!
Lone Star Steakhouse will give you 15% off every Monday (alcohol not included).
Longhorn Steakhouse gives 10% off to military members.
Long John Silver’s military discount varies so have ID ready just in case.
Medieval Times gives both veterans and active duty 30% off the dinner and tournament!
Panda Inn Express military discounts vary by location.
Papa Murphey’s locations may give you up to 50% off one pizza!
Pizza Hut often offers a discount, but check at your local store.
Popeyes usually gives 10% off with your military ID.
Quiznos locations have various discounts, simply ask at your store.
Red Robin discount varies, simply have your ID ready.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory offers up to 10% off.
Subways often give veterans 10% off.
Sizzler locations often have a discount, but it varies by location.
Sonic stores often have a discount, simply ask at your location.
SouperSalad usually gives a military discount of 10%.
Texas Roadhouse offers discounts from 10-30% depending on the location for military.
Taco Bell discounts vary, so ask at your store.
Wendy’s also has a discount for veterans, but it varies by location so check with your local store.
Zaxby’s gives 10% off with military ID at participating locations.
Besides these restaurants that give a military discount, some local restaurants offer discounts so always be sure to check! You never know what deals the local shops have, so just ask and make sure to have your military ID handy just in case.
And most importantly, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
Did we miss anything? Comment below with other restaurants that give a military discount!