One way to thank a veteran, according to many businesses: Give them a free meal.
Heading up to Veteran's Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, here's a look at some Brighton businesses offering free food, discounts and even Slurpees to veterans and servicemembers, courtesy of themilitarywallet.com.
Applebee’s: Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Nov. 11. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required. 30686 Lyon Center Drive, New Hudson.
Chili’s: Veterans and active servicemembers receive one of seven meals free from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 11. Dine-in only, and proof of service needed. 8071 Challis Rd, Brighton.
Home Depot: A 10 percent discount for all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families in honor of Veteran’s Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000. 8053 Challis Rd, Brighton.
Little Caesars: Free Crazy Bread with proof of service for all veterans and active military members on Monday, Nov. 12. 9998 E Grand River Ave, Brighton.
Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service on Monday, Nov. 12. 8522 W Grand River Ave, Brighton.
T.G.I. Friday’s: Free lunch for for all active servicemembers and veterans on Monday, Nov. 12. Must wear uniform (if permitted by your service) or present military ID or other proof of service. 6800 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton.
The Olive Garden: Free entree for veterans and active duty military all day on Sunday, Nov. 11. Chose from a special menu. 6870 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton.
The Outback: Active duty military and veterans receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. Military ID required. Also receive 10 percent off your purchase from Nov. 13-Dec 31, 2012. 7873 Conference Center Dr, Brighton.
Tim Hortons: A free star-spangled doughnut to all veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11. 300 W Grand River Ave, Brighton.
7-Eleven: Free small Slurpee to all current and former military members on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Offer good to. Proof of service required. 11501 Grand River Rd, Brighton and 9290 Lee Rd, Brighton.
Know of any great veterans' discounts we missed? Add them in the comments!