TGI Fridays Free Veterans Day Lunch

Veterans Get a Free Lunch in Honor of Veterans Day

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TGI Friday's free Veterans Day meal is over for this year. Check back in October for details for 2018.

Veterans and active-duty military members that come in to TGI Fridays this November can have a free complimentary lunch in honor of Veterans Day!

The lunch is restricted to a certain time-frame, and to particular individuals only, so be sure to keep reading to learn more.

Red Lobster, Denny's, O'Charley's, Applebee's, Chili's, Outback Steakhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, BJ's RestarauntTexas Roadhouse, Red RobinIHOPOlive Garden, and Golden Corral are some examples of other restaurants that normally give out free food on Veterans Day.

Tip: See this list of Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts for other ways you can save money on Veterans Day.

When Veterans Get Their Free Meal at TGI Fridays

The Veterans Day free meal at TGI Fridays is on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Because this is a free Veterans Day lunch, the offer is valid only between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Eligible customers can pick anything they like from this menu as long as it's value is no more than $12. However, the menu may be condensed to a smaller selection depending on your local TGI Fridays.

Active and retired military service members also get a half rack of the Big Ribs entree, as well as a $5 coupon for their next meal.

It's possible that not all TGI Fridays locations are participating in this Veterans Day free meal. I recommend you call your local TGI Fridays before you head out for lunch just to be sure that yours is, as well as to double-check the time-frame for the meal.

Who's Eligible for the TGI Fridays Veterans Day Free Lunch

All veterans and active-duty military members can get a free lunch at TGI Fridays on Veterans Day, but they're the only ones. Neither their families nor their friends, co-workers, or any other guests that they bring, can take advantage of the offer.

There are some other restrictions explained below that you should be aware of before you head out for lunch on November 11.

What You Need to Take With You to TGI Fridays

This free Veterans Day meal is only attainable for veterans and active-duty military if they can provide valid military ID. This is a common practice for restaurants to endure to be sure that their customers are actually military personnel.

If you're a veteran that can't provide military ID, be sure to read through this list of frequently asked questions about Veterans Day free meals. You'll find other forms of ID that may be acceptable as well as more information on how Veterans Day offers work.

TGI Fridays Veterans Day Free Lunch Restrictions

You'll want to be sure to visit TGI Fridays on the one day that the offer is valid, which is Saturday, November 11. You can't come any other day to redeem this Veterans Day free meal.

Also be sure to visit your local restaurant between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, for this is the only time that they're having the free lunch. If you want, you can call ahead of time to see if they can flex the time for you, but it's likely that this is the only time they're doing this.

Though you can choose anything off of their menu, TGI Fridays Veterans Day free meal may not include any beverages.

Again, be sure to remember your military ID. Any customer who doesn't have one will likely be turned away from this Veterans Day free meal.