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These 12 restaurants are offering discounts on Veterans Day

Gavin Kinney holds up a sign thanking veterans at the 2015 Veterans Day Parade in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Gavin Kinney (9) holds up a sign thanking veterans at the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on November 11, 2015 in New York City. Known as "America's Parade" it features over 20,000 participants, including veterans of numerous eras, military units, businesses and high school bands and civic and youth groups. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dozens of major retailers and companies are offering discounts and freebies for veterans and active-duty military members this year. Here's a roundup of some of what's happening on Nov. 11.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Little Caesars is giving away free lunch combos to any veteran or active-duty member.

Starbucks is giving away free tall-sized coffee to any veteran or active duty member all day long.

Purchasing a beverage at Hooters will get each veteran or active-duty member a free meal from the restaurant's special menu.

Krispy Kreme is giving all veterans and active-duty members a free doughnut and coffee all day on Friday.

Veterans and active-duty members who show up to Olive Garden will get a free meal from its special menu — including its never-ending breadsticks.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red Lobster is giving away its Walt's Favorite Shrimp, fries and coleslaw to veterans and active-duty members.

From 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wendy's is giving free breakfast combos to those with a valid military ID.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., TGI Fridays is giving veterans and active-duty members a free lunch from its special menu.

California Pizza Kitchen is giving veterans and active military a free meal and non-alcoholic beverage.

All retired and active military members can get a free doughnut from Dunkin' on Friday.

IHOP is giving veterans and active-duty military a free stack of Red, White & Blueberry pancakes on Friday.

And Smashburger is giving away free burgers or sandwiches to active-duty members, and veterans, all day on Friday.

Most businesses require proof of military service or veteran status in order to get the deals.

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