Tomorrow is Veterans’ Day. I have found that there are a couple of places that are offering free food to Veterans. I love to eat. I love food. I love free food. I am cheap. Where do I go for free food on Veterans’ Day?
One article I used for a resource was “Free Food For Veterans” at News Channel Website presented by Kai Porter.
There are many places I’m sure offering free food to Veterans Day. Since I am lazy I stopped after finding four names. They are Perkin’s Restaurant, Applebee’s Restaurant, Golden Corral and Hy-Vee Grocery’s Kitchen.
I phoned our local Perkin’s Restaurant in Peoria, Illinois and found that they weren’t participating. That does not mean that they are not participating in your area. In fact the lady I spoke with said she was “Pretty sure” they were not participating.
I could not find a Golden Corral close enough to us.
Amazingly Chili’s Restaurant is offering a free limited menu all day. In Peoria that is at the corner of Glen and University.
I hit pay dirt with Applebee’s Restaurant. Starting at 11: A.M., they are serving meals to Veterans. What are they serving? They are serving a choice of about seven meals including steak, pasta and chicken if I heard the very helpful young lady correctly. Does the spouse eat free as well? No they do not. That does not matter. It is still the opportunity for a half price “date.” The Applebee’s Restaurant in Peoria, Illinois is located on War Memorial Drive near the “Shoppes at Grand Prairie” Mall. This is West of Peoria.
Hy-Vee Markets are serving breakfasts in their kitchens. They are located at the corner of Lake and Sheridan Road. According to the kitchen head chef the Hy-Vee Grocery in Peoria is going to be serving “regular breakfast food” consisting of eggs, breakfast casserole, bacon, sausage, coffee and pancakes. I failed to ask if there was going to be juice and doughnuts or coffee cake but it certainly would not surprise me.
In speaking with the very friendly people at both locations I was told to avoid rush (and they were sure there would be one) it would be best to come early when they first started serving. That makes sense.
However the more I thought about it the more I felt like shedding a tear. This was very nice of these operations to take their time and money to show their appreciation for in my case an effort made 40 years ago.
By the way no place said they would demand proof of status.
I thank you as I’m sure other vets do from the bottom of my heart and I promise I will eat at your location in the future!
News Channel 9 HD Website, Kai Porter, “Free Food For Veterans”
Newton Daily News Website, “Hy-Vee offering free breakfast for veteran’s on Veterans’ Day”