It’s that favorite time of the year again, when we get incredibly drunk at birthday balls and plot our attacks on unsuspecting restaurants to cash in on those Veteran’s Day freebies. The combination of the Marine Corps Birthday and Veteran’s Day in one weekend is enough to send any motivator into a self-indulgent patriot spiral of alcohol and red-white-and-blue pancakes at IHOP, so tread carefully this weekend.
For you Staff NCO’s out there, remember that if you have a moto-boner lasting more than 4 hours, see a Corpsman.
This weekend doubles in both birthday shenanigans and Veteran’s Day freebies, which is why I tried to fit both in today’s comic. For those of you like myself that have no shame in getting free shit this weekend, below is a list of free food (that I tactically acquired from USA Today) you can partake in this Sunday for active duty and veterans.
Lastly, as always, Happy 243rd Birthday, Marines.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill: Free meal from a special menu Sunday.
Back Yard Burgers: Free Back Yard Classic Burger Sunday.
Bakers Square: Free Veterans Day Breakfast Sunday plus get a 20 percent off coupon for a future visit.
Bar Louie: Free flatbread or burger Sunday.
Bertucci’s: Free small cheese pizza Sunday and Monday.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Free meal up to $12.95 and free Dr. Pepper beverage Sunday. Also in November, military personnel can also reserve a Pizookie through the Buy a Hero a Pizookie Program.
Bob Evans: Free meal from a special menu available all day Sunday at all locations.
Bonefish Grill: Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer Sunday.
Boston Market: Buy one individual meal and a drink, get one individual meal free with a coupon posted at www.bostonmarket.com Sunday or Monday. This deal is not only for veterans.
Buffalo’s Café: 50 percent discount for veteran and military Sunday.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries Sunday.
Buffalo Wings & Rings: Five free wings and a free beverage Sunday.
California Pizza Kitchen: Free meal from special menu Sunday. Get a buy-one-get-one free card to use Nov. 12-18.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Free appetizer or dessert Sunday.
Chili’s: Free meal from special menu Sunday.
Chipotle: Buy-one-get-one free deal Sunday.
Chuck E. Cheese’s: Free personal one-topping pizza Sunday.
Cicis: Free adult buffet Sunday.
Cotton Patch Cafe: Free Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken Sunday.
Cracker Barrel: Free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or a Crafted Coffee beverage.
Creamistry: 50 percent off any single item Sunday and Monday.
Daphne’s: 10 percent discount Sunday.
Dunkin’: Free doughnut Sunday. No purchase required.
Famous Dave’s: Free two meat lunch combo Sunday and Monday.
East Coast Wings + Grill: Free meal from special menu Sunday.
El Fenix: Free meal from special menu Sunday.
Fogo de Chão: 50 percent off meal Veterans’ Day weekend Friday through Sunday and 10 percent off for up to three guests’ meals.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Veterans and active military who visit a Freddy’s restaurant Sunday get a free combo meal card good through Nov. 30.
Freebirds World Burrito: Veterans and active military get a buy-one-get-one free deal on full-size entrees Sunday.
Friendly’s: Free Big-Two-Do breakfast or free All-American Burger meal for lunch or dinner.
GetGo Cafe + Markets: Free coffee or fountain drink, excluding made-to-order and packaged beverages Sunday. Also available for first responders.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: 15 percent off Sunday and Monday. Not valid in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Hickory Tavern: Free Tavern Burger with the purchase of a beverage Sunday.
Hooters: Free meal from a special menu Sunday.
Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar: Free meal from special menu Sunday. Plus, the chain has a 15 percent military discount every day of the year.
Huddle House: Free order of Sweet Cakes Friday through Monday.
Hurricane Grill & Wings: Free meal Sunday.
Jimboy’s Tacos: Free meal up to $10 at participating locations Sunday.
Kolache Factory: Free kolache and a free coffee Sunday.
LaMar’s Donuts: Free doughnut and 12-ounce coffee Sunday.
Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Logan’s Roadhouse: Free meal from special menu between 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
LongHorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer or dessert Sunday.
Margaritas Mexican Restaurants: Free meal Sunday.
Max & Erma’s: Free cheeseburger, fries and fountain drink Sunday.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Free six ounces of frozen yogurt Sunday.
Miller’s Ale House: 50 percent off meal Sunday.
Mimi’s Cafe: Free meal from special menu Sunday.
MOD Pizza: Free MOD-size pizza or salad Sunday.
Native Grill & Wings:Free menu item up to $11.99 Sunday.
Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub: Free meal from special menu with purchase of another entree from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
O’Charley’s: Free meal from special menu Sunday and Monday.
Olive Garden: Free meal from special menu Sunday.
On The Border: Free Create-Your-Own combo meal Sunday.
Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage Sunday, plus 10 percent off everyday.
Peet’s Coffee: Free small cup of coffee or tea Sunday.
Pluckers Wing Bar: Free meal, side and non-alcoholic beverage, up to $15, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Dine-in only.
Ponderosa and Bonanaza Steakhouses: Veterans can choose a free buffet and beverage or 50 percent off a menu item. Some locations will honor veterans Sunday and other locations on Monday so check with your closest location.
PT’s Taverns: The chain will offer happy hour selections throughout the entire day to veterans and active-duty service members who present a valid military ID Sunday.
Quaker Steak & Lube: Offers vary by location.
Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert Sunday and Monday.
Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries Sunday.
Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries: Vets eat free Saturday through Monday. Plus, each brewery will be brewing a limited-edition Veterans Day IPA and Saturday through Nov. 12, 25 cents from every pint will go to a local Veterans charity.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti entrée Sunday.
Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer up to a $10 Sunday.
Scooter’s Coffee: Free drink of any size Sunday. Plus, stores will be taking donations for Wounded Warriors Family Support Sunday and Monday.
Shake Shack: Free scoop of Shake Shack Custard at all locations Sunday.
Sheetz: Free six-inch turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink Sunday.
Sizzler: Free lunch from special menu until 4 p.m. Sunday.
Starbucks: Free tall coffee for any veteran, active duty military and military spouse Sunday.
SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt: Free 12-ounce frozen yogurt Sunday.
Taco Cabana: Free Brisket Taco Sunday.
Texas de Brazil: Two veterans dine for free plus 20 percent off for up to six additional guests on Sunday and Monday.
Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch from a special menu Sunday.
TGI Fridays: Free meal up to $12 Sunday and Monday.
The Greene Turtle: Free meal up to $12 Sunday.
Tijuana Flats: Free entree and drink Sunday with military ID. Dine in or take out. One per person.
TooJay’s: Free meal from a special menu Sunday.
Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar: Free classic burgers Sunday.
Wawa: Free hot coffee Sunday.
Wienerschnitzel: Free Chili Dog, small fries and a small drink Sunday.
White Castle: Free combo meal for veterans and active military members who dine in or go through the drive-thru Sunday and Monday.
Yard House: Free appetizer Sunday.
Zoës Kitchen: Free meal Sunday and Monday with a valid military ID.