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List of Restaurants with Military Discounts on Food

As a college student, you are going to need to find places to eat. Either right outside of campus, or near where you live. While going out to eat all of the time can add up, finding good restaurants with military discounts is a must.

As a student, you may qualify for student discounts. A lot of restaurants offer them on a location by location basis. As a member of the military, you will qualify for military discounts at different restaurants as well. Remember to keep in mind that they can also vary by location and can change whenever the company decides to do so.

Here are ten of them to try:


Shoney’s has an “Our Heroes” discount which is 15% off for the men and women of the armed forces. This discount is only at participating locations.

Papa Murphy’s

Limited stores do offer various discounts to include military discounts on their take and bake pizza. While this isn’t a sit-down restaurant, these pizzas are perfect a quick meal at home.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel sometimes has a military discount, although this is based on the individual restaurant. You might be able to find between 10-30% off and can use the discount in the store too.



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Red Robin

Red Robin serves burgers and other yummy foods. They have a Red Robin royalty program. Signing up will get you rewards to celebrate the military. While this isn’t signing up for a certain % off each visit, you will receive discounts during the year.

Outback Steakhouse

All service members, police officers, and firefighters receive 10% off of their entire check, all day, every day. You can also add money onto your check at the end of your in restaurant or online dining experience.


Hooters serves burgers, wings, and more and you can receive 20% off every Tuesday and 10% off every other day of the week. This is only at participating locations.

Johnny Rockets

At Johnny Rockets, you can get an amazing hamburger and fries to go with it. At some Johnny Rocket restaurants, you can receive 10% or maybe more as a military discount.

Schlotzsky’s Deli

This restaurant varies based on locations but you might be able to get 10% or even more at this deli to buy salads, sandwiches, soups, and pizzas.

CiCi’s Pizza

This pizza place offers a free adult buffet in April to celebrate National Army Week. You will receive a free adult buffet when you purchase one adult buffet. If you are dining solo, you can get 50% off your buffet. This discount is for members of the military as well as veterans.

Ruby Tuesdays

You can get 10% off your meal at Ruby Tuesdays that serves yummy burgers, a salad bar, and more.

Hometown Buffet

Hometown Buffet offers a 15% daily military discount to active duty, reserve, or retired military personnel in uniform or with a valid ID. They also have a Military Monday special which provides a service member and up to three other family members with a special discount. This discount is also available at the Old Country Buffet.

Veterans Day Deals

In addition to these regular military discounts, check your local restaurants for what they do for Veterans Day.

Often restaurants will give a service member or a veteran a full meal, or a big discount on one.

They may not offer a military discount the rest of the year, but they do during that week, or even just on Veterans Day.

You would need to show them the proper ID or the paperwork that they require.

Rumored to Have Discounts

When it comes to military discount, it can sometimes be hard to track who has one and who doesn’t. Sometimes just a few locations offer it, as so many discounts can depend on what the manager of that particular franchise wants to do.

Here are a few places that have been rumored to have some type of military discount that would be worth asking about next time you go:

  • Arby’s
  • Wendy’s
  • Burger King
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Applebee’s
  • Dairy Queen
  • Denny’s
  • IHOP
  • Chili’s
  • Dicky’s BBQ
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Chipotle
  • Boston Market
  • TGI Fridays
  • Buffalo Wild Wings

Although some of these discounts are only for 10% off, the savings can help as you try to stick to a budget while going to school.


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About the author

Julie Provost is a freelance writer, and blogger. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.