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Wordless Wednesday: Central’s Veterans Day Celebration

We know our “Wordless Wednesday” is strictly photos, but this one needed a little bit of an explanation!  Each Veterans Day, Central holds a special luncheon for all employees and invites those in the military to bring in their memorabilia.  This year’s Veterans Day celebration was different than in years past as we recently installed a flag pole in our front green space.  We raised the flag for the first time just before our luncheon in honor of our veterans and current military members.


Veterans Day Restaurant Specials

Image from AACA.org

Happy Veterans Day.  Central thanks all of our veterans for their service.  Many restaurants around the country are showing their appreciation with special offers for veterans.  Take a look at these specials and please feel free to share what specials you find, or what your restaurant will have.  Most places will require identification, so be sure to bring it upon going to a restaurant.


Veterans are able to get a free entree all day on November 11.

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse

Active duty and veterans are able to get a free lunch entree or a one-topping mini pizza for dinner on November 11.


A free meal (one of six choices) will be available for both active duty and veterans from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. on November 11.


Members of the military can get a free burger (excluding the Pepperjack Bacon and Kobe Burgers) on November 11. Dine-in orders only.


A free Grand Slam breakfast will be available for active military and veterans on November 11.

Famous Dave’s

Depending on location, a free or discounted meal will be available for active military and veterans on November 11.

Golden Corral

The Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner, which consists of a free meal, will be held at locations all around the country on November 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


All throughout the day on November 11, with a purchase of a beverage active duty and veterans are able to get 10 free wings.  Dine-in orders only.

 Krispy Kreme

All active duty and veterans can get a free doughnut on November 11.

Little Caesars

Upon showing military ID, active duty or veterans can get a free order of Crazy Bread on November 11.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants

The 13th annual Veteran’s Day meal will be held on November 13.

Olive Garden

Veterans are able to get a free meal (from a pre-set menu) on November 11. It will include bread sticks and choice of soup or salad.

Outback Steakhouse

Active duty and veterans are able to get a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke.  This offer began on November 7 and concludes on November 11.

Papa Johns

All orders placed from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on November 11 will make a $1 donation to assist the USO upon using their online ordering app.


At many locations around the country, active duty and veterans can get a free six-inch sub on November 11.

Texas Roadhouse

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., active duty and veterans can get a free lunch on November 11.

TGI Friday’s

For active duty and veterans, they will have a buy one entree, get another free on November 11.

Tim Hortons

Veterans can get a free doughnut on November 11.



Veterans Day at Central

For Veterans Day, Central held a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in our picnic area for all staff members in honor of our Veterans.

Originally, lunch was to be provided for our Veterans, but a group of them came together and requested lunch be provided for the entire Central team.

The menu consisted of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and cookies. Product Consultant Reed Harrig volunteered to cook, along with another Product Consultant, Russ Shepherd. President Troy Hanna and Customer Care Specialist Kim Swartz assisted them with clean up.

There are around 120 employees at Central and Harrig estimated about 100 came through for lunch.

Central strongly encouraged all Veterans to bring in their memorabilia to share with everyone.  Product Consultant Steve White brought in items along with National Accounts Sales Manager, Scott Ebbert.

Below is the memorabilia that was brought in:

Scott Ebbert

Steve White