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Published: May 28, 2018 3 min read
Washington's Memorial Day Parade Honors WWII Veterans
The Memorial Day Parade on Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C.
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Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day 2018. It's the traditional holiday for remembering those who died while serving their country in the military, and by extension it's become a day to honor all veterans and active-duty military.

One way members of the military are being thanked on Memorial Day 2018 is with free food. Restaurant chains all over the United States have free food deals for customers with valid military ID on Memorial Day. Ninety Nine Restaurants, Schmick & McCormick's, LaMar's Donuts, and Hooters are just a few of the restaurants with Memorial Day 2018 freebies and deals for veterans and active-duty military.

Monday, May 28, also happens to be celebrated as National Burger Day 2018, and there's one National Burger Day deal we think is worth mentioning too. Here are all the best Memorial Day 2018 freebies and National Burger Day 2018 deals happening today.


All veterans and active-duty military personnel with ID can get a free entrée with the purchase of any drink at Hooters on Memorial Day 2018. The free entrée options include 10-piece wings, Hooters burger, or buffalo chicken salad.

Ninety Nine Restaurants

More than 100 Ninety Nine Restaurants locations throughout New England and New York state give veterans or active-duty military with ID a free entrée on Memorial Day with the purchase of any other meal. The free entrée options are from the $9.99 menu, and include New Orleans shrimp, country fried chicken, and crispy fish tacos.

LaMar's Donuts

Active and retired service members with military ID get a free donut and free small coffee at LaMar's Donuts on Memorial Day 2018.

Fogo de Chao

On Memorial Day 2018, guests with valid military ID get 50% off their meal at Fogo de Chao, plus 10% off the tab for up to three extra diners at the table.

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries

In honor of National Burger Day—which takes place annually on May 28, and therefore falls on Memorial Day itself this year—Hwy 55 is giving all customers 50% off all burger combos from 5 p.m. until closing.

McCormick and Schmick's

Active-duty military, veterans, and their parents or spouses can all get free entrées on Memorial Day, May 28, at McCormick and Schmick's restaurants.

Texas de Brazil

The 2018 Memorial Day deal at Texas de Brazil gives 50% off dinner or lunch for all customers with military ID—plus 20% off for up to seven other guests.

Twin Peaks

Some (although not all) Twin Peaks locations are giving customers with military ID a free entrée with the purchase of a beverage on Memorial Day 2018.