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IHOP 2021 Military Discount and Veterans Day Offer

IHOP offers military members a military discount at most locations. They are also offering military members and Veterans a free Red, White & Blue Pancake promotion on Veterans Day.
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If you are a United States veteran, in addition to celebrating Veterans Day with friends and family you can take advantage of special discounts and services.

On Nov. 11, retailers and restaurants across the U.S.  offer promotions to veterans to honor their service. If you served or are actively serving in the military, enjoy a free breakfast at IHOP.

IHOP’s Veterans Day promotion is only available at participating locations, so double check your location before you go.

2021 Veterans Day Discount

The Red, White & Blue Pancake promotion is a Veterans Day deal, with participating IHOP restaurants. All Veteran and active duty service members will receive a free stack of IHOP’s signature Red White and Blue pancakes on Nov. 11. IHOP’s red, white and blue short stack consists of three buttermilk pancakes, with strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream toppings.

Note: Not all locations participate in Veterans Day promotions. Please call ahead to verify.

In addition to its Veterans Day deal, IHOP offers a 20% discount to veterans and active duty service members at participating locations. To take advantage, show a valid military ID.

Again, you can check out IHOP’s website or call your nearest outlet to confirm what offer they have in store before you make a visit.

When Veterans Can Get Their Meal

IHOP’s Veterans Day deal will be available on November 11 at participating locations. You can order from IHOP’s Veterans Day special menu any time between 7 am and 7 pm on Veterans Day.

Who’s Eligible

All retired and active duty military personnel are eligible for IHOP’s Veterans Day discount. Do note that the free meal promoted is limited to you, meaning any family or friends who go to IHOP with you will be paying full price for any menu items they order.

As long as you bring one of the forms of ID specified above and your IHOP location is participating in the offer, you should be able to enjoy a stack of flapjacks on the house. But depending on where you go, pancakes might not be the only free meal available to you.

What You Need to Take with You

All retired and active duty military personnel are eligible for IHOP’s Veterans Day promotion and its military discount. IHOP is one of many companies that offer military discounts. As stated above, getting IHOP’s military discount is as easy as showing proof of military service. Any proof of military service is accepted, including:

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How Does IHOP Support the Military and Community?

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In addition to its Veterans Day promotion, IHOP also hosts a one-day benefit called National Pancake Day to raise funds for critically ill children, donating proceeds to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospital for Children, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Glendale, California, IHOP now has over 1700 restaurants across all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and elsewhere internationally. To see where your nearest IHOP is, you can locate all of IHOP’s restaurants here.

IHOP’s leadership values the service of veterans, with its president Darren Rebelez having served as an Army Ranger and a Gulf War veteran. With that value in mind, they are one of several restaurants offering free meals or discounts on Veterans Day.

To take advantage of the Red, White, and Blue pancake promotion and the additional special menu offered to veterans at select locations, you simply need to show up between 7 am and 7 pm with the proper ID in hand, and enjoy your breakfast.

Enjoying Your Veterans Day Discounts

The Red, White & Blue Pancake offer is an awesome way to say thank you to veterans for their service.

If you served or are serving in the military, you could celebrate Veterans Day among your fellow Veterans Day with a hearty breakfast at IHOP. There is also a long list of companies offering special Veterans Day discounts and events and attractions you can enjoy at a discount.

We salute your service and hope you have a wonderful Veterans Day!

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  1. Wofford P. Satterfield says

    My husband and I went to the IHop on Woodruff Rd. in Greenville on Veteran’s Day. We ordered our meal and my husband showed them his veteran’s ID and the waitress told him he would be taken care of. He ordered the combo and when she brought the bill back, she told him that she had keyed it in as the “rise and shine” breakfast and it wouldn’t work so my husband did not get his free combo “breakfast”. He was hurt and dissappointed. This was not right! We did not argue with her but the more we think about it, the more it bothers us.

  2. John Mendoza says

    I would like to know why location of IHOP at 174th St. Is only offering me pancakes and not the breakfast special when it sez all IHops.

  3. Roland McDonald says

    In one place the Veterans Day meal is stated to be “… current and former military members on Nov. 12, 2019, from 7 am – 7 pm.”

    Later the Veterans Day meal is stated to be “IHOP’s Veterans Day deal will be available on November 11 at participating locations. You can order from IHOP’s Veterans Day special menu any time between 7 am and 7 pm on Veterans Day.”

    Which date is correct?

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