O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar will offer a free meal on Veterans Day, and corporate restaurants offer a 10% military discount year-round.
Marine Corps veteran Charley Watkins founded the O’Charley’s restaurant chain, according to its website. He died in 2011, but his brand has carried his legacy forward through several initiatives supporting military members and veterans.
One of these is its annual Veterans Day promotion. On Nov. 11, 2022, current and former military members will get a free meal from a special menu at participating O’Charley’s locations.
Here’s what you should know about the O’Charley’s Veterans Day promotion, military discount and other ways the chain supports the military community.
2022 O’Charley’s Veterans Day Deal
Each Veterans Day, O’Charley’s locations offer a free meal to current U.S. military service members and veterans.
On Nov. 11, 2022, veterans can stop into any O’Charley’s location with proof of service to get a free meal from a special Veterans Day menu. The menu will vary by location, the company said in a social media message.
O’Charley’s Veterans Day Meal
The Veterans Day deal is only valid for dine-in and is available during regular business hours on Veterans Day.
Give your local restaurant a call ahead of Veterans Day to find out its Veterans Day operating hours.
Veterans Day Menu
O’Charley’s restaurants will offer free veterans day meals from a select menu, which may vary by location. In the past, O’Charley’s Veterans Day entree options have included:
- Low Country Shrimp (served with smoked andouille sausage and seasoned rice pilaf)
- O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders and Fries (served with bacon smashed potatoes)
- Chopped Steak (served with rice pilaf and broccoli)
- Homemade Chicken Pot Pie (served with tartar dip)
- Santa Fe Tilapia (served with honey mustard dressing)
- Honey Drizzled Southern-Fried Chicken (served with broccoli)
- Hand-Battered Fish and Chips (served with mashed sweet potatoes and broccoli)
Everyday O’Charley’s Military Discount
Many O’Charley’s restaurants have offered a 10% military discount to current and former military members with proof of service.
While discount policies may differ at O’Charley’s franchise locations, a spokesperson for the brand’s corporate chain of restaurants said, “Most restaurants do honor that discount.” Check with your local restaurant to confirm it participates in O’Charley’s 10% military discount program.
O’Charley’s Military Discount Eligibility?
Veterans and active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members are eligible for O’Charley’s military discount and Veterans Day deal. However, your discount won’t apply to other family members or non-military guests who dine with you.
O’Charley’s will require proof of service. Commonly accepted documentation includes:
- Military ID Card
- Veterans ID Card
- DD 214
- Driver’s License with Veterans Designation
- Other proof of military service
- Veterans Service Organization Membership Card
How O’Charley’s Supports the Military
In addition to offering military discounts and Veterans Day deals, O’Charleys supports Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit that sends individual care packages to overseas service members.
The restaurant chain is also a corporate sponsor for The Folded Flag Foundation, which provides scholarships and grants to spouses and children of fallen military members.
Enjoy Your Veterans Day Discounts
If you’re looking for something different, check out The Military Wallet’s military discount lists, including retail discounts and free or discounted Veterans Day meals.
We’ve also rounded up this list of attractions and events offering Veterans Day discounts.
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Diane Capela says
Our ocharleys in Erie,Pa. Did not offer us a free meal.
There were several restaurants that were offering a free meal for veterans.
If we would have known that they weren’t doing the free meal,we would have gone somewhere else.
We were very disappointed:
On line we saw that ocharleys was offering a free meal to veterans.
That is why we went there.
My husband was very discouraged.
Brittany Crocker says
I’m sorry, Diane! Some franchise-owned stores may opt out of discount promotions. I hope you were able to enjoy one somewhere else!