Most of us associate Outback Steakhouse with Australia, but the restaurant will be All-American this Veterans Day, November. 11.
Outback is one of many restaurants that offers a daily 10% military discount. In fact, The Outback goes one step further and offers their daily discount to military men and women and police, firefighters, and other first responders.
In addition, The Outback Steakhouse will have a special deal for veterans and active duty military members at its more than 1,000 locations around the country.
It’s part of a Veterans Day trend: restaurants offering deals to veterans who have served to protect the American way of life. It’s a fitting tribute since our way of life favors good food served well.
Outback’s 2019 offer is similar to previous Veterans Day promotions. As always, make sure to call your location to make sure they are participating.
2019 Veterans Day Offer at Outback Steakhouse
To honor current and former military personnel on Veterans Day, Outback Steakhouse is offering all Hometown Heroes a 20% discount on their meal.
This offer is good for all servicemembers, including current and former military members, as well as first responders, including police, firefighters, and other first responders.
The Outback 2019 Veterans Day offer will be good from Nov. 8 – 11, 2019.
Outback Steakhouse also offers a 10% discount all day, every day.
Here’s a Rule: Get Verified as a Vet
Outback Steakhouse’s “No Rules, Just Right” slogan may need some revision on Veterans Day.
Your Outback location will have to enforce a few rules to make sure only veterans and military members claim a free Bloomin’ Onion and drink.
To show your status as a veteran, bring some documentation as proof of your military service and present it to the host when you sign in for a table. Here are a few common proofs you could bring:
- Your Military ID Card
- Your Veterans ID Card
- DD 214
- Your DD Form 2765 (100 percent disabled retired veterans, Medal of Honor recipients)
- Your driver’s license with veterans designation
Getting cleared as a vet or a currently serving military member right away will make things easier as your server calculates your ticket when your party finishes ordering.
If you’re worried about confirming your status, call ahead to make sure your form of verification will work.
More Details About this Deal
As stated above, Outback is offering veterans, current military members, and all first responders a 20% discount on their meal from November 8-11, 2019.
This policy differs from most other casual dining Veterans Day offers which give veterans a free entree — often from a limited menu — but require the full price for additions such as appetizers and for drinks.
There’s nothing wrong with mixing it up a bit. If you like Outback, and if you’d like one of the largest and most-filling appetizers out there, you’ll love this deal.
If not, veterans have more places than ever to choose from this year as dozens of restaurants offer free or discounted meals on and around Veterans Day.
Are Family and Friends Included in Outback’s Deal?
Yes, the 20% discount is on the entire table’s tab. However, there may be some restrictions. For example, many restaurants are not legally able to give discounts on alcohol.
Best sure to check with your waitstaff when ordering, and be sure to tip them on the full price of the meal. It’s the right thing to do!
This offer cannot be combined with other specials and ongoing promotions at Outback.
This 20 percent discount also can’t be combined with Outback’s ongoing 10 percent discount for law enforcement and first responders known as Operation Homefront.
Also, please note that none of the discounts above apply to alcohol sales or to gratuity.
What is a Bloomin’ Onion Anyway?
Outback Steakhouse burst onto the casual dining scene in the early 1990s with a flurry of advertising and entry into most large American markets.
Though Australian in theme, the chain has its roots in Tampa, Fla., and its menu features steaks, soups, salads, seafood, and sandwiches.
The Bloomin’ Onion, one of the restaurant’s most distinct choices, combines deep fried onion petals arranged into a plate-sized bloom with the restaurant’s signature Bloom sauce.
If you’ve never added one to your Outback meal, Veterans Day will be the perfect time to give it a try.
You’ll find Outback Steakhouses along busy shopping corridors and Interstate exits throughout the country. The restaurant’s website automatically identifies your nearest location (assuming your computer or device gives it permission to do so).
The site also tells you how long you’ll have to wait to be seated at your nearest Outback. As with any special holiday promotion, it’s a good idea to call ahead before arriving to make sure your location participates.
On Veterans Day and every day, there are companies out there who want to thank you for your service with military discounts.