Outback Steakhouse offers a year-round military discount and free food on Veterans Day.
The restaurant chain also supports military members and veterans through its Operation Homefront program. Here’s what you need to know about Outback Steakhouse’s 2022 military discount and veterans day deal.
Outback Steakhouse Military Discount
Outback Steakhouse offers a 10% “HEROES discount” to military service members, veterans, police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and other first responders – along with their immediate family members.
“We celebrate all service men and women, police officers, firefighters and all first responders with 10% off their entire check all day, every day,” Outback Steakhouse said on its website.
Outback Steakhouse Military Discount Exclusions
The Outback Steakhouse 10% military discount applies to everything except alcohol and applicable taxes, according to its website. You can’t combine your military discount with other deals, like Dine Rewards, AARP discounts or Bloomin’ Monday promotions.
Outback Steakhouse Discount Eligibility
To receive the discount, you must present valid military identification or a state or federal service ID, as applicable.
Outback Steakhouse accepts:
- Uniformed services identification cards
- Uniformed services retired identification cards
- Current Leave and Earnings Statements (LES)
- Membership cards for veteran organizations such as the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
- DD-214 forms
- Veteran identification cards (VIC)
- Photographs in uniform (or wear of uniform)
2022 Veterans Day Offer at Outback Steakhouse
Outback Steakhouse may have an Australian theme, but the restaurant will be All-American this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2022.
“This Veteran’s Day, we’re honoring all veterans and active military service members the way we always have – by feeding them,” a spokesperson for the restaurant chain said in an email.
On Veterans Day, veterans, active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members can get a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola brand fountain drink. Just bring valid proof of service.
What Is a Bloomin’ Onion?
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, Florida. Its menu features steaks, soups, salads, seafood and sandwiches. The Bloomin’ Onion, one of the restaurant’s most distinct appetizers, 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 may be the perfect time to try it.
How Outback Steakhouse Supports the Military
Over the years, Outback Steakhouse has donated over $3 million to aid military families of transitioning service members “by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items and financial assistance,” the company said on its website.
In 2015, Outback Steakhouse donated $250,000 to Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to spouses and children of fallen or disabled service members. “Outback has been a proud supporter of our service men and women for more than 25 years, and we’re honored to continue to celebrate those who protect our country each and every day,” Outback chain president Jeff Smith wrote at the time.
Outback Steakhouse also supports Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance, housing and caregiving services and family support programs to military families. helps customers support military members and veterans in several ways, according to the chain’s website.
Customers can help Outback Steakhouse support Operation Homefront in several ways, according to the chain’s website.
- At the end of your meal, you can add a $1 donation to your check to support Operation Homefront
- You can donate a meal to a military family. Meal donations of at least $5 will go toward restaurant gift cards for military families.
- You can purchase a “Homefront Hero” or a Foster’s Lager “Big Bloke” beer mug. Outback Steakhouse will donate $1 of the proceeds to Operation Homefront; MillerCoors has committed to add an extra $25,000 to Outback’s total donation.
More Veterans Day Deals and Discounts
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 permits it). It can also tell you how long you’ll have to wait for a seat at your nearest Outback. With any special holiday promotion, it’s a good idea to call ahead before arriving to confirm your location’s participation.
If you don’t live near an Outback Steakhouse our you’re craving something different, these restaurants also offer free or discounted meals on and around Veterans Day. You can also find some pretty generous discounts from retailers across the country and special rates on events and attractions.