CHICAGO — The holiday for military veterans is approaching. To show thanks, convenience-store and truckstop chains around the country are tweaking their daily food specials to salute the armed forces.
Here’s where former and current military members can snag a deal for Veterans Day …
Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J, Knoxville, Tenn., will offer all active-duty and retired military veterans a free breakfast item and Pilot coffee Nov. 8-11 at more than 650 participating travel centers. Veterans can get their breakfast and coffee by using the Pilot Flying J app. The offer includes any size cup of Pilot coffee, hot or iced, along with a breakfast sandwich, breakfast pizza or breakfast grill item. The company will also donate $100,000 to the Call of Duty Endowment, an organization that helps veterans transition to successful careers after the military.
Nittany Minit Mart
Nittany Minit Mart, State College, Pa., a convenience-store chain in north central Pennsylvania, will offer veterans a free meal Nov. 11, according to The Sentinel. Veterans with proper identification will receive a 6-inch ham or turkey hoagie as well as a 20-ounce coffee or fountain beverage.
TravelCenters of America
TravelCenters of America will offer veterans a free meal at TA-branded Iron Skillet and Country Pride restaurants on Nov. 11. Veterans must show proof of military service to receive the deal, including a U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans’ organization card, a photograph in uniform or a citation or commendation. Every day, TA offers a 25% discount for firefighters, police officers and active military at these Iron Skillet and Country Pride restaurants.
Dash In Convenience Stores, a subsidiary of the Wills Group, La Plata, Md., will offer free sandwiches and car washes to veterans in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia on Nov. 11. The options will include two free sliders from Dash In’s Signature Craveable Menu such as the original Dash In slider, the All-American Angus Bacon Cheeseburger slider, the BBQ slider and two types of chicken sliders: Crispy Chicken and Buffalo Chicken. All veterans and active-duty military personnel must present a military ID or proof of service to quality for these offers.
Wawa Inc. this Veterans Day will again offer free coffee of any size to veterans, active military members and their families, all day, with no military ID required. This will take place on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at all of Wawa’s more than 870 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Florida, the Wawa, Pa.-based c-store retailer said.
To honor Veterans, on Nov. 11 Rutter's, based in York, Pa., is giving free coffee to all who have served, with military ID.