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Military Discounts

62 Restaurants That Offer Military Discounts (and 58 that don’t)

If you’ve visited our site lately, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been researching a ton about military discounts.

OMK got in touch with 138 of the largest restaurant chains in the US to find out if they have a military discount.

The criteria we used to filter down these restaurants was that they had at least 100 locations nationwide, or are very well-known.

The below list is up to date as of June 2019, and we will update it every couple of months or so.

Note: What is a ‘Valid Military ID’?  

The most common valid military ID’s that are accepted at these restaurants include:

  • Uniform Services ID Card
  • Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Dependent ID Card

Some of these restaurants will accept other forms of military ID to get the military discount, such as a DD214 or Department of Defense Form 2.

But you can’t just show up with a picture of you in your Navy dress blues and expect that to count 🙂

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57 Restaurants That Offer Military Discounts

  • A & W Restaurants – If the military person active or inactive has some type of ID, they get 10% off year around.
  • Arby’s – The discount is based on location. They offer 10% for discount for active or non active duty, with a valid military ID.
  • Atlanta Bread Company – On Fridays, active and non-active members get 10% off. In fact, when OMK spoke to Atlanta Bread company, they actually said they’re going to transition to a military discount everyday. 
  • Baja Fresh – Baja Fresh offers a 10% discount for active duty and retired military with a valid military ID.
  • Baskin-Robbins – Baskin-Robbins offers a 5% discount for active duty members and first responders (ie police officers, firemen, and EMT’s).
  • Bennigans – Bennigans offers a 10% discount for active duty and retired military with a valid military ID.
  • Bob Evans – Bod Evans restaurants offer 10% off for active and non-active duty military with a valid military ID.
  • Bojangles – Bojangles offers a 10% discount for active duty and retired military with a valid military ID.
  • Boston Market – Military members, either active duty or retired, are entitled to a 7% discount on all items.  Valid military ID required.
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp – 10% discount, Military ID required, cannot be combined with other offers, team member unsure about family discount. Available to active or retired military.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Some other websites claim that they offer a 10% discount, but we couldn’t verify this information.
  • Carl’s Jr. (aka Hardees) – Active and non-active duty military are entitled to a 10% off discount with a military ID.
  • Carrabas – Offers a 10% discount for active duty and non-active duty military with military ID.
  • Chesters – Chesters actually offers one of the best military discounts out of any of the restaurants on this page.  With a valid military ID, Chesters offers a 25% military discount.
  • Chili’s – Offers a 10% off discount for active duty military with a valid military ID.
  • Chuck E Cheese – Chuck E Cheese offers military food packages.  Their military offers include ‘The Alpha’, which is a large 1 topping pizza, 4 drinks, and 45 play points ($28.99), and ‘The Bravo”, which is 2 large 1-topping pizzas, 4 drinks, and 100 play points for $46.99.  You can learn more here.
  • Cici’s – Cici’s offers $1 off their buffet for both active duty and retired military, valid military ID required.
  • Dave And Busters – Offers a 20% military discount with a valid military ID. Furthermore, active duty military members get unlimited wings and unlimited games on Thursdays.
  • Denny’s – Offers a 10% off discount for active duty and retired military with valid military ID.
  • Dunkin Donuts – Members of the military get a medium iced or hot coffee for 99 cents.  Apart from that, Dunkin Donuts does not offer a military discount.
  • El Pollo Loco – Offers a 15% off military discount with valid military ID.  Visit their official policy here.
  • Fatburger – Both active duty and retired military are entitled to a 10% discount with proper military ID.
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger – Members of the military, both active duty and retired, are offer 10% off with a valid military ID.
  • Fuddruckers – Active duty and retired military are offered a 20% discount with a valid ID.
  • Godfathers Pizza – They offer 10% off for active duty and retired military with a valid ID.
  • Golden Chick – They offer 10% off for active duty and retired military with a valid ID.
  • Hardees – Offers a 10% discount with a valid military ID.
  • Hooters – Active Duty and retired military are offered a 10% discount with a valid military ID.
  • Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries – Active duty and retired military are entitled to a 15% military discount with proper ID.
  • Ihop – Doesn’t offer a daily discount, but they do offer a Veterans day discount.  You can learn more about Ihops Veterans Day deal in our full article about it here.
  • Jersey Mikes – One of my own personal favorite places! They offer a 10% discount to active duty and retired military with a valid ID.
  • Johnny Rockets – Offers a 10% off discount for active duty and retired military with a valid military ID.
  • Logans Roadhouse – Active duty and retired military are entitled to a 15% discount with a valid ID.
  • Long John Silvers – 10% off with a valid ID for active duty military only.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – They offer a 10% off discount for both active duty and retired with a valid military ID.
  • The Melting Pot – Active Duty and retired military are entitled to 10% off year round. Valid military ID required.
  • Mrs. Fields – Offers a 10% discount for active duty military only with a military ID.
  • O’Charleys – They offer a 10% discount for active duty and retired military with a valid form of ID.
  • Perkins Restaurant And Bakery – Offers 10% off to active duty military only with a valid ID.
  • Pia Pit – 10% off to active duty and retired military.  
  • Pizza Hut – Offers a 10% off discount for active duty and retired military with valid military ID.
  • Pizza Ranch – One of the only restaurants on this page that offers a 10% off discount with NO valid military ID required.  No restrictions, discount can be combined with other coupons.  Active duty only.
  • Planet Hollywood – 10% discount. With Planet Hollywood, you actually have to sign up with USO to get the discount. 
  • Popeyes – Offers a 20% discount to active duty and retired military with valid military ID. No restrictions, and can be combined with other offers.
  • Port Of Subs – 10% discount with valid military ID. Can be combined with other offers.  Family can get the discount as well, but they need to be on the same ticket.
  • Red lobster – Offers a 10% off discount every day of the week.  The discount excludes alcohol, gift card purchases, taxes, and gratuity.
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – 10% discount with valid military ID. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons.
  • Round Table Pizza – 10% discount, Military ID required, cannot be combined with any specials/offers (off full price menu only) available to active and retired officers.
  • Ruby Tuesday – 10% discount, Military ID required, cannot be combined with other offers, family can use discount as long as on one ticket and you are present, available to active and retired.
  • Schlotzsky’s – 10% discount, Military ID Required, team member unsure about other details, available to active and retired officers.
  • Shoney’s – 15% discount, Military ID required, no restricions, can be combined with other offers, family can use discount with Miltary present, available to active and retired. (Seemed very supportive of Military)
  • Sizzler – 15% discount, Military ID required, can be combined with other offers. Available to active and retired officers.
  • Skyline Chili – 10% discount, Military ID required, can be combined with other offers. Available to active and retired officers.
  • Smashburger – 10% discount, military ID required, team member unsure of other details, available to active and retired officers.
  • Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes – 15% discount, Military ID / VA Card, no restrictions, can be combined with other offers, team member unsure about family discount but believes as long as it is on one ticket it is okay, available to active and retired.
  • Taco Cabana – 20% discount, Military ID required, cannot be combined with other offers. Available to Active or Retired officers.
  • Texas Roadhouse – 10% Discount off of military member meal, not for family, Military ID required, cannot be combined with other offers, available to active or retired officers.
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill – 10% discount, Military ID required, cannot be combined with other offers, discount is for family as well, available to active or retired officers.
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels – 10% discount, any military ID, cannot be combined with other specials, available to active or retired officers.
  • Whataburger – 10% discount, anyone who has a military ID gets the discount, can be combined with other offers, available to active or retired officers.
  • Wienerschnitzel – 20% discount, anyone who has a military Id gets the discount, can be combined with other offers, available to active or retired officers.
  • Zaxby’s – 10% Discount as long as you have your ID, can be combined with other offers, available to active or retired officers.

Restaurants That Do NOT Offer A Military Discount

  • Applebees 
  • Auntie Annes 
  • Bahama Breeze
  • Benihana
  • Blimpie – While Blimpie doesn’t offer a military discount, they actually lowered the franchising fee for 47 military veterans.  
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Burger King
  • Carvel
  • Checkers
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Chipotle
  • Churchs Chicken
  • Cracker Barrel – They actually do not offer a military discount.  With that said, they are a part of military homefront.  Every time someone buys a rocker, they give a rocker away to a military family.  Additionally, they do offer a Veterans Day discount that you can learn more about here.
  • Dairy Queen
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Five Guys
  • Friendlys
  • Golden Corral – Golden Corral actually does not offer a military discount. With that said, active duty military and retirees eat for free the monday after Veterans day.
  • Houlihans
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Jet’s Pizza – They don’t offer a military discount, but they do run regular promotions of 10% – 15%.
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Joes Crab Shack
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Landry’s
  • Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken
  • Little Caesars
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Noodles & Company
  • Olive Garden
  • The Original Pancake House
  • P.F. Changs
  • Papa Gino’s
  • Papa Murphy’s Take N’ Bake Pizza
  • Pei Wei Asian Diner
  • Penn Station East Coast Subs
  • Pizza Inn
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Qdoba
  • Quiznos
  • Red Robin
  • Robeks
  • Rubio’s Coastal Grill
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Saladworks
  • Sbarro
  • Seasons 52
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Starbucks
  • Steak N’ Shake
  • Taco Bell
  • Taco John’s
  • Taco Time
  • TGI Fridays
  • Tijuana Flats 
  • Tony Roma’s
  • Waffle House
  • Wendy’s

Restaurants Where It’s Unclear If They Have A Discount

  • Cinnabon – We called Cinnabon several times, but never received a call back regarding their military discount policy.
  • Culvers – Some locations actually do offer a military discount, some do not.  You’ll have to check with your local location to find out for sure.
  • Fazolis – Most locations offer a discount, but it varies.  You’ll have to contact your local Fazolis to get the full details.
  • Green Burrito – Since it’s a franchise, military discounts are up to the individual owners.
  • Hard Rock Cafe – They actually offer 10% off at their hotels, but not at their cafe’s.  Learn more here.
  • Huddle House – They offer a discount, but the person OMK spoke with on the phone was unsure of what the discount is exactly.
  • Hungry Howie’s Pizza – Same as Huddle House.  They offer a discount, but the person we spoke with was unsure of the exact amount.
  • Jack In The Box – Things are a bit unclear with Jack in The Box. When OMK spoke with them, the person on the phone claimed that they offer a 50% discount for active duty military. Something just doesn’t seem right about that, and we’re going to do a bit more research to verify this. Stay tuned.
  • Jacks – Apparently some locations offer a discount, others don’t.  You’ll have to contact the location near you for more details.  
  • Jamba Juice – Jamba juice is another restaurant where some offer a military discount and others don’t.  Contact the location nearest you for more details.
  • KFC – Some locations offer a discount, others don’t.  Contact the KFC near you to find out more.
  • McDonald’s – Almost every McDonald’s is franchised, so it’s up to the individual unit operator as to whether or not a discount can be applied.
  • Panda Express – We tried getting in touch with Panda Express, but never received a call back.
  • Papa Johns – While they don’t offer an actual military discount exclusive to members of the military, if you use the promo code HONOR25 you’ll save 25% on your online order.
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers – Unfortunately, we couldn’t get in touch with Raising Cane’s directly.  With that said, we did a bit of research and found that they do in fact offer a 10% military discount.
  • Shake Shack – Could not get in touch with them.
  • Subway – Could not get in touch with them.
  • White Castle – Didn’t answer our phone calls.

Did we miss a restaurant with a military discount? Leave it in the comments section below!

Rob V.
Rob V.
Rob V. is the founder of OperationMilitaryKids.org. While he never actually served in the US Military, he has a passion for writing about military related topics. Born and raised in Woodbridge, NJ, he graduated from the New Jersey Institute Of Technology with an MBA in eCommerce. His hobbies include beach volleyball, target shooting, and lifting. Rob is also a commercially rated pilot with over 1,500 hours of flight time.

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