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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!

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