QC area businesses are saluting veterans and active-duty military personnel Monday.

They’re offering free meals, treats and special discounts on Veterans Day to show their appreciation for all those who have sacrificed for the country.

Proof of service such as a military ID is typically required and a few businesses will allow dressing in uniform as a form of identification. Discharge papers, VA cards and veteran organization membership cards also can be used to prove service at most businesses.

The majority of discounts are valid only on Veterans Day at participating locations nationwide with most applying to veterans and active duty military. Some exclusions apply and offers can vary. Check with your closest location to confirm participation.

Here are some deals:

Target is offering a 10% military discount for Veterans Day. Here's how to sign up

7-ElevenVeterans with a Veterans Advantage account can link their account to the convenience store chain's 7Rewards loyalty program to get special offers including a free cup of coffee for Veterans Day. Learn more at www.7-eleven.com.

Applebee'sFree meal from a special menu Monday.

Bruegger’s BagelsFree bagel and cream cheese Monday, no purchase necessary.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Free small order of boneless wings and fries Monday.

Chili’s Grill & BarFree meal from special menu Monday.

Chipotle Mexican GrillBuy-one-get-one free Monday, in-restaurant only.

Chuck E. CheeseFree personal one-topping pizza Monday.

Cicis: Free adult buffet for veterans with military ID and coupon.

Cracker BarrelFree slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake or Pumpkin Pie Latte.

Denny's: Free "Biuild Your Own Grand Slam" from 5 a.m. to noon Monday. Dine-in only.

Dunkin’Free doughnut Monday.

Fazoli’s: Free spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce Monday.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Veterans and active military who visit a Freddy’s restaurant Monday get a free combo meal card good through Nov. 30.

Golden CorralFree dinner buffet and beverage from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday.

HootersFree meal from a special menu Monday.

Hy-VeeFree breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. Monday.

IHOPFree red, white and blueberry pancake combo from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

Little CaesarsFree Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday.

Noodles & CompanyOngoing 15% discount for veterans daily.

Olive GardenFree entree from a select menu Monday.

Outback Steakhouse: Through Monday, Outback has a 20% heroes discount for military members, police officers, firefighters and first responders.

Panera Bread FloridaFree You Pick Two Monday at locations owned and operated by Covelli Family Limited Partnership.

Pilot Flying J: Free breakfast and coffee offer for veterans and military on the Pilot Flying J app.

Red LobsterFree appetizer or dessert Monday for dining in and takeout orders picked up in-restaurant Monday.

Red Robin: Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with fries Monday.

StarbucksVeterans, active service members and their spouses receive a free cup of coffee Monday.

Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch from special menu 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Village Inn: Free breakfast item from four choices Monday.

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