Area eateries set to serve veterans

HARLINGEN – Want a free meal?

If you served in the nation’s military, local restaurants want to serve you in recognition of Veterans Day.

Chick-fil-A, Golden Corral, Olive Garden and other restaurants are offering free meals this weekend to those who have been in the military, and local veterans appreciate the gesture.

“I think it’s wonderful,” said Capt. Meizie Salinas, retired, who served as a U.S. Army chaplain with Special Forces.

“It’s nice that, particularly after Vietnam, that they are recognizing the veterans,” said Salinas, who served from 1968 – 1988.

She’s currently the chaplain for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 121.

“It feels good that they are treating us like human beings and that they truly appreciate our service,” said Salinas, 67. “For them to do that, it’s really remarkable and appreciated.”

Veterans FREE meals at area restaurants

Nov. 10

Denny’s – Build your own Grand Slam Breakfast from 5 a.m. – noon

BJ’s Restaurant – Free entrée under $12.95 and for those age 21 and over a free alcoholic beverage.

Nov. 11

Applebee’s – Free meal from limited menu

BJ’s Restaurant – Free entrée under $12.95 and for those age 21 and over a free alcoholic beverage.

Chili’s – Free meal from limited menu

Chuck E Cheese – Free one-topping pizza

Gatti’s Pizza – Free buffet or free medium one-topping pizza for carryout

Hooters – Free meal from limited menu

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and coffee

Little Caesars Pizza – Free $5 hot n ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Macaroni Grill – Free mom’s ricotta meatballs and spaghetti entrée

Main Event – Free entre and $10 funcard from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Olive Garden – Free entrée from limited menu (including soup or salad)

Red Robin – Free red’s tavern double burger and bottomless steak fries

Starbucks – Free tall brewed coffee

Texas Roadhouse – Free meal and drink from limited menu

Wienerschnitzel – Free chili dog with small fry and drink

Chick – fil – A – Free Chick – fil – A meal.

Nov. 13

Golden Coral – Free dinner from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Other benefits

Nov. 10

Harlingen Chiropractic Accident and Injury Clinic is offering a free adjustment to all U.S. veterans. Those interested should call 734-5111 to reserve a spot. Offer valid only for Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The facility is located at 1610 E. Tyler Ave. in Harlingen.