Deals for vets: Free LCTA rides on Monday, restaurant specials

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Roger DuPuis | Times Leader - Roger DuPuis | Times Leader

Several businesses in our area have promised special deals for veterans this Veterans Day, including restaurants, convenience stores and even the Luzerne County Transportation Authority. If you’re a veteran or an active military member, read how to take advantage of the deals below.

Applebees Grill + Bar – 253 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd, Wilkes-Barre

Veterans and active duty military can select a free entree from a special menu on Nov. 11. Only valid after 11 AM and is for dine-in customers only. No reservations will be accepted.

Buffalo Wild Wings – 119 Bear Creek Blvd, Wilkes-Barre

Free small wings and fries for active and retired armed services members on Nov. 11.

Chili’s Grill & Bar – 375 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township

All veterans and active-duty military members can choose a free meal from a select menu on Nov. 11.

Cracker Barrel – 2320 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Township

Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free slice of the Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake, crafted coffee or traditional espresso beverage (iced or hot) on Nov. 11.

LCTA – The Luzerne County Transportation Authority will offer free rides on its fixed bus routes to veterans and active duty military. Veterans should show their military ID card, VA medical card or certificate of discharge.

LCTA’s interim executive director, Lee Horton, a Marine Corps vet, will host a meet and greet for veterans at the James F. Conahan Intermodal Transportation Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, offering veterans a small token of appreciation.

IHOP – 770 Kidder St, Wilkes-Barre

On Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military can show proof of military service to receive free Red, White & Blue Pancakes with a combo of two eggs, hash browns and choice of two bacon strips or pork sausage links. Proof includes: US Uniformed Services ID Card, US Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organization card (i.e. American Legion, VFW, etc.), photograph of self in US military uniform, wearing uniform, DD214, military dog tags, and citation or commendation.

Olive Garden – 561 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre

Veterans and active-duty military can enjoy a free entree from a special menu on Nov. 11.

Red Lobster – 10 East End Center, Wilkes-Barre

Free appetizer or dessert from a special menu on Nov. 11.

Sheetz – All locations

Sheetz invites all veterans and active duty military personnel to enjoy a free 6 inch turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink at any of Sheetz’s 596 store locations. Sheetz locations offering car washes will also provide a free car wash to veterans and active duty military. Military ID or proof of service must be presented to qualify.

Texas Roadhouse – 465 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Township

Free lunch from a special menu on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TGI Fridays – 880 Kidder St, Wilkes-Barre

Free entrees from a special menu on Nov. 11 all day long.

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