Today is Veterans Day, and many national chains are saying "thank you" to veterans and active military members by offering freebies and deals on food and drinks.

If you're a veteran or an active member of the military, you might eat for free all day on Friday! Just remember, many of the offers require proof of I.D. or a uniform.

You can find deals for veterans specific to your area by logging onto CODE GRATITUTE.COM

Here's a list of national chains and restaurants offering freebies and deals:

  • IHOP - Stack of red, white and blue cakes 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • DQ - free medium blizzard
  • Olive Garden - Free meal from special menus.

  • Longhorn Steakhouse - Complimentary appetizer or dessert

  • Red Robin - All active duty members and veterans get a Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries

  • Applebee's - Free meal from a special menu and get a $5 coupon that can be redeemed Nov. 12-27.
  • Chipotle - From 3 p.m. to close, all U.S. military, military spouses and veterans get a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos.
  • Chili's - Free meal from a special menu.
  • Denny's - From 5 a.m. to noon, active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam.
  • Great Clips - Veterans who go to Great Clips for a haircut on Nov. 11 will receive a coupon for a free hair cut valid through Dec. 31.