This year, dozens of large businesses and retailers are giving veterans and active-duty service members discounts and freebies.

Any veteran or active duty service member can get a free lunch combo from Little Caesars from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Any veteran or active duty service member may get a free tall coffee from Starbucks all day long.

Each veteran or active-duty service member can obtain a complimentary meal from the restaurant's special menu by purchasing a beverage at Hooters.

On Friday, all veterans and active-duty personnel will receive a free doughnut and coffee from Krispy Kreme.

Veterans and active-duty personnel who visit Olive Garden will receive a complimentary dinner from its special menu,

Veterans and active duty personnel can get free Walt's Favorite Shrimp, fries, and coleslaw from Red Lobster from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anyone with a legitimate military ID is eligible for a free breakfast combo from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Wendy's.

TGI Fridays is offering a free lunch from its special menu to veterans and active-duty service members from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Veterans and active military personnel can get a free meal and non-alcoholic drink at California Pizza Kitchen.

On Friday, Dunkin' will be giving away free doughnuts to all veterans and service members.

IHOP is giving veterans and active-duty military a free stack of Red, White & Blueberry pancakes on Friday.

And Smashburger is giving away free burgers or sandwiches to active-duty members, and veterans, all day on Friday.

Most businesses require proof of military service or veteran status in order to get the deals.