Veterans Day is Friday November 11th.  First things first -- thank you to all veterans for your service.

USA Today has a list of chains offering deals and freebies on Friday, and we'll update this list with local offers as we come across them.

Among chains in the Lansing-area offering deals:

Applebee's... free meal from a special menu

Bob Evans... free meal from a special menu all day.

Buffalo Wild Wings... free small order of traditional or boneless wings with a side of fries.

Chili's... free meal from a special menu.

Chipotle... buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos from 3pm to close.

Cracker Barrel... free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake

Denny's... free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5am to Noon

Fazoli's... free "Build Your Own Pasta Bowl"

Golden Corral... free beverage and buffet meal from 5-9pm on November 14th

Great Clips... get a haircut and get a coupon for a second free hair cut valid through December 31st.

IHOP... free red, white and blue pancakes from 7am to 7pm

Little Caesars... free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11am to 2pm

Olive Garden... free entree

Outback Steakhouse... free Bloomin' Onion and beverage.

Red Robin... free Red's Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries.

Ruby Tuesday... free appetizer up to $10.