In honor of Veterans Day (Nov. 11), these Valley businesses are offering veterans and active-duty military personnel delicious discounts and freebies as a token of their gratitude.
Each year, Original Breakfast House honors active-duty military personnel, veterans, first responders and nurses with a free meal and a party all day long with a vintage car show and free live concert on Veterans Day in Phoenix. Proceeds from the event benefit Tunnel to Towers Tempe, a nonprofit founded in honor of firefighter Stephen Siller, who lost his life in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as all first responders and military heroes who have also made the ultimate sacrifice.
Cider Corps, a veteran-owned and family-run craft cidery, has a year-round discount for service men and women. Active military and veterans get a 30 percent discount on all beverage purchases made at the cidery’s two taprooms in Gilbert and Mesa.
Located near the end of the East Valley Veterans Day Parade route, Myke’s Pizza in Mesa offers a year-round 10 percent discount for active military and veterans.
A specialty coffee shop in Downtown Mesa (located inside Cider Corps taproom), Pair Cupworks will offer veterans and active military 10 percent off any coffee or tea drink on Friday, Nov. 11.
Morning Squeeze will donate a portion of the month’s proceeds from its three Valley locations to the Phoenix chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Guests simply just need to eat and drink at Morning Squeeze in the month of November, and the bunch spot will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the nonprofit to supports combat-wounded veterans and their families. Plus, Morning Squeeze offers a year-round 10 percent discount for active military and veterans.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub will be celebrating Valley military individuals at its four locations in Tempe, Gilbert, North Phoenix and Chandler. The restaurant will offer a free entrée and non-alcoholic beverage for those with proof of military identification.
On Friday, Nov. 11, Roaring Fork in Scottsdale salutes local veterans with a special discount. With proper military identification, retired and active military can enjoy 15 percent off their entire meal. Dine in only, beginning at 4 p.m. (alcohol, tax and tip are not included).
White Castle is celebrating Veterans Day by offering a free Combo Meal or Breakfast Combo Meal to all veterans and active-duty service members who dine at a participating White Castle restaurant. Plus, White Castle will be serving its sliders in specially designed patriotic packaging. No purchase is necessary, but veterans and active duty personnel are requested to show a military ID.
Miracle Mile Deli offers a 10 percent discount for veterans every day; on Veterans Day in Phoenix, veterans can enjoy 20 percent off with ID. Valid for takeout or dine in.
In honor of Veterans Day, Macayo’s Mexican Food locations around the Valley are showing appreciation for all active and non-active military personnel. All day long on Friday, Nov. 11, these VIPs are invited to enjoy a free entrée from the restaurants’ Veterans Day menu, which includes popular items like Grande Dinner, Fiesta Salad, Baja Burro and much more.
On Veterans Day, Barrio Brewing Co. invites any active or non-active military personnel to enjoy a free entrée from the Veterans Menu including popular items such as the Barrio Brat, quesadilla, Reuben’s High on Rye, Lizzy Salad and pulled pork sandwich.
Veterans, active military and first responders can enjoy a 25 percent discount off all orders up to $100 at Someburros on Veterans Day.
CRUjiente Tacos will offer veterans a free Premiere CRU Margarita with a purchase of any taco on Veterans Day in Phoenix.
On Nov. 11, ComicX at Desert Ridge Marketplace is offering veterans 50 percent off of all entrees with presentation of military ID or if dressed in uniform.
Koibito Poké is honoring veterans with $5 off in-store orders on Veterans Day at all four of its Valley locations in Scottsdale, Arcadia and Chandler.
Streets of New York Pizza will be offering a 20 percent discount for veterans, active military, police and firefighters on Veterans Day. Discount not valid on alcohol.
The restaurant group Jocque Concepts will be offering a discount of 25 percent off food purchases for veterans and active military on Veterans Day at all of its concepts in Old Town Scottsdale and Arcadia which include Diego Pops, Eat Up Drive In, The Hot Chick and The Montauk. Discount not valid on alcohol.
Queen Creek Olive Mill offers a discount of 20 percent off all purchase for veterans at the Mill on Veterans Day. Discount not valid on alcohol.
Salt & Lime in Scottsdale provides a year-round discount for veterans and first responders with a 20 percent discount with every visit. Discount not valid on alcohol.
Veterans will receive 50 percent off food all weekend at STK Steakhouse, from Friday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 13. Dine-in only and not valid on alcohol.
Mavrix in Scottsdale will light its Signature Lanes red, white and blue to mark Veterans Day. Plus, veterans, active military and their families will receive one free hour of bowling on Mavrix’s Signature Lanes. Show military ID to redeem.
Veterans, active military and their families will receive a free 30-minute axe-throwing session on Veterans Day at Octane Raceway in Scottsdale. Show your military ID to receive discount.
For active or retired military personnel, Rainbow Ryders is offering this hot air balloon flight at a discounted rate of $175 per person. This deal also includes shared sunrise basket flights as well.
Walkin’ on Main
On Saturday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Walkin’ on Main will return for its 13th year to Old Town Cottonwood. The family- and dog-friendly festival in celebration of Veteran’s Day (sponsored by the City of Cottonwood, Red Rock Collision and the Verde Valley Wine Consortium) will include wine tasting, a classic car show, live music and a variety of local vendors lining the streets of Old Town Cottonwood. Walkin’ on Main is free to attend. Wine tasting tickets are available for purchase online (at the early-bird rate of $22 for six tasting tickets) at www.azwom.com, or at the door day-of for $25 (all veterans and VVWC members will receive two additional tasting tickets).
Downtown Tempe is saluting those who have served their country with its annual Veterans Day Parade. The event begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, and is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The Downtown Tempe Veteran’s Day Parade steps off at Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium near 12th Street and Mill Avenue, then continues north up Mill Avenue, through Downtown Tempe to Tempe Beach Park.