Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 11, 2015
November 11, 2015
Veteran's Day Freebies:
On Veterans Day all Veterans and active duty military can eat free at many restaurants. Military ID or proof of service is usually required and it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure the deal is on at that specific restaurant. A partial list:
--Bob Evans: Pick one of five breakfast items.
--Denny's: Free "Grand Slam breakfast" from 5 am-12 noon.
--Krystal: Free chicken or sausage biscuit from 6 am-11 am.
--Starbucks: Free tall-brewed coffee for active duty service members, veterans and military spouses. Starbucks will also donate $5 to the USO Transition 360 Alliance with every purchase in select stores.
--IHOP: Free red, white and blue pancakes to veterans and active personnel from 7 am-7 pm.
Lunch and dinner:
--Applebee's: Veterans and active duty military can pick a dish from Applebee's "Thank You Meal Menu." Beverage and gratuity not included.
--California Pizza Kitchen: Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only.
--Carraba's, (All week thru Sun, Nov 15): Free appetizer of your choice for active duty servicemembers and veterans.
--Chili's: any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu. Beverages and gratuity not included.
--Denny's: Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon. Call ahead.
--Golden Corral: Free Military Appreciation dinner meal, 5--9 pm.
--Little Caesars Pizza: Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo 11 am-2 pm. Call ahead.
--Hooters: Free "thank you" meal to all active duty and retired military.
--Olive Garden: Free entrée. Guests that dine with a Veteran also receive 10-percent off of their bill as well.
--On The Border: Free "choose 2" or "choose 3" "Create Your Own Combo." Dine-in only.
--Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin' Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. Also receive 15-percent off your purchase from Nov 12-Dec 31, 2015.
--Panera Bread: Free "you pick two."
--Red Lobster: Thru Thu, Nov 12, free appetizer or dessert from a select list.
--Red Robin: Free Red's Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries.
--Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer.
--Sizzler Restaurants: Free lunch until 4 pm. Choice of three entrees, and a free coffee, tea, or fountain drink. Not valid for salad bar or gratuity.
--T.G.I. Friday's: Free lunch from 11 am-2 pm. Dine-in only.
DONALD TRUMP and BEN CARSON now have code names from the Secret Service.
The pair of Republican front-runners requested protection last month; the Secret Service granted their requests last week and service will reportedly begin this morning.
As for the code names, during the second Republican debate, when asked what code names they'd choose, Trump jokingly suggested "Humble," while Carson went with "One Nation." Those weren't the names the Secret Service went with, however.
Trump has been assigned the name "Mogul," while Carson has been assigned "Eli," a reference to his earlier days as a undergrad at Yale.
FYI: PRESIDENT OBAMA's codename is "Renegade," while GEORGE W. BUSH's was "Trailblazer."
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