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C-Stores Honor Veterans With Free Food, Drinks

C-Stores Honor Veterans With Free Food, Drinks

From a sub to a cup of coffee, today retailers say thank you to members of the armed forces with free treats.

November 11, 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Today, convenience stores across the country are giving back to the men and women who serve—or have served—in the U.S. military.

“Tiger Fuel honors the commitment of those who protect our nation, and we’d like to express our gratitude for these individuals on Veterans Day,” said Gordon Sutton, president of Tiger Fuel, in a press release. “We’re proud to employ a number of veterans across our business, including our car wash operations manager who served in the U.S. Army. This is just a small token of appreciation that we can extend to our friends who are also heroes.”

Tiger Fuel is offering a free car wash and lunch to veterans and active-duty military in honor of Veterans Day. The free lunch includes a signature sandwich, fried chicken or hot dog. A representative of Tiger Fuel will be stationed at each TigerWash location to thank guests for their service and distribute goodie bags with a complimentary Black Rifle nitro coffee, a free car wash coupon for a future visit and car care accessories.

Sheetz will show its respect and gratitude for veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veterans Day by offering all veterans and active-duty military members a free meal and car wash throughout the day. Sheetz invites all veterans and active-duty military personnel to enjoy a free half turkey sub and a regular size fountain drink at any of Sheetz’s store locations. Sheetz locations with car washes will also provide a free car wash to veterans and active-duty military. Military ID or proof of service must be presented to qualify.

Dunkin’ is celebrating Veterans Day by showing its appreciation and support for those who truly keep America running. In a sweet salute to the brave members of the armed forces, on Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military are invited to participating Dunkin' restaurants nationwide for a free donut of their choice.

Wawa honors troops and their families with free any-size coffee. “At Wawa supporting our military is part of our DNA and each year; Veterans Day gives us a chance to thank our troops, and, in our own small way, give something back to these brave and dedicated men and women,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s president and CEO, in a press release. “Once again, we plan to honor our military and their families with free coffee on Veterans Day, and also through a socially-distanced care package assembly at our Wawa headquarters the Tuesday before Veterans Day. In its 10th year, we’ve been providing troops abroad with a taste of home through our coffee care packages, and we are passionate about continuing this tradition for years to come.”

7-Eleven has joined forces with Veterans Advantage to offer military discounts at its convenience stores nationwide. Active duty, retired, veteran, guard, reservists and family members can get a free coffee or Big Gulp on Veterans Day.

Pilot Flying J is buying breakfast for those who have served or are serving in the military. Pilot also is currently offering customers the chance to round up their purchase to the nearest whole dollar and is donating the amount to Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that lays thousands of wreaths on the headstones of fallen military members in honor of their service each December.

Here are a few more examples of the free offers veterans can take advantage of today.

  • Kwikfill will give veterans a free coffee.
  • Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores is offering veterans a free, any-size coffee or fountain drink, plus an opportunity to purchase one roller grill item and get a second free.
  • Travel Centers of America will give veterans and active military personnel a free meal at Country Pride, Iron Skillet or participating QSRs.
  • Casey’s General Store is providing free coffee to veterans.
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