Honoring Our Military
We’re proud to have honored our active and former military members for 20 years through Military Appreciation Night, and are excited to be able to return to a Dine in celebration this year! Military Appreciation Night will be held on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11 from 5pm – close. We will once again be honoring our military heroes with a free “thank you” meal.
Military Appreciation Event 2021 FAQs
Golden Corral© is proud of the U.S. military members who defend our country and our rights. We honor them every year with a special thank you dinner on our Military Appreciation Night. As of 2020, we have served 6 million free meals to our active duty and retired military heroes. But our commitment does not stop there. Over the past 20 years, Golden Corral© restaurants and their guests together have raised over $17 million dollars for Disabled American Veterans.Q: What is the date for 2021? A: Military Appreciation Night will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 5pm – close. Q: Who is eligible for the free “thank you” dinner? A: Any person who has served in the U.S. Military (retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves). Q: Why does Golden Corral provide this dinner? A: We appreciate the men and women who are serving and who have served, and we are honored to offer this special event to thank them in person. Q: Can I bring my family? A: We know that spouses, children, mothers, and fathers deserve a heart-felt thank you, too, for their own personal sacrifices here at home. Family and friends are welcome to come join the celebration for our military heroes; however, the free ‘thank you’ dinner is for the person who served. Other guests will pay the regular dinner menu pricing. Q: Can I have a rain check for another night? A: There are no rain checks for Military Appreciation Night. We hope you can arrange your schedule to join us. Q: Can I have my free “thank you” meal as a takeout meal? A: There are no take-out meals associated with this dinner as most veterans feel that this is a great opportunity to renew old friendships, make new friends, and simply enjoy the evening as Golden Corral’s special guest. Q: How many meals has Golden Corral served over the past 20 years? A: Golden Corral restaurants have served 6 million free ‘thank you’ meals to our heroes in the military over the past 20 years. Q: How much has Golden Corral donated to the Disabled American Veterans over the past 20 years? A: Golden Corral restaurants and their guests have donated over $17 million dollars to the Disabled American Veterans organization in the past 20 years.