McDonald’s 2023 Veterans Day Military Discount

McDonald's does not have an official military discount, but some franchise locations may offer a Veterans Day discount at the owner's discretion.
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Since a McDonald’s franchise owner opened the chain’s first drive-thru in 1975, franchise owners have looked for ways to support military members. That continues to this day, with many McDonald’s restaurants offering free meals on Veterans Day and others offering year-round military discounts.

Note: Many McDonald’s locations are franchises. Discounts and participation may vary and are at the discretion of the owner. Please call ahead to verify participation.

McDonald’s encourages guests to check with their local store to see what military discounts and Veterans Day meals are available.

Some restaurants may offer a free breakfast this year, while others may offer free value menu items and combos or items from a special Veterans Day menu.

If your local store isn’t participating, you can still find a good burger on our list of restaurants offering free or discounted meals this Veterans Day.

McDonald's Veterans Day Deal

Offer Type
Participating Locations

Valid Military ID, Proof of Service

Who Qualifies?
Active-Duty, Veterans


McDonald's does not offer a national-level discount, though franchisees often offer a military discount. Known franchisee discounts typically include a free breakfast, value menu items, or a selection from a special Veterans Day menu. McDonald's corporate suggests guests contact their local restaurant for available discounts as they vary by location.

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Be Prepared to Show Your Military ID

You may need to present military identification to take advantage of Veterans Day promotions at McDonald’s.

Commonly accepted documents include:

If you’re worried about being able to prove your status quickly and easily, call ahead to ask the manager whether your form of identification will suffice. Remember, each franchise owner can choose whether or not to participate in these offers.

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  1. Leland Reed says

    Tried 3 different McDonald’s on Veterans Day for the free value meal in San Diego, all said no. Home to the second largest Naval Base in the US and no support. If McDonald’s were serious about giving the discount they would mandate it and fully reimburse the Owner/Operator stores. Will McDonald’s put the number of stores that actually participated? I don’t think they will.

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