Outback Steakhouse offers two deals to military service members

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Outback Steakhouse offers two deals to military service members

Outback Steakhouse is offering current and former military service members two discounts--a free soda and Bloomin' Onion on Veterans Day, and 10 percent off the bill for the rest of the year.

According to Outback Steakhouse, the free soda (Coca-Cola products) and Bloomin' Onion is available to current service members and veterans who have one of the following forms of identification: a U.S. Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card,a U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification and Privilege Card, a Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), a Veterans Organization Card such as an American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars card, e) a DD214 Certificate, a Veteran Identification Card (VIC), a photograph of the veteran in uniform or a service member in uniform. This offer is not valid with any other offer, discount or coupon and is void where prohibited.

The Bloomin' Onion is a hand-carved deep-fried onion served with dipping sauce. It has 1959 calories, 1450 of which are from fat. It contains 15 grams of fiber, 161 grams of fat (48 grams saturated fat and 3.9 grams of trans fats), 18 grams of protein, 149 milligrams of cholesterol, 28 grams of sugars and 4102 milligrams of sodium, according to Outback Steakhouse.

"The nutritional values provided herein are based on standard company recipes that may vary depending on portion size or substitution of ingredients," Outback Steakhouse explains on its web site. "The nutritional analyses which produced the nutritional values of the company recipes were derived from a USDA database and an independent lab. Menu items are hand-prepared and nutritional values may vary from the stated amount."

The "Military Mates 10 percent off" deal begins on November 12. Military service members with the above-mentioned identification will receive 10 percent off their check, excluding alcohol, gratuity or taxes. This offer is not valid with any other offer, discount our coupon and is valid at any U.S. Outback Steakhouse location.

Retired General Tommy Franks sits on the Outback Steakhouse Board Of Directors, according to Wikipedia.

According to Wikipedia, "The company and its founders are major contributors, via the Outback Steakhouse PAC, to the Republican Party, contributing $303,015 and $334,197 for the 2000 and 2004 election cycles, respectively. The Outback Steakhouse PAC itself is one of the largest donors in the food and beverage sector, second only to the National Restaurant Association, which itself represents 300,000 restaurants."