One local restaurant was filled with veterans Thursday. All 16 Applebee’s Restaurants in the northwest gave free meals to vets in honor of Veterans Day. “We are very busy, there is a wait; it's a lot of fun, we have probably served a thousand veterans.” Tabitha Johns is the Manager of the Bend Applebee’s. They opened a half hour early Thursday to serve veterans. Applebee’s staff is taking pictures and chatting with veterans.