100 Restaurants That Give You Free Food on Your Birthday
You deserve to celebrate, and there's a whole lot of celebrating available.
What's the best way to wake up on your birthday? Some friends thinking of you and blowing up your phone with birthday GIFs? A hand-drawn picture from your children, who can't imagine anyone in the world being better than you? Or a multi-national corporation saying, 'Hey, dude, this one's on us'?
No one says you can't have all three, but clearly, a free order of salty fries is taking top honors here. Surprisingly, you can get that and a whole lot more because tons of restaurants around the country offer free food when it's your birthday. But who wants to waste the special day wandering around for those deals? Well, here is your cheat sheet, loaded with birthday freebies from Applebee's, Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings, and many others.
A&W All American FoodSign up for the Mug Club to get a free root beer float on your birthday.
Applebee'sDessert's on the house for members of the chain's EClub.
Arby'sSign up for Arby's Extras and repeatedly refresh your inbox for a free curly fry and small shake coupon sent a week before your big day.
Au Bon PainLunch is free on your birthday when you join the eClub. Maybe this'll be the year you learn how to pronounce Au Bon Pain.
Auntie Anne'sSigning up for Pretzel Perks gets you a buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) pretzel deal on your birthday, so bring a friend! Just kidding. Go alone and get two pretzels.
B.GOODB.come a B.GOOD Rewards member and you'll land a free meal on your birthday. No questions asked. Except, you know, they might ask if it's your birthday.
Baja Fresh Mexican GrillBirthdays are super filling at Club Baja, where you get a free burrito on your birthday if you're a member.
Baskin-RobbinsEnjoy a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday as a member of the chain's creatively named Birthday Club. You'll get a coupon for a 2.5-ounce scoop in your email based on the birthday you provided when you signed up.
Bd's Mongolian GrillBd's promises a free meal on your birthday when you join its eclub.
Whether celebrating good times includes a couple of treats or a bowl of teriyaki chicken & rice, you should be able to enjoy whichever foods you like -- without the occasional heartburn that can come with it. TUMS antacids tackle multiple symptoms at once, allowing you to focus on your course and company.
BenihanaMembership to the Chef's Table grants you a $30 gift certificate to be used anytime in your entire birthday month. If there's any time to get filet mignon hibachi, that time is now.
Bertucci'sYou'll get one free dessert when you sign up for the brick-oven pizza chain's email club.
BJ's Restaurant & BrewhouseA free Pizzookie is coming your way on your birthday if you sign up for Premier Rewards Plus. It's a confusing portmanteau, but, you know, it's like a pizza... wookie? No, wait. It's just a huge cookie.
Black Angus SteakhouseIf you join their Prime Club, you'll get a free steak dinner on your birthday. The catch is, you can only use the deal once in your lifetime. But you also get a free dessert just for joining the club anyway, so it kind of balances out.
Bojangles'You have to join the E-Club and make a purchase to get a "free" Bo-Berry biscuit, but c'mon... have you tried those biscuits?
Bonefish GrillFree dessert is coming when you become a Bonefish Grill Insider.
Boston MarketThe VIP program may have ended, but you can still get "special birthday perks" as a member of the rotisserie chain's Rotisserie Rewards club.
Your day of birth will grant you one free bagel and your choice of cream cheese when you sign up for its email club.