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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Food for 4/20

You'll want to hit these deals.

4/20 food deals
Photo courtesy of Fatburger

Every April 20—the designated pseudo-holiday celebrating weed—seems to bring with it a new string of states that have legalized recreational cannabis sales. It's a holiday that's increasingly easy to celebrate for many.

Each year also sees the food industry embrace the weed holiday a little more, even if the deals that come on April 20 also require you to endure a truly painful avalanche of weed-based puns. It's like watching your parents try to pretend they're still in their 20s. Like other years, there are a boatload of chains and local restaurants offering specials for 4/20 in 2021. You'll find offers from Smashburger, Chili's, Insomnia Cookies, and many others. 

Here's our running list of the best food deals for 4/20, almost entirely devoid of puns. 

Free Food on 4/20

Smashburger
The deal:
It's running a buy-one-get-one-free deal on its new Scorchin' Hot Crispy Chicken Sandwich.
When: April 20

Ike's Love & Sandwiches
The deal: 
Purchase a sandwich and you'll get set up with two free bags of chips. No reason in particular, probably.
When: April 20

Insomnia Cookies
The deal: Get a free cookie with any in-store or delivery order, according to a spokesperson for the chain. It's that easy.
When: April 20

Krispy Kreme
The deal:
If you got your COVID-19 vaccine, Krispy Kreme will give you a free donut every day for the rest of the year.
When: Through December 31

Quiznos
The deal:
Get a free cookie with a $5 purchase if you're a Toasty Points reward member. 
When: April 20

Taco Del Mar
The deal:
Order online at participating locations, and you'll get buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) burritos. 
When: April 20

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Photo courtesy of Ike's Love & Sandwiches

Food Deals on 4/20

Del Taco
The deal:
Get 10 value tacos for $4.20 in the Del Taco app. 
When: April 20

Jack in the Box
The deal:
Order through the app and you'll get 20% off your order. 
When: April 20

Fatburger
The deal:
Get the OG Fatburger for just $4.20. Plus, you can get free delivery if you order through the Fatburger site. 
When: April 20

Toppers Pizza
The deal:
April 20 is also World Topperstix Day. You can get 50% off any triple order of Topperstix. 
When: April 20, after 4:20 pm

Casey's
The deal:
Get an eight-piece order of Casey's new cheesy breadsticks for $3.99. 
When: Through May 31

Mellow Mushroom
The deal:
Order through the restaurant's site to take your pick from a selection of "Munchies" that will be $4.20 all day. 
When: April 20

Stoner's Pizza Joint
The deal:
Get some snacks, which are available for $4.20 each today. The options include a small cheese pizza, six cookies, Garlic Knots, or five chicken wings. 
When: April 20

Sticky's Finger Joint
The deal:
Use the app or website to get any chicken sandwich for $4.20. 
When: April 20

Pollo Campero
The deal:
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the chain is doling out deals throughout April. You can trim 50% off the purchase of two Camperitos Meals this week. 
When: April 20-26 

Blaze Pizza
The deal:
If you're a rewards club member, you can get a free upgrade to a high-rise crust when you order through the Blaze website. 
When: April 20-25, 11 am - 10 pm

Veggie Grill
The deal:
If you're new to Veggie Grill rewards during Earth Month, you'll get a buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) deal on starters through the app. If you're already a member, three check-ins will get you 100 bonus points. 
When: Through April 30

Talia di Napoli
The deal:
Order flash-frozen pizzas to your doorstep. These Neapolitan Pizzas are shipped from Naples and are pretty damn good. Take 10% off your order with the code "TALIA10OFF."
When: Through May 30

Patxi's Pizza
The deal:
Take 20% off any takeout order with the code "TOT21."
When: Every Tuesday through June

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Photo courtesy of Casey's

Delivery Deals on 4/20

Fatburger
The deal:
Get free delivery all month long if you order through the burger-slinger's website.
When: Through April 30

Drink Deals on 4/20

Chili's
The deal:
The Marg of the Month at Chili's is the Straw-Eddy' Rita. It's made with Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Lunazul Blanco Tequila, strawberry puree, and sour. As always, the marg of the month is just $5. (You can get it to-go wherever that's legal.)
When: Through April 30

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Photo courtesy of Junior's Restaurant

Local Deals Available on 4/20

Junior's Restaurant - Brooklyn, New York
The deal:
You can snag a cupcake-sized version of the shop's beloved cheesecake if you flash your COVID-19 vaccination record card at the Flatbush Ave. location. 
When: Through May 31

Other Food Deals Available on 4/20

Boston Market
The deal:
The rotisserie chain is offering free kid meals. No purchase is required at all. Kids 12 and under can just grab a free one. 
When: For just a little while

Taco Cabana
The deal:
There are a few deals you can snag at Taco Cabana right now. Get two Nutella empanadas for $2.99 (or a dozen for $14.99), $2 margaritas, or a gallon of margaritas to go for $34.99. 
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal:
Get four meals for $29.99. The family meal comes with four 8-inch subs, four bags of chips, and four cookies. Use the very memorable code "8026."
When: Ongoing

Hooters
The deal:
Make a $30 purchase and you'll get $10 off with the code "GET10." Place an order for $50, and you'll wind up with $15 off when you use the code "GET15." However, if you think you've spotted a trend, you'll be disappointed to find out there's no "GET20."
When: Ongoing

Curry Up Now
The deal:
Teacher Tuesdays are going to hook teachers and school staff up with a free bowl or burrito at participating locations. Just show your school ID when ordering in-person. 
When: Every Tuesday through May 25

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain's new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp, and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci's
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it's BOGO traditional wings for the creatively named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird's imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Patxi's Pizza
The deal:
Take 20% off any takeout order with the code "TOT21."
When: Every Tuesday through June

Want More Food Deals?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best pizza dealsreward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersdeals on food for kids, food delivery offers, and alcohol delivery deals you'll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

Additionally, we've put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow Dustin Nelson on Twitter. 

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