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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Food for the 4th of July

Hit pause on those bottle rockets and fill your stomach.

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There might not be fireworks in the sky this Fourth of July, but there can be fireworks in your heart and in your stomach. (That's not a poop joke. That's about having joy in your belly.)

For all the moments you're not sweating through your favorite bald eagle t-shirt in front of a grill, restaurants around the country are offering deals that will land you some tasty food. Whether you're looking for something from a local restaurant you want to support through the pandemic or your favorite fast food joint, there are options. Below, you'll find deals from chains like Wendy's, Jack in the Box, Jimmy John's, and many other restaurants. 

These are the best food deals available over the Fourth of July.

Free Food for the 4th of July

Wendy's
The deal:
Use the chain's mobile app to get a free Spicy Chicken Sandwich with any purchase at all. 
When: Through July 5

KFC
The deal:
Order at least $15 worth of KFC through Postmates, and fireworks will appear on your screen. Tap it and you'll be rewarded with a free "fan-favorite" item like Biscuits or Mac & Cheese.
When: July 3-5

Jack in the Box
The deal:
Get a free five-piece order of mini churros with any app purchase. 
When: July 3

Jack in the Box
The deal:
Make a purchase in the Jack app to get a free vanilla shake with any purchase. 
When: July 4

Fogo de Chão
The deal:
Kids 12 and under get a free churrasco experience with the purchase of a full churrasco meal when dining in, should you feel comfortable eating indoors at a restaurant right now.
When: July 1-5

Ike's Love and Sandwiches
The deal:
BOGO sandwiches is the deal of the day at Ike's. Though, unlike most weeks when sub deals are just on Fridays, you can get this deal for a couple of days. 
When: July 3-4

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Courtesy of Abuelo's

Food Deals for the 4th of July

Jimmy John's
The deal
: Order a sandwich and get the second one half-off with the code "SAVEON2."
When: Through July 5

Applebee's
The deal:
Trim $5 off an order of at least $25 when you order your meal to-go through the mobile app or Applebee's website. Use the code "SUMMER5."
When: Through July 5

Jack in the Box
The deal:
If you spent the Fourth feeling the spirit of grilling and beers, take it easy with 15% off any meal at Jack in the Box when you order through the app. 
When: July 5

7-Eleven
The deal:
Get free delivery on an order of at least $15 through Grubhub. 
When: July 3-11

Drizly
The deal:
Take $5 off your booze delivery or get free delivery if you're a new user. Just drop in the code "HAPPYFOURTH."
When: Through July 5

Miguel's Jr.
The deal:
Grab a Bean, Rice, & Cheese or Bean & Cheese Burrito for just $1.99.
When: July 4, 10am-2pm

Del Taco
The deal:
Del Taco is starting to offer Beyond Meat's plant-based protein in Epic Burritos. So, you can get free delivery on any order that includes an Epic Burrito with Beyond Meat. 
When: July 3-5

Miguel's California Mexican Cocina
The deal:
Snag a Carne Asada or Pop's Burrito for $8. There's also a burrito and Famous House Margarita combo available for $11.
When: July 4, 10am-2pm

Tijuana Flats
The deal
: The Backyard Bundle will feed 4-6 people for $40. You'll get a taco or burrito take-home meal kit, chips and salsa, iced tea, and a kids activity pack. 
When: July 3 & 5

Olive Garden
The deal:
The pasta chain is now offering alcohol delivery with $15 bottles of wine, $10 six-packs, and $3 White Claws. You have to order food to get alcohol, and the deal is only available where local laws permit.
When: Ongoing

Godiva
The deal:
Take 25% off any purchase of at least $100 when you order online. You can also get free shipping on any order over $15. 
When: July 2-5

Mrs. Fields
The deal:
Get 20% off any item online with the code "FLAG20." If you're ordering to have your cookies by the Fourth of July, you'll need to place that order by July 1 to get your treats in time. 
When: Through July 5

Abuelo's
The deal:
The oh-so-patriotic American Flag Margarita is coming for the Fourth. Grab one for $8.95 to enjoy the drink made with frozen sangria, frozen La Grandeza, and Blue Curacao Liqueur.
When: June 29 - July 5

goPuff
The deal:
Get two pints of Ben & Jerry's for $10 through the convenience store delivery service. 
When: Through July 5

Wine Insiders
The deal:
Get 30% off your entire order with the code "JULY4TH." Plus, you'll get a free bottle of Arnozan Bordeaux Magnum when you order 12 bottles.
When: Through July 5

Coupons.com
The deal:
Get up to $2 off corn (canned, frozen, or fresh) through the Coupons.com app. It's only valid at select stores, but there are dozens of chains on the list. 
When: July 3-4

Vodka Mariette
The deal:
Get $5 off an order with the code "1REDWHITEBLUE." You can also get free two-hour delivery in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 
When: Through July 4

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Courtesy of The Goods Mart

Local Food Deals for the 4th of July

The Goods Mart - New York City, New York
The deal:
Get a $1 Kelvin Slush organic slushie. All of the proceeds are going to go to The Okra Project and to Black Women's Blueprint. If you're out at a protest, you can also DM the shop about its protest snack boxes that are being made available for free.
When: Through July 4

Other Food Deals for the 4th of July

Blaze Pizza
The deal:
Get free delivery through Postmates if you hit the order minimum of $15. 
When: Ongoing

The Halal Guys
The deal:
Order through Grubhub to get a free side of fries with any order of at least $15. 
When: "A limited time"

Baskin-Robbins
The deal:
If you order at least $15 of ice cream through DoorDash, you'll get a $0 delivery fee. Happy Ice Cream Month to you.
When: July 1-31

Taco Cabana
The deal:
Every day in July, Cabana will be hosting MargaritaPalooza at each of its Texas locations. There will be 12 different margaritas on offer, and each of them will only run you two bucks. 
When: Through July 31

Alden's Ice Cream
The deal:
The organic ice cream company has posted a coupon that gets you $1 off any Alden's Organic product at a retail location. You can get the coupon at the link above. 
When: Throughout July

Want More Free Food?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best reward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersdeals on food for kids, food delivery, 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 him @dlukenelson.