Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Food for Father's Day

Take pa out for a meal this year.

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Courtesy of Pluckers Wing Bar

Oh, no! Father’s Day is June 19, and you’ve totally forgotten to get your father a damn thing. And the stores! The stores are all out of ugly ties and golf balls! There’s a three-day waiting period before a customized novelty apron could be ready. What are you going to do?

What are you going to do? You’re going to take your dad out for a spot of food. There are restaurants all over the country that are offering deals on meals and gift cards to coax through their doors. You’re going to find deals at Wendy's, Smashburger, California Pizza Kitchen, PDQ, and many other restaurants.

So, here are the best food deals you’ll find on Father’s Day this year.

Free Food on Father's Day

Wendy's
The deal:
If you're new to the Wendy's mobile app and rewards program, you can get a free 10-piece order of Nuggets with any purchase. (Plus, you'll get 150 points for your first purchase, which is enough for a free Frosty.)
When: Through July 3

McDonald's
The deal:
Grab a free Happy Meal with any order of at least $15 through Grubhub. 
When: Through June 30

Fazoli's
The deal: The code "FATHER" will land you a free order of five boneless wings when you spend at least $10 in the mobile app. 
When: Through June 19

PDQ
The deal:
Get a free sub for your pa with the purchase of any meal. 
When: June 19

California Pizza Kitchen
The deal:
Order a pizza, pasta, or salad for dine-in or take-out to get a free one on your next visit. 
When: June 18-19

Pluckers Wing Bar
The deal: Dads get a free meal at the 31 Pluckers locations across Texas and Louisiana. 
When: June 19

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
The deal
: Make a $1 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association on the receipt of your order, and you'll get a free Pizzokie on your next visit. That freebie can be redeemed anytime through July 31. 
When: Donate through June 30

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Courtesy of McDonald's

Food Deals on Father's Day

Wendy's
The deal:
Buy a Made to Crave burger or chicken sandwich and get the second one for just $1
When: Through June 30

Smashburger
The deal:
Nab four single burgers for $20. Use the code "FATHERSDAY" online or through the app.
When: June 17-19

7-Eleven and Stripes
The deal:
Grab 16 boneless wings for $5 in-store.
When: June 19

Pollo Campero
The deal: Trim $5 off a $25 order for Father's Day. Use the code "BESTDAD."
When: Through June 19

Insomnia Cookies
The deal:
For the entire month, you can take $2 off any of its 'wich products. It's cookie time. 
When: Through June 30

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
The deal:
Orange Leaf Rewards members can get a $5 fill-a-cup in-store. 
When: June 19

Red Mango
The deal:
Dads can grab a free six-ounce yogurt ins-tore if they're a Club Mango Rewards member. 
When: June 19

Smoothie Factory
The deal:
Take $4 off smoothies if you're a Factory Rewards member and are ordering in-store. 
When: June 19

Grimaldi's Pizzeria
The deal:
Grab an 18-inch traditional Cheese Pizza, a bottle of Tribute Red Wine, and a house or Caesar salad for $49. This one isn't available at shops in New York, New Jersey, or Alabama.
When: June 13-19

Peter Piper's Pizza
The deal: Grab two large one-topping pizzas for $24. 
When: Through July 24

Wendy's
The deal:
Take $2 off any breakfast combo or premium lunch or dinner combo through the mobile app. 
When: Through July 3

Wendy's
The deal:
Take $3 off any order of at least $15 through mobile app. Or you can take $4 off any order of at least $20. 
When: Through July 3

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Courtesy of Smashburger

Gift Card Deals for Father's Day

The Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe
The deal:
Get a free $25 gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. 
When: Through June 19

Carrabba's Italian Grill
The deal: Spend $50 on a gift card to get a $10 bonus card in return.
When: Purchase through June 19

McAlister's Deli
The deal:
You'll grab a $5 gift card when you spend $25 on gift cards.
When: Through June 19

Schlotzsky's 
The deal:
Grab a free $5 gift when you buy a $25 gift card. 
When: Through June 20

Moe's Southwest Grill
The deal:
Get a free $5 gift card when you spend $25 on gift cards. 
When: Through June 19

California Pizza Kitchen
The deal:
Spend $50 on digital gift cards and get a $10 bonus card.
When: Through July 10

North Italia
The deal:
Spend $100 on gift cards to get a $20 bonus card that is redeemable from June 20 to July 20. 
When: Through June 19

Bonefish Grill
The deal:
Get a free $10 gift card when you spend at least $50 on a gift card. The bonus card can be used from June 21 to August 21. 
When: Purchase through June 19

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Photo courtesy of XeNIA

Local Deals on Father's Day

XENiA - Culver City, California
The deal:
Get free delivery around Father's Day with the code "FATHERS."
When: June 13-20

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 offersfood delivery offersalcohol delivery deals, and perks for getting your vaccination against COVID-19. 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.

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