Summer Kicks Off with Tons of Free Food in June. Here's Where to Get the Deals

Don't miss out on all the treats. We've pulled together the best deals here, and it's updated regularly.

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Editor’s Note: Information listed here may be subject to change depending on the developing situation with COVID-19's Omicron variant. Please check for the latest updates available or contact each establishment directly for more info.

Summer is coming, and so are the summer-themed deals at your favorite restaurants. 

Restaurants across the country are putting together loads of deals throughout June, whether they're tied to holidays like National Donut Day or just out there because deals exist. You're going to find free eats and discounted favorites at local shops and chains all over the US.

Check back often. We're updating this list of food deals frequently—sometimes daily—and there's always something worth giving a try. Here are the best food deals you'll find in June.

Ongoing Food & Drink Deals

Carl's Jr. & Hardee's
The deal:
Join the newly-launched rewards program to get your choice of a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger, Famous Star, or Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich
When: Ongoing

Jimmy John's
The deal: The sandwich shop's Freaky Fast Rewards program will set you up with a free eight-inch sandwich after your first order through the app. 
When: Ongoing

Pizza Hut
The deal: Get a Tastemaker with three toppings for $10 right now. 
When: Through June 12

Domino's Pizza
The deal: The Mix & Match Deal will get you and two or more items on its Mix & Match menu for $5.99. That includes some sticks and medium pizzas options. 
When: Ongoing

Domino's Pizza
The deal: Any combo with three-topping pizzas and Dips & Twists will run you $8. 
When: Ongoing

Friendly's
The deal:
Join the Friendly's Sweet Rewards Club, and you'll get a free medium sundae.
When: Ongoing

Popeyes
The deal: You can get your craving for that chicken sandwich fulfilled. Popeyes is offering free contactless delivery through its app with a minimum $20 order.
When: Ongoing

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
The deal: Kids can grab a book tracker to participate in the restaurant's Bucketeer Bookworms program. After every five books they read, they'll get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Ongoing

Halo Burger
The deal:
Nab a free QP Burger after your first loyalty visit to the burger chain. 
When: Ongoing

Miguel's Jr.
The deal:
Order through Uber Eats for free delivery. New DoorDash customers can get free delivery with a $15 minimum order. Additionally, if you order through Grubhub, you can get $5 off orders placed from 11 am to 7 pm. 
When: Ongoing

B.GOOD
The deal:
The restaurant has expanded its usual kid meal deal. Kids can eat free every day of the week with the purchase of one adult entrée. In fact, you can get two free kid meals for every adult meal purchase. 
When: Ongoing

Penn Station East Coast Subs
The deal:
Order a sub online, and you can get a free small sub with the code "PSBOGO."
When: Ongoing

Rubio's Coastal Grill
The deal:
Place an order directly through the Rubio's app or Rubios.com to get free delivery on any order of at least $20. 
When: Ongoing

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
The deal:
The restaurant now offers Family Bundles to-go. Entrée options include House-Smoke Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Tenders, and Grilled Salmon. For $24.99, the Bundle also comes with two family-sized sides and a half-dozen Honey Butter Croissants. 
When: Ongoing

Jamba
The deal:
Toss in one of Jamba's Functional Boosts for free with every smoothie order made through the app.
When: Ongoing

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

Taco Cabana
The deal:
If you work in a restaurant, hotel, food service industry, grocery store, big-box store, or drugstore, you can get 50% off your order when you purchase while wearing a uniform or show an ID. 
When: Ongoing

Grimaldi's Pizzeria
The deal: Grab a free appetizer or salad when you join Grimaldi's Pizzeria Rewards. 
When: Ongoing

Blackjack Pizza
The deal:
Grab a large, one-topping pizza for $10.99 with the code "LIT."
When: Ongoing

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

GoPuff
The deal:
 New users to the convenience store delivery service will get $10 off their first two orders with the code "GET20." Though, you're going to have to hit the $20 order minimum both times. 
When: Through December 31

Jet's Pizza
The deal: Take 20% off any order when you use the shop's text-to-order feature. 
When: Ongoing

Más Veggies Vegan Taqueria
The deal:
The ghost kitchen offers free chips and salsa on any order of at least $10 when you order for pick-up. Though, that's not valid when ordering through third-party delivery services. 
When: Ongoing

Marco's Pizza
The deal: Take 25% off your first order after you download the Marco's Pizza app. 
When: Ongoing

Tuesday, June 28

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

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

Wendy's
The deal:
Make a purchase and you can add a free breakfast sandwich to that order through the app. 
When: Through June 30

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

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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

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

Carvel
The idea:
Buy a junior cup or cone and get one for free when you flash a recent movie ticket stub. The shop is posing it as an alternative to popcorn due to the recent popcorn shortage. 
When: Through July 4

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

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

IHOP
The deal: Drop at least $25 on gift cards, and you'll get a bonus card worth $5. 
When: Through July 17

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

Cinnabon
The deal
: Buy a Classic Roll, MiniBon, or Center of the Roll and get another for free when you use the code "NOPOPCORN" in the mobile app. 
When: Through July 4

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Sunday, June 26

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code "KEFOLO." Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Monday, June 27

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday, S'nS emphasizes the latter half of its name with a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster's new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, June 28

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

Papa Murphy's
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday

Tijuana Flats
The deal: 
Get a free small queso with the purchase of any entrée.
When: Every Tuesday

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Wednesday, June 29

Krispy Kreme
The deal:
Every Wednesday, you can grab a dozen donuts for the price of a gallon of gas
When: Every Wednesday through August 31

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says "happy hump day." Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays. Though, you have to buy a meal. This isn't a Little Free Library full of pies. 
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

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Thursday, June 30

On the Border
The deal:
Buy an entrée, get a second one for half-off. Just mention "BOHO" to your server when you order. 
When: June 30 - July 4

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, July 1

7-Eleven, Speedway, and Stripes
The deal
: Slurpee Day is being spread out across 11 days this year. Speedy Rewards and 7Rewards members will get a coupon for a free small Slurpee in their account on July 1 and you can redeem it anytime over the next 11 days. 
When: July 1-11

Hungry Howie's
The deal:
Get Howie Bread for $.99 with an online carryout order of at least $15. Use the code "JULY4."
When: July 1-4

The Spice House
The deal:
Take 10% off orders of at least $35 with the code "JULYSPICE."
When: July 1-5

Alden's Organic Ice Cream
The deal:
Take $1 off any Alden's Organic Ice Cream or Dairy Free product in July. 
When: Through July 31

Tijuana Flats
The deal: 
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there's a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal: 
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Monday, July 4 - Fourth of July

Chuck E. Cheese
The deal:
Get a free small order of Dippin' Dots with any food purchase. Get ready to taste the future. (Because, you know, it's the ice cream of the future.)
When: July 4-10

Miller's Ale House
The deal:
Military personnel get half-off an entrée with proof of their service. 
When: July 4

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday, S'nS emphasizes the latter half of its name with a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal: 
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster's new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Pie Five Pizza
The deal:
Pie Five Circle of Crust loyalty program members can grab a personal pizza for $5.99. Use the code "MAGIC MONDAY" in the app or mention it at checkout in-store. 
When: Every Monday

Wednesday, July 6

Pollo Campero
The deal: For National Fried Chicken Day, you can take 50% off any Family Meal with the code "Flavor50."
When: July 6

Krispy Kreme
The deal:
 Every Wednesday, you can grab a dozen donuts for the price of a gallon of gas
When: Every Wednesday through August 31

Bakers Square
The deal:
 Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says "happy hump day." Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
 Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays. Though, you have to buy a meal. This isn't a Little Free Library full of pies. 
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal: 
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

Wednesday, July 13 - National French Fry Day

Pollo Campero
The deal:Celebrate National French Fry Day by grabbing a free side of fries with any entrée purchase. Use the code "GOLDEN22."
When: July 13

Krispy Kreme
The deal:
 Every Wednesday, you can grab a dozen donuts for the price of a gallon of gas
When: Every Wednesday through August 31

Bakers Square
The deal:
 Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says "happy hump day." Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
 Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays. Though, you have to buy a meal. This isn't a Little Free Library full of pies. 
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal: 
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

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Reward Program Freebies

Baskin-Robbins
The deal: When you download the Baskin-Robbins app for the first time, you get a free regular-sized scoop as an in-app offer. (Baskin requires face coverings for all customers.)
When: Ongoing

Bruegger's Bagels
The deal: You get how this goes now. Sign up for their Inner Circle club, and new members get a coupon for a free bagel with cream cheese.
When: Ongoing

Einstein Bros. Bagels
The deal: Find a similar deal here. Sign up for the Shmear Society and grab a free bagel.
When: Ongoing

Baja Fresh
The deal: 
Join the restaurant's Club Baja membership program, and you'll get an offer for a totally free taco, valid for one chicken, carnitas Baja, or Americano taco.
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal: Sign up for the Toasty Points loyalty app and get rewarded with a free 4-inch sub with any purchase.
When: Ongoing

Del Taco
The deal:
 Sign up for Del Taco's Raving Fan eClub and get two free grilled chicken tacos or Del Tacos for signing up. If you download the Del App, you can also land another pair of free Del Tacos. 
When: Ongoing

Wingstop
The deal: Get a free order of fries when you sign up for "The Club."
When: Ongoing

Bojangles 
The deal: Sign up for the E-Club, and you'll get a coupon for a half-gallon of Legendary Iced Tea with any purchase. You'll also get a coupon for a free Bo-Berry Biscuit with any purchase on your birthday. 
When: Ongoing

MOOYAH
The deal: A free order of personal fries are headed your way if you sign up for MOOYAH Rewards.
When: Ongoing

Cold Stone Creamery
The deal: If you're new to My Cold Stone Club Rewards you'll get a buy-one-get-one-free coupon on Creations. 
When: Ongoing

Mimi's Cafe
The deal:
 Sign up for the e-club and get a free two-pack of croissants or muffins because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
When: Ongoing

El Pollo Loco
The deal: If you sign up for Loco Rewards you'll bag a free pollo bowl.
When: Ongoing

Red Cow
The deal:
Join the Minneapolis-based chain's e-club and you'll get a coupon in your inbox for $10 off your bill next time you dine-in. 
When: Ongoing

Rubio's Coastal Grill
The deal: Sign up for the Beach Club and you're getting a free taco to say cheers to your new friendship. 
When: Ongoing

Wetzel's Pretzels
The deal: Download the Wetzel's Pretzels app, and you'll be gifted a free pretzel item from the pretzel shop. You'll also get a freebie on your birthday. Happy early birthday!
When: Ongoing

BJ's Brewhouse & Restaurant
The deal: 
Join the Premier Rewards Plus program, and the chain will hook you up with a free Pizookie. (That's a deep-dish-inspired cookie if it wasn't immediately clear from the weird portmanteau.) Bonus: You'll get another free Pizookie on your birthday. 
When: Ongoing

Black Angus Steakhouse
The deal: 
Join the restaurant's Prime Club, and you'll automatically get a free dessert. (You also get a free steak dinner on your first birthday after joining the club.)
When: Ongoing

Maggie Moo's and Marble Slab Creamery
The deal:
 Sign up for the rewards program -- the wonderfully named Slab Happy Rewards -- and a free ice cream is headed straight for your mouth.
When: Ongoing

Corner Bakery
The deal: 
Get a free sweet when you sign up for Corner Bakery's e-club, which is basically just the email newsletter. 
When: Ongoing

Papa Murphy's
The deal: Sign up for the take-and-bake chain's email offers, and you'll get a code for 25% off your next online order of $20 or more. 
When: Ongoing

Bonefish Grill
The deal: Become a Bonefish Grill Insider (that's their rewards program), and you'll get 50% off your meal on every fourth visit. 
When: Ongoing

Missing Food Deals?

If you know of other freebies and deals we missed, email us at news@thrillist.com. We might add 'em here. 

Want more free food?

Here's our running list of the best reward programs, birthday freebies, gift card offers, deals 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 Writer on the news team at Thrillist. He is always hungry. Follow him @dlukenelson.