Everywhere Healthcare Workers Can Get Free Food Right Now
Chains across the country are showing their appreciation to those on the frontline of the pandemic.
There are few people doing more to protect us than healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, pandemic. They deserve our thanks and admiration in the best of times, and a whole lot more than that right now.
Hopefully, the healthcare workers and first responders in your life have been getting many thanks for their sacrifices and help during the outbreak. In addition to that, restaurants and companies around the country are showing their appreciation with a little food (and coffee!) to help them power through long, exhausting days. To help them know where they can grab a free bite to eat, we've pulled together some of the best and most readily available deals for both healthcare workers and first responders, including some offers from Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, and even Crocs.
Check back often. We'll keep updating the list as more deals surface.
Free Food for Healthcare Workers and First RespondersCumberland Farms
The deal: The convenience chain is offering free coffee to people helping battle the COVID-19 outbreak. People who can grab a free coffee any day of the week include "healthcare workers, first responders, and military personnel including police officers, firefighters, active military, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff, and medical researchers."
The deal: Any "nurse, doctor, or healthcare worker" who stops into a Nando's with an ID or wearing a uniform gets free takeout.
The deal: Starting September 11, Bonefish Grill will rename its Military Discount to the "Heroes" Discount. Members of the military can still get it, but it's also an ongoing offer for first responders now as well.
When: Starting September 11
The deal: Each Delta Sonic location with a brick oven will offer a free meal to "all doctors, nurses, EMTs, firefighters, and police officers with a valid ID."
Food Deals for Healthcare Workers and First RespondersPanda Express
The deal: Hospital staff members and first responders will get 10% off any order made in-store at participating locations. (That order can be to-go.)
When: Through December 31
Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill
The deal: Naf Naf is offering first responders and active or retired military personnel a 15% discount on their order. You have to flash a valid ID and order in-store. (The deal isn't good on catering orders.)
The deal: If you work in a restaurant, hotel, grocery store, big-box store, drugstore, or food service industry location, you can get 50% off your order when you purchase while wearing a uniform or showing an ID. The discount does not apply to alcohol, unfortunately.
The deal: The small Texas-based chain is offering healthcare workers and first responders 20% off their order.
Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar
The deal: Trim 20% off your meal if you're a healthcare worker or first responder.
Taqueria La Ventana
The deal: Though it only has a few locations, it's still slinging a deal for healthcare workers and first responders. You'll get 20% off your order.
Village Burger Bar
The deal: Healthcare workers and first responders can stop by to get 20% off any order.
The deal: First responders, nurses, doctors, military personnel, and anyone else who works in the healthcare field will get 50% off their order as part of the chain's Essential Workers Discount Program.
The deal: The Pay It Forward campaign allows you to donate a tray of subs to essential workers at half price. DiBella's will cover the other half of the tray to help you support the essential workers making a difference in your life, whether they're healthcare workers, teachers, or first responders.
Fire Dept. Coffee
The deal: There's a 15% lifetime discount for active military, veterans, first responders, and emergency dispatchers.
The deal: Order Kind bars through the company's site to get 15% off everything on the site. That offer is available to military veterans, active-duty personnel, first responders, nurses, and doctors.
Local Offers for Healthcare Workers and First RespondersBrooklyn Chop House - New York City, New York
The deal: First responders get 20% off their meal when they pick up their food. That's in addition to the many meals the restaurant is already delivering directly to hospitals in the area for free.
The Melt - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, & La Jolla, California
The deal: The restaurant is offering a free meal for medical staff that can get to locations in any of these four cities.
When: A limited time
Melt Shop - New York City, New York
The deal: In addition to just delivering food donations to hospital workers and members of the national guard, Melt Shop is offering a free sandwich for takeout to any hospital worker.
Paris Baguette - Manhattan, New York
The deal: All Manhattan locations will give free coffee to all hospital workers, first responders, the NYPD, and FDNY.
When: "Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic"
Pop!s Burgers & Shakes - Santa Monica, California
The deal: Show a hospital ID and get a free takeout meal. Or you can get 50% off through Ordersocialeats.com with the code "INTHISTOGETHER."
Other Offers for Healthcare WorkersBig Blanket Co.
The deal: Healthcare employees, emergency personnel, and other essential workers can get $40 off their order of a blanket by going to the link above.
The deal: The mattress company offers 25% off orders for military personnel, first responders, medical professionals, teachers, and students all year long.
The deal: Every healthcare worker, no matter the make of their vehicle, can get a free standard oil change and enhanced clearing service at any Mazda dealer in the US.
The deal: The LA-based gym is offering a free month of streaming workouts for healthcare workers.
Other Offers Available Right NowApplebee's
The deal: You can add a dozen Double Crunch Shrimp to any steak entrée for just a dollar. You'll need to order through the Applebee's site or mobile app.
The deal: The Family Meal Deal will land you two large sides and three large entrées for $29. The options include the new Firecracker Chicken Breast.
When: Through March 23
The deal: You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one.
When: Every Tuesday
Alex's Awesome Sourdough
The deal: Take advantage of a buy-one-get-one-free deal at every Sprouts location. That deal will land you pizza dough for the Super Bowl and for National Pizza Day.
When: February 3-10
Girl Scout Cookies
The deal: You can get Girl Scout Cookies through Grubhub this year. If you hit a $15 minimum, you can get free delivery.
When: February 1-14