Everywhere You Can Get Free Food for Kids Right Now
Most schools are out for the foreseeable future. That presents a whole host of challenges for parents and caretakers.
Most schools are out for the foreseeable future. That presents a whole host of challenges for parents and caretakers. Not dire, but nonetheless real is the need to get something in their mouths so they stop talking for a second. Also, sustenance, but the other thing too.
When you get tired of cooking or making meals they complain about, restaurants around the country are offering a load of free and cheap meals for kids that you can get for contactless delivery or pickup. That includes big chains like Burger King, Subway, Red Robin, and many other spots.
We'll be updating the below list that features the best deals on food for kids almost daily, so bookmark this page and check back often.
Free Food for Kids
Noodles & Company
The deal: Kids will eat for free every Tuesday this month with the purchase of an adult entrée.
When: September 22 and 29
The deal: The convenience chain is offering free meals for kids at more than 600 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. Just ask at the counter or drive-thru daily.
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.
The deal: Kids eat free every Monday and Tuesday with the purchase of an adult entrée.
When: Mondays and Tuesdays
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
Rubio's Coastal Grill
The deal: At locations in California, Arizona, and Nevada, kids will eat free every Wednesday in September with the purchase of an adult entrée. Just use this coupon.
When: Wednesdays in September
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
The deal: Nab a free grilled cheese sandwich for kids when you buy an entrée and get it delivered.
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.
The deal: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée. There's a limit of two free kid meals per order.
The deal: The Florida-based eastern restaurant chain is offering a free kid meal with every entrée order.
El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
The deal: Every Tuesday, kids eat gratis. You'll be able to snag one kid meal for every adult entrée you buy.
When: Every Tuesday
Cotton Patch Cafe
The deal: Kids can get a free meal on Wednesdays with the purchase of an adult entrée that hits that pesky $10 minimum.
When: Every Wednesday
The deal: Kids eat free from the Kids Works menu every Tuesday with the purchase of an adult entrée.
When: Every Tuesday
The deal: To celebrate its new partnership with DoorDash, Dunkin' is offering a $0 delivery fee and a free 25-count box of Dunkin' Munchkins with any order of at least $10.
When: Through September 21
The deal: Get a free kid meal with any purchase. Plus, you know, free breadsticks because it's Fazoli's.
The deal: Kids under 12 get free soft-serve ice cream with the purchase of a kids meal.
Food Deals for Kids and Families
California Pizza Kitchen
The deal: The new "Lunch Box" delivery deal -- available through CPK.com, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates -- gets you an adult entrée and kid entrée for $20 or less.
When: Through mid-October
Chuck E Cheese
The deal: The pizza mouse house has rolled out a new $5 and $3 menu for carryout and delivery. You can get a large cheese pizza, cheesy bread, or garden salad for $5. There's also unicorn churros, mozzarella sticks, and pretzel bites for $3.
The deal: The chain is running a "$5 chicken for pick-up" deal as well as offering a $0.99 kid meal with the purchase of an entrée.
The deal: Grab an entrée, and it'll cost you just $0.99 to add on a kid meal. Also, the restaurants are offering double points every day on all pick-up orders.
The deal: Get free delivery through Postmates if you hit the order minimum of $15. There's always that catch.
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.
The deal: Grab the Fried Chicken & Waffle Meal Pack and you'll get four free buttermilk-marinated chicken tenders.
When: Through September 7
The deal: Get 10% off your to-go order with the code "LOBSTER48." The offer is only available for pickup, though.
When: Through September 13
Please note: This list does not include local resources, which are available through many cities and school districts.
More Deals for Kids?Did we miss some offers? Let us know about them at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Food Deals for Kids" in the subject line, and we might include it here.
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