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

Show your mom some extra love with all sorts of good food all day long.

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Like any holiday or birthday recently, things are taking on a different flavor this year. Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 10, and it will not be an exception. 

However, social distancing doesn't take away the ability to get your hands on food from many of your favorite restaurants. You can get brunch and family meal packages and even take advantage of food deals from local and national chains that offer discounts on to-go orders or curbside pickup. You'll find offers from places like TCBY, Insomnia Cookies, Bojangles', The Cheesecake Factory, and many others. 

Here's our running list of the best food deals you'll find for Mother's Day this year. Oh, and if you're mom is a teacher or a nurse, there are also special food deals to be had for Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurses Week.

Free Food for Mother's Day

TCBY
The deal:
Stop in for carryout and moms will get their first six ounces of frozen yogurt free in honor of Mother's Day. 
When: May 10

Bojangles'
The deal:
Get BOGO Bo-Berry Biscuits from Bojangles' for Mother's Day. Plus, they're going to be heart-shaped. 
When: Through May 10

Insomnia Cookies
The deal:
If you send out for a 12-pack of traditional cookies online, you'll get a code that gives you a free six-pack of cookies to ship to anyone in the country who could use a little sweetness. Drop in the code "COOKIEMAGIC." (Also, you can totally be the person you send cookies to if you happen to be the person who'd benefit from some free cookies.)
When: Through May 31

Grimaldi's
The deal:
Order a pizza to get a free chocolate cannoli when you toss in the code "MomsDay."
When: May 10

MOVO
The deal:
Moms can get free wine spritzer after calling a hotline that lets them scream and complain at will. 
When: Through May 10

Mother's Day food deals
Courtesy of El Pollo Loco

Food Deals for Mother's Day

The Cheesecake Factory
The deal:
For Mother's Day, if you buy a $50 gift card, you'll get a free $10 gift card as a little bonus.
When: Through May 10

Cracker Barrel
The deal:
Get free delivery on all Mother's Day Family Meal Baskets To-Go (All Day Pancake Breakfast or Sunday Homestyle Chicken). Also, for each basket you order, you'll land a free $10 gift card that can be redeemed through June 14.
When: Order through May 10 for delivery May 9-10

El Pollo Loco
The deal:
For just a few days you can snag a special $20 Familia Dinner if you're a Loco Rewards member. The meal comes with 12 pieces of the chain's fire-grilled chicken, three large sides, tortillas, and salsa. If you aren't a member, just download the app. 
When: Through May 10

Pollo Campero
The deal:
Use the code "SHAREFLAVOR" to get $5 off an order of at least $25. You'll also get free delivery. 
When: May 8-10

Miguel's Jr.
The deal:
The Sunday FunDay Bundle is 20% off today. It comes with two Original Burritos, guacamole, tortilla chips, and a pair of drinks. 
When: May 10

Miguel's California Mexican Cocina
The deal:
Grab a $30 brunch bundle for two to four people. It comes with Menudos, Machaca, a choice of Huevos Rancheros or Chorizo, and Sopapilla. Plus, you can add two margaritas or four beers to the order for $10. 
When: May 10

Mrs. Fields
The deal:
When you're looking to get a gift for a mom or guardian figure at a time when you might not be able to see her, Mrs. Fields is offering 15% off delivery orders for Mother's Day and beyond. Use the code "MOMLOVE" to land the deal.
When: Through May 31

Insomnia Cookies
The deal:
Take 20% off any cookie cake when you drop in the code "LOVE4MOM."
When: May 7-10

Drizly
The deal:
For Mother's Day, you can trim $5 off your order or grab free shipping with the code "MOM5."
When: Through May 15

7-Eleven
The deal:
Grab one of 7-Eleven's new Take and Bake pizzas for $5 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
When: Through May 17

Fogo de Chão 
The deal:
You'll get a free dining card for a Churrasco lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch when dining rooms reopen if you order a Fogo Experience Package for Mother's Day weekend. 
When: May 8-10

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" and order at least one entrée.
When: May 10

Buffalo Wings & Rings
The deal:
Take $10 off a Family Pack or Party Pack with the code "MDAY20." Though, that code won't work with any third-party delivery order. 
When: May 8-10

Olive Garden
The deal:
The home of unlimited breadsticks is crafting a Mother's Day Family-Style Take & Bake Bundle. For $40, you get a pan of ready-to-bake Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells, a jumbo house salad with a bottle of Italian dressing, and a dozen ready-to-bake breadsticks with dipping sauce. 
When: Starting May 2

Cicis Pizza
The deal:
Get a large specialty pizza at participating locations for just $5.99. 
When: Through May 10

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
The deal:
Get a Mother's Day meal for four to six people for $59.95. You'll land a large deep-dish pizza, Shrimp Scampi entrée, salad, and six garlic knots.
When: Through May 10

Taco Cabana
The deal:
There are a few deals you can snag for Mother's Day at Taco Cabana. 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

Regatta Craft Mixers
The deal:
Get free shipping and feel good about it. Regatta will donate 15% of all online orders to the USBG Bartender Emergency Relief Program. 
When: Ongoing

mother's day food deals
Courtesy of Bojangles'

Local Food Deals for Mother's Day

Caliente - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The deal:
Get yourself a heart-shaped pizza and a bouquet of flowers for just $24. 
When: May 10

Other Food Deals Available on Mother's Day

Panera
The deal:
You're getting 20% off a gift card or e-gift card through Mother's Day. You can even add a voice message for your e-gift card delivery.
When: Through May 10

Jimmy John's
The deal:
Place an order of at least $20 and you'll get $5 off with the code "5off20." Just be sure to place the order through the JJ site or mobile app. 
When: Through May 17

Qdoba
The deal:
Get a burrito, side of tortilla chips, salsa, and dessert for $9.95. 
When: Ongoing

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
The deal:
Place an order of $9.95 or more and get a free Pizzokie -- that's a portmanteau of pizza and cookie -- when you use the code "PIZOOKIE."
When: Ongoing

Wienerschnitzel
The deal:
Get a free World of Wieners hot dog with any purchase. 
When: Through May 17

Kung-Fu Tea
The deal:
Order ahead or place an order through Grubhub or Uber Eats to upgrade your tea to include bubbles for free. 
When: Through May 30

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.