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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Cheesecake Today for National Cheesecake Day

Cheesecake might not be a food you think about often. It fits in the "oh, yeah" category of food. That's because if you were asked to list your favorite sweets, you might start listing some well-known favorites like cupcakes, ice cream, or candy...

National Cheesecake Day deals
Courtesy of The Cheesecake Factory

Cheesecake might not be a food you think about often. It fits in the "oh, yeah" category of food. That's because if you were asked to list your favorite sweets, you might start listing some well-known favorites like cupcakes, ice cream, or candy bars. Then there's a whole pile of desserts the questioner might throw at you that you didn't think about, but still like. Carrot cake? Oh, yeah. Gummy bears? Why not? Cheesecake? Oh, yeah. 

Well, there's a whole day dedicated to bringing cheesecake out of the shadows and into your mouth. Today, July 30 is National Cheesecake Day and restaurants across the nation are dishing out free or discounted cheesecake all day long, which deserves a totally different kind of "oh, yeah." A Kool-Aid Man "oh, yeah!" Check out the deals below to see how you can get cheesecake from local restaurants and national chains like The Cheesecake Factory, White Castle, and more. 

Free Food on National Cheesecake Day

White Castle
The deal:
 Check the "value offers" page at the chain's website or its social media channels to find a coupon for a free cheesecake on a stick with any purchase in honor of National Cheesecake Day. It's like a mini State Fair in your mouth.
When: July 30

Maggiano's Little Italy
The deal: Everyone is getting a free slice at Maggiano's. Buy an adult entrée and you'll get a slice. 
When: July 30

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Courtesy of Junior's Restaurant

Food Deals on National Cheesecake Day

The Cheesecake Factory
The deal: All dine-in guests can get a slice of cheesecake for half-price on the holiday designed for The Cheesecake Factory. 
When: July 30

Junior's Restaurants
The deal:
 The restaurant has a couple of deals rolling for the holiday. Get a $5 slice of cheesecake with a lunch or dinner entrée or $5 off a whole cake in the bakery.
When: July 30

Junior's Restaurants
The deal: The other big deal running is on purchases through the restaurant's website. Find whole cheesecakes starting at $24.99 and get $5 off all full-price cakes. 
When: July 29 - August 5

Plated
The deal: The self-styled "meal kit for foodies" is offering first-time subscribers free dessert for a year with the code "cheesecake." That means you can add dessert from the menu options with each order. (The terms state there's a maximum of 52 redemptions and a value of $416 on the offer.)
When: July 30

Instacart
The deal:
 It's not cheesecake, but it's still a damn good treat. Pick up $15 worth of select combos of Haagen-Dazs, Edy's, Deyer's, or Outshine to get $5 off your order or free delivery. 
When: Through August 4

Wahoo's Fish Taco
The deal: 
A new partnership with the Orange Country Transportation Authority can land you a free taco. Show a valid OC Bus, OC Flex, or Metrolink pass to get a free taco with the purchase of a taco. 
When: Tuesdays all summer

Local Food Deals on National Cheesecake Day

Eli's Cheesecake - Chicago, Illinois
The deal: Eli's is going big for National Cheesecake Day. It's driving a food truck around the city dishing out free slices of cheesecake. Follow the hashtag #ElisMobile on Twitter to see where the truck is at throughout the day to grab a free slice from the restaurant's mascot, Big Slice. 
When: July 30

Eileen's Special Cheesecake - New York, New York
The deal: Take 50% off any one cheesecake item purchased in-store.
When: July 30

Pinstripes - Cleveland, Ohio
The deal:
 To celebrate a full year in Cleveland, Pinstripes is offering any guest who mentions the anniversary a $1 glass of wine or a $1 scoop of gelato. 
When: Through July 31

Westside Market - New York, New York
The deal: You can grab a half-price cheesecake from the place the New York Post says has New York's best cheesecake.
When: July 30

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Courtesy of Mountain Mike's Pizza

Other Deals on National Cheesecake Day

Bertucci's Brick Oven & Pasta
The deal:
 Buy any large pizza, and get a free large cheese pizza. The deal is available for dine-in and carryout. 
When: Tuesdays starting June 4

Wendy's 
The deal:
 Use the Wendy's app to find a deal for a free Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger with any purchase. The deal can be redeemed daily until it expires. 
When: July 29 - August 19

Applebee's
The deal:
 The chain's Neighborhood Drink of the Month for July is a Malibu. You can get one for just a dollar every day this month. 
When: Through July 31

Burger King
The deal:
 The fast-food chain is now serving Crispy Tacos for just a buck
When: For a limited time

Wendy's
The deal: 
For its Baconfest, Wendy's is offering a free Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger and free delivery when you place a $10 order through DoorDash and use the code "BACONFEST."
When: Ongoing

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal: Every Tuesday, it's BOGO traditional wings for Wings Tuesday, which it recently brought back
When: Ongoing, every Tuesday

Chili's
The deal:
 Michael Scott's favorite place to do business has a new Margarita of the Month. The Southern Back Porch 'Rita -- Southern Comfort, Lunazul tequila, mango puree, fresh sour, and unsweetened tea -- will be available for $5 all month.
When: Through July 31

Grimaldi's
The deal: 
Throughout July, Grimaldi's will be offering a Lunar Landing Shandy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20. The drink includes Blue Moon, Sierra Mist, lemonade, and fresh lemon juice. It'll run you just $6. 
When: July 1-31

UNO Pizzeria & Grill
The deal:
 Order one of five UNO Signature pasta entrees and you'll get the option to take home an order of pizza or one of three pasta dishes for free. 
When: Through the end of the summer

Islands
The deal:
 Use this coupon to get $5 off a purchase of $25 or more. Use it to celebrate whatever food holiday -- real or otherwise -- you choose.
When: Through July 31

Cumberland Farms
The deal: 
Every location is offering a small or large Chill Zone beverage or the frozen Hyperfreeze for $.79. 
When: Through September 3

More Cheesecake Deals?

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. He likes a good slice of cheesecake from time to time. Follow him @dlukenelson.