Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Food Today for Tax Day

Tax Day may have been delayed, but that doesn't mean you aren't going to find perks at restaurants around the country.

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If you file your taxes as soon as the calendar turns over or just generally forget to do your taxes until someone reminds you, maybe you didn't even realize that Tax Day was delayed by about a month this year. 

It was. Tax Day is now on May 17, but the second straight year of a delayed Tax Day will not stop restaurants from using the occasion to sling some discounted food, whether they decide to give out some free treats or change prices to $10.40 to remind you of the overly complicated horrors you've endured. This Tax Day, you're going to find deals on food from restaurants like Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Farmer Boys, and Wayback Burger.

Here are the best food deals you'll find on Tax Day this year.  

Free Food on Tax Day

Great American Cookies
The deal:
Get a free Chocolate Chip Cookie on Tax Day when you swing into a participating store. 
When: May 17

Marble Slab Creamery
The deal:
Get a free regular ice cream with the purchase of a regular or "best value" ice cream. 
When: May 17

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Food Deals for Tax Day

Farmer Boys
The deal:
In recognition of the day on which the country files its taxes, Farmer Boys is offering two Double Big Cheese Burgers for $10.40 or you can grab two Breakfast Burritos for the same price.
When: May 17

Grimaldi's Pizzeria
The deal:
To celebrate what would have been Tax Day, you can get a 16-inch traditional cheese pizza for $10.40. (Though, you're not getting that at the To-Go locations or the one on Front St. in Brooklyn.)
When: May 17

Mountain Mike's Pizza
The deal: Order any large specialty pizza to get a free order of MiniChurrs, which are cleverly-named mini churros. Use the code "FREECHURRO."
When: May 17

Wayback Burgers
The deal:
When you order through the mobile app, you can get $2 off an order that includes a hamburger or sandwich. Though, you do have to hit the $10 minimum. 
When: May 17-23

Saladworks
The deal:
Get any wrap for just $5.17. (The company says it's to -- sigh -- "'wrap' up tax filing duties.")
When: May 17

Frutta Bowls
The deal:
Get any of the superfood cafe's toasts for $5.17 on Tax Day. 
When: May 17

The Simple Greek
The deal:
Any of the Simple Greek's pitas will cost just $5.17 today. 
When: May 17

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh
The deal:
Anything from its Handheld menu will be only $5.17. 
When: May 17

STK Steakhouse
The deal:
Signature cocktails, including the Strawberry Cobbler Martini, Spiced Watermelon Margarita, and Cucumber Stilleto, will all be $10.40 today. 
When: May 17

Kona Grill
The deal:
Get two house, skinny, or watermelon margaritas for $10.40. 
When: May 17

Photo courtesy of Wayback Burger

Other Food Deals on Tax Day

Krispy Kreme
The deal:
Every Monday for a good stretch here you can get a free medium coffee and glazed donut. 
When: Mondays through May 24

Steak 'n Shake
The deal:
Every weekday features a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

Patxi's Pizza
The deal:
Half-Baked Mondays get you a 14-inch half-backed pizza for the price of a 10-inch when you order any starter or appetizer with the pizza. Use the code "HB50."
When: Every Monday through June

Want More Food Deals?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best pizza dealsreward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersdeals on food for kids, food delivery offers, 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 Dustin Nelson on Twitter.