Wendy's is Giving Out Free Breakfast Baconators Through December 27

Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.

Courtesy of Wendy's

Just because your morning commute has gotten noticeably shorter since embracing the work from home lifestyle doesn't mean you should forgo a treat yourself breakfast now and again. You'll just have to navigate the delivery app rather than a drive-thru window. 

Through December 27, Wendy's has cued up the ultimate morning promo: make any purchase, and you'll score a free Breakfast Baconator. Basically, you'll be rewarded for ordering food... with more food. Just download the Wendy's mobile app, toss in, say, a side—maybe a Frosty, if you're feeling wild—and score your freebie. If you are planning to snag yours at an IRL location, just show your app QR code and the sandwich is yours.
"Anyone who said you can’t have a Baconator for breakfast, was just plain wrong," a rep for the brand told Thrillist via email. "Inspired by the Wendy’s OG Baconator, the Breakfast Baconator is a combination of a fresh-cracked egg, 6 strips of Applewood smoked bacon, one square breakfast sausage patty and two slices of American cheese all topped with a Swiss cheese sauce between two premium buns." 

ICYMI, Wendy's latest attempt at breakfast debuted back in March and quickly proved to be a major competitor to McDonald's and Burger King. In fact, while other fast food chains have faltered in the face of COVID-19, the square-shaped patty slinger has found serious success.

"In the face of the pandemic, with mobility being down, we’re very happy with how our breakfast business has been performing," CEO Todd Penegor said on a recent earnings call. "We’re feeling very bullish on the future of breakfast."

According to a report from Restaurant Business, Wendy's saw its highest same-day sales in 15 years—an accomplishment driven in part by the morning menu. 

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 freebies, gift card offers, deals 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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Megan Schaltegger is a staff writer at Thrillist.