It’s your birthday, and you’re hungry. You’d like to treat yourself to something delicious, something… free. Where should you go? We’ve got a huge list you can start with.
Inspired by the tale of this young, enterprising Philadelphia woman who managed to score free coffee, meals, pretzels, more coffee, snacks, and booze without spending a dime, we wanted to see just how many popular chains offer gratis grub on your day of days.
The good news is, there are plenty of restaurants, diners, eateries, and other food purveyors out there willing to reward you just for being born.
However, even if you don’t need to spend your hard-earned cash, there’s no such thing as a free lunch (or so they say) so be prepared to offer up something in exchange — your information. Because unlike days of yore when you could simply inform your server that it was someone’s birthday and get a free song and dessert, most restaurants on the below list will require you to subscribe to an email list, rewards club, or perks program.
Before you head out to collect your birthday spoils, you should also make sure you read the terms of service for each restaurant’s birthday deals, as some may require you to be a member for a certain amount of time in order to cash in on that deal. Offers may not be available at all locations either.
Are we missing any great discounts or freebies? Let us know: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.