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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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In the busy world we live in, companies are competing for your attention, and that includes restaurants! Many restaurants offer loyalty or rewards programs in an attempt to get your attention, and birthday freebies are a big part of this. You may be surprised at how many restaurants will offer some kind of incentive

Note: Some stores and franchises have different offers than what is listed. We can’t guarantee that you will receive every single one of these! Also, if you find freebies at restaurants we don’t have listed, let us know!

The Master List of Restaurant Birthday Freebies

A&W | Free root beer float

Applebee’s | Free appetizer, entree, or dessert depending on restaurant

Arby’s | Free 12 oz milkshake with any purchase

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels | Free pretzel

Back Yard Burger | BOGO free coupon for a combo meal

Bailey’s Sports Grille | $10 off $20 coupon

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill | Free burrito with purchase of a large drink

Baskin Robbins | Free 2.5 oz ice scream scoop or 3 oz soft serve swirl

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s | Free appetizer or dessert with purchase of entree

Blimpie’s | Free 6-inch sub

Bob Evans | Free kid’s meal (12 and under) with purchase of adult entree

Bojangles | Free Bo-Berry biscuit with purchase

Bonanza Steakhouse | $5 off any dine-in purchase

Bonefish Grill | Free Bang Bang Shrimp or dessert


Boston Market
| Free dessert with any meal purchase

Bruegger’s Bagels | Free bagel with cream cheese

Bruster’s | $3 off coupon

Buffalo Wild Wings | Varies (example: $5 off $25 purchase)

California Pizza Kitchen | Free dessert with potential upgrade if you have enough CPK points

Captain D’s | Kids: free kid’s meal; adults: free 2-piece fish, fish and shrimp, or tilapia here

Caribou Coffee | Any size drink

Carrabba’s Italian Grill | Free appetizer or dessert with entree purchase

Carvel | Free ice cream

Chick-fil-a | Varies (at discretion of franchise owner)

Chili’s | Free dessert

Church’s Chicken | Free piece of chicken

Cinnabon | Free treat

Coldstone Creamery | BOGO free coupon for an ice cream creation

Cracker Barrel | Free dessert

Culver’s | Free one-scoop sundae

Dairy Queen | BOGO free coupon for a Blizzard

Dave and Buster’s | $10 in gameplay

Del Taco | Free premium milkshake

Denny’s  | Free Grand Slam breakfast

Dippin’ Dots | Free Dippin’ Dots

Dunkin Donuts | Free beverage

Einstein Bros Bagels | Free breakfast sandwich with drink purchase

El Pollo Loco | Free 2-piece chicken meal or classic salad

Famous Dave’s Barbeque | BOGO 1/2 off entree coupon (up to $15)

Fatz | Free Calabash Chicken entree with entree purchase

Fazoli’s | $3 off $10 purchase

Firehouse Subs | Free medium sub

Friendly’s | $3 off ice cream cake

Fuddrucker’s | BOGO free burger coupon

IHOP | Free pancakes

Jack in the Box | 2 free tacos with purchase

Jamba Juice | Free smoothie or juice

Jason’s Deli | $5 coupon

Jersey Mike’s | Free sub

Johnny Rockets | BOGO free burger with purchase of drink or shake

Krispy Kreme | Free doughnut

Logan’s Roadhouse | Free appetizer or dessert (up to $7.99)

Longhorn Steakhouse | Free dessert with entree purchase

Macaroni Grill | Free dessert with entree purchase

Marble Slab Creamery | $5 coupon

Margaritaville | Free appetizer

Marie Callenders | Free Magnificent Six breakfast

McAlister’s Deli | $5 coupon

Melting Pot | Free chocolate fondue for two

Moe’s Southwest Grill | Free burrito

Nestle Toll House Cafe | Free cookie

Noodles & Company | Free rice crispy treat

O’Charley’s | $5 off $20 coupon

Olive Garden | Free dessert (up to $8.50)

On The Border | Free queso

Orange Julius | BOGO free 20 oz

Outback Steakhouse | Free dessert

P.F. Chang’s | Free appetizer or dessert

Panera Bread | Free pastry or drink

Perkins | Free Magnificent Seven breakfast

Pizza Hut | Free cinnamon sticks

Planet Smoothie | Free small smoothie


Ponderosa | $5 off coupon

Qdoba Mexican Grill | Special treat

Quizno’s | Free cookie

Red Lobster | Varies

Red Robin | Free Gourmet burger

Rita’s | Free regular Italian ice

Ruby Tuesday | Free Garden Bar entree or burger (up to $11)

SBarro | Free slice of pizza

Schlotzsky’s | Free small sandwich or 8″ pizza

SmashBurger | Free side or shake with any purchase

Smoothie King | Free smoothie

Sonic | Free small classic shake

Sonny’s BBQ | Free Big Deal (sandwich, fries, and drink)


Starbucks | Free handcrafted beverage or food item

Steak ‘n Shake | Free specialty milkshake

TGI Friday’s | Free dessert (up to $8)

TCBY | Free small frozen yogurt (up to $5)

Texas Roadhouse | Free appetizer or sidekick of ribs with entree purchase

The Cheesecake Factory | Free mini hot fudge sundae

Tropical Smoothie Cafe | Free 24 oz smoothie

Uno Pizzeria | Free dessert

Waffle House | Free waffle

Which Wich | Free regular sandwich

Wild Wing Cafe | Free brownie dessert

Zaxby’s | Free nibbler

Zoe’s Kitchen | Free slice of chocolate cake

Looking for another way to eat free in restaurants? Check out our master list of restaurants where kids eat free!

Check out our master list of restaurant birthday freebies to see where you can get free entrees, drinks, and desserts to celebrate your special day!