May 27, 2022

Best Food Deals Near Me: How to Get Free Food Today

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Editor’s Note: Information listed here may be subject to change depending on the developing situation with COVID-19’s Omicron variant. Please check for the latest updates available or contact each establishment directly for more info.

March may come in like a lion and out like a lamb, but that’s not how April rolls. It comes in with the worst holiday mankind has created, and it exits with a one centered on weed.

From day one, though, April is loaded with deals on food. You’ll get discounts from April Fool’s Day past 4/20, hitting National Burrito Day, Easter, and every day in between. In that regard, it’s really just kind of like every other month. You just have to know where to look. And, guess what? You’re at the spot where you should look. Every month, we pile up deals from chains all over the country so you have a hub to find that discounted lunch you’re craving.

Check back often. We’re updating this list of food deals frequently–sometimes daily–and there’s always something worth giving a try. Here are the best food deals you’ll find in April.

Ongoing Food & Drink Deals

Jimmy John’s
The deal: The sandwich shop’s Freaky Fast Rewards program will set you up with a free eight-inch sandwich after your first order through the app. 
When: Ongoing

Domino’s Pizza
The deal: The Mix & Match Deal will get you and two or more items on its Mix & Match menu for $5.99. That includes some sticks and medium pizzas options. 
When: Ongoing

Domino’s Pizza
The deal: Any combo with three-topping pizzas and Dips & Twists will run you $8. 
When: Ongoing

Friendly’s
The deal:
Join the Friendly’s Sweet Rewards Club, and you’ll get a free medium sundae.
When: Ongoing

Popeyes
The deal: You can get your craving for that chicken sandwich fulfilled. Popeyes is offering free contactless delivery through its app with a minimum $20 order.
When: Ongoing

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
The deal: Kids can grab a book tracker to participate in the restaurant’s Bucketeer Bookworms program. After every five books they read, they’ll get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Ongoing

Halo Burger
The deal:
Nab a free QP Burger after your first loyalty visit to the burger chain. 
When: Ongoing

Miguel’s Jr.
The deal:
Order through Uber Eats for free delivery. New DoorDash customers can get free delivery with a $15 minimum order. Additionally, if you order through Grubhub, you can get $5 off orders placed from 11 am to 7 pm. 
When: Ongoing

B.GOOD
The deal:
The restaurant has expanded its usual kid meal deal. Kids can eat free every day of the week with the purchase of one adult entrée. In fact, you can get two free kid meals for every adult meal purchase. 
When: Ongoing

Penn Station East Coast Subs
The deal:
Order a sub online, and you can get a free small sub with the code “PSBOGO.”
When: Ongoing

Rubio’s Coastal Grill
The deal:
Place an order directly through the Rubio’s app or Rubios.com to get free delivery on any order of at least $20. 
When: Ongoing

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
The deal:
The restaurant now offers Family Bundles to-go. Entrée options include House-Smoke Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Tenders, and Grilled Salmon. For $24.99, the Bundle also comes with two family-sized sides and a half-dozen Honey Butter Croissants. 
When: Ongoing

Jamba
The deal:
Toss in one of Jamba’s Functional Boosts for free with every smoothie order made through the app.
When: Ongoing

Olive Garden
The deal:
The pasta chain is now offering alcohol delivery with $15 bottles of wine and $10 six-packs. You have to order food to get alcohol, and the deal is only available where local laws permit.
When: Ongoing

Taco Cabana
The deal:
If you work in a restaurant, hotel, food service industry, grocery store, big-box store, or drugstore, you can get 50% off your order when you purchase while wearing a uniform or show an ID. 
When: Ongoing

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
The deal: Grab a free appetizer or salad when you join Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Rewards. 
When: Ongoing

Blackjack Pizza
The deal:
Grab a large, one-topping pizza for $10.99 with the code “LIT.”
When: Ongoing

Taco Cabana
The deal:
There are a few deals you can snag at Taco Cabana right now. Get two Nutella empanadas for $2.99 (or a dozen for $14.99), $2 margaritas, or a gallon of margaritas to go for $34.99. 
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal:
Get four meals for $29.99. The family meal comes with four 8-inch subs, four bags of chips, and four cookies. Use the very memorable code “8026.”
When: Ongoing

Hooters
The deal:
Make a $30 purchase, and you’ll get $10 off with the code “GET10.” Place an order for $50, and you’ll wind up with $15 off when you use the code “GET15.” However, if you think you’ve spotted a trend, you’ll be disappointed to find out there’s no “GET20.”
When: Ongoing

GoPuff
The deal:
 New users to the convenience store delivery service will get $10 off their first two orders with the code “GET20.” Though, you’re going to have to hit the $20 order minimum both times. 
When: Through December 31

Jet’s Pizza
The deal: Take 20% off any order when you use the shop’s text-to-order feature. 
When: Ongoing

Más Veggies Vegan Taqueria
The deal:
The ghost kitchen offers free chips and salsa on any order of at least $10 when you order for pick-up. Though, that’s not valid when ordering through third-party delivery services. 
When: Ongoing

Thursday, April 14

Chili’s
The deal:
The Marg of the Month at Chili’s is the Straw-Eddy ‘Rita. For $5, you can grab one with Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Lunazul Blanco Tequila, strawberry puree, and sour. 
When: Through April 30

Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s
The deal:
Join the newly-launched rewards program to get your choice of a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger, Famous Star, or Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich. 
When: Ongoing

KFC
The deal: 
Get a free KFC Chicken Sandwich with a purchase of at least $12 through the KFC mobile app. 
When: Through June 5

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
If you’re a rewards member, you can get a buy-one-get-one-free deal on the new Spicy Chicken at Moe’s. 
When: Through May 29

Popeyes
The deal:
The Big Box deal has returned. For $6, you get to choose two pieces of bone-in-chicken or three tenders with two sides and a buttermilk biscuit. 
When: For a limited time

Denny’s
The deal:
The Endless Breakfast promo is around for a couple of months with a plate that includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, and hashbrowns for $7. 
When: Through June 21

Boston Market
The deal:
The rotisserie chain is offering free kid meals. No purchase is required at all. Kids 12 and under can just grab a free one. 
When: For just a little while

Friendly’s
The deal:
Try any of the 12 new items on the menu and you’ll get a free medium sundae. That new slate includes the Jammed-Up Burger, Doritos Cool Ranched Chopped Cheese Burger (!?), Tex-Mex Alfredo Pasta, and more. 
When: Through April 30

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Sonic Drive-In
The deal:
Try the new Bacon on Bacon Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger for $4.99 through May 1. 
When: Through May 1

Pollo Campero
The deal: To celebrate its 51st birthday, Pollo Campero is dropping new deals weekly this month. This week, you can get a free side with your meal by using the code “HUNGRY.”
When: Through April 18

Chuck E. Cheese
The deal:
Grab a Spring Family Fun Pack, which comes with two large one-topping pizzas, one Unicorn Cotton Candy, a good bag, an activity sheet, and 250 E-Ticket vouchers for $35. It’s only available for takeout or delivery.
When: Through April 24

Panda Express
The deal:
Try the recently-returned Wok Fired Shrimp and you’ll get a free small a la carte entrée. Use the code “WOKFIRED.” Now you’re eating like a fast panda.
When: Through April 17

Smokey Bones
The deal:
Sign up for the loyalty program by Tax Day, and you’ll get a coupon for $10 off a $25 dine-in or online order. 
When: Through April 18

Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. 
The deal:
Get two of either chains’ new Panko Breaded Pollock Sandwich for $5. 
When: Through April 19

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s
The deal:
The newly-launched rewards program will offer double points (the chains call them “Stars”) when you sign up (and take advantage of a free sandwich in there while you’re at it). 
When: Through May 17

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
The deal: Grab a Dos Equis for $3. 
When: April 14

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal:
Get a slice of Pecan Pie for just $4.25 on National Pecan Day.
When: April 14

Fatburger
The deal:
Get free delivery on any order of at least $20 through the Fatburger site. 
When: Through April 30

Cousins Maine Lobster
The deal:
The Tax Day Pack with two lobster tails, tenderloin filets, and more can be mailed right to your house. You can take 15% off through Tax Day with the code “TAXDAY15.”
When: Through April 18

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday, S’nS emphasizes the latter half of its name with a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

Red Lobster
The deal: 
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

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Friday, April 15

Noodles & Company
The deal:
Get free delivery the weekend before Tax Day. 
When: April 15-17

Firehouse Subs
The deal: Rewards members can get double points on any Tuna Salad sub purchase on the first or last Friday of the Lenten season. 
When: April 15

Smashburger
The deal:
 Grab the new Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich and get another one for $1 every Friday through April 15. 
When: Fridays through April 15

Somos
The deal:
All of its meal kits, including the Cinco de Mayo Kit, will be half-off through Cinco de Mayo. 
When: April 15 – May 5

Red Lobster
The deal:
Get Ultimate Endless Shrimp for $20.
When: April 15-17

QuickChek
The deal:
To celebrate the convenience store chain’s 55th anniversary, it is giving out free coffee every Friday in March and April. You just have to be a QuickChek Rewards member. Scan the app or pass along your phone number at checkout and you’ll get a free hot or iced coffee in any size.
When: Fridays in April

Tijuana Flats
The deal: 
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal: 
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Maple Leaf Diner
The deal:
Snag the Fish #FRYday special for $13 for a limited time.
When:  Fridays through April 15

Saturday, April 16

SAJJ Mediterranean
The deal:
Buy an entrée and a drink to get a free kids meal for kids 12 and under. 
When: Saturdays and Sundays through April 30

Sunday, April 17 – Easter

7-Eleven
The deal
: Get any whole pizza — that includes 7-Meat, Cheese, and Pepperoni — for $5 through the 7NOW delivery app. Though, you can only get one per order.
When: April 17-18

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

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Monday, April 18 – Tax Day

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
The deal:
If you’re a rewards member, you can get a buy-one-get-one-free deal on Original sandwiches. 
When: April 18

Firehouse Subs
The deal:
Get a free medium sub when you buy a medium or large sub, chips, and a drink.
When: April 18

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
The deal:
BJ is playing with the 1040 Tax Day theme, offering $10 off any purchase of at least $40 for takeout or delivery. 
When: April 18

Mountain Mike’s Pizza
The deal:
Get a 20-inch, Mountain-sized Pizza for $10.40 through the app. 
When: April 18

Hooters
The deal:
Kids under 12 get a free meal dining in and hitting the $15 minimum. 
When: April 18

PDQ
The deal:
Every location is offering a dollar off any purchase made through the PDQ website or app.  Just use the code “$1off.”
When: April 18

Corner Bakery
The deal:
Reward members can get a free Hazelnut Cold Brew with any purchase on Tax Day. If it’s your first time signing up for the reward program, you’ll also get $5 off your first purchase.
When: April 18

Kona Grill
The deal:
Stock up with a pair of Kona margaritas for $10.40. 
When: April 18

STK Steakhouse
The deal:
All of its signature cocktails, like the Strawberry Cobbler Martini, can be snagged for $10.40. That’s not low-cost necessarily, but those cocktails are usually upwards of $20. 
When: April 18

The Pie Hole
The deal: Make a purchase and get a free Pie Hole Blend drip or iced coffee. The free cup of morning brown is running from Tax Day to Earth Day, but you’ll need to bring your own tumbler or mug. Waste not, want not.
When: April 18-22

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

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, April 19

Pollo Campero
The deal: To celebrate its 51st birthday, Pollo Campero is dropping new deals every week in April. This week, you can tack on an extra piece of chicken to any meal with the code “CRAVE.”
When: April 19-25

Fleming’s Steakhouse
The deal:
Spend $100 on a gift card, and Fleming’s will pass along a bonus card worth $20. 
When: April 19 – June 19

Tim Hortons
The deal:
If you’re a Tims Rewards member in the US, you can get a 10-pack of Timbits donuts for $1. It’s a reward for your appreciation of Canadian culture. Not really, but also kind of.
When: Every Tuesday through May 10

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday

Wednesday, April 20 – 4/20

Del Taco
The deal:
Del Yeah! Rewards members get five Chicken Cheddar Rollers for $4.20. 
When: April 20

Fatburger
The deal:
Get an Original Fatburger for $4.20.
When: April 20

Krispy Kreme
The deal:
Every Wednesday, Krispy Kreme will sell a dozen donuts for the same price as a gallon of gas. The price will be dictated by the national average on the Monday before the Wednesday, and you can grab up to two dozen donuts at that price. 
When: Wednesdays through May 4

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays when you buy a meal.
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

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Thursday, April 21

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
The deal: Grab a Voodoo Ranger IPA for $3. 
When: April 21

Dickey’s Barbecue
The deal:
Miss Ollie Dickey’s famous iced tea in a Big Yellow Cup is just $3.49 for National Tea Day. 
When: April 21

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, April 22

Noodles & Company
The deal:
Take advantage of a buy-one-get-one-free deal on small entrées. 
When: April 22-24

QuickChek
The deal:
To celebrate the convenience store chain’s 55th anniversary, it is giving out free coffee every Friday in March and April. You just have to be a QuickChek Rewards member. Scan the app or pass along your phone number at checkout and you’ll get a free hot or iced coffee in any size.
When: Fridays in March and April

Smashburger
The deal:
Grab the new Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich and get another one for $1 every Friday through April 15. 
When: Fridays through April 15

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Stop & Shop
The deal:
Get buy-one-get-one-half-off sushi on Fridays.
When: Fridays through April 15

Maple Leaf Diner
The deal:
Snag the Fish #FRYday special for $13 for a limited time.
When:  Fridays through April 17

Saturday, April 23

SAJJ Mediterranean
The deal:
Buy an entrée and a drink to get a free kids meal for kids 12 and under. 
When: Saturdays and Sundays through April 30

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Photo courtesy of Moe’s Southwest Grill

Sunday, April 24

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Monday, April 25

Clean Juice
The deal:
The Spring Cleaning Sale will get you 20% off any cleanse in the Juice Til’ Dinner program.
When: April 25-29

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

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, April 26

Pollo Campero
The deal: To celebrate its 51st birthday, Pollo Campero is dropping new deals every week in April. Reward program members will see a $10 reward pop-up in the app.
When: April 26 – May 2

American Social
The deal:
For National Pretzel Day, you can get a warm pretzel and beer cheese for $10. 
When: April 26

Tim Hortons
The deal:
If you’re a Tims Rewards member in the US, you can get a 10-pack of Timbits donuts for $1. 
When: Every Tuesday through May 10

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday

Wednesday, April 27

Krispy Kreme
The deal:
Every Wednesday, Krispy Kreme will sell a dozen donuts for the same price as a gallon of gas. The price will be dictated by the national average on the Monday before the Wednesday, and you can grab up to two dozen donuts at that price. 
When: Wednesdays through May 4

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays when you buy a meal.
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

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Thursday, April 28

Mountain Mike’s Pizza
The deal:
Take $8 off any two medium pizzas with the code “SUPERHERO22.”
When: April 28

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
The deal: Grab a Blue Moon for $3. 
When: April 28

Happy Joe’s
The deal:
Add a small Joe’s Blueberry Pie for $6 on National Blueberry Pie Day. 
When: April 28

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, April 29

QuickChek
The deal:
To celebrate the convenience store chain’s 55th anniversary, it is giving out free coffee every Friday in March and April. You just have to be a QuickChek Rewards member. Scan the app or pass along your phone number at checkout and you’ll get a free hot or iced coffee in any size.
When: Fridays in March and April

Smashburger
The deal:
Grab the new Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich and get another one for $1 every Friday through April 15. 
When: Fridays through April 15

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Stop & Shop
The deal:
Get buy-one-get-one-half-off sushi on Fridays.
When: Fridays through April 15

Maple Leaf Diner
The deal:
Snag the Fish #FRYday special for $13 for a limited time.
When:  Fridays through April 17

Saturday, April 30

SAJJ Mediterranean
The deal:
Buy an entrée and a drink to get a free kids meal for kids 12 and under. 
When: Saturdays and Sundays through April 30

Reward Program Freebies

Carl’s Jr.
The deal:
 Sign up for the Carl’s Jr. promo club, and you’re going to get a free small order of fries and a small beverage with the purchase of a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. You’re two-thirds of the way to lunch already. 
When: Ongoing

Hardee’s
The deal:
Sign-up for the Hardee’s email promo club to get a free small order of fries and a beverage with the purchase of a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. 
When: Ongoing

Baskin-Robbins
The deal: When you download the Baskin-Robbins app for the first time, you get a free regular-sized scoop as an in-app offer. (Baskin requires face coverings for all customers.)
When: Ongoing

Bruegger’s Bagels
The deal: You get how this goes now. Sign up for their Inner Circle club, and new members get a coupon for a free bagel with cream cheese.
When: Ongoing

Einstein Bros. Bagels
The deal: Find a similar deal here. Sign up for the Shmear Society and grab a free bagel.
When: Ongoing

Baja Fresh
The deal: 
Join the restaurant’s Club Baja membership program, and you’ll get an offer for a totally free taco, valid for one chicken, carnitas Baja, or Americano taco.
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal: Sign up for the Toasty Points loyalty app and get rewarded with a free 4-inch sub with any purchase.
When: Ongoing

Del Taco
The deal:
 Sign up for Del Taco’s Raving Fan eClub and get two free grilled chicken tacos or Del Tacos for signing up. If you download the Del App, you can also land another pair of free Del Tacos. 
When: Ongoing

Wingstop
The deal: Get a free order of fries when you sign up for “The Club.”
When: Ongoing

Bojangles 
The deal: Sign up for the E-Club, and you’ll get a coupon for a half-gallon of Legendary Iced Tea with any purchase. You’ll also get a coupon for a free Bo-Berry Biscuit with any purchase on your birthday. 
When: Ongoing

MOOYAH
The deal: A free order of personal fries are headed your way if you sign up for MOOYAH Rewards.
When: Ongoing

Cold Stone Creamery
The deal: If you’re new to My Cold Stone Club Rewards you’ll get a buy-one-get-one-free coupon on Creations. 
When: Ongoing

Mimi’s Cafe
The deal:
 Sign up for the e-club and get a free two-pack of croissants or muffins because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
When: Ongoing

El Pollo Loco
The deal: If you sign up for Loco Rewards you’ll bag a free pollo bowl.
When: Ongoing

Red Cow
The deal:
Join the Minneapolis-based chain’s e-club and you’ll get a coupon in your inbox for $10 off your bill next time you dine-in. 
When: Ongoing

Rubio’s Coastal Grill
The deal: Sign up for the Beach Club and you’re getting a free taco to say cheers to your new friendship. 
When: Ongoing

Wetzel’s Pretzels
The deal: Download the Wetzel’s Pretzels app, and you’ll be gifted a free pretzel item from the pretzel shop. You’ll also get a freebie on your birthday. Happy early birthday!
When: Ongoing

BJ’s Brewhouse & Restaurant
The deal: 
Join the Premier Rewards Plus program, and the chain will hook you up with a free Pizookie. (That’s a deep-dish-inspired cookie if it wasn’t immediately clear from the weird portmanteau.) Bonus: You’ll get another free Pizookie on your birthday. 
When: Ongoing

Black Angus Steakhouse
The deal: 
Join the restaurant’s Prime Club, and you’ll automatically get a free dessert. (You also get a free steak dinner on your first birthday after joining the club.)
When: Ongoing

Maggie Moo’s and Marble Slab Creamery
The deal:
 Sign up for the rewards program — the wonderfully named Slab Happy Rewards — and a free ice cream is headed straight for your mouth.
When: Ongoing

Corner Bakery
The deal: 
Get a free sweet when you sign up for Corner Bakery’s e-club, which is basically just the email newsletter. 
When: Ongoing

Papa Murphy’s
The deal: Sign up for the take-and-bake chain’s email offers, and you’ll get a code for 25% off your next online order of $20 or more. 
When: Ongoing

Bonefish Grill
The deal: Become a Bonefish Grill Insider (that’s their rewards program), and you’ll get 50% off your meal on every fourth visit. 
When: Ongoing

Missing Food Deals?

If you know of other freebies and deals we missed, email us at [email protected] We might add ’em here. 

Want more free food?

Here’s our running list of 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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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Writer on the news team at Thrillist. He is always hungry. Follow him @dlukenelson.