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95 Restaurants That Offer Birthday Freebies

Why pay on your special day?

The only thing we love more than food is free food. And you know what's the best time to score a free drink, dessert, or even meal at a restaurant? Your birthday! Here's a cross-country look at chain restaurants that want to celebrate YOU with a birthday freebie.

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Courtesy of Applebee's

Freebie: dessert + "Happy Birthday" song. Plus if you sign up for their Eclub, you'll receive a coupon for a free entree.


Freebie: 12 oz milkshake

Au Bon Pain
Au Bon PainInstagram

Freebie: sandwich or salad

Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Courtesy of Auntie Anne's

Freebie: classic pretzel

Baja Fresh
Courtesy of Baja Fresh

Freebie: birthday burrito + taco

Baskin Robbins
Instagram / @baskinrobbins

Freebie: scoop of ice cream or soft serve, plus $3 off an ice cream cake

Ben & Jerry's
Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's

Freebie: scoop of ice cream, plus $3 off an ice cream cake

Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/Richard Yuan

Freebie: $30 gift certificate that you can redeem anytime during the month of your birthday + "Happy Birthday" song

BJ's Restaurants
Courtesy of BJ's

Freebie: pizookie

Black Angus Steakhouse
Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/Dale Chumbley

Freebie: free steak dinner if you're a member of the Prime Club, a complimentary birthday cookie cake with a candle + "Happy Birthday" song


Freebie: free Bo-Berry Biscuit with any purchase made if you join the E-Club.

Boston Market
Boston Market

Freebie: dessert with the purchase of a create-your-own-meal plate

Bruegger's Bagels
Bruegger's Bagels

Freebie: bagel with any kind of cream cheese when you sign up for their e-club.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild WingsInstagram

Freebie: snack size wings

California Pizza Kitchen
Courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen

Freebie: depending on the number of reward points you have, birthday treats range from a free dessert to a free entree. They even celebrate half birthdays.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Courtesy of Carrabba's Italian Grill

Freebie: dessert with any purchase of an entrée when you join the Amici Club

Courtesy of Carvel's

Freebie: ice cream cone when you join Fudgie Fanatics email list

The Cheesecake Factory
Courtesy of The Cheesecake Factory

Freebie: cup of ice cream + "Happy Birthday" song


Freebie: entree

Courtesy of Chili's

Freebie: brownie sundae + "Happy Birthday" song


Freebie: free chips & guac with a $5 purchase

Courtesy of Cinnabon

Freebie: cinnabon stix, cinnasweeties or cinnabon bites + a minibon cinnamon roll when you sign up for Club Cinnamon

Cold Stone Creamery
Courtesy of Cold Stone Creamery

Freebie: BOGO for any ice cream creation when you become a member of My Cold Stone Club

Corner Bakery Cafe
Courtesy of Corner Bakery Cafe

Freebie: baked good

Cracker Barrel
Courtesy of Cracker Barrel

Freebie: dessert

Courtesy of Culver's

Freebie: sundae when you join Culver's club

Dairy Queen
Dairy Queen

Freebie: coupon for a free mini, small, or medium blizzard, with the use of a BOGO

Daphne's Greek Cafe
Daphne's Greek CafeInstagram

Freebie: entree

Del Taco
Courtesy of Del Taco

Freebie: milkshake

Courtesy of Denny's

Freebie: grand slam breakfast + "Happy Birthday" song

Dippin' Dots
Dippin' DotsInstagram

Freebie: small cup

Dunkin' Donuts

Freebie: free medium beverage when you sign up for DD Perks Reward Program

Einstein Bros Bagels
Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/Gene Han

Freebie: breakfast sandwich when you buy any drink

El Pollo Loco
El Pollo LocoInstagram

Freebie: 2 pc chicken meal or chicken tostada salad

El Torito
El ToritoInstagram

Freebie: entree + "Happy Birthday" song

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
Courtesy of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Freebie: box of chocolate truffles

Courtesy of Friendly's

Freebie: Happy Endings medium sundae when you join the BFF Club and $3 off ice cream cakes


Freebie: buy one get one 1/3 pound birthday burger when you join the Fudds Club.


Freebie: annual birthday treat when you join the GODIVA Rewards Club.

Great American Cookies
Great American Cookies

Freebie: cookie cake slice with the purchase of a soda when you sign up for Cookie-mail

Hometown Buffet
Courtesy of Hometown Buffet

Freebie: adult dinner buffet + "Happy Birthday" song

Courtesy of Hooters

Freebie: 10 wings + "Happy Birthday" song

Courtesy of IHOP

Freebie: meal

Jack in the Box
Jack In The Box

Freebie: 2

Jamba Juice
Jamba JuiceInstagram

Freebie: smoothie when you sign up for the rewards program

Jersey Mike's
Courtesy of Jersey Mike's

Freebie: regular sub and 22 oz. fountain drink

Joe's Crab Shack
Courtesy of Joe's Crab Shack

Freebie: appetizer, plus the wait staff will come to your table with something for the birthday girl/boy to perform with, like a hula with coconut bras

Johnny Rocket's
Johnny Rockets

Freebie: hamburger with a purchase of an entree and drink when you sign up for Rocket's

Juice it Up!
Juice It Up!

Freebie: BOGO 24 oz.

Krispy Kreme
Instagram / @krispykreme

Freebie: donut and small coffee or fountain

Lone Star Steakhouse
Courtesy of Lone Star Steakhouse

Freebie: appetizer when you sign up for the e-club

Longhorn Steakhouse
Courtesy of Longhorn Steakhouse

Freebie: dessert when you sign up for a Longhorn Account

Marie Callender's
Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/Capsun Poe

Freebie: slice of pie, plus $5 off your check


Freebie: kids can score a free Happy Meal on their birthday if you sign up for the email newsletter. And, you get a free sandwich.

The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot

Freebie: six-free chocolate covered strawberries and birthday vouchers when you sign up for Club Fondue.

Moe's Southwest Grill
Courtesy of Moe's Southwest Grill

Freebie: burrito when you sign up for Moe's eWorld coupons

Morton's The Steakhouse
Courtesy of Morton's The Steakhouse

Freebie: dessert and a $25 reward when you sign up as a VIP member through Landry Select Club Cards

Noodles & Company
Courtesy of Noodles & Company

Freebie: bowl of soup

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Freebies: free Bundtlet cake when you join the e-Club.

Olive Garden
Courtesy of Olive Garden

Freebie: dessert when you join their e-club

On The Border
Courtesy of On The Border

Freebie: free queso dip or brownie sundae + "Happy Birthday" song

Outback Steakhouse
Courtesy of Outback Steakhouse

Freebie: kid-size vanilla sundae with chocolate syrup

Panera Bread
Courtesy of Panera Bread

Freebie: pastry

P.F. Chang's
Courtesy of P.F. Chang's

Freebie: appetizer or dessert + "Happy Birthday" song

Papa John's
Papa John's Pizza

Freebie: 10 bonus points for loyalty program members, which is enough to redeem for a free order of garlic knots, cheese sticks, or a giant chocolate chip


Freebie: small frozen yogurt with any toppings when you become a Pinkberry Loyalty rewards member

Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut

Freebie: hot cinnamon sticks if you are a member of their Hut Rewards program.

Planet Smoothie
Courtesy of Planet Smoothie

Freebie: smoothie when you sign up for the Birthday Club

Qdoba Mexican Eats
Courtesy of Qdoba Mexican Grill

Freebie: BOGO coupon

Quiznos Subs

Freebie: chocolate chip, cinnamon sugar or oatmeal cookie when you join the Q club.

Red Lobster
Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/Calgary Reviews

Freebie: $5 off two adult entrees, a slice of cake + "Happy Birthday" song

Red Robin
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Freebie: gourmet burger + "Happy Birthday" song

Rita's Italian Ice
Courtesy of Rita's Italian Ice

Freebie: birthday treat and a single scoop of ice, ice-cream or ice-custard

Romano's Macaroni Grill
Courtesy of Romano's Macaroni Grill

Freebie: dessert + "Happy Birthday" song

Roy's Restaurant
Courtesy of Roy's Restaurant

Freebie: dessert

Courtesy of Rubio's

Freebie: meal up to $7

Ruby Tuesday
Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/Jimmy Smith

Freebie: burger or garden salad entree

Courtesy of Sbarro

Freebie: slice of pizza with the purchase of a drink

Courtesy of Smashburger

Freebie: side or any flavored shake you sign up for the smashclub rewards

Courtesy of Sonic

Freebie: regular cream slush, medium tater tots, or medium drink. It rotates every year.

Sonny's BBQ
Sonny's BBQ

Freebie: Big Deal Combo if you join the 'Q Crew Rewards program.

Sprinkles Cupcakes
Courtesy of Sprinkles Cupcakes

Freebie: cupcake when you sign up for the Birthday Club

Courtesy of Starbucks

Freebie: beverage or treat, plus a coupon for 15% off a purchase at

Steak 'n Shake
Steak 'n Shake

Freebie: double steak burger with cheese and a side of fries when you sign up for the e-club.


Freebie: six-inch sub and drink

Courtesy of TCBY

Freebie: frozen yogurt when you join myTCBY e-club

Tony Roma's
Courtesy of Tony Roma's

Freebie: dinner entree up to $15.99 when you sign up for the eRewards club

TGI Friday's
Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons/Robert Young

Freebie: dessert with the purchase of an entree + "Happy Birthday" song

Waffle House
Courtesy of Waffle House

Freebie: waffle when you join the Regulars Club online

Courtesy of Wendy's

Freebie: frosty when you join MyWendy's email list

Wetzel's Pretzels
Wetzel's Pretzels

Freebie: pretzel of your choice if you download the app.


Freebie: one Justaburger when you sign up for their rewards program.

Courtesy of Wienerschnitzel

Freebie: coupon

Courtesy of Yogurtland

Freebie: 3 oz. yogurt when you join Real Rewards and sign up for the You Rule Club

Courtesy of Zaxby's

Freebie: meal deal and a birthday nibbler when you join the Zax Mail Club

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