Here’s How To Eat Free At Restaurants On Your Birthday!

Birthday deals at chain restaurantsUpdated June 2022

How do you like to celebrate your birthday?  Do you dine out with friends at your favorite restaurant?  Do you cruise into a drive-through after a night of celebrating?  Or do you stuff your face with cake in solitude?  Most importantly, what are the Birthday Free Food Giveaways?  We want to treat ourselves on our birthday, but who wants to actually pay for it?!

There are plenty of ways to commemorate the occasion.  Many of the major chain restaurants are clamoring for your business, and are offering some tantalizing deals to draw you in.  We’ve performed a rigorous investigation of the host of deals available to folks celebrating a birthday, and we’ve even picked out our personal top ten.

So, which restaurants offer free meals on your birthday?  In the roundup below, each deal is listed by the name and type of restaurant, followed by the birthday deal, any special requirements to redeem, and the expiration date.  Most restaurants send the birthday deals to customers who sign up for the email club, and many restaurants send the deals out a few weeks in advance, so be sure to sign up for your favorite place ahead of time.  Or, you could always sign up your friend without their knowledge and use your own email address.  You could “treat” your friend on their birthday and not have to pay anything!  We won’t tell.

How to Score Birthday Free Food

Most places will require a copy of the coupon and a photo ID to confirm it’s really you.  Some deals are only good on the actual date of your birthday, but many places allow you to redeem the coupon up to a few weeks after the birthday.  Check the coupon to verify the valid dates and times before you go.  Nobody likes (bad) surprises on their birthday!

We’ll start with our editorial staff’s EatDrinkDeals Top Ten.  Scroll down to see the complete set of birthday free food deals in alphabetical order.

These Birthday Free Food Deals are current as of December 2021.  Each of these deals has been verified by our staff throughout the course of the year.

Which ones are your favorites?  Did we miss any?  Let us know in the comments!

The EatDrinkDeals Birthday Free Food Top 10 List

10.  Moe’s Southwest Grill

Get a free burrito when you download the Moe’s Rewards app and register your birthday.  You need to show the offer from your app to get the “freburrito” (made up word alert!  Trademark pending).  You have seven days from your birthday to get the offer, upon which it self destructs.

If you missed the freburrito, don’t fret.  Read our Moe’s story for more specials and offers.

9. Uno Pizzeria

Get a free birthday dessert when you sign up at Uno Pizzeria.  So that’s not really birthday free food, but that’s like, a lot of % off!  I don’t feel like doing math on my birthday.  You’ll need to show the coupon to get the deal, and the coupon lasts for about two weeks after your birthday.

Want to know about other great Uno deals?  Read our story here!

8.  Black Angus Steakhouse

FREE STEAK!  FREE STEAK!  Get a free steak dinner with purchase of another entree of equal or greater value, up to a $19.99 value, on your first birthday as a Prime Club member.

Black Angus has a great Happy Hour and other daily specials.  Learn more in our Black Angus story here.

7. Jersey Mike’s

Get a free regular sub and 22 oz. drink, redeemable only on the day of your birthday only.  You’ll need to show the coupon and valid ID.

Read our Jersey Mike’s story for info on other coupons and deals.

6. Krispy Kreme

Get a free donut and a hot or iced coffee on your birthday if you’re a Rewards member.  That’s how you start a birthday right.  Or, even better, that’s how you end a really great birthday celebration!

Krispy Kreme offers lots of other coupons and promotions, which you can learn about in our Krispy Kreme story.

5. Denny’s

Get a free Grand Slam breakfast on the day of your birthday when you sign up for Denny’s Rewards.   You must present proof its your birthday with ID.

You can learn about other Denny’s specials by reading our story.

4.  Ruby Tuesday

Get a free handcrafted burger or Garden Bar entree on your birthday. You need to show the coupon and valid ID.  The coupon expires about one week after the birthday.

Ruby Tuesday has lots of other great specials and an excellent Happy Hour.  Read our Ruby Tuesday deals story to learn more.

3.  Dairy Queen

This one is interesting.  You get a coupon for a free Blizzard with purchase of another, plus a coupon for $3 off a cake, when you sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club.  Ho hum.  But, Dairy Queen celebrates half birthdays, or as they call them, Upside Down birthdays.  Make it feel like your birthday even if it’s six months away!  +10 points for originality to Dairy Queen.

More info on other Dairy Queen specials and coupons is available in our Dairy Queen story here.

2.  P.F. Chang’s

Get a free appetizer (Street Fare or Dim Sum) OR dessert on your birthday when you sign up for the Rewards program.  It’s my birthday and I’ll pick how I want to celebrate!  You’ll need your ID or Rewards program number to get the freebie.  The offer lasts for the month of your birthday.

Read our P.F. Chang’s story for info on other great deals and specials.

1. Benihana

Get a voucher for $30 towards the birthday person’s meal, excluding alcoholic beverages, when you purchase an adult meal at regular price. Good Monday – Thursday only and expires the last Thursday of the month of the birthday.  You’ll need to present the coupon and a valid photo ID.  But $30, wow!  Eat like a Shogun at Benihana on your birthday!

Read our Benihana story for info on other specials and deals.

All Birthday Freebies, In Alphabetical Order

How much Birthday Free Food can you handle?  We’ve got a ton of deals so you can treat yourself for quite some time!

Applebee’s

Get a free dessert with purchase of an entree for your birthday when you sign up for their email club.  You need to present the coupon, which is valid for about two weeks after your birthday.

Get info on other great Applebee’s deals and specials by reading our story here.

Arby’s

Get a free shake for your birthday. Printed coupon required. Coupon is good from one week before the birthday until the actual birthday.

Au Bon Pain

Get a free coffee and pastry.  That’s a hot coffee or tea, 24 oz iced medium beverage, or 16 oz medium specialty beverage.  The free birthday food item is any single item, with some exclusions.  You’ll need a copy of the coupon. The coupon lasts until about two weeks after the birthday.

Auntie Anne’s

Get a coupon for a free pretzel with purchase of another at regular price.

A&W All American Food

Sign up for the Mug Club to get a free root beer float on your birthday.

B. Good

Get a free meal on your birthday when you sign up for the B. Good Rewards program.

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

Get a free a free burrito on your birthday with membership.  You need to sign up at least 4 days before your birthday to get the freebie.

Baskin-Robbins

Get a free scoop of ice cream (2.5 oz kids size) or swirl of soft serve (3 oz size) and a special discount on a birthday cake. You need to show the coupon and ID. The coupon lasts until about five days after the birthday.

Read our Baskin-Robbins story to learn about other great specials, even if it’s not your birthday!

Ben and Jerry’s

Sign up for the Chunk Splelunker newsletter and get a free scoop, plus $3 off an ice cream cake purchase. Printed coupon and ID required. Valid only at the preferred location specified when signing up. The coupon has a 14 day lifespan and it arrives about a week before your birthday.

Benihana

Get a voucher for $30 towards the birthday person’s meal, excluding alcoholic beverages, when you purchase an adult meal at regular price. Good Monday – Thursday only and expires the last Thursday of the month of the birthday.  You’ll need to present the coupon and a valid photo ID.  But $30, wow!  Eat like a Shogun at Benihana on your birthday!

Read our Benihana story for info on other specials and deals.

Bertucci’s

Get a free dessert for your birthday when you sign up for the EClub. You need to show the coupon you receive in an email.  The coupon lasts until about three weeks after the birthday.

Learn more about other great Bertucci’s specials in our story here.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Get a free Pizzookie on your birthday when you sign up for Premier Rewards Plus. That’s a deep dish style cookie with two scoops of ice cream on top.  Nice.

Other great BJ’s Restaurant deals and specials are found in our story here.

Black Angus Steakhouse

FREE STEAK!  FREE STEAK!  Get a free steak dinner with purchase of another entree of equal or greater value, up to a $19.99 value, on your first birthday as a Prime Club member.

Black Angus has a great Happy Hour and other daily specials.  Learn more in our Black Angus story here.

Bojangles

Get a coupon for a free Bo-Berry biscuit with any purchase on your birthday.  The coupon has a two week lifespan and it arrives about a week before your birthday.

Boston Market

Join the Boston Market VIP Club and get a free dessert with purchase on your birthday.

More great Boston Market deals can be found in our story here.

Bruegger’s

Get a free bagel and cream cheese with a coupon from the email club. The coupon is  required and is valid until about one week after the birthday.

Read our Bruegger’s story for info on other great specials and coupons available.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Sign up for Blazin’ Rewards, and get a free snack-size traditional or boneless wings order on your birthday. The offer is valid about a week before and a week after your birthday.

Buffalo Wild Wings has other excellent specials on game days, wings deals on Tuesdays, and more.  Read our Buffalo Wild Wings story to get the details.

California Pizza Kitchen

Sign up for CPK Rewards and get a free dessert.  If you frequent CPK and have VIP or above status in CPK Rewards, you get upgraded to a free entree!  So earn those points to upgrade your birthday free food status!

Read our California Pizza Kitchen story to learn more about other CPK specials available.

Chili’s

Get a free dessert when you sign up for the My Chili’s Rewards program.  The free dessert offer lasts until about a week after your birthday.

We have all the latest on other specials in our Chili’s story here.  Or, get the low down on Chili’s drink specials and Happy Hour here.

Dairy Queen

This one is interesting.  You get a coupon for a free Blizzard with purchase of another, plus a coupon for $3 off a cake, when you sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club.  Ho hum.  But, Dairy Queen celebrates half birthdays, or as they call them, Upside Down birthdays.  Make it feel like your birthday even if it’s six months away!  +10 points for originality to Dairy Queen.

More info on other Dairy Queen specials and coupons is available in our Dairy Queen story here.

Del Taco

Get a free premium milkshake (vanilla, chocolate or strawberry) for your birthday. You can only get the freebie at the preferred location specified when signing up.   You must present the coupon, which is good until about one week after the birthday.

Click here for our story on other Del Taco coupons and specials.

Denny’s

Get a free Grand Slam breakfast on the day of your birthday when you sign up for Denny’s Rewards.   You must present proof its your birthday with ID.

You can learn about other Denny’s specials by reading our story.

Dunkin’

DD Perks members get a free medium beverage during their birthday month.  You can got hot or iced tea, coffee, latte, hot chocolate or a Coolatta drink.

When it’s not your birthday month, read our story on Dunkin’ specials to save.

FATZ

Get a free order of FATZ World Famous Calabash Chicken with purchase of another adult entree at full price.  The offer is valid about a week before and a week after your birthday.

Click here for our story on other FATZ coupons and specials.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Get a $10 off coupon for your birthday. The coupon lasts until about a week after your birthday.

Firehouse Subs

Get a free medium sub on the date of birthday, or up to six days later, when you sign up for the Firehouse Rewards program.

Info on other coupons and specials is in our Firehouse Subs story here.

First Watch

Get a buy one, get one free entree offer from First Watch when you download the app and enter your birthday info.  The offer comes in about a week before your birthday.  Click here to download the app to your iPhone or here for your Google Android device.

Houlihan’s

Get a free entree on your birthday. You need to present the coupon and valid ID. The offer is valid only at the preferred location specified when signing up. The coupon lasts until one week after your birthday.

Read our story for more Houlihan’s specials and Happy Hour.

IHOP

Get a free full stack of pancakes on your birthday when you sign up for the MyHop club.

Jack in the Box

Get 2 free Birthday Tacos with any other purchase.  You need to show the coupon and valid ID.  The Birthday Tacos disappear the week after your birthday, so hurry!

Learn more about other great coupons here in our Jack in the Box story.

Jason’s Deli

Get $5 off any item.  You must present the coupon and valid ID required. The coupon lasts until about one week after birthday.

Jersey Mike’s

Get a free regular sub and 22 oz. drink, redeemable only on the day of your birthday only.  You’ll need to show the coupon and valid ID.

Read our Jersey Mike’s story for info on other coupons and deals.

Johnny Rockets

Get a free burger with purchase of any entree and drink (or shake).  You need to show the coupon and valid ID.  The coupon lasts for about two weeks after the birthday.

Get more info on other specials and deals here in our Johnny Rockets story.

Krispy Kreme

Get a free donut and a hot or iced coffee on your birthday if you’re a Rewards member.  That’s how you start a birthday right.  Or, even better, that’s how you end a really great birthday celebration!

Krispy Kreme offers lots of other coupons and promotions, which you can learn about in our Krispy Kreme story.

Macaroni Grill

Get a free dessert on your birthday.  You need to show the coupon, which lasts about two weeks after your birthday.

Lots of other great specials abound for Macaroni Grill.  Read our Macaroni Grill story to get the scoop.

McAlister’s Deli

Get $5 off a meal when you sign up for the McAlister’s Rewards program.  The coupon is only valid at the preferred location specified when signing up for McAlister’s Rewards. You need to show the coupon and valid ID.  The coupon lasts until about one week after the birthday.

Miller’s Ale House

Get a free Zingers or dessert when you sign up for Miller’s Raving Fans Club.  You need to show the coupon and valid ID.  The coupon lasts until about one week after the birthday.

Read our Miller’s deals and specials story for info on other ways to save on all those non-birthday days of the year.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Get a free burrito when you download the Moe’s Rewards app.  You need to show the offer from your app to get the “freburrito” (made up word alert!  Trademark pending).  You have seven days from your birthday to get the offer, upon which it self destructs.

If you missed the freburrito, don’t fret.  Read our Moe’s story for more specials and offers.

Noodles and Company

Get a free birthday treat when you sign up for Noodles Rewards.  The treat is delivered to your account on your birthday and expires in two weeks.  More info is available in the FAQ.

Learn about other offers in our Noodles and Company story.

O’Charley’s

Get a free slice of pie on your birthday when you sign up for the O’Club.  You’ll need to show the coupon to score the free slice.

O’Charley’s has some great special running most every day.  Read our O’Charley’s story to learn more.

Olive Garden

Get a free dessert on your birthday, up to an $8.50 value, when you sign up for Olive Garden’s eClub.

Info on other great Olive Garden deals can be found here in our story.

On The Border

Get a free bowl of Original Queso with purchase of an entree. The deal is only available at the preferred location specified when signing up.  You must show the coupon and valid ID.  The coupon expires about one week after the birthday.

For those boring non-birthdays, read our On the Border story for more deals.

P.F. Chang’s

Get a free appetizer (Street Fare or Dim Sum) OR dessert on your birthday when you sign up for the Rewards program.  It’s my birthday and I’ll pick how I want to celebrate!  You’ll need your ID or Rewards program number to get the freebie.  The offer lasts for the month of your birthday.

Read our P.F. Chang’s story for info on other great deals and specials.

Panera Bread

Get a free pastry or sweet on your birthday when you sign up for the MyPanera club.  You need to show the coupon, which lasts for about one week after the birthday.

Planet Smoothie

Get a free small smoothie on your birthday when you sign up for the Planet Smoothie eClub.  You’ll need to show the coupon, which lasts for about a week after your birthday.

For info on other great specials, read our Planet Smoothie story.

Pizza Hut

Get a free cinnamon sticks or breadsticks when you sign up with Hut Lovers. The deal is good any time during the month of the birthday.

Pizza Hut has loads of other promotions, specials and coupons.  Learn more here in our story.

Red Lobster

Get a free birthday food surprise when you sign up with Red Lobster Rewards. You need valid ID and you need to show your coupon, which expires about two weeks after your birthday.

If you want to know about other Red Lobster deals, read our story here.

Red Robin

Get a free fire-grilled birthday burger.  The offer is valid during the month of the birthday.

Learn more about Red Robin deals here in our story.

Ruby Tuesday

Get a free handcrafted burger when you sign up for Ruby Tuesday So Connected. You need to show the coupon and valid ID.  The coupon expires about one week after the birthday.

Ruby Tuesday has lots of other great specials and an excellent Happy Hour.  Read our Ruby Tuesday deals story to learn more.

Smokey Bones

Get a free slice of chocolate cake on the day of your birthday. You must present your coupon and valid ID.

Click here for info on other great Smokey Bones specials.

Sonic Drive-In

Get a free regular creamslush, medium tater tots or medium drink on your birthday with the Sonic Rewards app.  The birthday free food that you get varies.

Get info on other great deals from the Sonic app and more from our Sonic Deals story here.

Sonny’s BBQ

Get a free Big Deal Combo on your birthday.  Because you’re a Big Deal!  No other purchase necessary.  You’ll need to show the coupon which lasts for about two weeks after your birthday.

Sonny’s has other great promotions throughout the year.  Read our Sonny’s BBQ story to learn more.

Starbucks

Get a free handcrafted beverage, complimentary food item or ready-to-drink bottled beverage on your birthday when you sign up for Starbucks Rewards.  You need to sign up at least seven days before your birthday and make one purchase to get the birthday free food.

Keep up to date on the next 1/2 off or BOGO Happy Hour offer and other specials from our Starbucks story.

Steak ‘n Shake

Get a free Specialty Milkshake on your birthday when you sign up for the eClub.

Taco Cabana

Get a free flauta plate with 3 chicken flautas with rice, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole and 2 tortillas. You must present your coupon and ID required.  The freebie is only available on the date of your birthday.

TCBY

Get a free small frozen yogurt (3 oz).   You need the prrinted coupon and ID. The coupon lasts a couple of weeks after your birthday.

TGI Fridays

Get a free dessert (up to $8 value) for your birthday when you sign up for the Fridays Rewards Loyalty program.  You’ll need to show the coupon, which lasts about a month after your birthday.

TGI Fridays has lots of other great daily deals and promotions.  Read our TGI Fridays story to learn more.

Uno Pizzeria

Get a free birthday dessert when you sign up at Uno Pizzeria.  So that’s not really birthday free food, but that’s like, a lot of % off!  I don’t feel like doing math on my birthday.  You’ll need to show the coupon to get the deal, and the coupon lasts for about two weeks after your birthday.

Want to know about other great Uno deals?  Read our story here!

Which Wich?

Get a free regular Wich. You need to show the coupon and photo ID required. The coupon lasts for about one week after the birthday.

Wienerschnitzel

Get a free corn dog when you show the coupon received from the Fan Club. The coupon is good until one week after your birthday.

Learn more about other great Wienerschnitzel deals here in our story.

Wingstop

Get a free order of large seasoned fries on your birthday.  You need to show the coupon received from the The Club.  The coupon is valid for about two after your birthday.

Get some wings to go with those fries, and read our Wingstop story to learn about other great deals!

Yogurtland

Get a free birthday treat.  The size is determined by Yogurtland Real Rewards Program rank, ranging from 3 oz up to 16 oz.  A whole pound of frozen yogurt!

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