101 Restaurants Where You Can Eat for Free on Your Birthday

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Birthday Freebies? It's a Piece of Cake

If you play your cards right and sign up for a whole lot of mailing lists and rewards programs, you can easily eat your way through lots of restaurants for free on your birthday. Chain restaurants love giving incentives for email signups, so take advantage of it and see how many free birthday meals you can eat this year. You might even double down and pick a date where kids eat for for free too


Offer and availability may vary by location.


Looking for more free stuff on your birthday? Be sure to also check out our list of birthday freebies and discounts from stores.

A&W
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A&W Birthday Freebie: Free Root Beer Float

Relive memories of childhood stops at A&W with a free root beer float on your birthday. Just sign up for the Mug Club, which will also email you monthly offers.


As an added bonus, A&W is considered some of the best fast food in the Northeast.

Abuelo's
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Abuelo's Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

You'll score a free entrée for your birthday at this Tex-Mex chain with locations in the Southern states. Just join Mi Abuelo's Rewards and make two visits to the restaurant before your big day in order to qualify for the free birthday meal.

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Anthony's Birthday Freebie: Free Pizza

This chain of coal-fired pizza joints gives members of its rewards program a free 12-inch traditional pizza with a purchase of $5 or more. If you reach the VIP level of the loyalty program, you'll get a 16-inch pizza instead. 


Bonus: You'll get a free pizza just for signing up, as well.

Applebee's
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Applebee's Birthday Freebie: Free App, Entree, Or Dessert

At Applebee's, you'll get free food on your birthday, but what you get depends on which location you visit. You may get a free birthday app, entree, or dessert, depending on the franchisees in your area. Sign up for the restaurant's Eclub to receive your offer.


Arby's
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Arby's Birthday Freebie: Free Small Shake

Sign up on Arby's website to receive email coupons, and you'll get a free small shake coupon emailed to you about a week before your birthday. The free shake is available with the purchase of a full-price menu item.


Looking for more discounts and freebies? Check out our roundup of unbeatable food deals near you.



Au Bon Pain
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Au Bon Pain Birthday Freebie: Free Salad or Sandwich

This French-style bakery and cafe chain will email you a coupon for a free salad or sandwich lunch good during the week of your birthday. Sign up on their website and you'll get a free coffee and bakery item, too.

Auntie Anne's
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Auntie Anne's Birthday Freebie: Free Pretzel

You can get a free signature or classic pretzel during the month of your birthday at Auntie Anne's. You'll need to download their phone app and use it to join their Pretzel Perks rewards program, but those buttery pretzels are worth it.

Baja Fresh
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Baja Fresh Birthday Freebie: $10 Birthday Reward

Grab a $10 birthday reward at Baja Fresh for your birthday. Sign up for Club Baja and your birthday reward will be loaded on to your rewards account seven days before your birthday and will be good for another seven days after your birthday (so 14 days total). Use that $10 toward a free birthday meal of a burrito, tacos, a baja bowl, or whatever your heart desires.

Baker's Square
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Baker's Square Birthday Freebie: Free Slice of Pie

Who needs birthday cake when you can have pie? Join the Baker's Square eClub and get a coupon for a free slice of pie for your birthday. Plus, you'll get a coupon for $3 off when you sign up as well.

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Baskin-Robbins Birthday Freebie: Free Ice Cream

You'll get a free scoop of ice cream from Baskin-Robbins for your birthday. All you have to do is sign up for the loyalty program and opt in to the birthday club. Then comes the hardest part: choosing between 31 flavors.

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BD's Mongolian Grill Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

Sign up for BD's Rewards program in order to snag a buy-one-get-one free bowl for your birthday each year. If you've turned stuffing as many ingredients into that bowl as possible, then it's a pretty big free meal. Plus you'll get a free starter or dessert reward just for signing up. 

Ben & Jerry's
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Ben & Jerry's Birthday Freebie: Free Ice Cream

If you're lucky enough to live near a Ben & Jerry's scoop shop, sign up for the Flavor Fanatics rewards program. You'll get 10% off in-store and takeout orders and receive an offer via email for one free ice cream on your birthday.

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Benihana Birthday Freebie: $30 Certificate

One of the highest value items on this list, Benihana sends you a birthday certificate for up to $30 if you join their Chef's Table email club. There are stipulations, of course: You must purchase another adult meal, you must dine for dinner Monday through Thursday, and the $30 will only be applied to the birthday person. But if you love teppanyaki, it's a great deal.

Big Boy
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Big Boy Birthday Freebie: Free Kids Meal

Big Boy is a blast from the past restaurant chain, and if you sign up for the Kids Club with your child's birthday, they'll get a free birthday kids meal. You'll also get an occasional dessert freebie too, like shakes or ice cream. 



Triple Chocolate Pizookie
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BJ's Brewhouse Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

Do you crave a decadent, gooey dessert on your birthday? Who wouldn't. BJ's Brewhouse has you covered with a free birthday Pizookie for its rewards club members. They're warm skillet cookies with ice cream on top in flavors like hot fudge brownie and salted caramel.

Bojangles
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Bojangles Birthday Freebie: Free Bo-Berry Biscuit

This chain is famous for its biscuits, so naturally, it's also your birthday freebie. Sign up for the restaurant's E-Club to receive a coupon for a free Bo-Berry biscuit — a sweet, icing-glazed treat — on your birthday.


Hungry for more? Check out our ranking of Bojangles' sides.

Bonefish Grill
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Bonefish Grill Birthday Freebie: Free App or Dessert

You have options for your birthday freebie at Bonefish Grill: either a Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer or a dessert. Sign up on their website to be a Bonefish Grill Insider and your coupon will be emailed to you.

Boston Market
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Boston Market Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

You'll get a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for the Rotisserie Rewards club at Boston Market. Be sure to sign up at least two weeks before your birthday, and your birthday reward will be loaded onto your account at least one day before your birthday good for one free dessert (usually a cookie). The birthday freebie is then good for 14 days from when you receive it.

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Boston's Pizza Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

Birthdays are sweeter at Boston's restaurants because members of its rewards program will score a free dessert. Plus you'll get a free individual pizza after your first visit, as well. 

Bruegger's Bagels
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Bruegger's Bagels Birthday Freebie: Free Bagel

A free bagel and cream cheese will be all yours on your birthday if you sign up for Bruegger's Bagels eClub. Bonus: You get a free bagel and schmear just for signing up, too.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
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Bubba Gump Shrimp Birthday Freebie: Free $25 Reward

This seafood chain, based on characters from the movie "Forrest Gump," gives you a free $25 certificate to use during the month of your birthday. However, getting the reward is a little more involved than it once was. You first have to sign up for Landry's Select Club, the parent company of Bubba Gump Shrimp, which costs $25 to join. You'll immediately receive a $25 welcome reward, and then you'll receive a free $25 birthday reward to use during your birthday month. (Note: The two rewards can't be used on the same visit.)

Buca Di Beppo
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Buca Di Beppo Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

You get a Colossal Brownie Sundae for your birthday or a slice of Double Dark Chocolate Cake if you take your order to go, as well as a free pasta for joining Buca di Beppo's e-club

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Buffalo Wild Wings Birthday Freebie: Free Wings

We all have our favorite Buffalo Wild Wings sauce, and you can get six wings coated in it for free for your birthday. Sign up for the Blazin' Rewards program and you'll get a coupon for a half dozen free wings during your birth month. 

California Pizza Kitchen
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California Pizza Kitchen Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

You may not get a free barbecue chicken pizza, but during your birthday month, you'll get a free dessert at California Pizza Kitchen instead. Sign up for the California Pizza Kitchen Rewards program to get your coupon. 


You'll also get a free starter when you register and earn rewards every time you dine at their restaurant. If you earn over 350 points (1 point = $1 spent), you'll receive a free birthday entrée from Californa Pizza Kitchen.

Caribou Coffee
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Caribou Coffee Birthday Freebie: Free Drink

Members of the Caribou Perks program can receive a free beverage in any size. You will have up to seven days to redeem the offer.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
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Carrabba's Italian Grill Birthday Freebie: Free App or Dessert

Carrabba's offers the birthday person a free dessert during the month of their birthday. Join their Dine Rewards program and you'll receive an email the month of your birthday.

Carvel
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Carvel Birthday Freebie: Free Ice Cream

Who doesn't love ice cream, especially on their birthday? Join Carvel's Fudgie Fanatics email program and you'll get a free scoop on your birthday.

The Cheesecake Factory
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Cheesecake Factory Birthday Freebie: Free Cheesecake Slice

If you somehow have room after a giant meal at Cheesecake Factory, you'll get a free slice of cheesecake on your birthday. Sign up for their email newsletter to get your coupon.

Chevy's Fresh Mex
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Chevy's Fresh Mex Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

At Chevy's, you'll receieve a free birthday entrée to celebrate your big day when you sign up for the company's Xperience Rewards (which also applies to El Torito and Acupulco restaurants). You'll also receive free chips and guacamole when you sign up for the rewards program.

Chicken Salad Chick
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Chicken Salad Chick Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

You'll get a full meal for free at Chicken Salad Chick for your birthday. You'll need to download the chain's mobile app and sign up for rewards program account. One week before your birthday, you'll get a reward for an Original Chick meal in your account that's good for 30 days. 

Chili's Restaurant
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Chili's Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

As a member of Chili's rewards program, you’ll be eligible for a free dessert on your birthday and other freebies.

Church's Chicken: 20-Piece Meal
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Church's Chicken Birthday Freebie: Free Chicken

Pick from a free leg, thigh, or tender strip of chicken for your birthday at Church's Texas Chicken. Get your coupon delivered to your inbox by signing up for its email club.

Cinnabon
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Cinnabon Birthday Freebie: Free Cold Brew

Joining the Cinnabon Rewards program will get you a free 16 ounce cold brew iced coffee. You also get a coupon for a free Minibon when you sign up. (Note: Not all locations offer the freebies.)

Cold Stone Creamery
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Cold Stone Creamery Birthday Freebie: BOGO Free Ice Cream

The eClub of Cold Stone Creamery will send you a buy-one-get-one free coupon for ice cream on your birthday. So grab a friend and celebrate, or just plan on eating a whole lot of ice cream yourself. You'll get a coupon when you sign up, too.

Corner Bakery Cafe
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Corner Bakery Birthday Reward: Free Dessert

You've got options at Corner Bakery: You get to choose a free sweet pastry during your birthday month. Options include cookies, dessert bars, and cake slices, depending on what your location has. Sign up for the eClub to get your coupon.

Cracker Barrel
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Cracker Barrel Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

Some Cracker Barrel locations will give you a free dessert (and song!) on your birthday without having to sign up for any programs. It's up to the franchisor though, so call ahead and see if they participate in this promotion before going. There's also the Cracker Barrel Rewards program, which offers a free barrel bite for signing up, as well as other rewards.

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Culver's
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Culver's Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

If a free frozen custard with two toppings sounds like a great way to end a birthday, just sign up for the MyCulver's rewards program and you'll get the coupon mailed to you before your birthday. (You'll also get a buy-one-get-one free value basket coupon just for signing up, too.)


Related: All of Culver's Sides, Ranked Best to Worst

Dairy Queen
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Dairy Queen Birthday Freebie: Free Blizzard

You'll get a BOGO coupon for a free Blizzard for your birthday at Dairy Queen. Sign up for the Fan Club to receive it.

Del Taco
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Del Taco Birthday Freebie: Free Shake

Grab a free regular-sized shake on your birthday from Del Taco. You get to choose from chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. Join the Del Yeah! Rewards program to get your coupon. You'll also get two free The Del tacos just for signing up, along with other perks.

Denny's
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Dickey's Barbecue Pit: Classic Family Pack Special
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Einstein Bros. Bagels: Take & Make Pizza Bagel or Deli Kit
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Einstein Bros. Bagels Birthday Freebie: Free Breakfast Sandwich

Bagel lovers who join the Shmear Society rewards program are rewarded on their birthday with a free breakfast sandwich with purchase.

Famous Dave's
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Famous Dave's Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert or Entrée

Get your barbecue on for your birthday at Famous Dave's. The freebie seems to vary by location, but has included free birthday meal of an entrée or dessert in the past. Sign up for their Famous Nation email club to find out.


Firehouse Subs
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Firehouse Subs Birthday Freebie: Free Medium Sub

The birthday program at Firehouse Subs hooks you up with a free medium sub with any purchase on your birthday. Sign up for their Firehouse Rewards to get your coupon that is good for a week. Then plan to try a dozen new hot sauces when you redeem it.

Friendly's
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Friendly's Birthday Freebie: Free Sundae

Friendly's offers a free sundae on your birthday for you and your kids. Join their BFF Club to get your coupon by email.

Fuddruckers
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Fuddruckers Birthday Freebie: Free Burger

This chain known for its burgers and toppings bar will give you a buy-one-get-one free burger offer for your birthday. Sign up for Fuddruckers eClub and they'll send you a coupon around your birthday.

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Grimaldi's Birthday Freebie: Free Pizza

Grimaldi's rewards club sends its members a great birthday gift: a coupon for a free 16-inch cheese pizza when you dine-in. You'll just need to make a purchase at the pizzeria in the year prior to your birthday to qualify. Plus, you get a free appetizer reward when you sign up.

Hooters
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Houlihan's
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Houlihan's Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

Chow down on a free entrée for your birthday when you sign up for Houlihan's email list.

IHOP
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IHOP Birthday Freebie: Free Pancakes

Breakfast lovers take note: IHOP gives you free pancakes for your birthday. You also get a free stack right away when you sign up for IHOP's rewards program.

Jack In The Box Taco
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Jack in the Box Birthday Freebie: 2 Free Tacos

You'll get two free tacos with any other purchase during the week of your birthday at Jack in the Box. Just show your ID and the coupon you get by email when you sign up for their emails and enjoy your tacos.

Jamba Juice
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Jamba Juice Birthday Freebie: Free Smoothie

At Jamba Juice, you'll get a free smoothie for your birthday. Sign up for the Jamba Rewards program and at least $15 to get your coupon automatically around your birthday.

Jersey Mike's
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Jersey Mike's Birthday Freebie: Free Sub

The East Coast sub chain gives you a free regular-size sub for your birthday. Join their email club and they'll send you a coupon, which is good for an entire year.


Note: According to Jersey Mike's website, the company is currently "taking time to review our free birthday sub program." No new members can join at this time, but some customers have reported that if you have an existing account, the freebie may still work. Be sure to call ahead to confirm.

Joe's Crab Shack
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Joe's Crab Shack Birthday Freebie: Free Treat

Sign up for Joe's Catch E-club and you'll be emailed a coupon for a free treat around your birthday. You'll also get a free appetizer coupon just for signing up. 


Joe's Crab Shack is now part of the Landry's restaurant group, so you can also sign up for Landry's Select Club, which costs $25 to join. You'll immediately receive a $25 welcome reward, and then you'll receive a free $25 birthday reward to use during your birthday month. (Note: The two rewards can't be used on the same visit.)

Johnny Rockets
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Johnny Rockets Birthday Freebie: Free Burger

Grab yourself a free hamburger when you purchase another entree and drink at Johnny Rockets on your birthday. Get the coupon through email when you sign up for the Rocket E-club.

Krispy Kreme
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Krispy Kreme Birthday Freebie: Free Doughnut

At Krispy Kreme, you get a fresh, warm glazed doughnut free on your birthday, though participation may vary. Join the Friends of Krispy Kreme E-club and you'll get a free doughnut just for signing up.

Lee's Famous Recipe Country Kitchen. Newburg
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Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

Stretch out your celebration with a free birthday meal from Lee's. You can get a free two-piece classic fried chicken meal anytime during your birthday month when you sign up for the restaurant's email newsletter

Legal Sea Foods birthday dessert
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Legal Sea Foods Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

Join Legal Net Rewards to get a free dessert from Legal Sea Foods on your birthday. You can choose from favorites like key lime pie and Boston cream pie. Plus you'll get a free cup of clam chowder just for signing up. 

Lone Star Steakhouse
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Lone Star Steakhouse Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

You'll be emailed a coupon for a free dessert for your birthday with the purchase of an adult entrée from Lone Star Steakhouse that's good for 21 days. Join the chains e-club to receive your coupon. The birthday gift can be redeemed in the restaurant or online for to-go orders.

Longhorn Steakhouse
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LongHorn Steakhouse Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

Birthdays come with free dessert for members of LongHorn’s rewards club. You’ll also get member-exclusive promotions and $5 for your next visit after completing your first transaction.  

McDonald's
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McDonald's Birthday Freebie: Free Medium Fries

Sign up for MyMcDonald's Rewards and on your birthday you'll find a coupon for a free medium fries in the Deals section of the mobile app. McDonald's also sometimes gives out free Happy Meals for birthdays, but only to kids. It's also location dependent, so you may want to ask if they participate next time you're in the restaurant. 


Related: Why McDonald's Fries Used to Taste Better

The Melting Pot
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The Melting Pot Birthday Freebie: Free Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

This fondue chain restaurant gives you a free half dozen chocolate-covered strawberries for your birthday and for signing up for their Club Fondue emails.

Moe's Southwest Grill: Build Your Own Taco Kit
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Moe's Southwest Grill Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

How does a free burrito sound? You'll get one each year on your birthday from Moe's Southwest Grill. Sign up for their rewards program to get your annual coupon. You'll also get a free cup of queso just for signing up.

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Ninety Nine Restaurants Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

This East Coast chain of casual restaurants slinging chicken wings and burgers will send you a coupon for a free birthday dessert every year. Just sign up for the rewards program to get it. You'll also get a free petite dessert after your first visit.

Noodles & Company
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Noodles & Company Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

After a big bowl of mac and cheese, you can get a free dessert for your birthday, either a crispy — better known as a Rice Krispies treat — or a cookie. Sign up for their NoodlesREWARDS to get the coupon emailed to you. It's valid for two weeks. If you earn enough rewards points and join the higher membership tiers, you'll get either a small or regular entrée.

Old Chicago
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Old Chicago Birthday Freebie: Free Pizza

This sit-down pizza chain gives its customers a free birthday meal. Download the restaurant's mobile app or create a rewards account on the website in order to score the free birthday pizza. You'll also get a free starter just for signing up. 

Old Country Buffet/Hometown Buffet
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Old Country Buffet Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

Buffet fans will love the birthday freebie from Old Country Buffet. You'll get BOGO buffet meals for your birthday and just for signing up for their Crave Connection email club, too.

On the Border
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On the Border Birthday Freebie: Free Treat

Join On the Border's Club Cantina and receive a coupon for free queso on your birthday. You'll also get a coupon for your choice of a free dessert, non-alcoholic beverage, or guacamole appetizer just for signing up.

Outback Steakhouse
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Outback Steakhouse Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

Get a free small sundae or dessert at Outback Steakhouse when you sign up for their Dine Rewards program.

Panera Bread
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Panera Birthday Freebie: Free Pastry or Sweet Treat

You get a free pastry or sweet from the bakery at Panera for your birthday. Sign up for the My Panera rewards program to get your coupon by email.

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Peet's Coffee Birthday Freebie: Free Drink

Peet's Coffee's loyalty program is appropriately named Peetnik Rewards. Join it and you'll get a free beverage of your choice for your birthday, which you'll have two weeks to redeem. 

P.F. Chang's
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P.F. Chang's Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

You have options when it comes to your birthday freebie at P.F. Chang's. When you sign up for their rewards program, you'll get an email coupon for your free dessert.

Pinkberry
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Pinkberry Birthday Freebie: Free Frozen Yogurt

You'll get a free frozen yogurt on your birthday at Pinkberry. Sign up for their Pinkcard loyalty program and download the app to get your coupon. (You'll also get a free frozen yogurt after you buy 10.)

Pizza Hut
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Pizza Hut Birthday Freebie: Free Cinnamon Sticks

Sign up for the Hut Rewards program and get a coupon for a free order of cinnamon sticks. The only catch is that you must place your order online to redeem the offer.

Ponderosa / Bonanza
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Ponderosa / Bonanza Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

It’s hard to top a steak dinner for a birthday reward, but that’s what diners can expect when they join Ponderosa’s eClub. They can also choose to enjoy a buffet dinner. In either case, the offers requires the purchase of regularly priced meal, as well. Same is true for Bonanza. (Note: Not all locations participate in the eClub.)

Quiznos
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Quiznos Birthday Freebie: Free Sub

When you sign up for the Quiznos' Toasty Points loyalty club, you'll get a BOGO coupon for a free 8-inch sub.


Quiznos also usually offers National Sandwich Day deals, so keep an eye out for those in November. In the past, they've offered $3 off any 12-inch sub.

Red Lobster
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Red Lobster Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert or App

Red Lobster keeps their birthday freebie a secret, so likely it's based on location or randomly doled out. Sign up for My Lobster Rewards to get your mystery coupon around your birthday. Diners have reported getting coupons for free desserts or apps, and discounts.

Red Robin
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Red Robin Birthday Freebie: Free Burger

The chain known for burgers gives away — surprise! — a burger for birthdays. Join the Red Robin Royalty rewards program to get a free burger coupon that's good for the entire month of your birthday. Red Robin now requires that you dine in the restaurant and make a minimum $4.99 purchase to receive your free birthday burger.

A Pei Wei Asian Diner restaurant in Pearland, Texas, USA.
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Pei Wei Birthday Freebie: Free Shareable

At Pei Wei, you'll get a free small Shareable for your birthday if you're a member of the rewards program. The name is a little bit deceiving though, because it's more like an individual appetizer. You can choose from items like a small edamame, two crab wontons, or one egg roll. Still, free is free.

Portillo's chocolate cake yelp
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Portillo's Birthday Freebie: Free Cake

Forget the Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, because Portillo's gives you a huge slice of its famous chocolate cake for your birthday. Sign up for the birthday club — and enter the birthdays of up to three kids — to score the free slice. 

Potbelly cookies yelp
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Potbelly Birthday Freebie: Free Cookie

Move over sandwiches, because the freshly baked cookies at Potbelly are just as delicious — and you can get one free for your birthday. Join the Perks loyalty program to get it, along with a free sandwich after you make your first purchase.

Rodizio Grill
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Rodizio Grill Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

If there's still room in your stomach after all that meat, you'll get a free dessert at Rodizio Grill for your birthday. Join Club Rodizio to get your offer by email that will be sent five days prior to your birthday. You'll also get a free gift just for signing up.

Round Table pizza
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Round Table Pizza Birthday Freebie: Free Personal Pizza

Personal pizzas seemed like the height of luxury as a kid, and you can relive that experience on your birthday at Round Table. Members of the loyalty program will get a free personal size pizza with a drink purchase for their birthday

Ruby Tuesday
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Ruby Tuesday Birthday Freebie: Free Dessert

Join Ruby Tuesday's new RubyRewards program (which recently replaced the So Connected club) and get a coupon for a free dessert for your birthday. The free dessert is available seven days before your birthday and expires 14 days after. If you're on a health kick for your birthday, you can opt for an add-on Garden Bar instead.

Sbarro
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Sbarro Birthday Freebie: Free Slice of Pizza

Head to the mall food court for a free slice of pizza from Sbarro. Valid for about two weeks, you'll receive the coupon when you sign up for Sbarro Rewards and make a purchase of $5 or more. (Available at select locations.)

Smashburger
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Smashburger Birthday Frebie: Free Shake

Get a free shake with any purchase for your birthday at Smashburger. Join its SmashRewards program to get your birthday reward, plus free fries with your second purchase.

Sonny's BBQ yelp
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Sonny's BBQ Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

Sonny's BBQ doesn't skimp on its free birthday offer for members of its 'Q Crew rewards program. When it's your big day, you'll get a free Big Deal Combo with a barbecue sandwich, side, and a drink. 

The Spaghetti Warehouse
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Spaghetti Warehouse Birthday Freebie: Free Birthday Meal

Spaghetti Warehouse has one of the most generous rewards programs. Join the Warehouse Club and get a free meal on your birthday. You'll also get a free appetizer with purchase of an entrée just for signing up.

Sprinkles cupcakes yelp
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Sprinkles Birthday Freebie: Free Cupcake

Who could pass up a free cupcake on their birthday? Get one from Sprinkles as long as you're a member of the loyalty program and make at least one purchase in the previous year. If you reach higher loyalty levels, you'll get two free cupcakes, or up to a baker's dozen for free.

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