75 Restaurants That Give You a Free Meal on Your Birthday
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 things you can eat for free around your birthday this year. You might even double down and pick a date where kids eat for for free too.
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 app, entree, or dessert, depending on the franchisees in your area. Sign up for the restaurant's Eclub to receive your offer. Then just sip $1 margaritas while you enjoy your free food on your birthday.
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.
Denny's has one of the most well-known birthday freebie deals. Go to any location, prove it's your birthday with an ID, and get a free Grand Slam breakfast meal. There's no email signup required.
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.