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Birthday freebies, anyone? 28 restaurants that offer free meals on your big day

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Want a free meal or treat on your birthday? There are a lot of restaurants that want to make sure you get one. Simply sign up for their rewards program and include your birthday on your customer profile.

Free birthday deals

Here are a few places that offer free birthday meals, desserts, or treats:

  1. Arby's
  2. Baskin-Robbins
  3. Big Boy
  4. Buffalo Wild Wings
  5. California Pizza Kitchen
  6. Chili's
  7. Chipotle
  8. Cinnabon
  9. Denny’s
  10. Einstein Bros. Bagels
  11. Firehouse Subs
  12. Golden Corral
  13. IHOP
  14. Jersey Mike’s
  15. Jimmy John’s
  16. Johnny Rockets
  17. Krispy Kreme
  18. Pei Wei
  19. P.F. Chang’s
  20. Pizza Hut
  21. Red Robin
  22. Ruby Tuesday
  23. Sonny’s BBQ
  24. Starbucks
  25. Texas Roadhouse
  26. TGIFridays
  27. Waffle House
  28. Wingstop


If you sign up for Arby’s Rewards, you can receive a small milkshake and curly fries for free on your birthday with the purchase of any sandwich.


When you join the Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club, you'll get an emailed coupon for a free 2.5-oz scoop on your birthday.

Big Boy

Sign up for the I Love Big Boy email club to get a free dessert on your birthday. You can also sign your kids up for the Big Boy Kids’ Club for rewards and a free birthday kid’s meal for kids 10 and under. 

Buffalo Wild Wings

Enjoy 6 free wings on your birthday month when you join the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Rewards Program. 

California Pizza Kitchen

If you join the CPK Rewards, you’ll get a free dessert on your birthday. You can also upgrade to a free birthday entree when you earn 350+ rewards points, which you can earn each time you dine.


Sign up for My Chili’s Rewards and get a free dessert on your birthday. Plus, you’ll get free chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage if you spend a minimum of $5 and visited a participating location in the last 45 days.


Join Chipotle Rewards and get a free order of guac when you sign up and another on your birthday.


Join the Cinnabon Rewards program and get a free 16-oz cold brew on your birthday. Plus, every purchase you make can earn points toward a free classic roll.


Sign up for Denny’s Rewards and get a free “Build Your Own Grand Slam” breakfast, which includes options like eggs, pancakes, sausage, and bacon.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Join the Schmear Society Rewards Program and enjoy a free egg sandwich with a purchase on your birthday.

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs Rewards Members can start their birthdays with a free medium sub when they make a minimum $1 purchase when claiming the reward.

Golden Corral

Sign up for Good as Gold Rewards Club and get a free beverage, plus other special birthday offers. 


Sign up for IHOP’s loyalty program, The International Bank of Pancakes, and chow down on free pancakes on your birthday. You can also earn free PanCoins. You can trade 3 PanCoins for a short stack of 3 pancakes.

Jersey Mike’s

Celebrate your birthday with a free regular sub and a 16-oz. drink when you sign up for a MyMike’s account.

Jimmy John’s

When you join Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Rewards, you can enjoy a free sandwich after your first order and a birthday surprise (varies by location).

Johnny Rockets

If you’re a Rocket E-club member, you will receive a birthday offer in your email for a free hamburger with the purchase of an entree and drink.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Rewards members get a free donut for signing up, plus a birthday coupon emailed to you on 1st day of your birthday month.

Pei Wei

Join the Pei Wei Rewards to be eligible for a free small shareable on your birthday. You can choose from crab wontons, traditional edamame, vegetable spring rolls, or pork egg rolls. The reward will automatically load into your account a week before your birthday and can be redeemed when you pay for either a soft drink or a small plate during your birthday month.

P.F. Chang’s

Dig into a complimentary dessert or appetizer during your birthday month when you join P.F Chang’s Gold Rewards Program.

Pizza Hut

Get an order of free breadsticks or cinnasticks during your birthday month when you sign up for Hut Rewards.

Red Robin

Register for Red Robin Royalty perks and get a free burger during your birthday month or a free kid’s meal for your little one’s birthday.

Ruby Tuesday

Join the Ruby Rewards and get a free dessert on your birthday.

Sonny’s BBQ

Munch on a complimentary Big Deal combo on your birthday when you join Sonny’s BBQ ‘Q Crew Rewards. You can also get $5 off $25 when you sign up.


Get a free handcrafted beverage, one complimentary food item, or one complimentary ready-to-drink bottled beverage at participating Starbucks stores when you join Starbucks Rewards.

Texas Roadhouse

As a Texas Roadhouse VIP Club member, you are eligible for a free appetizer or a sidekick of ribs on your birthday.


Register for TGI Fridays Rewards Program and get a free dessert on your birthday. As a TGI Fridays Rewards member, you’ll get free chips and salsa or $3 off an appetizer with every visit.

Waffle House

Register for the Waffle House Regulars Club to celebrate with a free waffle on your birthday. As a member, you’ll receive a free order of Hashbrowns as soon as you sign up.


Get a free birthday gift when you sign up for Wingstop rewards.

Also, learn about more places you can free food, including free baby formula, and the best chain restaurant deals. Plus, check out our other resources for low-income families:

$500 monthly single mom grantGovernment assistance for single moms
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Free school suppliesFree gift cards
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