Big List of 110 Restaurants to Get Free Food! Updated 2023Most restaurants have a great deal or reward if you join their loyalty program. Here's a list of 110 restaurants you can eat at for free when you join or sign up.
Check out our great big list of all of the restaurants that offer free food! Keep this page bookmarked because we will update this list frequently with the latest offers. Also, don't forget to check out our restaurant coupon page and food freebie page to see this week's latest restaurant coupons. Plus, there are new free samples we post every day including food and snacks.
Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant: Get a free appetizer after your 1st visit when you join Mi Abuelo's Rewards.
Alcapulco: Get a free appetizer with the purchase of two entrées with email sign-up.
Applebee’s: Enjoy a free appetizer with your entree purchase when you join Club Applebee's.
Andy’s Frozen Custard: Sign up and register your rewards card for a free cone.
Arby’s: Get a free roast beef classic with the purchase of any drink.
Au Bon Pain: Get a free travel mug and discounted coffee when you join the eClub.
Auntie Anne’s: Enjoy a free pretzel after your first purchase.
Baja Fresh: Join Club Baja for a free taco with any purchase.
Baskin Robbins: Download and register via the Baskin Robins app for a free scoop of ice cream!
Backyard Burgers: Sign up for a free Backyard Classic burger.
Beef O' Brady's: Free appetizer
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Register on this restaurant’s mobile app and receive a free mini Pizookie or handcrafted soda.
Black Angus: Sign up for a free dessert plus a free steak dinner on your birthday.
Blaze Pizza: Free drink for new app users.
Blimpie: Get a free regular sub with drink purchase when you join the Blimpe eClub.
Score FREE Medium Fries with Any $1 Purchase at McDonald's EVERY Friday
Bob Evans: Free hotcakes
Bojangles’: Get a free half gallon of iced tea with any purchase plus a free Bo-Berry Biscuit on your birthday.
Bucca di Beppo: Join this restaurants eClub and receive a free pasta!
Burger King - This one made our Big List of Free Burgers; enjoy a free or BOGO burger deal with purchase coupons every week.
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill: Get $5 off when you download the app.
California Pizza Kitchen: Enjoy a free starter when you sign up for CPK Dough rewards. Plus, get a free dessert on your birthday.
Captain D’s: Enjoy a free dessert every week for a month with email sign-up!
Carl's Jr: Earn free food with Carl's Jr. My Rewards.
Champps Kitchen + Bar: Get free rewards when you sign up for The MVP Program.
Caribou Coffee: Sign up for Caribou Perks and receive a free medium beverage.
Checkers: Get a coupon for a free large fry with any purchase with email sign-up.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Sign up for free chips and homemade queso.
Chevys Fresh Mex: Join Chevys’ E-Club and receive a free appetizer with any two adult entrées.
Chilli’s: Get a free dessert on your birthday with a My Chili’s Rewards account.
Chipotle: Enjoy free guacamole when you join Chipotle Rewards.
Cinnabon: Join Club Cinnabon and receive a 4ct BonBites just for joining.
Cold Stone Creamery: Bogo free coupon with club enrollment
Corner Bakery: Sign up for this eClub and receive a get $5 off your next purchase.
Cracker Barrel: Get a free "barrel bite"---either biscuit beignets, casserole tots, loaded steak fries, and more---when you join Cracker Barrel's Rewards Program.
Dairy Queen: Join DQ Rewards to earn points, receive exclusive deals, and get a free surprise on your birthday.
Del Taco: Get two free tacos when you join DEL YEAH Rewards..
Dunkin’ Donuts: Sign up for DD Rewards and get a choice between free food or a free drink.
Earl of Sandwich: New eCLUB members get a special welcome offer and birthday gift.
Einstein Bros Bagels: Get a free bagel and shmear when you join The Shmear Society.
El Pollo Loco: Get a free burrito with your purchase when you download the Loco Rewards app.
Firehouse Subs: Sign up for this restaurant's email list, and you’ll get a free large drink with the purchase of any sub.
Friendly's - First-time member treats change but are typically a free scoop, also birthday freebies for the whole family.
Godiva - Get 15% off your first purchase when you create a Godiva account.
Bonus: Get a FREE second Starbucks fall drink when you buy the first every Thursday this month.
Gold Star Chili: Buy-one-get one free 3 Way.
Habit Burger & Grill: Free birthday treat.
Hardee’s: Get a free sandwich when you join Hardee's My Rewards.
Hooter's: 10 free boneless wings and a birthday treat.
Houlihan's: $10 off with signup and free birthday meal.
IHOP: Join the Rewards Program for free birthday pancakes and other sweet deals.
Jack's: Get a free Big Jack when you download the Jack's Rewards app.
Jamba Juice: Get 50% off your first smoothies as a member and a free birthday smoothie when you join Jamba rewards.
Jersey Mike's: Earn points toward free subs and drinks with Jersey Mike's Shore Points program.
Jimmy John's: Get a free sandwich after your first member order with Freaky Fast Rewards.
Joe’s Crab Shack: Snag a free appetizer when you sign up for Joe’s Catch.
Johnny Rockets: Get a free burger just for signing up for this restaurant’s newsletter!
Krispy Kreme: - Sign up for Krispy Kreme Rewards and get a free donut
Logan's Roadhouse: Get $5 off your bill plus the chance to earn free appetizers and entrees with Logan's rewards.
Longhorn Steakhouse: Free appetizer with the purchase of one adult entree with signup.
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Macaroni Grill: $5 off your next visit when you join their e-club.
Maggiano's: $10 off next visit.
Marble Slab Creamery: Get free ice cream just by downloading the app!
Mazzio's: Get $5 off your purchase of $10 plus free lunch or dinner on your birthday and a second free pizza on the anniversary of your enrollment.
McCormick & Schmicks: Free appetizer with entree purchase
McDonald’s: Get a free sandwich when you download the app and use mobile pay on any order of $1 or more.
Melting Pot: Get a complimentary box of their 6 signature fondue-dipped strawberries when you become a Club Fondue member.
Mimi’s Cafe: Get a free birthday treat when you join Mimi's e-club.
Moe’s Southwest Grill: Get a free cup of queso just for joining the rewards program.
Noodles & Company: Get a free regular entree after your 1st purchase when you join Noodles Rewards.
O’Charley’s: Get a free appetizer when you sign up for this restaurant’s O’Club.
Olive Garden: Join the Olive Garden eClub for a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two adult entrees.
On The Border: Get a free queso and a birthday freebie when you join Border Rewards.
Panera: MyPanera rewards members can get a FREE bagel loaded onto their account & treat for signup.
Papa Gino's: Get a free small cheese pizza when you join Papa Gino's Loyalty Program.
Papa Murphy's: Get a free welcome reward plus free birthday pizza when you sign up for Insider Perks.
P.F. Chang's: Redeem points for free entrees and get a free birthday dessert with PF Chang's Rewards Program.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: 20 percent off and birthday treat.
Pizza Hut: Get a free birthday treat when you join Hut Rewards.
Potbelly: Get one free original sandwich after your first $5 order when you join Potbelly Perks.
Quiznos: Download the Quiznos Loyalty app and get $5 off your first app order.
Raising Canes: Get a free box combo meal when you join The Caniac Club.
Red Lobster: Sign up for 10% off your dine-in order plus 12 free cheddar biscuits to-go.
Red Robin: Join Red Robin Royalty to get a free birthday burger and your 10th item free.
Rubio’s Coastal Grill: Sign up for the Beach Club and receive a free taco!
Ruby Tuesday: Get a free appetizer worth up to $10 with the purchase of one adult entree and free burger on your birthday.
SBARRO: Get a free slice with your minimum $5 purchase on your birthday by joining Sbarro Rewards.
Schlotzsky’s Deli: Get a free combo (chips and drink) with any entree when you join Schlotzsky's Rewards.
Sizzler: Join the Real Deal eClub and receive a free burger.
Slim Chickens: Get a free cayenne ranch chicken sandwich when you join Slimthusiast Rewards.
Smashburger: Get free fries after your first purchase when you join Smashrewards.
Spaghetti Warehouse: Get a free appetizer with purchase of an entree when you become a Warehouse Club member.
Sprinkles: Free birthday cupcake.
Starbucks: Free drink for signup, on birthdays and free refills.
Steak 'n Shake: Get a free milkshake when you download the app.
Taco Bell: Get a free food reward simply by joining Taco Bell Rewards.
Taco Cabana: Get a free $5 reward when you sign up for the My TC! Loyalty Program.
Texas Roadhouse: Get a free "welcome gift" when you sign up for this restaurant’s email list.
TGI Friday’s: Sign up for your choice of a free appetizer or dessert on your next visit.
Tim Hortons: Get a free medium cold drink during your first membership week when you join Tims Rewards.
TooJay's Deli: Get $5 off your order of $20 when you sign-up for their e-club.
Torchy's Tacos: When you join the Taco Junkies rewards club, you get a free 1/2 queso with chips on your next visit.
Uno's: Get a free individual pizza when you join UNO Extras.
Village Inn: Get $3 off when you subscribe to their text and email program.
Waffle House: Free hashbrowns by joining the e-mail club.
Wetzel's Pretzels: Get a free pretzel after your first purchase when you download the Wetzel's Pretzels app.
Wendy's: Free 10-piece nuggets added to your first mobile app purchase wtih the rewards app.
Whataburger: Get a free Whataburger when you sign up for Whataburger Rewards.
Which Wich: Get a free drink when you join Vibe Club Rewards plus a free sandwich on your birthday.
Wild Wing Cafe: Sign up and get free 6-piece wings with a $5 purchase.
Wingstop: Join The Club for a free gift on your birthday.
Yogurtland: Get a free 3-oz frozen yogurt when you register for a Real Rewards account.
Zaxby’s: Join the Zax email club and receive five hand-breaded chicken fingers with your $5 purchase.
Eating for Free: FAQWhat are some other ways I can score free food?
There are many ways adults and kids eat free. While signing up for rewards programs and downloading restaurant apps is the most common way to collect exclusive deals, other less common ways are equally effective. Here are some other ways to score free food:
- Get free food for your birthday
- Attend networking events and restaurant openings
- Participate in events, like 5K runs and volunteer initiatives, that include food
- Opt for a part-time job where a free meal is one of the perks
- Attend food festivals, holiday markets, and other popular events where there are sure to be food samples
- Check our Restaurant Coupons page for an ever-rotating list of the freshest deals and freebies.
You can save a ton of money on food simply by learning how to coupon. This is because when you coupon effectively, you learn how to stack manufacturer’s coupons with store coupons, often leading to significant savings or even items, including food, that are completely free.
Is there a catch to eating for free?
There isn’t a catch to scoring free food. However, it’s worth noting that for most restaurants, with the exception of your birthday, getting a completely free food item typically occurs only once, usually right after your membership signup or download.
Can I get free food on my birthday?
You can score free desserts, free appetizers and free entrees during the month of your birthday! By signing up for many of the restaurant offers on our list will qualify you to get these freebies. Some of these birthday freebies are worth up to $50!