How to Get Free Food for Your Birthday: The Best Deals

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Red Robin and many other restaurants offer free entrees for your birthday. (Flickr/_BuBBy_)

Who doesn’t like free food? And your birthday is pretty much the best opportunity to cash in on some great food freebies. In this article, you’ll find a list of some fan-favorite restaurants that offer great free food deals and coupons for your birthday. A lot of places offer free dessert for your birthday, so we’re narrowing this particular list down to free entrees only. Most of these deals require signing up for email lists so you can automatically receive the coupon when your birthday rolls around. Go ahead and sign up now, so you can get yourself a birthday gift for free.


Breakfast Fare

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You can get a free Grand Slam at Denny’s for your birthday. (Getty)

If you’re craving breakfast, these restaurants will be able to meet that craving for your birthday.

Bruegger’s Bagels will give you a free bagel with cream cheese (any flavor) on your birthday.

Einstein Bros offers a free egg sandwich (with purchase) on your birthday if you sign up for their mailing list.

IHOP also has one of the better offers, with a free meal for your birthday. It doesn’t have to be breakfast, but we’ve added it to the breakfast category because morning entrees are so tasty. If your birthday happens to fall around October-December, take advantage of their pumpkin pancakes.

Denny’s offers a free grand slam breakfast, but it’s typically only good on your birthday and you must dine in. Still, it’s totally worth it if you want a tasty breakfast that you can eat any time of the day and have the free time to eat at the restaurant.


Hamburgers And Steaks

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Red Robin gives away a free burger for your birthday. (Flickr/Gulan Bollsay)

Maybe you want something a little fancier for your birthday, like steak. Or you just want a big, juicy hamburger. These restaurants will meet that craving just for your birthday.

Black Angus Steakhouse offers a free steak dinner, but only for your first birthday after you join their Prime Club.

Fuddruckers offers a free burger on your birthday, but only if you purchase another entree. So bring a friend with you if you want to take advantage of this one.

Keg Steakhouse has a deluxe birthday offer: a free 10 oz. prime rib dinner and a salad. This one’s a pretty good deal!

Red Robin gives away free burgers to birthday recipients. Definitely worth a visit.


Mexican Food

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You can get free tacos at Jack in the Box for your birthday. (Getty)

If steak and burgers aren’t your thing, you might have a hankering for some delicious Mexican food. Sure, Jack in the Box is on this list and it doesn’t qualify as real Mexican. But where else would we list those delicious tacos? Check out your options below.

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill offers a free birthday burrito – yum!

Jack in the Box will give you free tacos for your birthday with any purchase. So go get a drink and take advantage of that one.

Moe’s Southwestern Grill will also give you a free burrito on your birthday. Just sign up for their email list.

Taco Cabana has a great offer if you’re craving Mexican food. Get a free flauta plate (which is pretty huge) for your birthday. It includes three chicken flautas, rice, beans, and tortillas.


Everything Else

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You can get a free lunch at Au Bon Pain for your birthday. (Getty)

If you want stir fry, a sandwich, or a delicious salad for your birthday, these restaurants have you covered. Know of an entree that we missed? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Au Bon Pain offers a free birthday lunch if you sign up for their e-club. Must be 13 or older.

Genghis Grill has one of the best offers with a free stir fry bowl on your birthday if you join Khans Rewards.

Jason’s Deli offers a free $5 giftcard on your birthday, just for joining their e-list. It won’t buy you an entire salad bar, but it’ll help pay for most of it.

Jersey Mike’s may have the best deal, with a free sandwich and a free drink on your birthday. No additional purchase is required.

Noodles & Company gives away a free bowl of noodles for your birthday. Definitely a good choice if you’re craving something more on the Thai side.

Schlotzky’s offers a free small sandwich for your birthday. While you’re there, pick up a slice of their chocolate cake too, because it’s delicious and will fit in well with your birthday theme.

Souper Salad offers a free lunch or dinner buffet, which is probably the most free birthday food you’ll get from any of these places. It’s definitely worth a visit.