Free Birthday Food: 15 Places Offering Free Food on Your Birthday

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By: Cindy G. Castillo Posted: 12:43 PM, Sep 21, 2018 Updated: 12:48 PM, Jan 15, 2021

Looking for free birthday food? Then keep reading! Everyone deserves a little something extra to feel pampered on their special day, and nothing is better than chomping on some freebies. To help you celebrate another year of life, The List has rounded up 15 places offering free food on your birthday. 

1. Applebee’s 

The first way to score free birthday food? Sign up for Applebee’s e-mail club and not only will you get access to tons of special deals and promotions, but you’ll also be treated to a dessert menu freebie on your special day! Menu items include their classic Triple Chocolate Meltdown, Butter Pecan Blondie and Blue Ribbon Brownie. 

2. Auntie Anne’s  

The second place to get free food on your birthday is Auntie Anne’s. Download the free Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks app to enjoy a free pretzel. But if your big day is still months away, no need to wait! Download the app today to claim a free pretzel after your first purchase.

3. Arby’s

The only thing better than scoring free birthday food is getting entire complimentary meal! Yup, you read that correctly. Sign up for Arby’s email list and receive a coupon for a complimentary small shake AND a roast beef classic sandwich. Bam! Lunch is on the house. 

4. Baskin Robbins

Love ice cream? Who doesn’t! Sign up for Baskin Robbins Birthday Club and get a complimentary scoop on your special day. You’ll also receive $3 off your birthday cake.

5. Denny’s

Are you an early bird and want to be treated to breakfast? Look no further than Denny’s! Taking advantage of this freebie is super easy, especially since you don’t sign up for anything! All you have to do is show an ID when you’re dining in and you’ll receive a Build Your Own Gland Slam on the house. Check out their official website to find a location near you.


Sometimes free food on your birthday isn’t enough, so IHOP’s treating you two other times a year! No, this isn’t a dream. Denny’s is literally letting you score three times the pancake freebies! Sign up for their eClub and get free pancakes upon sign up, on your birthday, and on their anniversary every year. Just make sure to throw on some sweat pants fit in all the food!

7. Chili’s

Chili’s has tons of different ways you can score food freebies throughout the year. Join My Chili’s Rewards and you’ll be able to score dessert menu freebie on your birthday. Menu items include their classic Molten Chocolate Cake, their Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie, and more. By becoming a rewards member, you can also snag free chips and salsa or a nonalcoholic beverage every time you visit. Check their website for full terms and conditions.

8. Jersey Mike’s Subs

Jersey Mike’s is another option if you’d like to be treated to free birthday food . Sign up to the Jersey Mike’s Subs Email Club and get a one-time use coupon for a complimentary regular sub and a 22 oz. fountain drink. Please note that you must join their email club at least 24 hours before your birthday to receive the offer. So just make sure to give yourself enough lead time to take advantage of this offer.

9. Starbucks

Starbucks’ rewards program also features free food on your birthday. Join their rewards program and you’ll receive a drink or treat freebie on your birthday, plus a 15% discount at their online stores.

10. Olive Garden’s Free Birthday Food

No Italian feast is complete without dessert, so enjoy it on the house at Olive Garden. Sign up to their eClub and receive a free dessert with purchase. This free birthday food offer is valid for one free dessert of up to a $10.

11. The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory is the perfect place to celebrate your big day! Let the team know it’s your birthday and you’ll receive a complimentary sundae with a tiny “scoopette” of vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream, confetti pieces and a candle.

12. Moe’s Southwest Grill

Getting free food on your birthday can only get better if it involves burritos and nachos. Download the Moe’s Southwest Grill app and receive nachos on the house just for signing up. Plus, you’ll get a coupon for a free burrito. Double whammy!

13. Free Food on Your Birthday at Ruby Tuesday

Join Ruby Tuesday’s So Connected Email Club and receive an appetizer freebie just for signing up, plus get a free Garden Bar Entree on your birthday. Your freebies must be no greater than $10 in value.

14. Yogurtland

Yogurtland is also giving away free food on your birthday. Sign up to their Real Rewards program and get a free 3 oz. cup of froyo just for signing up, plus another 3 oz. treat on your big day.

15. Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness

Rita’s is the coolest place to celebrate your big day! Sign up to their Birthday Club and receive your treat. You’ll also be getting their latest offers and promotions straight to your inbox. Their menu includes Italian ices, cream ice, frozen custard, custard, milkshakes, frozen drinks, frozen custard cakes, and custard cookie sandwiches.  Rita’s boasts locations in over 30 states across the country. Visit their website to find a store near you!

If you’re looking for deals and freebies to help you celebrate your special day, now you know at least 15 different to do just that.



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