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30 Restaurants With Free Birthday Deals

Celebrate your special day the best possible way: with free food at your favorite restaurants!
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Most people would agree that their birthday is the best day of the year. People shower you with attention and give you free stuff for something you had very little to do with; it wasn't like it was your idea to be born. But hey, that's the way the world works, and we're certainly not complaining. In fact, we want to help make your special day even better by letting you know about all the free birthday food out there.

To help you cash in on some of the best free grub the month, week, and day of your bday, we've dug up the best birthday deals in restaurant land. It is your birthday, after all, so if you're in the mood to treat yo self, you totally should! And what better way to treat yourself than by tucking into something that didn't cost any money whatsoever?

Here, we've rounded up the 30 restaurants with the best free birthday food deals. It's time to celebrate!



applebees triple chocolate meltdown with ice cream on white plate
Courtesy of Applebees

Listen up, Applebee's fans: Joining your favorite eatery's EClub entitles you to a special B-day present. All you need to do is visit, plug in your email address, and you'll receive an email on your special day with a coupon for a free dessert. You'll also get a free appetizer just for signing up.


Baskin Robbins

baskin robbins cookie dough scoop
Courtesy of Baskin Robbins

Join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club, and you'll get a free scoop of ice cream the week of your birthday.


Planet Smoothie

Planet smoothie grape ape

What's better than a refreshing smoothie on your bday? Not much, except maybe getting one for free. Sign up for the Planet Smoothie eClub to get your hands on a complimentary sweet treat.



Starbucks frappucino
Courtesy of Starbucks

If you're not already a Starbucks Rewards member, we suggest you sign up ASAP. Insiders get tons of rewards, and it's free and easy to get started. You can collect points, redeemable for free treats throughout the year. Oh, and you'll also get a free Starbucks drink on your bday—can't forget that part!


Au Bon Pain

au bon pain chocolate chip peanut butter cup cookies
Courtesy of Au Bon Pain

Put your wallet away and get a free pastry and coffee for your birthday. To score the freebies, sign up for Au Bon Pain's email club.


Ruby Tuesday

Ruby tuesday colossal burger
Courtesy of Ruby Tuesday

Sign up to receive exclusive emails from Ruby Tuesday and get a free burger on your B-Day.


Jamba Juice

Jamba juice peanut butter moo'd smoothie - unhealthiest, worst smoothies
Courtesy of Jamba Juice

If you join My Jamba Rewards through the chain's app, you can get a free smoothie on your birthday.



When you join Subway's MyWay Rewards, you'll get a free cookie on your special day.



Dunkin Donuts hot and iced coffee
Courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts

Sip on a free beverage of any size to celebrate your birthday when you're a "DD Perks" member. Can't make it to Dunkin' on your actual birthday? No problem. You can cash in on this reward up to a week after your birthday.


Einstein Bros

Einstein Bros Bagels
Facebook/Einstein Bros. Bagels

After joining The Einstein Bros "Shmear Society," you can enjoy a free egg sandwich with any purchase on your big day.

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sweetgreen salad in bowl
Courtesy of Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen will give you $10 in credit toward a free salad during your birthday month. But there's a catch: You have to spend $100 within a year to qualify for "green status," aka the level you need to reach for that free salad. But that's less than one visit a month, so if you're a regular at the salad chain, it should be easy to reach that goal.



Panera vanilla cinnamon roll
Courtesy of Panera

When you sign up for the MyPanera rewards program, you can enjoy a free pastry on your special day.



Mini molten chocolate cake
Courtesy of Chili's

Join My Chili's Rewards and blow out your candles with a free dessert on your birthday. Bonus: After signing up, rewards members also get free chips and salsa with the purchase of an adult entrée.


P.F. Chang's

pf changs chicken lettuce wraps
Courtesy of PF Changs

Create a P.F. Chang's Rewards account to get your hands on a complimentary appetizer or dessert of your choice during your birthday month.



dennys grand slam pancakes bacon sausage eggs
Courtesy of Denny's

Drop by any Denny's on your birthday, and they'll treat you with a free Grand Slam breakfast. A valid ID with your date of birth is required in order to receive this, so don't leave home without it!



pinkberry frozen yogurt cups
Courtesy of Pinkberry

Register for Pinkcard, Pinkberry's loyalty program, or download the Pinkberry app to get a free cup of yogurt on your birthday.



ihop cupcake pancakes
Courtesy of IHOP

It's a special day, so you should indulge in something you wouldn't normally eat. And if you're a breakfast fan, the best place to really go all-out is at IHOP. When you join IHOP's MyHop rewards program, not only are you rewarded with free birthday pancakes, you'll get free pancakes every year on your anniversary of joining, too!



smashburger shakes
Courtesy of Smashburger

When you join Smashburger's SmashClub, you'll receive a free milkshake or side dish alongside any purchase on your birthday.


California Pizza Kitchen

california pizza kitchen strawberry shortcake
Courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen

After you've signed up for CPK Rewards, you'll be eligible to get a free dessert during your birthday month.


Dairy Queen

Dairy queen chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard
Courtesy of Dairy Queen

When you're part of Dairy Queen's Blizzard Fan Club, you'll get an extra-special coupon on your birthday for a BOGO blizzard.

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Jersey Mike's

Courtesy of Jersey Mikes

Once you've signed up for Jersey Mike's MyMikes rewards program, you can get your hands on a free sub for your candles-and-cake day.


Steak 'n Shake

Steak and shake milkshakes

As long as you include your birth date when you sign up for the Steak 'n Shake eClub, you'll get a little something—a free milkshake—on your special day.


Cups Frozen Yogurt

cups frozen yogurt
Courtesy of Cups Frozen Yogurt

Join the Cups VIP list to get a free cup of Cups Froyo on your birthday. The flavors vary at all locations, but we all know the toppings are the best part!


Bruegger's Bagels

Brueggers bagels turkey chipotle bagel
AlexNadar R/Yelp

Join Bruegger's "Inner Circle" rewards program, and you'll get a free bagel with cream cheese for your birthday.


Caribou Coffee

Caribou coffee cookies and cream cooler
Caribou Coffee/Facebook

Love coffee? Join Caribou's perks program, and you'll get a free beverage for your birthday.


Baja Fresh


baja fresh chicken baja with chips
Courtesy of Baja Fresh

Sign up for Club Baja, and you'll get a free burrito on your birthday.



benihana seafood diablo
Courtesy of Benihana

If you live near a Benihana, you'll want to be sure to sign up for this deal. Join the Chef's Table email list, and the chain will send you a $30 certificate to use on your birthday. You have to purchase another adult entree to use the certificate, though, so make sure to go with a friend.


Buffalo Wild Wings

Courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings

If you join the Blazin' Rewards program, you'll get a free snack-size order of wings on your birthday. Plus, you'll earn points each time you visit the chain, and you can redeem them for free food throughout the year.


Black Angus Steakhouse

black angus steakhouse steak
Courtesy of Black Angus Steakhouse

Join the Prime Club rewards program, and you'll get a free steak dinner on your birthday. Yum!


Del Taco

del taco premium milkshakes
Courtesy of Del Taco

Join the Del Taco Raving Fan EClub and get a free shake to go with your tacos.

Now that you know about all the free birthday food options out there, your next birthday might just be your happiest one yet.

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