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7 Restaurants Giving Out Free Food to Customers

These popular chains are handing out freebies to anyone and everyone during the pandemic.

What could put possibly put you in better spirits than free food? Well, we've got some news for you—several of your favorite restaurant chains are offering freebies for you to claim during this difficult time.

From free kids meals to complimentary desserts and side dishes, here are some of the best offers you can redeem from seven different restaurants right now.

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Burger King


Burger King recently announced that it would be giving away free Whoppers to students who answer quiz questions correctly on social media. On Monday, the fast food giant started posting questions covering all of the key subjects (math, biology, chemistry, and literature) on its Facebook and Instagram pages and will continue to post one question per day until April 20. All students have to do is enter their answer into the BK app to claim their free sandwich, which can be redeemed with any purchase.

The Cheesecake Factory

The cheesecake factory restaurant

Since April 1, The Cheesecake Factory has been giving away a free slice of cheesecake to anyone that spends $30 or more on their online or Curbside To-Go order. The promotion runs until tomorrow, April 16, so be sure to enter the promo code FREESLICE at checkout to redeem your free slice.

Steak 'n Shake

steak-n-shake storefront

As a part of Steak 'n Shake's #WereAllEssential program, anyone can swing by the restaurant's drive-thru and ask for a complimentary order of fries with your order. You should also know that the restaurant just debuted its seasonal specials, which include the Pork Belly Steakburger and two new milkshakes: Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip and Cotton Candy. If you go between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday you'll get the milkshake for half the price.


wendys baconfest sign
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Wendy's is giving out a free Breakfast Baconator with any breakfast item you order via the app. If you recall, Wendy's just recently launched an all-new breakfast menu in March so this is great incentive to try something new! Also, Burger King recently announced that it's giving away free Dave's Single Burgers now through April 19 when you make any purchase through the app.

TGI Friday's

tgi fridays storefront

TGI Friday's is offering a free kids entrée with any online order that's $20 and up.


panera bread

You may have heard that Panera is now selling groceries during this time, but that's not all they're doing to help customers. The soup and sandwich place also introduced Panera Family Feast, which includes two kids sandwiches, two half sandwiches, one whole salad, one family mac & cheese, and one whole baguette, all for $29. And, for an extra $4 you can tack on four Chocolate Chipper cookies. Orders can be placed online or through the app.

Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe's southwest grill restaurant

For every adult entrée you purchase at Moe's Southwest Grill, you'll get a free kid's entrée as well.

Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the former news editor of Eat This, Not That! Read more about Cheyenne