Happy Birthday! If you’re celebrating the special day of a loved one, why not score some free birthday food while you’re at it? From free coffee to cake and even entrees, there are tons of restaurants that will let you eat for free on your birthday. Keep scrolling to see over 100 places that’ll help you celebrate.
Kids Only Freebies & Deals
Barnes & Noble: Kids Club members can get a free cookie or cupcake when they visit the Barnes & Noble cafe.
California Pizza Kitchen: Head to your local CPK and sign up for CPKids Birthday Club. Members 12 and under will receive a free meal on their birthday.
Ruby's: Members of Ruby's Kids' Club can get a free shake on their birthday.
Benihana: Kabuki Kids members can snag a free souvenir mug when they redeem a special postcard they get in the mail and with the purchase of a kids meal.
Chuck E Cheese: Get 20 minutes of All You Can Play as a member of the More Cheese Rewards for your little's birthday, plus 100 free tickets to be used during the month of their half birthday.
Free Meals for the Entire Fam
Arby's: Sign up for Arby's email list, and get a coupon for a free shake the week of your birthday.
Auntie Anne's: Get a free pretzel during your birthday month by signing up for the Pretzel Perks rewards program.
A&W: Get a free root beer float on your birthday when you sign up for the A&W Mug Club.
Applebee’s: Snag a free birthday dessert coupon when you join the Applebee’s email club. Offer valid at select locations.
B. Good: Score a free side when you sign up for B. Good Rewards and a free meal on your birthday.
Baskin Robbins: Get free ice cream coupons on your birthday with Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
Baja Fresh: Sign up for Club Baja at least four days before your birthday and get a special treat, plus five dollars off your first order!
Boston Market: Sign up for the VIP club and get a free birthday dessert with the purchase of a meal on your b-day.
bd’s Mongolian Grill: Join Club Mongo and get a free birthday meal plus $5 off your next visit.
Bennigan’s: The e-club at Bennigan’s earns you a free entree with the purchase of an entree of equal or greater value on your birthday.
Biggby Coffee: Gulp down a free drink every year on the big day when you join Biggby Nation.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Joining the BJ's Premier Plus Rewards program gets you tons of freebies, including a free birthday pizookie!
Black Angus Steakhouse: Free steak? Sign up for Blank Angus' Prime Club and you earn a free steak dinner with the purchase of an entree on your first birthday as a member. After that, you'll be treated to a free Cowboy Cookie with the purchase of an entree every year after.
Black Bear Diner: The Bear Lovers eClub means you'll get a free breakfast on your birthday, plus a free bear claw and coffee when you sign up!
Blimpie: The Blimpie eClub will hand over a free six-inch sub with the purchase of a sub and drink on your birthday.
Bojangles: Join the Bojangles’ e-club, and nosh on a free Bo-Berry Biscuit on your birthday with any purchase.
Bruegger’s: Inner Circle members get a free bagel with cream cheese on their birthday.
Bruster’s; Snag a free chilly treat with Bruster's Sweet Rewards on your birthday.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Get free wings during your birthday month as a member of Blazin’ Rewards.
Chipotle: Sign up for Chipotle's Rewards program and you'll get a surprise treat for the big day.
Corner Bakery: The Corner Bakery eClub earns you a free pastry during your birthday month.
Cafe Express: Earn a free dessert as a member of the Cafe Express e-Club.
Cantina Laredo: Get free queso when you sign up for the Mobile Club and a free dessert on your b-day as a member of the e-Club.
Caribou Coffee: Caribou Perks earns you a free any-size drink on your birthday.
Carrows Restaurants: Become a member of Carrows E-Club, and get a free dessert on your birthday.
Carvel: Your birthday earns you a free cone when you are a member of Fudgie Fanatics.
Chili’s: Join My Chili’s Rewards, and get a free dessert on the big day!
Coco’s Bakery Restaurants: Get a tasty free slice of pie as a member of Coco's eClub.
Cold Stone Creamery: Cold Stone Creamery's Club Rewards earns you a buy one creation, get one creation free birthday coupon.
Cotton Patch Cafe: Join the Cotton Patch eClub to earn a free appetizer and a free dessert on your birthday.
Country Kitchen: The CK eClub gets you a free birthday meal!
Denny's: Everyone gets a free Grand Slam Breakfast on their birthday at Denny's when you bring your ID.
Dunkin Donuts: Get a free beverage on your birthday when registering for DD Perks.
Dippin’ Dots: The Dot Crazy! email club gets birthday peeps free Dippin’ Dots on the big day!
Del Taco: Slurp down a premium shake on your birthday as a member of the Del Taco Raving Fan eClub.
Dunn Brothers Coffee: Download the Dunn Brothers Coffee Rewards App, and get $5 off a birthday coffee.
Einstein Bros Bagels: Join the Schmear Society, and get a free egg sandwich on your birthday with a separate purchase.
El Chico Cafe: Join El Chico's E-Club, and enjoy a free dessert on your birthday.
Firehouse Subs: Earn a free medium sub Reward as part of Firehouse's rewards program.
Friendly’s: Join Friendly's BFF Club, and score a free medium sundae on your birthday.
Glory Days Grill: Victory Club members earn a free dessert on their birthday.
Godiva: Get a birthday chocolate offer every year on your birthday as a member of the Chocolate Rewards Club.
Houlihan’s: Join the email club, and get a free entree on your birthday in addition to $10 off your next order.
Huddle House: Join Huddle Perks, and get a free birthday dessert.
HuHot Mongolian Grill: Sign up for HuHot Rewards, and enjoy a free grill meal with the purchase of another meal on your birthday.
Iguana Mia: Come in on your birthday with a valid I.D. and get a free entree of up to $18 in value and fried ice cream at Iguana Mia.
IHOP: Register for MyHop, and get free pancakes on your birthday.
Jack in the Box: Sign up for Jack's email list, and you'll get a coupon for two free tacos during your birthday week.
Jamba Juice: Become a member of My Jamba Rewards, spend $15 worth of orders in your account, and get a free smoothie!
Jersey Mike’s: Get a free birthday sub every year when you sign up for Jersey Mike’s Email Club.
Juice it Up: Download the free Juice it Up! app and sign up for rewards to get a free medium smoothie on your birthday.
Kobe Steakhouse: Sign up for Kobe Rewards, and get a free chef hat and dessert, get a $15 off an entrée Friday and Saturday or up to $25 off a single entrée Sunday through Thursday during your birthday month. Must purchase another entree and only available in Florida.
Krispy Kreme: Enjoy a free birthday donut by signing up for Krispy Kreme Rewards.
la Madeleine: Get a free pastry or individual slice of cake on your birthday by signing up for la Madeleine rewards.
Lennys Grill & Subs: Sign up for VIP Rewards and earn a free 7.5-inch sub on your birthday.
Longhorn Steakhouse: When you're a member of LongHorn Steakhouse Rewards, you can enjoy a free dessert on your birthday.
MaggieMoo’s: Members of Slab Happy get a free b-day dessert.
Marble Slab Creamery: Get a delicious birthday treat for free on your birthday when you join Slab Happy.
McCormick & Schmick’s: Guests get a dessert of honor at McCormick & Schmick's when you celebrate the big day at one of their locations.
Mimi’s: Get a sweet reward on your birthday by joining Mimi’s E-Club.
Moe’s Southwest Grill: Moe Rewards gives members a free burrito on their birthday.
Noodles & Company: Sign up for Noodles Rewards, and get a free dessert.
Nothing Bundt Cakes: Sign up for the eClub, and earn a free Bundlet on your birthday.
Olga’s Kitchen: Celebrate your b-day with Olga’s Legacy program, and get a dessert during your birthday month.
Olive Garden: Join the Olive Garden eClub, and get a free dessert on your birthday.
On The Border: Enjoy free Queso as a member of the Rewards Club on the big day.
Orange Julius: Join the Julius League, and get a BOGO free smoothie or Julius Original for your b-day.
P.F. Chang’s: During their birthday month, P.F. Chang's Rewards members get a free appetizer or dessert.
Papa John’s: Papa Rewards members earn 10 points for their day of birth, which is enough to use towards a dessert or bread side.
Peet’s Coffee: If you want a free beverage on your birthday, join Peetnik Rewards.
Pei Wei: On your birthday, pick from a free small plate or roll for your birthday as a member of My Wei Rewards.
Pinkberry: Download the Pinkberry app; sign up for the PinkCard, and get a free yogurt on your birthday.
Pita Pit: Snag a free birthday pita when you join the Pita Pack Rewards Club.
Pizza Hut: Sign up for Hut Rewards to get free cinnamon sticks on your birthday.
Planet Smoothie: Want a free smoothie on your birthday? Sign up for Planet Smoothie's eClub.
Portillo’s: Scarf down a free slice of Portillo's famous chocolate cake as a member of the Birthday Club.
Ram Restaurant & Brewery: Get a free Mud Pie on the big day as a member of the MVP club.
Red Robin: Red Robin Royalty earns you a free burger on your birthday.
Rita’s Italian Ice: Get a free birthday treat as a member of Rita Rewards on the Rita Ice app.
Ruby Tuesday: So Connected members earn a free burger or garden bar entree on their birthday.
Sbarro: Join the Slice Society, and snag a free slice on your birthday.
Shari’s: Free pie for your birthday! Score a free slice as a member of Shari's Rewards Club.
Sprinkles Cupcakes: When you are a member of the Sprinkles Perks program and visit once, you can enjoy a free birthday cupcake.
Susie Cakes: Download the Susie Cakes app, visit the store before your birthday, and earn a free slice of cake on your birthday.
Shula’s: Sign up for Team Shula, and earn a free entree on your birthday with the purchase of another entree of equal or greater value.
Smashburger: Members of Smash Club enjoy a free SmashFries or Classic Smash on your birthday.
Smokey Bones: Your birthday gets you a free dessert as a member of the Bones Club.
Smoothie King: Healthy Rewards members get a bonus birthday smoothie on their birthday.
Sonny’s BBQ: The Q Crew earns you a free Big Deal Combo for your birthday.
Spaghetti Warehouse: Join the Spaghetti Warehouse eClub, and get a free meal on your birthday.
Starbucks: Join as a Starbucks Rewards member at least seven days before your birthday, and get a free birthday drink, food item, or bottled beverage.
Steak ’n Shake: Download the app, and join the Steak ‘n Shake eClub to get a free specialty milkshake on your birthday.
TCBY: When you join TCBY Insiders and reach Silver Spoon status, you get a free birthday treat.
Ted’s Montana Grill: Sign up for Ted's Insider email list, and earn a complimentary free birthday dessert.
The Cheesecake Factory: Head to the Cheesecake Factory to get your free birthday sundae that requires no signup.
The Habit Burger Grill: Joining The CharClub gets you a special birthday treat.
Togo’s: Love sandwiches? Sign up for Togo’s Rewards, and enjoy a free regular six-inch sandwich on your birthday.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill: Club Tucanos will get you a free b-day meal as a member.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill: The Insider’s Club earns you a free dessert on your birthday.
Waffle House: Join the Regulars Club to get a free classic waffle on your birthday.
Wetzel’s Pretzels: Download the Wetzel's app, and enjoy a free pretzel on your birthday.
Which Wich: Want a free sandwich on your birthday? Join the Vibe Club!
Yogurt Mountain: Sign up for the YOMO Club, and get a free yogurt during your birthday month.
Yogurtland: Receive a free three-ounce dessert on your birthday as a member of Real Rewards.
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