30 Restaurants Where You Can Eat Free on Your Birthday

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Birthdays in the US are not just a personal milestone but also an opportunity to enjoy a variety of culinary delights without spending a dime. Whether you’re craving a classic burger, a cheesy slice of pizza, or even a crunchy taco, there’s a place ready to serve you a freebie on your special day. This guide will take you on a gastronomic tour of 30 restaurants that promise to make your birthday memorable with their delicious giveaways.

Au Bon Pain

Enjoy a complimentary lunch at Au Bon Pain on your birthday week by joining their eClub. Plus, get a free coffee and bakery treat just for signing up.


Get ready for a birthday treat from Arby’s. Sign up for Arby’s Extras and watch your inbox for a coupon for a free curly fry and a small shake. The coupon will arrive a week before your birthday so you can enjoy your special day with a tasty snack.

Baja Fresh

Celebrate your special day with a $10 reward from Baja Fresh. Sign up for Club Baja to enjoy this treat, valid for 14 days around your birthday, and indulge in your favorite meal. You also get a free taco upon joining.

BD’s Mongolian Grill

Join BD’s Rewards and enjoy a birthday treat of a buy-one-get-one-free bowl, plus a bonus starter or dessert just for signing up. 

Black Angus Steakhouse

At Black Angus Steakhouse, the Prime Club offers a one-time birthday treat: a free steak dinner. While this offer is a once-in-a-lifetime deal, you’ll also receive a free dessert simply for joining, sweetening the membership from the start.

Bruegger’s Bagels

Sign up for Bruegger’s Bagels eClub and treat yourself to a free bagel with cream cheese on your birthday, plus a bonus bagel with schmear as a welcome gift.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Join the Buffalo Circle and celebrate your birthday with a complimentary snack-size portion of traditional or boneless wings, complete with your favorite sauce. You can claim this treat, valued at around $11.49, during the two weeks surrounding your birthday.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex

Celebrate your birthday at Chevy’s Fresh Mex with a complimentary entrée, courtesy of the Xperience Rewards program. This offer extends to El Torito and Acapulco restaurants as well. You can also enjoy the free chips and guacamole bonus when you join the rewards program.


Celebrate your special day with Chipotle Rewards. Spend $5 on your special day and be treated to a complimentary order of chips and guac. It’s their way of making sure your birthday is unforgettable.


At Denny’s, celebrate your birthday with a complimentary Grand Slam breakfast. This famous birthday perk doesn’t require you to share your email address. Just show up and enjoy your special day with a hearty meal on the house.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Join the Shmear Society at Einstein Bros. Bagels and enjoy a birthday treat of a free egg sandwich with any purchase. Plus, indulge in a complimentary bagel as a welcome gift when signing up.

Firehouse Subs

Make your birthday special with a delicious sub from Firehouse Subs. When you join Firehouse Rewards, you’ll receive a complimentary medium sub with any purchase on your special day. Your birthday coupon is valid for an entire week.


At Fuddruckers, your birthday comes with a delicious perk. Register for the Fuddruckers eClub and receive a special buy-one-get-one offer for a 1/3-pound burger. Watch for the coupon they’ll send as your birthday approaches, and get ready to indulge in their famous burgers and toppings bar.


Join Grimaldi’s rewards club and enjoy your birthday with a savory treat! As a member, you’ll receive a coupon for a complimentary 16-inch cheese pizza when you dine in. To be eligible, you must have made a purchase at Grimaldi’s during the year before your birthday. You’ll be welcomed with a complimentary appetizer reward as a bonus for signing up.


Hooters offer a delightful treat for your birthday celebration, 10 wings on the house. Enroll in the HootClub Rewards through their website or mobile application, and you’ll receive an email coupon to redeem your free wings.

Jack in the Box

At Jack in the Box, your birthday week comes with a tasty bonus: two complimentary tacos with any purchase. Sign up for their email notifications to claim this offer, and you’ll receive a coupon. Present this coupon and your ID during your birthday week to savor your free tacos.

Johnny Rockets

As a Rocket eClub member, visit Johnny Rockets during your birthday week and enjoy a free burger with any entrée and drink purchase. 

Joe’s Crab Shack

Celebrate at Joe’s Crab Shack with a free birthday treat from Joe’s Catch E-club, plus an appetizer for joining. Landry’s Select Club members also get a $25 birthday reward, separate from the welcome bonus. Note: Offers can’t be combined on one visit.


Get a birthday bonus from McDonald’s with MyMcDonald’s Rewards: a coupon for free medium fries awaits in the app’s Deals section. For kids, there’s a chance of a free Happy Meal, though availability varies by location.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Enjoy a birthday feast at Moe’s Southwest Grill! Sign up for their rewards and receive a free burrito annually on your birthday, plus a cup of queso for joining. The mobile app also gifts you a free burrito and an order of nachos when you join the loyalty program. 

Noodles & Company

Join the Noodles Family, and on your birthday, you’ll receive a free bowl of noodles.

Old Chicago

Celebrate your birthday with Old Chicago by downloading their mobile app or signing up for a rewards account online. Once you’re a member, you’ll receive a free birthday pizza and a complimentary starter.


Join Quiznos’ Toasty Points and get rewarded with a BOGO coupon for a free 8-inch sub on your birthday. It’s a tasty way to celebrate your special day! 

Red Robin

At Red Robin, join the Royalty rewards program and receive a birthday coupon for a free burger, redeemable any day during your birthday month. Just dine in and make a purchase of at least $4.99 to enjoy your burger on them.


Join Sbarro’s Slice Society, and on your birthday, treat yourself to a free slice of pizza with a drink purchase. Sign up for Sbarro Rewards, make a $5 purchase, and get a coupon valid for about two weeks at participating locations.

Sonny’s BBQ

On your birthday, Sonny’s BBQ celebrates with you by offering a free Big Deal Combo to ‘Q Crew members. Enjoy a barbecue sandwich, side, and drink on them.

Spaghetti Warehouse

Join the Warehouse Club at Spaghetti Warehouse and receive a complimentary birthday meal. When you sign up, you’ll receive a free appetizer with any entrée purchase. It’s a feast of savings for your special day.


Starbucks celebrates your birthday by offering a choice of a free drink or food item. Join their rewards program, and the birthday treat will be ready in your account.


Togo’s offers a birthday delight: a free sandwich up to $10. Just join their rewards program online or through their app, and enjoy this treat within two weeks of your birthday.

Which Wich

Join the Vibe Club at Which Wich for a birthday treat—a free 7-inch sandwich. To qualify, sign up and purchase within the last 11 months before your birthday.

Anika is a CPA and founder of What Anika Says. She shares simple and actionable frugal living, money management and money-saving tips to live a debt-free financially independent life. She has been featured on popular websites like Bankrate, Forbes, Mint ,and Authority Magazine. Byline: MSN