We are a country that loves the word 'free'. And FYI, it IS possible to get a free lunch in America, according to the good folks at Thrillist. Actually there are over 75 restaurants nationwide that offer free food on your birthday, which I think is kind of incredible! I've listed some of the local ones below, but be sure and check out the entire list in case you're going to be out of town for your big day!

 

  • Applebees - free dessert if you are a member of the E Club
  • Arby's - sign up for the Arby's Extra Club and get a free shake
  • Auntie Anne's Pretzels - Buy one get one pretzel if you sign up for the birthday club
  • Baskin-Robbins - free ice cream scoop if you are a birthday member
  • Bonefish Grill - become a Grill Insider and get free dessert
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - Buffalo Circle members get a free snack size order of traditional wings
  • Carrabbas - free dessert or appetizer with membership in Club Amici
  • Checkers - free small milkshake if you are in the 'Flavorhood' Club
  • Chili's Grill and Bar - free brownie sundae if you join the email club
  • Cracker Barrel - free dessert (and birthday song!)
  • Dairy Queen - free Blizzard if you join the DQ Blizzard Fan Club
  • Denny's - free Grand Slam
  • Hooters - 10 free wings if you are a member of the e club
  • IHOP - free stack of pancakes if you join the Pancake Revolution
  • McDonalds - free Happy Meal for kids if you sign up for newsletter
  • Olive Garden - unlimited breadsticks and a free dessert if you're an EClub member
  • Outback Steakhouse - free kids siz sundae
  • Panera Bread - free pastry if you join the MyPanera club
  • Quizno's - Q members get a free cookie
  • Red Robin - free burger
  • Sonic - MySonic members get a free birthday treat