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There are dozens of restaurants out there that want to help you celebrate your birthday with free food!

There is no question that one of the best things about celebrating another trip around the sun is the food you choose to mark the occasion with.

There are a lot of restaurants that know this, and they use your birthday as a hook to get you in to spend some time with them on your special day.

A lot of your favorite fast food and casual dining eateries are ready to give you a perk, just for being born! The only thing you have to do is show your license, or sign up for their loyalty programs.

  • 99 Restaurant

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    The 99 Restaurants are gifting you a free dessert when you pop into their locations during your birthday. You do have to be a member of the 99 Rewards club ahead of time, as the offer is sent to your email on your birthday. You also have up to 2 weeks to redeem from your birthday.

  • Baskin Robbins

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    Enjoy a free scoop of ice cream or swirl of soft serve at participating Baskin Robbins locations to celebrate your birthday. You do need to opt-in to the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club ahead of time, as the offer is sent to your email. Participating locations only.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

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    How does free wings sound for your birthday? Buffalo Wild Wings is giving you six free wings that can be redeemed during your birthday month. You do need to be a Blazin’ Rewards member ahead of time, though.

  • Chili's

    Baby back ribs for your birthday sounds like a treat, and Chili’s is ready to celebrate you special day with a free dessert. You have to be a My Chili’s Rewards member and spend at least $5 or more when dining in the restaurant, but the birthday offer is good for two weeks past your birthday.

  • Chipotle

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    Chipotle Rewards members get “The Gift of Guac” on their birthday. That’s free chips and guac anytime during their birthday month with a purchase of $5 or more at participating locations.

  • Dunkin'

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    Dunkin’ Rewards members get a free beverage on their birthday. You do have to be signed up for the rewards program ahead of time. The birthday offer is valid for 7 days, and shows up in the Dunkin’ app.

  • Friendly's

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    Celebrate your birthday with ice cream! And if you do it at Friendly’s, that ice cream is free! You do have to sign up to be a member of the Friendly’s Sweet Rewards Club, but once you do, you’ll get a birthday offer of a free medium sundae from the restaurant.

  • IHOP

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    IHOP has their International Bank of Pancakes rewards program, which trades in “PanCoins,” which sounds like one of the most stable crypto currencies at the moment. Members get 5 PanCoins free for their birthday, which can be spent on free food items in the “stack market.” All puns aside, it sounds like there are free pancakes in your birthday future if you sign up.

  • Jersey Mike's

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    Who doesn’t want a free sandwich on their birthday? Jersey Mike’s is ready to give you a free birthday sub, but you need to be a MyMike’s rewards member. It’s good for a free sub every year on your birthday.

  • McDonald's

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    Ronald McDonald wants to wish you a happy birthday with a free birthday treat. You have to have an active rewards account with McDonald’s. The free birthday offer may vary depending on location, but it could be an entree, dessert, side, or beverage.

  • Moe's Southwest Grill


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    Moe’s wants to give you a free burrito to celebrate your birthday. All you need to do is sign up for the Moe Rewards club on their app. They do ask that you refrain from wearing your birthday suit when showing up at a location to redeem the offer.

  • Olive Garden

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    If soup, salad, and breadsticks is on your mind, you can add a free dessert when you eat at Olive Garden for your birthday. Just sign up for the Olive Garden’s rewards program, and you’ll be eating a free tiramisu in no time!

  • Papa John's

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    While Papa John’s is known for pizza and breadsticks, they are ready to give you a free dessert to celebrate your birthday. You do need to sign up for Papa Rewards to get your free dessert offer, and it’s valid online only at participating locations, but it is good for 14 days.

  • Red Robin

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    When you think Red Robin, you think bottomless fries, but the burger joint also is willing to give you a free burger for your birthday at participating locations. You do need to sign up in advance to the Red Robin Royalty program in order to get your free birthday gift. As of this writing, the free burger can be redeemed any day during the month of your birthday.

  • Starbucks

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    Starbucks is willing to give you almost any beverage or food item for free to celebrate your birthday. You do need to sign up for Starbucks Rewards, and it must be redeemed on the date of your birthday.

  • Taco Bell

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    Ready to Cross the Border? Maybe you’re thinking outside the bun, or just want to Live Mas on your big day? Taco Bell is ready to give you a free Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze for your birthday. You need to sign up for their rewards program at least two weeks before your birthday.

  • Texas Roadhouse

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    Texas Roadhouse is giving you a choice of a free appetizer for your birthday at participating locations. You do need to sign up for the Texas Roadhouse VIP Club in order to get your birthday coupon. Even if it’s not your birthday, those rolls with the cinnamon butter are always a good bet.

  • TGIFridays

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    Head out for a birthday lunch or birthday dinner at your local TGI Fridays and claim a “birthday surprise,” we’re told it’s a free dessert. You have to be a member of their rewards program to be eligible, so sign up here.

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