Birthdays are special. Little kids know it, and restaurants know it. Take advantage of restaurant marketing strategy by enjoying all the free food they have to offer on your birthday. You can eat out for all three meals on your special day and only spend your pocket change. (If you have good friends, you won’t even need that much.)
Start your day off right by eating breakfast. (You should eat breakfast everyday, but especially when it’s free.) Head to your local Denny’s with a photo ID and enjoy a Rootie Tootie breakfast on them.
What’s that you say? You don’t usually eat breakfast and that sounds like too much food? Okay. Get the celebration started early with a birthday donut and cup of coffee at Krispy Kreme. The only catch is that you have to have signed up for their eClub ahead of time. But one taste of that hot, fresh circle of heaven will make it well worth your while.
You had a big (or high calorie) breakfast, so you don’t want to overindulge at lunch. A sandwich should do the trick. Good news. Firehouse Subs will give you a free submarine sandwich if you show them your ID to prove that it really is your birthday. Isn’t that nice? No club sign up, no buy one to get yours free. Just go in and get a free birthday sandwich on them.
With the tiniest bit of additional effort, you can get a free entrée at Moe’s for your birthday. Simply sign up for Moe’s eWorld ahead of time and buy a drink the day of your birthday. The bonus is that you get a coupon for free queso when you sign up, so it’s a win-win.
You need a little pick-me-up around 3:00 in the afternoon, right? Skip the vending machine and head to the nearest Wingstop for a free large order of their specially seasoned fries. Sure, you have to sign up to be on their email list, but those fries are so much better than the potato chips in the vending machine. And free is cheaper than 50 cents anyway.
You’ve clocked out and now you’re ready to celebrate with friends or family. Once again you have a couple of options. If you sign up for Red Robin and Abuelo’s email clubs ahead of time, you have your choice of a free burger from Red Robin or a free entrée from Abuelo’s (with the purchase on an entrée and two drinks). This is when you need that pocket change: to buy your own drink. But if you go out with good friends, surely at least one of them will offer to buy you a birthday drink. Then you’re back to spending nothing on your birthday, as it should be.
Whether you take advantage of these free meals or not, most restaurants will honor your birthday by bringing you a birthday dessert if you tell them it’s your special day. Even if you have to show an ID to prove it, it’s that molten chocolate brownie!
Happy Birthday to you, indeed!