70+ Restaurants Around the World That Give You Free Food

4 years ago

If seeing an XXL burger makes you scream, “Challenge accepted!” and your birthday is nothing without a freebie sundae, keep scrolling. Get ready to fill your Instagram feed with delicious free dishes from all around the world. There are plenty of places ready to serve you free stuff.

At Bright Side we are all about pampering our readers and making the best of each moment, especially when it comes to food. So, if you consider yourself a foodie, it’s time to track down your next tasty visit.


  • Hwy 55: If this guy looks happy to you it’s because he’s entering the Big “A” Burger Challenge. If you can manage to finish this burger, your name will go on their website, and your meal will be free.
  • Chompie’s: Finish the Ultimate Challenge at Chompie’s and it’s free. Oh! You’ll also get a winner’s t-shirt.
  • Baja Fresh: Sign up for Baja’s newsletter and get a free taco and a tortilla for your birthday.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill: You get free nachos with the purchase of any drink and a free burrito every year on your birthday, just for signing up for the Moe’s Rewards program.
  • bd’s Mongolian Grill: bd’s wants you to enjoy your birthday with a free meal on your special day. Also, if you sign up for My bd’s rewards you get $5 off any order.
  • Rubio’s: Get a free taco by joining their Beach Club.
  • Raising Cane’s: Get a Caniac Club Card now and you can order a free box combo as soon as you can get there.
  • Carvel: Buy one, get one free at Carvel’s by signing up for their promotions.
  • Schlotzksy’s: A small classic sandwich can be yours, just download the guest rewards app.
  • LaMar’s Donuts: Join the LaMar’s rewards program and on your birthday your breakfast is free. Plus, a free donut and coffee are yours just by joining.
  • Tre Ragazzi’s Italian Cafe: If you a true Italian food-lover, then attempting the 6 lb Colossal Calzone Challenge at the Glencoe, Alabama location of Tre Ragazzi’s Italian Cafe should be your next undertaking.
  • Seiad Valley Store and Café: Eat 5 pounds of pancakes with syrup and butter in 2 hours and your meal is totally free.
  • San Francisco Creamery: If you finish the Kitchen Sink Sundae in less than 30 minutes, not only will it be free, but you’ll also get free ice cream for a year.
  • Denny’s: Get a free breakfast at Denny’s on your birthday. Join the club, get your ID ready, and it’s yours.
  • Dunn Brothers Coffee: Get their app and order a coffee, and a free $3 credit is yours, plus an extra $5 toward your birthday cake.
  • Qdoba: Qdoba makes it easy to get a free order of chips and salsa or a regular drink: Sign up — get 20 points in Qdoba Rewards — and you’ve earned it!
  • Yogurtland: Decide to join Yogurtland Real Rewards and the first 3 oz of your frozen yogurt are free.
  • Bruegger’s Bagels: Sign up at Bruegger’s Bagels and get a free bagel with cream cheese.
  • Cinnabon: Join Club Cinnabon now and you’re on your way to a free minibon roll.
  • Corner Bakery: A free sweet bakery treat is yours if you join the Corner Bakery eClub.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Become a member of the Buffalo family and get a coupon for a free treat.
  • Beau Jo’s: If you can successfully the finish 14er Challenge at Beau Jo’s in under one hour, then you deserve to have it for free.
  • Coldstone Creamery: Join Coldstone Creamery’s eClub, and get a buy one, get one free creation on your birthday.
  • Earl of Sandwich: Join the Earl Club and get $5 off any purchase.
  • Lucille’s Smokehouse: Become a Preferred Guest at Lucille’s Smokehouse and get a free appetizer or dessert on your birthday and a free $5 off coupon when you join.
  • Rock Bottom Brewery: Following their motto, “Visit More, Rock Harder,” Rock Bottom Brewery offers you $10 off your first visit as a Rock Rewards member.
  • Uncle Julio’s Mexican: A free tableside guacamole is yours when you join their rewards program.
  • La Madeleine: Join the La Madeleine family and a free cup of soup or a petite salad is yours.
  • Arby’s: A free signature sandwich at Arby’s comes with the purchase of a drink, all you have to do is sign up.
  • Don Pablo’s: A free cantina nachos is yours just for joining the Habaneros Club. You’ll also get a $10 coupon to spend on your birthday meal and one more for your 9th visit.
  • Gold Star Chili: You can get free Regular 3-Way with the purchase of another Regular 3-Way just for joining the Gold Star Chili Family.
  • Jp Bombers: 48 oz Burger: 6 patties, 6 slices of cheese, and chopped bacon throughout, a platter of tots, and their house special JP Bombers which are 1/4 lb balls of sliced jalapenos, shredded cheddar, and thick chopped bacon rolled into firm balls, breaded, and then fried... It’s free if you can finish it all fast.
  • Lucky’s Sandwich: At Lucky’s you have 30 minutes to finish 3 sandwiches. You can choose from: roast beef, pastrami, corned beef, capicola, smoked turkey, ham, Cajun chicken, The Fredo, The Two Bagger, or salami, plus toppings. If you can finish in the short timeframe, you get all 3 sandwiches on the house.
  • Auntie Anne’s: On National Pretzel Day, Auntie Anne’s offers free pretzels and if you download their app before you go, you’ll also get a free pretzel after your first purchase.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack: Things are simple here: sign up and get a free appetizer.
  • Red Mango: Become a Red Mango Fanaddict, join their rewards program now, and receive a $2 coupon off your next purchase.
  • Bravo! Cucina Italiana: Join myBRAVO! and you’ll get a free appetizer along with a yummy treat for your birthday.
  • Del Taco: Aside from the 2 free grilled chicken tacos just for signing up for Del Taco’s raving fan club, a free milkshake is also waiting for you on your birthday.
  • Village Inn: Sign up and a free welcome offer is all yours.
  • Cotton Patch Cafe: The Cotton Patch eClub is generous when it comes to free food. You get a free appetizer just for joining, a special free dessert for your birthday, and a free entree on your anniversary.
  • Desperados Mexican Restaurant: If you can’t decide between a bowl of queso bandito or an order of guacamole, just join the Desperados eClub and you’ll get them both for free.
  • Gusano’s Chicago-Style Pizzeria: The massive 30″ Pizza Challenge at Gusano’s Chicago-Style Pizzeria is really something every pizza lover dreams of. If you can finish it fast, it’s free.
  • On the Border: Join the Club Cantina and a free bowl of Signature Queso or an order of Sopapillas will be yours on your next visit.
  • FATZ Cafe: Get a $5 off coupon on every order just by joining the FATZ family.
  • Daruma Restaurant: Celebrate your birthday at Daruma’s and get a $20 off coupon for any entree when you spend $88 or more.
  • Backyard Burgers: If you love burgers and deals, sign up at Backyard Burger’s website. You get a free Back Yard Classic Burger just by signing up.
  • Acapulco: Sign up and a free appetizer with the purchase of 2 adult entrees is yours.
  • Taco Cabana: Become part of the TC family and get a free small quesadilla just by signing up.
  • Chili’s: A free chips & salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage for you if you join the Chili’s Rewards program. A birthday present is also waiting for you on your special day.
  • Au Bon Pain: Get a free travel mug when you join and a special surprise on your birthday.
  • Gordon Biersch: The Gordon Biersch Family welcomes you with a free $10 coupon on their gift card if you join their Passport Rewards program.
  • Clinton Station Diner: If you and your gang can finish the 50-pound Mt. Olympus Burger in 3 hours, it’s free.
  • Kelsey’s Steak & Seafood: Try the 6-pound Challenge at Kelsey’s Steak & Seafood with a 96-ounce top sirloin steak, a baked potato, a small house salad or soup, and one slice of bread, it’s free if you can manage to eat it all in one hour.
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: The Prime Club offers you a free dessert when joining and purchasing an entree. Plus, a free steak dinner with an entree purchase is waiting for you on your birthday.
  • Boston Market: The Boston Market VIP Club offers you a $3 off coupon on a purchase of $10 when you join.
  • Culver’s: At Culver’s you get a free value basket with the purchase of another value basket when you join their Club.
  • Orange Julius: Join the Julius family and get one drink free with every drink you purchase.
  • Country Kitchen: When you’re a member of the Country Kitchen Club, a coupon for a free meal is sent to you on the week of your birthday.
  • Bakers Square: A welcome email with a coupon for 20% off will come to your inbox immediately after you sign up for the Bakers Square eClub.
  • Friendly’s: Join the Friendly’s BFF Club and a free birthday sundae is waiting for you on your special day.
  • El Torito: Sign up for their Club and get a free appetizer with 2 adult entrees.
  • Checkers: A free large fry is yours with any purchase as soon as you join the Checkers’ Flavorhood.
  • TCBY: Tasty treats, up to a $5 value, are waiting for you just by downloading and referring the TCBY App to a friend. Plus, when it’s your birthday month, you’re in for a special treat.

Other countries

  • T.G.I. Friday’s: Sign up today for T.G.I. Friday’s Rewards Program and get a TGI treat with your first order, plus a gorgeous dessert is offered to you for free during your birthday month.
  • Which Wich: If you love Which Wich, you should know that they love you back and a free drink is yours if you sign up for their Vibe Club.
  • PretzelMaker: Join the PretzelMaker fan club and a free pretzel reward is in your near future.
  • Marble Slab Creamery and Maggie Moo’s: Get a $5 reward once you sign up and make your first purchase using their app. Sweet treats and rewards are offered during special holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries.
  • Bruxie: A $5 coupon is yours just for signing up and you also get a special treat for your birthday at Bruxie’s.
  • The Melting Pot: Sign up for Club Fondue, and you’ll receive a complimentary box of 6 of their Signature Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with a purchase of $60 or more.
  • Starbucks: A free beverage of your choice is on Starbucks for your birthday.
  • C.B. & Potts: At C.B. & Potts you’ll get a mud pie for free just by joining their club.
  • The Breakfast Club: The famous restaurant launches its “Pancake Challenge” every now and then where a stack of pancakes is yours for free if you can eat it in 12 minutes.

What is your next food challenge gonna be? We are craving to see pictures of your smiling faces when you get all your freebies. How about combining your next travel destination with one of these free treats? Share your experience in the comment section below and if you know of more places in your country that have amazing freebies or unbelievable challenges, let us know and we’ll add them to our list.

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Two of American greatest weaknesses: Food and Free stuff!! haha


I actually got an amazing cake at Friday’s when I had my b-day, love this place :)


Helpful list, I didn't know those restaurants give free meals and treats!


Really cool, nice that they have such nice places. Saved too


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