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10 Places Where You Can Eat for Free on Your Birthday

When it comes to birthdays, we all secretly wish that the entire world would celebrate us. We can’t promise that, but your birthday might still come with some perks that you’ve never even thought of. A lot of businesses offer deals and specials for people on their birthday, essentially letting you eat for free.

Bright Side has collected some of the coolest birthday deals that prove there is such a thing as free lunch! Don’t miss our bonus at the end; you might learn how to make an entire banquet out of birthday goodies!

1. Au Bon Pain

If you sign up for their rewards program, you can actually get a free lunch on your birthday.

2. Baskin-Robbins

What goes better with your birthday cake than anything else? Ice cream! What’s the best kind of ice cream? Free ice cream! If you sign up with Baskin-Robbins’ birthday club, you can get a free scoop on your birthday.

3. Benihana

With Benihana, you get a $30 discount on a meal order. Keep in mind you still have to pay for an entree. You also need to sign up to get the special birthday certificate in order to take advantage of the promotion.

4. Buca di Beppo

If you reserve a birthday party with at least 4 people, you can get a free birthday cake with your meal.

5. Culver’s

Sign up with Culver’s and you can get a free sundae on your birthday. You also get a free basket of food just for signing up.

6. Denny’s

Denny’s promises a “delicious birthday gift each year” when you sign up for their rewards program. It would seem that the “Grand Slam” breakfasts are a popular gift of choice, as it were.


If you sign up with their rewards program, IHOP gives you free pancakes on your birthday and the anniversary of the day you originally signed up.

8. Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s offers a free regular sub and a 22oz fountain drink for your birthday. This is a one-time-only deal. However, there’s no rush; if you forget to use it, it rolls over to the next year.

9. Panera Bread

Panera Bread offers you a “freebie,” usually a pastry like a cookie or a muffin on your birthday if you sign up for their rewards program. They take birthdays very’re not allowed to change it once you register!

10. Red Robin

Red Robin automatically gives members in their rewards program a free burger on their birthday, no coupon needed! They also offer coupons throughout the year that can sure help add to the meal!

Bonus: You can make a feast out of your birthday freebies!

This guy was able to make a virtual banquet for himself with all the freebies and deals he got for his birthday, including popular places like Dairy Queen, Grimaldi’s Pizza and Krispy Kreme. Just set aside a little time and planning and you too can make your birthday a day of feasting that will make Thanksgiving look like Arbor Day.

There are all kinds of birthday deals and freebies all over for you to discover. Have you gotten a special treat for your birthday? Let us know in the comments!

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