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9 Places To Go For Free Food on Your Birthday

You deserve to be treated like a queen or king on your birthday. Here's a look at the restaurants that will help you celebrate with birthday freebies for your special day!

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Hand holding Baskin Robbins ice cream cone. Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops and is based in Canton, Massachusetts.Shutterstock / Cneo Osman

Baskin Robbins

You scream, I scream! We all scream for ice cream! Enjoy a free 2.5 oz. scoop of this iconic frozen treat or $3.00 off an ice cream cake when you join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club, plus other “sweet surprises” throughout the year.

Score a free scoop at Baskin Robbins any day—here’s how.

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Auntie Anne's is Original Pretzel and lemonadeHelen89/Shutterstock

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

No matter your age, anyone feels like a kid again with the nostalgic taste and smell of a warm and chewy, soft pretzel from Auntie Anne’s. You score a free pretzel on your birthday when you sign up for My Pretzel Perks loyalty program. (Plus, with each purchase, you earn points toward EVEN MORE free pretzels!)

Here’s everything you need to know about Auntie Anne’s.

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a IHOP retail chain restaurant in Key West, FloridaShutterstock / Chuck Wagner


As a member of IHOP’s Pancake Revolution Club, you can gobble up a free stack of fluffy pancakes on your birthday, your one-year anniversary of registering and immediately upon signing up. Pass the syrup, please!

Pro Tip: Since IHOP restaurants are open for 24 hours, you can savor your birthday flapjacks at the strike of midnight.

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Spaghetti on a fork. Hand of two woman rolling spaghetti and keeping on a fork for eat.Shutterstock / MR. AEKALAK CHIAMCHAROEN

Bucca di Beppo

Go ahead, indulge in those pasta carbs. Slurp up that spaghetti! Ask for extra Parmesan. While you’re at it, grab a free pasta meal on your next visit as well as a $20 birthday gift for joining the Bucca di Beppo Eclub.

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Einstein Bros. Bagel sign and logo. Einstein Bros. Bagels is a bagel and coffee chain in the United States.Shutterstock / Ken Wolter

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Do you love bagels? Of course you do, especially with extra shmear (AKA cream cheese). Start your big day off right with a free egg bagel sandwich on your birthday, when you join the Einstein Bros. Bagels Shmear Society.

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Jamba Juice Restauraut exterior. Jamba Juice Company is a restaurant retailer headquartered in California, United StatesShutterstock / Ken Wolter

Jamba Juice

Swig a fruity and refreshing smoothie or juice for free on your birthday when you become a Jamba Insider Rewards member. The toughest decision you should have to make is choosing between the Aloha Pineapple and the Mango-A-Go-Go.

P.S. The brand new Summer Watermelon smoothies are the perfect beat-the-heat treat! Here’s a refreshing copycat.

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Red Robin Gourmet Burger restaurant exterior sign and logo. Red Robin is a chain of casual dining restaurantsShutterstock / Ken Wolter

Red Robin

Hey, you! Nice buns. Choose from one of Red Robin’s famous gourmet burgers for free any day during your birthday month when you join the Red Robin Royalty program.

For any day that’s not your birthday, opt for our best burgers on the grill at home.

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A tall Starbucks coffee in starbucks coffee shop with cake.Shutterstock / Just dance


Sip, sip, hooray! Indulge in a free drink on your birthday when you become a Starbucks Rewards member. Collect “stars” throughout the year to redeem for even more free food and drinks, special surprises and free in-store refills for those extremely necessary caffeine fixes.

(See all the best sources of caffeine, from coffee to protein bars.)

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big sandwich with fresh vegetables on wooden boardShutterstock / Suslik1983


When you sign up for the MyWay Rewards Program, 20 points will be added to your account on your birthday, so you can chow down on the best sub ever with all of your favorite fixin’s. As a loyal Subway consumer, you can enjoy more delicious perks and discounts from the sandwich maker throughout the year, too.

Ceara Milligan
Ceara “Kiwi” Milligan is a professional marketing strategist and copywriter who is proud to call Milwaukee home. She loves baking, cooking, writing, listening to music, dancing, playing and hosting trivia, watching college basketball (Go Marquette!), telling lame jokes, and petting every dog that crosses her path.
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