- 1 A&W All American Food
- 2 Applebee’s
- 3 Arby’s
- 4 Au Bon Pain
- 5 Auntie Anne’s
- 6 Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
- 7 Baskin-Robbins
- 8 Ben & Jerry’s
- 9 Benihana
- 10 Boston Market
- 11 Buffalo Wild Wings
- 12 California Pizza Kitchen
- 13 Capital Grille
- 14 Carrabba’s
- 15 Carvel
- 16 Chili’s
- 17 Cinnabon
- 18 Cold Stone
- 19 Corner Bakery Cafe
- 20 Cracker Barrel
- 21 Dairy Queen
- 22 Denny’s
- 23 Dippin’ Dots
- 24 Dunkin’ Donuts
- 25 Friendly’s
- 26 Fuddruckers
- 27 Hooters
- 28 IHOP
- 29 Jack in the Box
- 30 Jamba Juice
- 31 Johnny Rockets
- 32 Krispy Kreme
- 33 Olive Garden
- 34 P.F. Chang’s
- 35 Panera
- 36 Pinkberry
- 37 Pizza Hut
- 38 Qdoba
- 39 Quiznos
- 40 Red Lobster
- 41 Red Mango
- 42 Red Robin
- 43 Ruby Tuesday
- 44 Sbarro
- 45 Sonic
- 46 Starbucks
- 47 TCBY
- 48 T.G.I. Friday’s
- 49 Waffle House
- 50 Wendy’s
*See our bigger list of birthday freebies and promotions that includes restaurants and retailers.
Below is a list of the top 50 restaurants that offer free food and treats on your birthday, as well as free meals/items for registering your email.
Save money and enjoy eating for free on your big day, while everyone else has to pay!
Restaurant policies can change, but I’ve found the ones on this list are always good about treating you right on your special day.
I tried to pick and choose only establishments that are restaurant chains with more than a few locations.
A&W All American Food
Sign up for their Mug Club to get a free root beer float on your special day. I loved these growing up!
Free Desserts are usually what you’ll get when you sign up with the eClub.
Arby’s Extras will get you a Free Roast Beef Classic, and a shake or other goodies on your birthday.
Au Bon Pain
Get a FREE lunch on your birthday when you join the eClub.
Sign up for Pretzel Perks and you’ll get a BOGO (buy one, get one) pretzel on your birthday. You can smell these a mile away.
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Club Baja will net you a free burrito on your birthday.
Join the Birthday Club for a free scoop of delicious ice cream!
Ben & Jerry’s
ChunkSpelunker sounds weird, but that’s how you’re going to get free ice cream on your birthday.
Sign up with the Chef’s Table and you’ll receive a $30 gift certificate that you can use at anytime during your birthday month. Their hibachi is some of the best.
VIP status here will get you a free dessert on your birthday.
Buffalo Wild Wings
The Buffalo Circle membership will get you some free traditional or boneless wings during a two week window when your birthday rolls around. Watch a game and munch on.
California Pizza Kitchen
CPK rewards program may not get your a free pizza, but a free dessert during your birthday month is a good substitute.
Get fancy and stop by Capital Grille on your birthday for a free chocolate espresso cake when you dine in. Their steak is amazing.
Join the Amici Club for a free appetizer or dessert during your birthday month.
You’ll get a free cone of ice cream at Carvel when you sign up as a Fudgie Fanatic.
Chili’s email club gets you a free brownie sundae during the two weeks around your birthday if you’ve got a big sweet tooth.
Club Cinnabon will get you a free coupon for a treat on your birthday. The treat changes from time to time, but I bet it’s something sweet.
The My Cold Stone Club will get you a Buy One Get One Free ice cream on your birthday.
Corner Bakery Cafe
Join the Corner eCafe and you’ll get a delicious free birthday pastry.
Stop by Cracker Barrel on your birthday for a free dessert.
Join the DQ Blizzard Fan Club for a BOGO Blizzard deal on your birthday.
Get a free Grand Slam breakfast when you stop by on your birthday. No email sign-up required.
Dot Crazy! Email & Rewards Club will get you some free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday. Those tiny suckers are always fun to eat.
Join the DD Perks program for a free drink of choice on your birthday.
Their BFF status sign-up program will get you a free Happy Ending Sundae on your big day.
Join the Fudds Club for a Buy One Get One Free burger. They’re one of the best at do-it-yourself toppings.
Get 10 free wings as a member of the Hooters e-club and enjoy the scenery.
Join the Pancake Revolution program and you’ll be treated to a free stack of pancakes on your birthday.
Jack in the Box
Get two free birthday tacos at Jack-in-the-Box with this coupon.
Be an insider at Jamba Juice and you’ll get a refreshing free juice or smoothie on your birthday.
As a member of the Rocket e-club, you’ll get a free burger with the purchase of an entree and drink on the week of your birthday.
Get a free donut on your birthday when you sign up as a friend of Krispy Kreme.
Get your carb on with unlimited breadsticks and a free dessert as a member of the eClub.
Join the P.F. Chang’s Preferred membership and you can choose between a free small plate, dim sum item, or dessert on your birthday when you dine in.
Become a MyPanera member you’ll get a free pastry on your birthday.
Sign up for a Pinkcard to get free frozen yogurt on your birthday.
Register with Pizza Hut to get free cinnamon sticks delivered on your birthday.
Qdoba Rewards members get a Buy One Get One free burrito on their birthday.
Q Club members will get a free cookie on their birthday to hit the spot.
Fresh Catch Clubbers get a free random treat on their birthday.
Get $5 off your purchase on your birthday when you join Club Mango.
Sign up for Red Robin Royalty and get a free burger during your birthday month.
Join the So Connected program and get a free birthday burger.
Slice Society members get a free slice of pizza with a drink purchase on their birthdays.
My Sonic rewards will get you a random free birthday treat chosen by the establishment.
My Starbucks Rewards members get a free beverage of choice for their birthday, which is one perk that’s become highlighted with customers getting out of hand with their order.
Join the myTCBY program for free frozen yogurt on your birthday.
With the Give Me More Stripes program, you’ll get a free dessert during your birthday month.
The Waffle House Regulars Club gives members a free waffle on their birthday.
Get a yummy free Frosty when you sign up for WendyMail.
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