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You’ve survived the deluge of N’SYNC memes and far more fun May Day posts. It’s May now. It’s a month for worker rights and, somehow, hamburger-based celebrations.

As far as food deals go, May is a top-12 month. It’s got them, plus occasions to celebrate great meals like Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, National Hamburger Day, and lots more. This month you’re going to find alluring offers from restaurants like Wendy’s, 7-Eleven, Red Lobster, Del Taco, and other restaurants with signs recognizable from the highway.

As they say, May comes in like N’SYNC and out like the end of school. Check back often. We’re updating this list of food deals frequently–sometimes daily–and there’s always something worth giving a try. Here are the best food deals you’ll find in May.

Ongoing Food & Drink Deals

Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s
The deal:
Join the newly-launched rewards program to get your choice of a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger, Famous Star, or Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich. 
When: Ongoing

Jimmy John’s
The deal: The sandwich shop’s Freaky Fast Rewards program will set you up with a free eight-inch sandwich after your first order through the app. 
When: Ongoing

Pizza Hut
The deal: Get a Tastemaker with three toppings for $10 right now. 
When: Through June 12

Domino’s Pizza
The deal: The Mix & Match Deal will get you and two or more items on its Mix & Match menu for $5.99. That includes some sticks and medium pizzas options. 
When: Ongoing

Domino’s Pizza
The deal: Any combo with three-topping pizzas and Dips & Twists will run you $8. 
When: Ongoing

Friendly’s
The deal:
Join the Friendly’s Sweet Rewards Club, and you’ll get a free medium sundae.
When: Ongoing

Popeyes
The deal: You can get your craving for that chicken sandwich fulfilled. Popeyes is offering free contactless delivery through its app with a minimum $20 order.
When: Ongoing

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
The deal: Kids can grab a book tracker to participate in the restaurant’s Bucketeer Bookworms program. After every five books they read, they’ll get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Ongoing

Halo Burger
The deal:
Nab a free QP Burger after your first loyalty visit to the burger chain. 
When: Ongoing

Miguel’s Jr.
The deal:
Order through Uber Eats for free delivery. New DoorDash customers can get free delivery with a $15 minimum order. Additionally, if you order through Grubhub, you can get $5 off orders placed from 11 am to 7 pm. 
When: Ongoing

B.GOOD
The deal:
The restaurant has expanded its usual kid meal deal. Kids can eat free every day of the week with the purchase of one adult entrée. In fact, you can get two free kid meals for every adult meal purchase. 
When: Ongoing

Penn Station East Coast Subs
The deal:
Order a sub online, and you can get a free small sub with the code “PSBOGO.”
When: Ongoing

Rubio’s Coastal Grill
The deal:
Place an order directly through the Rubio’s app or Rubios.com to get free delivery on any order of at least $20. 
When: Ongoing

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
The deal:
The restaurant now offers Family Bundles to-go. Entrée options include House-Smoke Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Tenders, and Grilled Salmon. For $24.99, the Bundle also comes with two family-sized sides and a half-dozen Honey Butter Croissants. 
When: Ongoing

Jamba
The deal:
Toss in one of Jamba’s Functional Boosts for free with every smoothie order made through the app.
When: Ongoing

Olive Garden
The deal:
The pasta chain is now offering alcohol delivery with $15 bottles of wine and $10 six-packs. You have to order food to get alcohol, and the deal is only available where local laws permit.
When: Ongoing

Taco Cabana
The deal:
If you work in a restaurant, hotel, food service industry, grocery store, big-box store, or drugstore, you can get 50% off your order when you purchase while wearing a uniform or show an ID. 
When: Ongoing

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
The deal: Grab a free appetizer or salad when you join Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Rewards. 
When: Ongoing

Blackjack Pizza
The deal:
Grab a large, one-topping pizza for $10.99 with the code “LIT.”
When: Ongoing

Taco Cabana
The deal:
There are a few deals you can snag at Taco Cabana right now. Get two Nutella empanadas for $2.99 (or a dozen for $14.99), $2 margaritas, or a gallon of margaritas to go for $34.99. 
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal:
Get four meals for $29.99. The family meal comes with four 8-inch subs, four bags of chips, and four cookies. Use the very memorable code “8026.”
When: Ongoing

Hooters
The deal:
Make a $30 purchase, and you’ll get $10 off with the code “GET10.” Place an order for $50, and you’ll wind up with $15 off when you use the code “GET15.” However, if you think you’ve spotted a trend, you’ll be disappointed to find out there’s no “GET20.”
When: Ongoing

GoPuff
The deal:
 New users to the convenience store delivery service will get $10 off their first two orders with the code “GET20.” Though, you’re going to have to hit the $20 order minimum both times. 
When: Through December 31

Jet’s Pizza
The deal: Take 20% off any order when you use the shop’s text-to-order feature. 
When: Ongoing

Más Veggies Vegan Taqueria
The deal:
The ghost kitchen offers free chips and salsa on any order of at least $10 when you order for pick-up. Though, that’s not valid when ordering through third-party delivery services. 
When: Ongoing

Marco’s Pizza
The deal: Take 25% off your first order after you download the Marco’s Pizza app. 
When: Ongoing

Wendy’s
The deal: Use the Wendy’s app to get buy-one-get-one-for-$1 Premium Burgers or chicken sandwiches. 
When: Through May 31

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal: Teachers and school staff can take 20% off any order. You’ll need to show an ID to claim the discount. 
When: May 2-6

Hungry Howie’s
The deal: Get Howie Bread for a dollar with any online carryout order that hits the $15 minimum. Use the code “CINCO.”
When: May 2-8

Tijuana Flats
The deal: With a purchase of at least $2.79, teachers can get a free entrée. 
When: May 2

Wendy’s
The deal: Use the app to get a free small order of fries with any Biggie Bag purchase. 
When: May 2-8

Wendy’s
The deal: For National Foster Care Month, grab a free beverage in any size through the Wendy’s app with an order. Each time this is done, Coca-Cola and Dr Pepper will donate to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption up to $500,000. It refreshes daily, so you can grab a free drink every day in May. 
When: Through May 31

KFC
The deal: 
Get a free KFC Chicken Sandwich with a purchase of at least $12 through the KFC mobile app. 
When: Through June 5

Pollo Campero
The deal: To celebrate its 51st birthday, Pollo Campero is dropping new deals every week in April. Reward program members will see a $10 reward pop-up in the app.
When: Through May 2

Popeyes
The deal:
The Big Box deal has returned. For $6, you get to choose two pieces of bone-in-chicken or three tenders with two sides and a buttermilk biscuit. 
When: For a limited time

Denny’s
The deal:
The Endless Breakfast promo is around for a couple of months with a plate that includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, and hashbrowns for $7. 
When: Through June 21

Taco John’s
The deal:
Get five softshell beef tacos for $5.55. Use the Taco John’s app, and you’ll have to be part of the loyalty program. 
When: Through May 5

Boston Market
The deal:
The rotisserie chain is offering free kid meals. No purchase is required at all. Kids 12 and under can just grab a free one. 
When: For just a little while

7-Eleven
The deal:
7Rewards members can grab three of the shop’s new Mini Spicy Breakfast Empanadas and a coffee for $4. 
When: Through May 24

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Fleming’s Steakhouse
The deal:
Spend $100 on a gift card, and Fleming’s will pass along a bonus card worth $20. 
When: Through June 19

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s
The deal:
The newly-launched rewards program will offer double points (the chains call them “Stars”) when you sign up (and take advantage of a free sandwich in there while you’re at it). 
When: Through May 17

Somos
The deal:
All of its meal kits, including the Cinco de Mayo Kit, will be half-off through Cinco de Mayo. 
When: Through May 5

Edible Arrangements
The deal:
Purchase the Mother’s Day Chocolate and Cheesecake Platter and you’ll get 20% when you order for pickup. Use the code “PICKUP20.”
When: Through May 6

Red Lobster
The deal:
Spend $50 on a Red Lobster gift card to get a coupon for $10 off an order of at least $30.
When: Through June 26

IHOP
The deal: Drop at least $25 on gift cards, and you’ll get a bonus card worth $5. 
When: Through July 17

BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse
The deal:
Spend $50 on an egift card for Mother’s Day and get a $10 bonus card for free. Bonus cards can be redeemed from May 9 to June 19.
When: Through May 8

Miller’s Ale House
The deal: Get a free $10 gift card when you buy a $50 gift card. The bonus cards are valid from July 1 to August 31. 
When: Through June 26

Yogurtland
The deal:
For every $25 you spend on e-git cards, you’ll pick up a bonus $5 card that can be used from May 8-31. 
When: Purchase from May 2-7

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday, S’nS emphasizes the latter half of its name with a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

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Tuesday, May 3

Barnes & Noble
The deal
: Flash your school ID to get a free cup of hot or iced coffee or tea. 
When: May 3

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant
The deal:
Teachers and school staff get 20% off their check. 
When: May 3

Casa Verde
The deal:
The ready-to-make meals will be 50% off with the code “CINCO50M.”
When: May 3-5

Tim Hortons
The deal:
If you’re a Tims Rewards member in the US, you can get a 10-pack of Timbits donuts for $1. It’s a reward for your appreciation of Canadian culture. Not really, but also kind of.
When: Every Tuesday through May 10

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday

Wednesday, May 4

Velvet Taco
The deal:
The Weekly Taco Feature at the restaurant that sounds like a movie starring Ewan McGregor is the Steak Milanese, and you can grab one for $5.95.
When: May 4-10

Krispy Kreme
The deal:
Every Wednesday, Krispy Kreme will sell a dozen donuts for the same price as a gallon of gas. The price will be dictated by the national average on the Monday before the Wednesday, and you can grab up to two dozen donuts at that price. 
When: Wednesdays through May 4

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays. Though, you have to buy a meal. This isn’t a Little Free Library full of pies. 
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

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Thursday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
The deal:
The Grande House Margarita will be just $5 for Cinco de Mayo.
When: May 5

Bar Louie
The deal:
Get the limited-time-only Tostada Burger for $3 off on Cinco de Mayo. 
When: May 5

Tocaya Organica
The deal:
For Cinco de Mayo, you can grab a $5 margarita, $3 bottled beer, or a $7 Casamigos Blanco Margarita. 
When: May 5

Bottled Blonde
The deal: Grab a $12 Taco Pizza and $8 Tres Generaciones Tequila drinks. The deal is available at its locations in Scottsdale, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, and Miami. 
When: May 5

Kolache Factory
The deal:
Take a dollar off any two Cinco de Mayo-themed kolaches. 
When: May 5

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, May 6 – Start of National Nurses Week

Auntie Anne’s
The deal:
Get BOGO pretzel anything if you’re Pretzel Perks member.
When: May 6-8

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day

Hooters
The deal:
Moms get 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of any 10 wings. 
When: May 8

TCBY
The deal:
Moms get a free 6-ounce cup of frozen yogurt for Mother’s Day. If six ounces isn’t enough, you can get more and the first six ounces will be on the house.
When: May 8

Marble Slab Creamery
The deal: Slab Happy Rewards members get a buy-one-get-one-free deal on regular ice creams for Mother’s Day. 
When: May 8

PDQ
The deal:
Moms get a free meal with the purchase of any kids or adult meal when you use the code “mom.” The freebie can be a three-piece tender, eight-piece nugget, or any salad or sandwich. 
When: May 8

Kolache Factory
The deal:
It’s a BOGO muffin day. 
When: May 8

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Monday, May 9

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday, S’nS emphasizes the latter half of its name with a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, May 10

Tim Hortons
The deal:
If you’re a Tims Rewards member in the US, you can get a 10-pack of Timbits donuts for $1. It’s a reward for your appreciation of Canadian culture. Not really, but also kind of.
When: Every Tuesday through May 10

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday

Wednesday, May 11

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays. Though, you have to buy a meal. This isn’t a Little Free Library full of pies. 
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

Thursday, May 12

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

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Friday, May 13 – National Hummus Day

The Halal Guys
The deal: Get a side of hummus for just $1. (It’s usually $4.50.)
When: May 13

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Sunday, May 15

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Monday, May 16

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday, S’nS emphasizes the latter half of its name with a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, May 17

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday
 

Wednesday, May 18

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays. Though, you have to buy a meal. This isn’t a Little Free Library full of pies. 
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

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Thursday, May 19

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, May 20

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
The deal:
Get double points on National Pizza Party Day if you’re a rewards member. 
When: May 20

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

Sunday, May 22

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Monday, May 23

Wendy’s
The deal: Make any purchase in the Wendy’s app and you can snag a free Junior Bacon Cheeseburger. 
When: May 23 – June 5

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday, S’nS emphasizes the latter half of its name with a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, May 24

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday
 

Wednesday, May 25

Bakers Square
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any entrée and beverage. You can eat it or slam it in the face of the next person who says “happy hump day.” Your choice. 
When: Every Wednesday

O’Charleys
The deal:
Get a free slice of pie on Wednesdays. Though, you have to buy a meal. This isn’t a Little Free Library full of pies. 
When: Every Wednesday

Carvel
The deal:
Grab an ice cream sundae and it’ll throw in another one for free because hump day calls for double the sundaes.
When: Ongoing, every Wednesday

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Thursday, May 26

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
You can get BOGO boneless wings on any size B-Dubs order every Thursday. The deal is available for takeout at select locations. 
When: Every Thursday

Wingstop
The deal:
You can add Thigh Bites to any order for just $4.49. 
When: Every Thursday

Friday, May 27

Tijuana Flats
The deal:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, there’s a new set of happy hour deals available weekly. The happy hour includes $2 fountain drinks, Mexican beers, chips and salsa, Uno Taco, or Churros. For $5 you can get Loaded Guac, a burrito (no specialty burritos), a bowl (no specialty bowls), or a quesadilla.
When: Every week, Friday-Sunday, 2-5 pm 

Red Lobster
The deal:
The Fish Fry Friday deal gets you hand-battered, wild-caught cod with fries and coleslaw for $11.99. This one is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Friday

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Sunday, May 29

Moe’s Southwest Grill
The deal:
 Every Sunday, kids under 12 get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of at least $6.
When: Every Sunday

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The deal
: Kids can get free Texas-style barbecue on Sundays with all delivery and carryout orders when you use the code “KEFOLO.” Though you have to order at least one entrée and hit the $10 minimum. If your kids like Texas-style barbecue, Sunday is a big day. 
When: Every Sunday

Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day

Kolache Factory
The deal:
Buy three kolaches and get a trio of them for free. 
When: May 30

Steak ‘n Shake
The deal:
 Every weekday, S’nS emphasizes the latter half of its name with a happy hour where you can snag half-price drinks and shakes. 
When: Monday through Friday, 2-5 pm

I Heart Mac & Cheese
The deal: Kids eat free on Mondays with the purchase of an adult entrée. 
When: Every Monday

Red Lobster
The deal:
On weekdays, you can get a lunch for under $10 with Red Lobster’s new 10 Under $10 menu. 
When: Monday through Friday until 3 pm

Tuesday, May 31

Red Lobster
The deal:
The chain’s new Two for Tuesday deal lets you get two Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon meals for $49.99. Each meal comes with your choice of two sides. This deal is available for pickup and delivery. 
When: Every Tuesday

Bertucci’s
The deal:
You can grab a free Brick Oven Pizza with the purchase of another one. 
When: Every Tuesday

Buffalo Wild Wings
The deal:
Every Tuesday, it’s BOGO traditional wings for the creatively-named Wings Tuesday, which B-Dubs recently resurrected from the dead. 
When: Every Tuesday

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The deal:
The restaurant that reminds you of Big Bird’s imaginary friend is offering $5 cheeseburgers every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday

Papa Murphy’s
The deal:
Every Tuesday, you can grab a large pizza for $10. 
When: Every Tuesday

Reward Program Freebies

Baskin-Robbins
The deal: When you download the Baskin-Robbins app for the first time, you get a free regular-sized scoop as an in-app offer. (Baskin requires face coverings for all customers.)
When: Ongoing

Bruegger’s Bagels
The deal: You get how this goes now. Sign up for their Inner Circle club, and new members get a coupon for a free bagel with cream cheese.
When: Ongoing

Einstein Bros. Bagels
The deal: Find a similar deal here. Sign up for the Shmear Society and grab a free bagel.
When: Ongoing

Baja Fresh
The deal: 
Join the restaurant’s Club Baja membership program, and you’ll get an offer for a totally free taco, valid for one chicken, carnitas Baja, or Americano taco.
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal: Sign up for the Toasty Points loyalty app and get rewarded with a free 4-inch sub with any purchase.
When: Ongoing

Del Taco
The deal:
 Sign up for Del Taco’s Raving Fan eClub and get two free grilled chicken tacos or Del Tacos for signing up. If you download the Del App, you can also land another pair of free Del Tacos. 
When: Ongoing

Wingstop
The deal: Get a free order of fries when you sign up for “The Club.”
When: Ongoing

Bojangles 
The deal: Sign up for the E-Club, and you’ll get a coupon for a half-gallon of Legendary Iced Tea with any purchase. You’ll also get a coupon for a free Bo-Berry Biscuit with any purchase on your birthday. 
When: Ongoing

MOOYAH
The deal: A free order of personal fries are headed your way if you sign up for MOOYAH Rewards.
When: Ongoing

Cold Stone Creamery
The deal: If you’re new to My Cold Stone Club Rewards you’ll get a buy-one-get-one-free coupon on Creations. 
When: Ongoing

Mimi’s Cafe
The deal:
 Sign up for the e-club and get a free two-pack of croissants or muffins because breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
When: Ongoing

El Pollo Loco
The deal: If you sign up for Loco Rewards you’ll bag a free pollo bowl.
When: Ongoing

Red Cow
The deal:
Join the Minneapolis-based chain’s e-club and you’ll get a coupon in your inbox for $10 off your bill next time you dine-in. 
When: Ongoing

Rubio’s Coastal Grill
The deal: Sign up for the Beach Club and you’re getting a free taco to say cheers to your new friendship. 
When: Ongoing

Wetzel’s Pretzels
The deal: Download the Wetzel’s Pretzels app, and you’ll be gifted a free pretzel item from the pretzel shop. You’ll also get a freebie on your birthday. Happy early birthday!
When: Ongoing

BJ’s Brewhouse & Restaurant
The deal: 
Join the Premier Rewards Plus program, and the chain will hook you up with a free Pizookie. (That’s a deep-dish-inspired cookie if it wasn’t immediately clear from the weird portmanteau.) Bonus: You’ll get another free Pizookie on your birthday. 
When: Ongoing

Black Angus Steakhouse
The deal: 
Join the restaurant’s Prime Club, and you’ll automatically get a free dessert. (You also get a free steak dinner on your first birthday after joining the club.)
When: Ongoing

Maggie Moo’s and Marble Slab Creamery
The deal:
 Sign up for the rewards program — the wonderfully named Slab Happy Rewards — and a free ice cream is headed straight for your mouth.
When: Ongoing

Corner Bakery
The deal: 
Get a free sweet when you sign up for Corner Bakery’s e-club, which is basically just the email newsletter. 
When: Ongoing

Papa Murphy’s
The deal: Sign up for the take-and-bake chain’s email offers, and you’ll get a code for 25% off your next online order of $20 or more. 
When: Ongoing

Bonefish Grill
The deal: Become a Bonefish Grill Insider (that’s their rewards program), and you’ll get 50% off your meal on every fourth visit. 
When: Ongoing

Missing Food Deals?

If you know of other freebies and deals we missed, email us at [email protected] We might add ’em here. 

Want more free food?

Here’s our running list of the best reward programs, birthday freebies, gift card offers, deals on food for kids, food delivery, and alcohol delivery deals you’ll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You’re welcome.

Additionally, we’ve put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Writer on the news team at Thrillist. He is always hungry. Follow him @dlukenelson.

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