22 Restaurants Where You Can Eat for Free on Your Birthday

Between all the presents, cake and social media shout-outs, birthdays are pretty awesome. Another reason why they rock? All the free stuff you can get. Here, 22 restaurants that will give you a special treat on your birthday. (Just remember that offers may vary by location, and terms and conditions may apply, so call to double-check before you go.)

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Hey, if you’re going to celebrate your DOB at a chain restaurant then you’d better get a free dessert out of it. Sign up for the email list to get this perk.

Join Arby's Extras and get a free shake coupon emailed to you a week before your birthday. Don’t forget to order the curly fries to go with it.

Au Bon Pain
Head to this café on your special day for a complimentary salad or sandwich when you join the e-club. (Psst… the Turkey Club is mouthwateringly good.)

Another ice cream scoop at no extra cost? Don’t mind if we do. (Just join the aptly named Birthday Club first.)

Ben & Jerry's
If you live near a Ben & Jerry's, sign up for Chunkmail (the email newsletter) to get a coupon for a free scoop on your birthday and on your half birthday. Sweet.

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Cheesecake Factory
Let your server know that it’s your birthday to score a free cup of ice cream. (But um, you should definitely order a slice of cheesecake, too.)

Get a free dessert when you join My Chili’s Rewards Club.

Sign up for Club Cinnabon to get a coupon for a baked freebie to commemorate another trip around the sun. (We recommend the stix—mmm, so chewy.)

Coldstone Creamery
The only thing better than an ice cream sundae? Two ice cream sundaes. Join the My Cold Stone Club and receive a BOGO coupon, valid for two weeks.

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Dunkin’ Donuts
Heading to a party in your honor later this evening? Keep your energy levels up with a free beverage of your choice when you’re a member of the DD Perks Reward Program.

Start your day right with a stack of pancakes on the house when you’re part of the e-club. And if your celebration happens to fall on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, then your kids can score free food, too.

Jamba Juice
Join the rewards club to sip on a freebie on your birthday. (A green juice now means you can have two slices of cake later, right?) 

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Get any free doughnut on your birthday as a member of the Friends of Krispy Kreme e-club. We’re partial to the glazed cruller, but you can’t really go wrong with any of them.

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Olive Garden
Unlimited breadsticks and a free dessert for members of the e-club? You definitely won’t leave hungry.

Panera Bread
Enjoy a free sweet treat on your special day as part of the MyPanera rewards club.

Become a Pinkberry Loyalty rewards member to get a complimentary small frozen yogurt to celebrate your DOB. (Note: Yogurt is not a substitute for birthday cake.)

Red Mango
Join Club Mango for $5 off your birthday purchase.

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Ruby Tuesday
Nothing says birthday like burgers. Get one on the house when you join the So Connected email list.

Join My Sonic rewards for a free treat. (Best eaten in a convertible.)

Sprinkles Cupcakes
Sign up for the reward club to get a free cupcake on your big day. Earn enough reward points, and you could get a dozen—now that’s a party.

Sign up for the rewards program (which you should do anyway) and receive a coupon for a free beverage on your birthday.

Now, we’re not suggesting that you celebrate your main meal here. But a free six-inch sub for your birthday lunch sure beats having to make your own packed one in the morning, right? Just join the Eat Fresh club to take advantage of this perk.

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