Every Single Place You Can Get Free Food on April 15 (Because, Taxes)

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Tax Day: If we had to rate it, it’d fall somewhere between Boxing Day and Root Canal Day. But lucky for us, a few restaurants are aiming to make our day much better. Because there’s no cure-all quite like falling face-first into a free platter of chips and gooey queso. Right this way for all of the freebies and deals that are almost as good as a refund.

Boston Market
Swoop in for a half chicken with two sides, cornbread and a drink for just $10.40—a special deal that’ll save you a couple of bucks. (1040…you know, like the EZ form.)

California Tortilla
How do free chips and queso sound? Just say “chipping in” when you order any regular-priced item for a free small side, then thank us later.

It’s margs o’clock: The Cherry Blossom Margarita is just $5 at lunch and dinner. That’s three whole dollars off, people.

Chuck E. Cheese’s
Calling all parents! Bring your screaming toddler in, order a large pizza and get a second large pizza for free. Now that’s what we call a break.

Great American Cookies
Two words: free cookies. Two more words: all day.

Hot Dog on a Stick
The SoCal (and beyond) franchise will give you a free turkey or veggie dog. All you need to do is smile (which is tough on Tax Day, we know).

Kona Ice
Tax Day? How about “National Chill Out Day”? The shaved-ice trucks will be giving away free treats all day long (scope out the nearest location here).

Noodles & Company
Maybe you’re one of those technologically savvy people who files online. Maybe you just really like Buffalo Chicken Mac. Either way, thanks to the restaurant’s “File Online, Order Online” deal, enter the code “TAXDAY” to get $4 off your order of $10 or more.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Buy one sandwich and get one free this Tax Day. Lunch is on you.

Admit it, you were eyeing that seltzer and bag of chips. Buy ’em and snag a free small original sandwich (you totally deserve them anyway).

Half-off cheeseburgers. It’s as simple as that.

White Castle
OK, you’re not normally a coupon clipper…but downloading one doesn’t really count. It’ll get you 15 percent off your order. Just call it a golden ticket.

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?