We looked at some of our favorite chain restaurants across the country and realized that many of them have rewards programs that help you to celebrate your birthday with some freebies. Want free coffee, bagels, ice cream, appetizers, and burgers on the anniversary of your birth?! Well, you can get them!
Start your birthday off right by getting a free bagel and your choice of cream cheese from Bruegger’s Bagels. All you have to do is sign up for its eclub.
If you join the Buffalo Circle email list, you’ll get a free dessert of your choice on your birthday. You’ll also get exclusive updates on all things happening at your local B-Dubs, if you’re in to that sort of thing.
As a member of this Italian chain’s Amici Club, you can get a free appetizer or dessert during your birthday month. From personal experience, I can also tell you that if you just tell your waiter it’s your birthday, you’ll get a little dessert.
If you love a free bowl of ice cream and getting sung to at the Cheesecake Factory, then go on your birthday! All you have to do is tell your waiter and provide I.D.
Tell your waiter at the Cracker Barrel that it’s your birthday, and you’ll get a fun, free dessert. You don’t have to sign up for anything; Cracker Barrel is just that kind.
You know what’s even better than a classic Dairy Queen Blizzard? A free Blizzard. Sign up for the DQ fan club and get a coupon for a free Blizzard on your b-day.
You can start your birthday in a real special way by getting a free Grand Slam from your local Denny’s. All you need to do is present a valid I.D. to get a big ol’ stack of pancakes, sausage, bacon, and eggs.
Join the MyPanera rewards program and get a free pastry, dessert, or café item on your birthday. Picking which free item to get is the hardest part about birthdays at Panera.
Sign up for Hut Rewards at Pizza Hut and get a free order of cinnamon sticks on your birthday, because let’s be real: Those things are better than most cake.
You know what’s better than a burger during your birthday month? A free burger during your birthday month! Members of Red Robin’s Royalty program get one of 24 free signature burgers.
If you’re so connected to Ruby Tuesday, you can get a free burger or a free garden bar entrée on your birthday. We know which we would pick!
You can get yourself a New York slice on your birthday as a member of the Slice Society. Yum!
As a member of the MySonic rewards program, you get a free, surprise birthday treat. It’s chosen at random, so be prepared for whatever comes your way!
No birthday would be complete without cake! Members of Sprinkles Birthday Club can get a free cupcake on their birthday.
Get your caffeine fix on your birthday as a member of Starbucks Rewards. You can get the free beverage of your choice on your birthday, so go ahead and order that extra shot (or three) of espresso.
Do you want a double steak-burger and fries on your birthday? The answer is probably yes, and if it is, be sure to sign up for the eClub at Steak N’ Shake.
Thank goodness it’s your birthday! As a member of the Friday’s rewards program, you can enjoy a free dessert or appetizer on the anniversary of your birth.
A Frosty makes every day better, and it will make your birthday better, too. As a member of the MyWendy’s email list, you can get a free Frosty on your birthday at participating Wendy’s locations.