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36 Best Restaurant & Fast Food Apps with Free Food Coupons

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Looking for the best food apps that’ll get you free food? Look no further. Whether you’re looking to score freebies for breakfast, dinner, or anything in between, you don’t have to pull out your wallet — just pull out your smartphone and open any number of your favorite restaurants’ apps.

McDonald’s, Chipotle, and Dunkin’ Donuts are just a few of the many restaurants who offer free food coupons and major deals with their popular apps. We’ve built the master list of the best fast-food and restaurant food apps in existence so you can save tons when you’re eating out.

And since you’re in the market for apps, don’t forget to download the KCL app for daily tips, coupons, and deals!

1. Applebee’s app deals & freebies

Applebee's app

Download the Applebee’s app (iOS / Android) and get a coupon for a free appetizer on your next purchase. You’ll also find offers like $5 off fajitas and free food on your birthday.

Eat good in the neighborhood with these Applebee’s hacks.

2. Auntie Anne’s app deals & freebies

Auntie Anne's Pretzels app

Download the Auntie Anne’s app and get a free pretzel after you spend your first $1. For every $1 spent, you’ll earn 10 points. Get 250 points (or $25 spent) and you can get a free pretzel (worth $3.89) of your choice.

Make sure you’re ready for National Pretzel Day on April 26.

3. Baskin Robbins app deals & freebies

     

Sign up for the Baskin Robbins app and you’ll get a coupon for one free regular scoop of ice cream (regularly $1.98), no purchase necessary. You can also find coupons like $3 off an ice cream cake or $1 off drinks.

Are you prepped for National Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday of July? We got you.

4. Buffalo Wild Wings app deals & freebies

The Checkin portal on the Buffalo Wild Wings App outside the restaurant.

Sign up for the Buffalo Blazin’ Rewards program and they’ll give you 10 points for free just for checking in on the app every time you go to the restaurant. You also get 10 points for every $1 you spend to use on food, merchandise, or tickets to sporting events. Once you hit 350 points, you’ll be able to redeem your points for a Loaded Ice Cream (priced at $3.29).

You’ll be able to get free food by redeeming your points, and you’ll even get six free wings (priced at $10.79) on your birthday.

We know all the ways to get free wings at Buffalo Wild Wings.

5. Burger King app deals & freebies

     

If you love Whoppers, you have to download the Burger King app (iOS / Android). You’ll get coupons like BOGO Whoppers that you can order straight from your phone so it’s ready for you when you get there.

We’ve got all the Burger King coupons and deals mapped out.

6. Cafe Rio app deals & freebies

Cafe Rio app

Download the Cafe Rio app and join My Rio Rewards to get $5 towards an order. You can also earn one point for every $1 you spend. Reach 100 points, and you get a $10 credit, which is enough to score you a free meal!

And if you’re still craving burritos, mark your calendar for all the National Burrito Day deals on the first Thursday of April.

7. Caribou Coffee app deals & freebies

Caribou coffee app

Join Caribou Perks rewards program in the Caribou Coffee app and receive a free coffee (worth up to $4.99) after your first visit. For every $1 spent, earn two points that you can save up to redeem for coffee, treats, or beans.

Caribou Coffee is one of the many stops you’ll make when searching for National Coffee Day deals on Sept. 29.

8. Chick-fil-A app deals & freebies

Chick-fil-a family meal menu on the app

Download the Chick-fil-A app to accrue points and earn your way to eating mor chikin. For every $1 you spend, you get 10 points. Once you reach 300 points, you can get free waffle fries (priced at $2.65).

You can get free Chick-fil-A menu items via the app throughout the year. (I’ve received many breakfast sandwiches for free when using the Chick-fil-A app).

9. Chili’s app deals & freebies

     

My Chili’s Rewards members who dine in or order Chili’s to go at least once every six months get free food — you’ll receive a free drink (priced at $3.19) or chips and salsa (regularly $6.19) through the app with their meal every single time.

And if that won’t convince you, rewards members also get free dessert (up to $3.79) on their birthday as well as personalized rewards.

There are many more tips to save at Chili’s where that came from.

10. Chipotle app deals & freebies

Earn free entrees at Chipotle Mexican Grill with the Chipotle app.

The Chipotle Rewards app is one of the best fast-food restaurant apps. For every $1 you spend, earn 10 points, and once you get 400 points you can get free guac (regularly $2.85). You can also redeem points for things like chips and salsa (priced at $2.50) for 325 points or a free entree (normally $11.20) for 1,250 points and pay nothing for your meal.

That’s just the beginning of all the ways you can save at Chipotle with The Krazy Coupon Lady.

11. Dairy Queen app deals & freebies

Download the Dairy Queen app for a free small blizzard.

With the DQ fast-food app, you’ll get exclusive mobile deals and earn 10 points every $1 spent. You can redeem your points for free food coupons like fries (regularly $2.19) and ice cream (priced at $1.99). You’ll even get coupons for BOGO free Blizzards and more.

Love DQ? We’ve got more than a dozen Dairy Queen hacks so you can eat all the free Blizzards.

12. Domino’s app deals & freebies

A Domino's pizza box advertising their Piece of the Pie Rewards program being held over a pizza with some slices taken from it.

Join the Domino’s Piece of Pie Rewards program to earn a free pizza (worth up to $15.57) after you earn 60 points. Each order (with a purchase over $10) will earn you 10 points toward your free food. Plus, you’ll get exclusive pizza offers and limited promotions through the app.

We’re here to help you get even more Domino’s Pizza deals with our big list of tips.

13. Dunkin’ Donuts app deals & freebies

Someone looking at their phone displaying the Dunkin Rewards app at the counter inside a Dunkin

Download the Dunkin’ Donuts app and earn 10 points for every $1 you spend. Once you’ve hit 400 points, you’ll get a free drink (worth $2.25). Plus, you can get exclusive bonus point offers that’ll get you all the donuts and coffee.

We know everything you need to know about saving with the Dunkin’ Donuts Rewards program.

14. Firehouse Subs app deals & freebies

A Firehouse sub with a pickle.

Earn one point for every penny you spend using the Firehouse Subs App. You can earn a free small sub (regularly $5.69) when you earn 6,000 points, and you earn a free large drink (with purchase of an entrée) when you download the app. You can also get a free medium sub (up to $9.49 value) on your birthday every year.

We know all the ways you can save at Firehouse Subs.

15. Jack in the Box app deals & freebies

     

Not only will you get a 25% off coupon when you first download the Jack in the Box app, but you’ll also get one point for every $1 spent through the app. Once you hit 40 points, you can redeem your points for free food like fries (priced at $2.49) and Tiny Tacos (regularly $3.49). They will also send you exclusive in-app coupons.

There are even more ways to get discounted (and free) Jack in the Box tacos.

16. Jamba Juice app deals & freebies

woman holding smoothie on table

Joining Jamba Rewards will get you 50% off your first smoothie and 50% off on a food order on your second visit. Plus, you’ll earn one point for every $1 you spend. Once you reach 35 points, you’ll get a $3 Jamba Juice coupon.

We’ve got all the ways to save on Jamba Juice smoothies and even have a list of all the best Jamba Juice secret menu items.

17. Jersey Mike’s app deals & freebies

Jersey Mike's app

Sign up for My Mike’s through their app and earn “Shore Points” to earn subs. You’ll earn a varying number of points depending on the size of sub you purchase, but once you earn 48 points, you can receive a free mini sub (priced at $6.45). Plus, you’ll get exclusive coupons from time to time.

There are easy ways to save at Jersey Mike’s and learn their secret menu items.

18. Jimmy John’s app deals & freebies

hand holding phone with jimmy johns app

Get a free 8″ sandwich (regularly $9.59) for free when you sign up for Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Rewards. Then earn points toward other free food, like free chips, drinks, and more.

Rewards are randomly given, so make sure to give your rewards number to your cashier, and they’ll let you know what you have available.

We’ve got all the freaky fast ways to save at Jimmy John’s.

19. Krispy Kreme app deals & freebies

Krispy Kreme app

Join the Krispy Kreme Rewards program when you download the app and get a free donut. When you order a dozen of an item, you’ll get your 13th for free. Their rewards system has four reward tiers where you can earn free single donuts, drinks, specialty coffees, and even donut dozens.

Want to get even more free doughnuts? We’ve listed out all the ways you can get free Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

20. McDonald’s app deals & freebies

Download the McDonald's app to get free fast food coupons and McCafe drinks.

The McDonald’s app has some of the best free food coupons! There are a ton of offers on the app like free Medium Fries with the purchase of $1 or more and BOGO for $1 on your choice of Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, or Filet-O-Fish.

Plus, you can earn 100 points for every $1 spent. Once you hit 1,500 points, you’ll get access to freebies like ice cream (regularly $1.59) and a cheeseburger (normally $1.89)

Want to know how the McDonald’s Rewards app compares to other apps? We’ve got comparisons for both McDonald’s vs. Burger King and McDonald’s vs. Chick-fil-A.

21. MOD Pizza app deals & freebies

     

Scan your receipt within seven days of your purchase to the MOD Rewards app and earn one point for every $1 spent.

Once you get 150 points, you can get a free menu item (excluding alcohol and gift cards). Make sure to use your freebie within 60 days, because that’s when the coupon expires.

Love pizza? Mark your calendars for all the National Pizza Day freebies on Feb. 9.

22. Noodles & Company app deals & freebies

Exterior of a Noodles & Company restaurant.

Join the Noodles Rewards program to earn a free small entree after your first purchase and earn eight points for every $1 you spend. Once you receive 350 points, you can receive a free dessert item (up to $3 value).

Noodles & Company has one of the best restaurant rewards programs. See why.

23. Panera app deals & freebies

     

If there’s one thing we love, it’s free pastries. Join the MyPanera app when you download the app and get a free pastry (regularly $2.69). You’ll also get deals on your favorite meals and treats every six transactions you make through the program.

We’ve got tons more Panera hacks to save money.

24. Papa John’s app deals & freebies

Papa John's pizza

Download the Papa John’s app to earn a $10 coupon after you earn 75 points. You can earn one point for every $1 you spend though the app, and you’ll be able to claim special members-only rewards.

In March, you won’t want to miss the Pi Day deals — which include lots of pizza.

25. Papa Murphy’s app deals & freebies

Papa Murphy's pizza in front of a store.

Join the MySlice Rewards to earn credit that can be used to earn free items or coupons for your next purchase. Plus, you’ll get a birthday reward of up to $16.

We have more Papa Murphy’s hacks that’ll make you quit your diet.

26. P.F. Chang’s app deals & freebies

hand holding phone in restaurant with pf changs app screenshot

Sign up for P.F. Chang’s Rewards program and get $15 off your P.F. Chang’s order when you earn 2,000 points. You get 1,000 points for signing up, and you earn 10 points for every $1 you spend (plus you get a free dessert on your birthday).

27. Pizza Hut app deals & freebies

Pizza Hut app and rewards.

Download the Pizza Hut Hut Rewards app and earn two points for every $1 spent when you purchase a pizza online. Once you earn 200 points, you can redeem them for a medium 2-topping pizza (regularly $21.47). Be sure to add your birthday to receive a birthday reward.

We’ve got Pizza Hut hacks and savings galore.

28. Popeyes app deals & freebies

popeyes chicken sandwich and wrapper

Popeyes recently released their rewards program through their app. Every $1 spent will earn you ten Popeyes Points that you can use to redeem discounts and food items. Once you hit 150 points, you’ll be able to start getting your free food.

They also give out coupons using the app. I’ve seen one for a free chicken sandwich (after spending $10).

We’ve got all the ways to save at Popeyes with the app and more.

29. Sonic app deals & freebies

"1/2 drinks and slushes all day" ad inside the Sonic app on a cell phone, next to a sonic cup.

It’s happy hour all day long when you order on the Sonic app, which means slushies and drinks are half price. Find other offers in the fast-food restaurant app like a birthday shake or kids’ meals for $1.99 — a $3.59 value!

We’ll teach you how to hack the Sonic menu for all the slushies.

30. Starbucks app deals & freebies

A person holding a smartphone with the Starbucks app open above a table with a croissant and drink sitting on it.

Download the Starbucks Rewards app and earn two stars for every $1 spent (when you use the prepaid card feature on the app). You can earn your first free drink when you earn 100 stars. You can also earn member-exclusive rewards like BOGO deals, free coffee, and birthday rewards.

We know everything you need to know about the Starbucks Rewards program. Make sure you read all of our Starbucks menu hacks to save money on your coffee run.

31. Steak ‘n Shake app deals & freebies

Steak n Shake app

Get a free milkshake (up to $3.69 value) with your first purchase on the Steak ‘n Shake app. After that, every time you pay through the app, you’ll continue to earn $2 for every $20 spent, plus you’ll get app-exclusive coupons too.

Save even more on Steak ‘n Shake and other restaurants with our list of discount gift card deals.

32. Subway app deals & freebies

A footlong Sub, drink and chips at Subway

Download the Subway MyWay Rewards app and start earning tokens to earn a $2 coupon on your next purchase. Watch out for special deals that can earn you more tokens for your purchase.

We’ll tell you every one of the Subway hacks we know.

33. Taco Bell app deals & freebies

person holding phone with taco bell rewards and food on table

Earn a free item when you download the Taco Bell Rewards app and earn 10 points for every $1 you spend. Once you earn 250 points, you can claim a free reward. Once you earn 2,000 points total, you’ll hit the “Fire Tier” and can earn even better rewards. You’ll also receive freebies through the app from time to time.

We’ve got every Taco Bell hack you’ve ever wanted.

34. TGI Fridays Rewards app deals & freebies

TGI Fridays app

Sign up for Fridays Rewards through the TGI Fridays app: you’ll get a free appetizer or dessert (up to $10.99 value ) with your meal. You’ll earn one point for every $1 spent towards free food items. You’ll also get freebies on your birthday and member-exclusive coupons.

35. Tropical Smoothie Cafe app deals & freebies

     

When you download the Tropical Smoothie Cafe app, you earn one point for every $1 you spend and an additional $2 off your smoothie for your birthday. Once you purchase 10 smoothies, you’ll get a $5 coupon that you can use on your next order. You’ll also get exclusive offers and rewards through the app.

36. Wendy’s app deals & freebies

     

Download the Wendy’s app and join Wendy’s Rewards to earn 10 points for every $1 you spend. Once you earn 150 points, you can get a free Frosty (worth $2.39). You can also find discounts like $2 off a combo meal, BOGO coupons, and other exclusive mobile offers.

There are even more ways to save money at Wendy’s.

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