Who doesn’t like the gift of free food? Since restaurant deals vary by location, we strongly urge you to call ahead and make sure a deal is accepted where you live—nobody likes to be disappointed on their birthday! Another tip: consider setting up a separate email account so your main email account isn’t crowded with restaurant offers.

1. Applebee’s

Join the Email Club for a free birthday dessert.


2. Arby’s

Sign up at Arby’s Extra for a free birthday shake coupon.


3. Au Bon Pain

Join the eClub and get a free birthday lunch.


4. Auntie Anne’s

Download the perks mobile app and bite into a free soft pretzel during your birthday month.


5. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

Join Club Baja at least a week before your birthday and get a free birthday burrito.


6. Baskin Robbins

Birthday Club members can indulge in a free scoop of ice cream as a happy birthday.


7. Ben & Jerry’s

Sign up for their Chunk Spelunker and get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday and $3 off an ice cream cake.


8. Benihana

Register here and they’ll email you a $30 birthday certificate. Check rules first.


9. Biscuits Cafe

Sign up for their rewards program and get a $5 reward on your birthday.


10. Black Angus Steakhouse

Join the Prime Club and get a free steak dinner on your first birthday as a prime club member.



11. Bruegger’s Bagels

Get a free surprise on your birthday when you sign up for their e-club.


12. California Pizza Kitchen

Get in on their CPK reward program for a free birthday dessert.


13. Chili’s

Chili’s rewards will get you a free birthday dessert.


14. Cinnabon

Delight in a free random birthday treat when you sign up for Club Cinnamon.


15. Denny’s

Denny’s offers a free Grand Slam on your birthday. No email sign-up necessary, but bring your ID.


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16. Dippin’ Dots

Join their rewards club for free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday.


17. Dunkin’ Donuts

Get DD perks and get started with a free birthday beverage of your choice.


18. Einstein Bros Bagels

Einstein’s loyalty club, the Schmear Society, offers you a free egg sandwich on your birthday, with a purchase.


19. Firehouse Subs

Get in with their rewards program and sign up before your birthday to get a free medium sub; good for up to six days after your birthday. No ID needed.


20. Friendly’s

Friendly’s want to give you a free medium birthday sundae when you sign up at the BFF Club.



21. Fuddruckers

Get a BOGO birthday burger when you join the Fudd Club.


22. Godiva

Join Godiva’s Rewards Club and receive $10 off when you spend over $10 on an item for your birthday. Keep it at $10 and make it FREE.


23. Houlihan’s

Join their email list and enjoy a free birthday entree.


24. IHOP

Sign up for the Pancake Revolution and enjoy a free full stack of pancakes on your birthday.


25. Jamba Juice

Join Jamba Insider Rewards and get a free birthday smoothie or juice.


26. Johnny Rockets

Sign up for the Rocket eClub and get a free burger on your birthday.


27. Krispy Kreme

Be a friend of Krispy Kreme and get a free birthday donut.


28. Longhorn Steak House

Create a Longhorn account and enjoy a free birthday dessert.


29. Moe’s

Join Moe’s eWorld and get a free birthday burrito.


30. Noodles & Company

For being part of their e-club you get a free Rice Krispies treat on your birthday.


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31. Olive Garden

Sign up for e-club and get a free birthday dessert.


32. Outback Steakhouse

Enter your email here and get a free birthday dessert.


33. P.F. Chang’s

Join the Preferred list and get a free birthday dessert.


34. Panera Bread

As a myPanera member, you’ll receive a reward a week before your birthday. It’s random and it’s always a surprise!


35. Perkins

You don’t have to sign up for anything, and you don’t have to show ID to get a free dessert on your birthday. Hooray!


36. Planet Smoothie

Sip on a free birthday smoothie by joining the Birthday Club.


37. Qdoba

It’s a BOGO birthday burrito just for signing up for Qdoba Rewards.


38. Red Lobster

Sign in to Red Lobster’s Fresh Catch Club for a free surprise birthday gift.


39. Red Robin

Red Robin Royalty membership gives you a choice of over 24 gourmet burgers once during your birthday month.


40. Ruby Tuesday

Stay So Connected and enjoy a free birthday burger.


41. Sbarro

Join the Slice Society and get a free slice of pizza on your birthday.


42. Starbucks

Be a myStarbucks reward member and get a birthday beverage of your choice and a 15% off coupon to use at store.starbucks.com.


43. Taco Bueno

Join the Buenoheads email club and get a special, free surprise gift on your birthday each year.



44. TCBY

Get a free frozen birthday yogurt by signing up at myTCBY.


45. T.G.I. Friday’s

Give Me More Stripes members receive a complimentary dessert during their birthday month with the purchase of an entrée.


46. Tony Roma’s

Get connected and enjoy up to a 20% off discount or a birthday BOGO. This offer varies among restaurants.


47. Waffle House

Become a member of the Regulars Club and receive a free birthday waffle.


48. Wendy’s

Sip on a free birthday Frosty when you sign up for WendysMail.


49. Yogurtland

Become a Real Rewards member and receive a free frozen yogurt on your birthday. Size depends on what reward level you’ve reached.


50. Zaxby’s

Get in on the Zax Club and get a free birthday nibbler.


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