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If you can’t make it to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebration — or if you’re not really interested — you can still celebrate the food holiday Fat Tuesday with deals in your town. The start of Lent may or may not mean anything to you personally, but special deals on food and drinks is always reason for a celebration.

Now, we’ll admit — there aren’t as many Fat Tuesday deals in 2023 as there have been in previous years, but if you can wait a day, there are a bunch of National Margarita Day deals on Feb. 22, 2023, waiting for you.

OK, let’s get to the deals!


1. Fatburger: Free Fat Fries with any purchase

Yellow Fatburger sign

For Fat Tuesday, Fatburger has a promotion where guests can receive one free order of Fat Fries with any purchase made in store or online from Feb. 15 – 21, 2023. To redeem the offer, guests must mention the promotion in store or use the code “FATTUESDAY23” when ordering online.

It’s important to note that the promotion is limited to one free order of Fat Fries per guest and cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or coupons.


2. Buffalo Wild Wings: 50% off wings

Wings and fountain drinks on a table in a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.

This isn’t technically a Fat Tuesday food deal (get BOGO 50% off traditional wings every Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings), but it’s fitting for today. #friedfoodgoodness

Get more Buffalo Wild Wings deals and tips.


3. Applebee’s: $6 drinks all February.

The exterior of an Applebee's restaurant.

If you’re a fan of Applebee’s deals, you might order their discounted drinks of the month on Fat Tuesday: The Tipsy Cupid (a strawberry vodka lemonade) and the Date Night Daiquiri (a strawberry-mango daiquiri made with Bacardi Superior) for just $6 each.



4. Chili’s: February’s Margarita of the Month is only $5.

a Chili's employee mixing a drink at the bar

Chili’s makes a new margarita to celebrate every month, and in February 2023, they created the “Grand Romance ‘Rita,” a blackberry-flavored margarita. On Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21, you can get yours for only $5 at participating Chili’s locations.

We know all the ways to take advantage of Chili’s Rewards to get discounted drinks every day.


And if you’re going out, you’ll want to know about all the other specials happening.

Fat Tuesday is always on a … um … Tuesday, and so all of our Taco Tuesday specials apply. You’ll want to take a look at our full list of Tuesday restaurant deals for the exact details, but here’s a sneak peek of all the restaurants that are offering Tuesday deals:

  • Beef O’Brady’s
  • Bar Louie
  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Chevy’s
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Del Taco
  • Famous Dave’s
  • Glory Days
  • Ikea
  • Miller’s Ale House
  • O’Charley’s
  • On the Border
  • Panera Bread
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Red Lobster
  • Rubio’s
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Tijuana Flats
  • Wingstop


Best Fat Tuesday Food Freebies & Deals for 2023