Dining out can be expensive, and I’m always trying to find food deals near me. You too? Sure, we could try to plan our dinners out around Monday restaurant deals, Taco Tuesday specials, Wednesday food deals, or Thursday restaurant deals, but what happens if a hankering hits you Sunday morning, Saturday afternoon, or even Friday night?
While there are some ways to save at restaurants you can count on week in and week out, sometimes the biggest savings you’ll find are special promotions from national restaurants. These deals come and go throughout the year, so keeping track of them is pretty tricky. That’s why you’re reading this list.
We’re always watching for restaurant deals, and we’ll include the best ones on this list as they become public. Bookmark this page and visit whenever you want someone else to cook for you; you’ll have the info you need to save money.
December Food Deals Near Me
You may need to download an app, go in store, and/or join a free restaurant loyalty program, but these eateries are offering some pretty remarkable deals this month (click the linked text to learn more about each one):
- National Cookie Day Deals: National Cookie Day is today, Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, and we rounded up all the deals happening, including a FREE classic cookie at Insomnia, a free cookie at Circle K and more.
- Red Robin: Available in participating restaurants from Dec. 1 – 31, get a limited-edition $100 silver Red Robin gift card and use it for a free appetizer with every purchase of $30 or more, every time you dine-in from Jan. 1 through April 30, 2024 — even after your $100 runs out.
- 7-Eleven: Grab a free coffee with the purchase of a French Toast Breakfast Sandwich until Jan. 9.
- 7-Eleven: Loyalty members can get a whole pizza (any flavor) for just $6 on Thanksgiving Eve (November 22), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. You can also get cheeseburger sliders ($3 for 2 sliders), or their Garlic Parm Meatballs for $3 through the end of 2023. Other 7-Eleven holiday food deals include $1.49 large coffee (thru 1/9/24) — loyalty members’ exclusive and $1 M&M’s, Twix, and Snickers holiday share-size candy bars (thru 1/9/24).
- Baja Fresh: Get $0 delivery every weekend in December when you order online at BajaFresh.com or in the app and use the promo code MERRY during checkout. A minimum $35 purchase is required.
- Bill the Maple: Get free pure maple syrup thanks to Canada. Through Dec. 29, 2023, you can submit any receipt from a U.S. restaurant that shows a charge for real maple syrup at BillTheMaple.com and Maple from Canada will reimburse your cost. Max $20 per person/receipt.
- Buffalo Wild Wings: Every Thursday at Buffalo Wild Wings, you can get BOGO-free boneless wings no matter what quantity you purchase except for party platters.
- Burger King: Get a free fry with any purchase from the app until December 31.
- Burger King: From Dec. 1 – 31, Royal Perks members will have access to daily deals in the BK app, including food freebies with purchase (select days), and $3 Whoppers every Wednesday,
- Cinnabon: Buy two CinnaPacks in December and get a $5 reward.
- Dunkin’: Free Donut Wednesdays is here! Grab a free donut with any purchase on Wednesdays in December. Now through December 6, get a free Medium Iced or Hot Dunkin Coffee every day of the week in the offers section of the Dunkin’ app.
- IHOP: Get 20% off your online orders through the website and app with the code IHOP20 until Dec. 31.
- Insomnia Cookies: Check your app for BOGO 12 packs and BOGO 6 packs online and in the app, in-store through Dec. 4.
- Jack in the Box: Through Dec. 24, Jack Pack members can grab a freebie every day with any $1 in-app purchase. Here’s the daily lineup: Sunday: Jumbo Egg Roll, Monday: Breakfast Jack, Tuesday: Two tacos, Wednesday: Oreo Shake, Thursday: Jumbo Jack Burger, Friday: Fries (Curly, French, or Halfies), and Saturday: Fountain drink. Offers are valid for in-app purchases only.
- Krispy Kreme: Through Dec. 2, you can get $5 off a dozen donuts when you use the promo code 5OFF or scan your email promotional barcode at checkout. Limit four dozen.
- McDonald’s: Get any size Premium Roast or Iced Coffee for $0.99 when you order on the McDonald’s app. Only one redemption per day allowed.
- McDonald’s: Teachers can grab a free cup of coffee with their ID every Tuesday until the end of the year.
- McDonald’s: Get free medium fries every Friday with a $1 purchase on the McDonald’s app.
- Nothing Bundt Cakes: Through Dec. 9, you can get $5 off any $30 purchase at Nothing Bundt Cakes. You must use the promo code DECTREATS during checkout online at NothingBundtCakes.com or print or show your promotional email to the cashier in bakery. Limit one bundt cake per guest.
- Outback Steakhouse: Get a free Bloomin’ Onion today only! For dine-in, you must mention Free Bloomin’ Onion to your server or use the promo code BLOOM when ordering online.
- Sonic Drive-In: Every Tuesday after 5 p.m., you can get 1/2-price, single patty Sonic Cheeseburgers on the app.
- Sonic Drive-In: For a limited time, get $1.99 small classic shakes all day, every day.
- Starbucks: Rewards members can enjoy a BOGO free (max $10) deal through Dec. 10. Offer is valid in-app, or ask your barista to apply the coupon at the register. This offer varies by account. Check your account in the Starbucks app for the deal.
- Subway: Get BOGO-free footlongs when you use the code FREEFL at checkout. Does not work at every Subway location. Now through Dec. 31, you can also grab a FREE 6″ sub for every $25 spent on Subway Gift Cards (digitally or mailed). Free MVP Rewards members can get a free cookie with the purchase of a 6″ or footlong sub through January 17.
- Subway: Grab BOGO 50% off footlong subs with the code BOGO50 at checkout. Does not work at every Subway location.
- Taco Bell: Taco Bell Rewards members can get a free regular Nacho Fries every day for 30 days, when you buy a Taco Bell Nacho Fries Lover’s Pass (in the Taco Bell app) for $10 through Dec. 4.
- QuikTrip: Check your app for a free self-serve drink or coffee through Dec. 31.
- Wawa: Every Tuesday in December 2023, Wawa is offering Rewards Members a free cup of coffee. No coupon is needed for this deal.
- Wendy’s: Use the free Wendy’s app to get a free six-piece nuggets every Wednesday until the end of the year with purchase. Also: You can buy a Wendy’s Frosty key tag (physical key tag in person or a digital key tag through your Wendy’s Rewards account) for $3 each through Feb. 14, 2024. These special Wendy’s Frosty Key Tags allow you to get a free 6-oz Jr. Frosty every time you make a purchase at Wendy’s during the 2024 calendar year. Key tags will activate on Jan. 1, 2024.
- Zaxby’s: Get a BOGO 10-count Traditional Wings Dec. 1 – 3 at participating Zaxby’s locations. Offer is valid online at Zaxbys.com and through Zaxby’s app while supplies last.
December Food Delivery Deals Near Me
Want the goodies brought right to your door? Here’s who’s offering special freebies and discounts for delivery only:
- Free delivery from Popeyes when you order $20 or more through Dec. 31 on DoorDash.
- Get 30% off Classic Assorted Dozen Doughnuts from Krispy Kreme when you use the code KRISPY30 at DoorDash.
- Get $15 off your first Uber Eats order when you spend at least $20 and use the promo code kcleats156j5w during checkout.
Related: Food Promo Codes
December Online Food Deals Near Me
- Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Grab four entrees, a gallon of tea, and four cookies for $44. Only available from Oct. 17 to Dec. 4 through online to-go orders.
- Domino’s: Free emergency pizza for any Domino’s Rewards customer who places a qualifying online order can earn an Emergency Pizza from now through Feb. 11, 2024. Customers can then redeem it from their Domino’s Rewards account. The free pizza cannot be redeemed on Oct. 31, Dec. 31, or Feb. 11.
- KFC: 3-Piece Fried Chicken, two sides, a biscuit, and a medium drink for $9. Only available through the KFC website or app.
Note: These deals are only good at participating locations and most can’t be combined with other offers.
Deck the Doorstep with DoorDash
Enjoy 12 days of savings with the DoorDash Deck the Doorstep event, which started Dec. 1. Save at some your favorite food spots, including 7-Eleven, Wendy’s, Popeyes, and more. Here are some of our favorite deals:
- Free Peppermint Frosty from Wendy’s for DashPass members on orders of $15+
- 10% off Aldi groceries on Dec. 4 (orders over $45, get up to $8 off).
- Free slice of Peppermint Stick Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory on orders of $45+, only for DashPass members
- Free 6PC Wings from Popeyes, now available in 5 flavors, with orders of $15+
- $5 off orders of $25+ at KFC
- 30% off orders of $10+ at Magnolia Bakery (max $7 value)