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Best May Food Deals: Freebies W/Purchase at KFC, Wendy's, McDonald's + More

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Dining out can be expensive, and we're always trying to find food deals near you. 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 May food deals come and go throughout the month, so keeping track of them is pretty tricky. 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 to find food deals near you; you’ll have the info you need to save money.

And for even more deals every day of the week, check out our Monday restaurant deals, Taco Tuesday specials, Wednesday food deals, and Thursday restaurant deals.

Offers, prices, and local participation may vary.

Limited-Time May Food Deals

  • Applebee's: The Dollarita is back at Applebee's for a limited time. Dine in to get a $1 margarita or add any of your favorite flavors for just $0.50 more.

  • Arby's: Try the limited-time Arby's Chicken Wraps with their current 2 for $5 deal. Regularly $2.99 apiece, you save $1 on two.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Get six free wings (traditional or boneless) from Buffalo Wild Wings when you purchase $10+ for takeout or delivery and use the promo code GOWINGS at checkout.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Every Monday and Wednesday, you can enjoy All You Can Eat Boneless Wings and fries for $19.99 at your local Buffalo Wild Wings. The offer is available for dine-in only and will be available for a limited time.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Through May 31, Buffalo Wild Wings rewards members can earn 2x rewards on takeout or delivery orders of $10 or more.

  • Dairy Queen: Dairy Queen rewards members check your account. You may have a Peanut Butter Parfait 50% off in-app offer. Valid until May 26, 2024.

  • Dave & Buster's: For a limited time, Dave & Buster's rewards members can enjoy 50% off food, each week (Monday through Thursday).

  • Domino's: Get $3 off your Domino's Pizza delivery every week when you tip your delivery driver $3 or more online. After providing a $3+ tip, you'll be emailed a $3 coupon to use on the following week's delivery order. You can earn one You Tip, We Tip $3 coupon per day through Sept. 8, 2024.

  • Dunkin': Dunkin' Rewards members get $3 medium Refreshers every day through June. Sign in to your account and use this offer once daily through June 30, 2024. Use this offer to try the Kiwi Watermelon Refresher from the new Dunkin' Summer Menu.

  • IHOP: For a limited time, you can get one kids meal free with each adult entree you purchase at IHOP. Offer is valid for dine-in orders (every day from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.) only.

  • IHOP: Save 20% on your first online order at IHOP when you order through your IHOP 'N GO account and use the promo code IHOP20 during checkout at or in the IHOP app. Offer is valid for delivery, pick up, curbside orders.

  • KFC: For a limited time, get a free 10-piece Saucy Nuggets with any $10 online purchase when you order at or in the KFC app.

  • KFC: Reward members can enjoy a 4-piece Apple Pie Poppers (reg $2.49) at KFC with any $1 purchase online or through the KFC app.

  • KFC: Get 40% off your 12-piece fried chicken bucket when you order online at or in the KFC app. Limit one per transaction.

  • Krispy Kreme: Pick up a dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme for just $3.84 with the purchase of any dozen at regular price this weekend, May 24 - 27, 2024.

  • Long John Silver's: To promote their new Seacret Society rewards program, Long John Silver's is offering new members a free menu item, such as a Free Fish Sandwich.

  • McDonald's: Grab a 6-piece Chicken McNugget (with dipping sauce) at McDonald's today when you order through the McDonald's app. No purchase necessary. Offer is valid on May 22, 2024 only.

  • McDonald's: Download the McDonald's app and join their Rewards program to get a FREE Big Mac with a $1+ purchase. Plus, get a free medium size fries every Friday with the purchase of $1. Log in to your McDonald's app to find this weekly offer.

  • Nothing Bundt Cakes: If you're a rewards member, check your email for this newest promotion. Right now, Nothing Bundt Cakes is offering select rewards members a BOGO free Bundtlets at participating locations.

  • Panera Bread: Rewards members who place a $5+ order at Panera and get a 1/2 sandwich or salad free when you use the promo code FREEHALFENTREE during checkout at or in the Panera app.

  • Panera Bread: Rewards members can get 25% off Panera delivery orders when you use the promo code 25OFFDELIVERY during checkout at or through the Panera app.

  • Panera Bread: Join Panera Rewards (it's free to join) and get $5 a $10+ order at Panera.

  • Panera Bread: Try three items from the Panera New Era Menu by May 31 and earn a $5 reward. You must order through your MyPanera app to earn this reward.

  • Raising Cane's: Visit your local Raising Cane's and ask for a CANIAC club card to sign up for Raising Cane's reward program. Once you've registered and verified your email, you should see a free box combo offer in your rewards account. If you're already a rewards member, check your account for a BOGO deal.

  • Red Lobster: For a limited time, you can enjoy Shrimp Your Way 3 for $20 with the new Street Corn Shrimp flavor at Red Lobster. Meal includes one side.

  • Rita's Italian Ice: Get a small Italian ice for free at Rita's Italian Ice when you order in the app and use the promo code 40ICE during checkout.

  • Sonic: Teachers in the SONIC Teachers’ Circle program get freebies and deals through May 20. This is only for teachers who are already enrolled in the program before May 6.

    • Buy one SONIC Blast, Get One Free

    • Buy One Entree, Get One Free

    • Free SONIC Cheeseburger with any Purchase

    • Free Large Drink or Slush with any Purchase

    • Free Small Side with Entrée Purchase

  • Taco Bell: On Tuesdays, through June 4, you can grab a $5 Taco Discovery Box at Taco Bell. The box includes a Cantina Chicken Crispy Taco, two classic tacos, and a medium fountain drink — all for five bucks.

  • TGI Fridays: Save 25% off platters, party trays and family meals at TGI Fridays when you use the promo code GRAD24 during checkout at Offer is valid for takeout orders.

  • Wendy's: Every Wednesday, Wendy's rewards members can grab a 6-piece Nuggets with a purchase online and in store. Limit one per person, per visit through May 29, 2024.

  • Wendy's: Grab a free med. fry with the purchase of a Premium Hamburger at Wendy's with in-app offer. Offer valid online or in the Wendy's app.

  • Wendy's: Enjoy a value meal at Wendy's for $3. The meal includes a small seasoned potatoes with your choice of either a Sausage, Egg & Cheese English Muffin or Bacon, Egg & Cheese English Muffin.

  • Wendy's: DoorDash DashPass members can save $5 off a $12+ Wendy's breakfast order that includes a Sausage or a Bacon Breakfast Burrito from May 31 through June 6 (while supplies last).

Food Deals Happening All Month Long


You may need to download an app, go in-store, and/or join a free restaurant loyalty program to get these nearby food deals, but we're finding some pretty noteworthy deals. And most of them last throughout the month or longer.

  • BJs Brewhouse: $12 lunch specials are available Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. Plus, they've got different daily deals Monday - Sunday each week.

  • 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. On Tuesdays, get 50% off traditional wings.

  • Burger King: Royal Perks members can get a medium size fries per week with a (pickup-only) order of $1 or more in the BK app. Plus, every Wednesday is $3 Whopper Wednesday.

  • Casey's: Get BOGO 50% off large single-topping pizzas at Casey's with code BOGO.

  • Circle K: You can grab any size Polar Pop or Froster for $0.79 at Circle K all month long. Rewards members can get them for $0.69 when you order via the Circle K app. Offer is valid through August.

  • Del Taco: Get two for $3 Crispy Chicken Tacos, two for $3 Breakfast Rollers, or new users can get 20% off your entire order in the app.

  • Domino's: Get $7.99 1-topping pizzas for a limited time. Carry-out orders only. Excludes XL pizzas and specialty. Also valid on 8-piece wings or Dips & Twists combos.

  • Einstein Bros Bagels: Shmear Society rewards members have an offer for a free bagel and shmear in their account. You can also earn a free hot or cold coffee (a $3 savings) when you order online or in the app.

  • Freddy's: Freddy's Rewards members get a free Mini Chocolate Custard Dish during the month of May. Log in to your rewards account for the offer (it's limited to one offer per device, per user).

  • Johnny Rockets: Brighten someone's day during May (Mental Health Month) with a Johnny Rockets shake. When you send someone a shake through May 31, you'll get one for yourself. To send and receive your shakes you must fill out the Free Shake form.

  • Ikea: Visit your local Ikea Swedish Restaurant on Fridays and get 50% off adult entrees every week until Aug. 31, 2024.

  • Shake Shack: Get a free shake when you place a $10+ order at or in the Shake Shack app (between 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.) and use the promo code FAVESHAKE during checkout. Offer is valid every day through June 26, 2024.

  • Sonic: Get half off Sonic shakes at 7 p.m. every day when you order at or in the Sonic app through May.

  • Starbucks: Join Starbucks Rewards by May 31 and get 50% off a handcrafted drink during your first week. You must sign up through the promo link in the Starbucks app or at Offer is valid for 7 days after sign up.

  • Starbucks: Rewards members can get 50% off a drink from noon to 6 p.m. (local) at Starbucks every Friday in May.

  • Subway: Buy one footlong sub at Subway now through June 11, and get another footlong sub 50% off when you use code BOGO50 at checkout.

  • Tijuana Flats: Local heroes, including teachers, nurses, firefighters, EMTs, military, and law enforcement can get 20% off their purchase at Tijuana Flats with a valid I.D.

  • Wendy's: Right now, Wendy's rewards members can get a free Coca-Cola or Dr Pepper beverage (any size) with an online or in-app purchase. Offer is valid on delivery, carry-out, or dine-in orders through June 2, 2024.

  • Wendy's: Rewards members can get a free small Breakfast Seasoned Potatoes at Wendy's with an online or in-app purchase. Offer is valid on delivery, carry-out, or dine-in orders through June 2, 2024.

  • Wienerschnitzel: Lots of Wienerschnitzel coupons in May 2024!

    • $2 for two corn dogs

    • $1 off any chili cheese fries

    • $6 corn dog, chili dog, and chili cheese fries

    • $8 two chili dogs, two corn dogs, and chili cheese fries

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