National Dessert Day is a celebration of all desserts — cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and more. And no matter what your favorite dessert is, you’ll be able to find it for free or really cheap at plenty of restaurants. It’s one of the many food holidays that you should add to your calendar.
We’ve compiled a list of all the locations where you can grab National Dessert Day freebies and deals that we saw on Oct. 14, 2023 — including Dessert Day deals at Nothing Bundt Cakes, Insomnia Cookies, Outback Steakhouse, and more. We’ll be updating this article closer to Oct. 14, 2024 with all the new deals that restaurants are dropping for the occasion.
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National Dessert Day is on Oct. 14 every year.
When is National Dessert Day? Mark your calendars, because it happens every year on Oct. 14. While the origins of National Dessert Day are unknown, as are the reasons for the day falling on Oct. 14, we know that the “small-idays” website National Today has marked this as a holiday that restaurants celebrate.
National Dessert Day Deals you can still grab today.
While most National Dessert Day deals were only available on Oct. 14, there are a few dessert deals that you can still grab. Here’s what you can grab this month:
Cheesecake Factory: Grab a slice of cheesecake for $4.50 until Oct. 27.
Cheesecake Factory Rewards members can grab a free slice of cheesecake (reg. $11.50) when you dine-in until Oct. 27. You must sign up for the Rewards program before Oct. 26 to be eligible for this deal, and you’ll only be able to claim one freebie per rewards account.
There are even more ways to save at the Cheesecake Factory — including ways to grab another free slice of cheesecake.
Insomnia Cookies: Get 20 cookies for $20 until Oct. 31.
Insomnia Cookies is celebrating their 20th anniversary by giving us a bunch of deals on their cookies. Here’s what will be available all month long — including National Dessert Day:
- Get 20 cookies (reg. $2.95 each) for $20 — available in-store and for delivery
- Anyone who wishes the store “Happy Birthday” can grab a free cookie (reg. $2.95) with any in-store purchase
- Free delivery when you use the code HBD20 at checkout.
Panda Express: Grab a free Apple Pie Roll for Rewards members until Oct. 31.
If you’re a member of the Panda Express Rewards program, you can grab a free Apple Pie Roll (regularly $2.00) at participating locations. You’ll be able to redeem your freebie through the rewards tab, and you can claim it in person and online. This deal will be available until Oct. 31.
National Dessert Day Deals from 2023:
Del Taco: Rewards members could have grabbed a two-piece order of Mini Cinnamon Churros with purchase.
Del Taco celebrated National Dessert Day by giving all Del Taco Rewards members a coupon for a free two-piece order of Mini Cinnamon Churros (regularly $1.79) with any purchase.
Del Taco is also celebrating Tacoberfest all October long, and we’ve been keeping track of all the deals and freebies you can grab on our food freebies page.
Friendly’s: BOGO 50% off Fribbles for Friendly’s Fan Club Members on Oct. 14. 2023.
When you joined the Friendly’s Fan Club, you received a coupon for BOGO 50% off Fribbles (regularly $7.29) on National Dessert Day 2023.
McAlister’s Deli: Rewards members could have grabbed a dessert for 50% off with the purchase of an adult entree.
McAlister’s Deli celebrated National Dessert Day on Oct. 14 by giving all Rewards members 50% off a dessert with the purchase of an adult entree.
You could have enjoyed a 50% discount on up to two desserts, and you had the option to apply this discount both in person and online.
Noodles & Company: Free Crispy dessert with any purchase on Oct. 14, 2023.
In 2023, you could have picked up a free Crispy dessert (regularly $3) with any purchase on Oct. 14, 2023, at Noodles & Company. (Yes, the freebie was that giant brick of a rice krispy treat.) This deal was available all day long.
Nothing Bundt Cakes: Free Bundlet with the purchase of two Bundtlets until Oct. 14, 2023.
When you used the promo code OCTB2G1 at Nothing Bundt Cakes, you could have received a free Bundtlet (regularly $6) when you purchased two Bundtlets. If you were a member of the eClub, you also received a coupon code that you can use for an in-person order.
We’ve been keeping track of all the Nothing Bundt Cakes coupons that can save you on Bundtlets and more.
Outback Steakhouse: Free dessert with an adult entree Oct. 14 – 15, 2023.
Outback Steakhouse offered a free dessert (up to a $10.99 value) with an adult entree on in person or delivery orders on Oct. 14 and 15, 2023. You just needed to mention the deal to your server or use the code SWEETS if you ordered online.
Unfortunately, there were a few states where the deal was not valid. You couldn’t get you free dessert in AK, ID, MS, MT, OR, SD, TN, UT, WA, WY, or any airport location. If you were unable to pick up your freebie from Outback Steakhouse, you should’ve grabbed some Outback specials that will always get you discounts.
Potbelly: Rewards members could have added a free Dream Bar or a cookie to their order on Oct. 14, 2023.
On National Dessert Day 2023, Potbelly Rewards members received a coupon sent to their account for a free Dream Bar (reg. $2.39) or cookie (reg. $2.19) with the purchase of an entree. This deal could have been claimed both in person and online through the Potbelly website or app.
We have all the savings strategies you should know about for the Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop.
Taco Bell: Free Cinnamon Twists on orders of $1 or more for National Dessert Day 2023.
Taco Bell offered all Rewards members a free order of Cinnamon Twists (reg. $1.00) with orders of $1 or more. This deal was only available through the app, but you could have claimed the reward in person.
Tender Greens: Free cookie with the purchase of $15 or more on Oct. 14, 2023.
Tender Greens offered customers a free cookie (reg. $2.95) with any purchase of $15 or more on Oct. 14, 2023.
Zaxby’s: Zax Rewardz members could have grabbed a free funnel cake with a $5 purchase on Oct. 14, 2023.
We’ve got all the ways to get cheaper Zaxby’s chicken on every order.