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If hamburgers, ice cream, hot dogs, and French fries get their own day, then fried chicken is worthy of its own occasion. National Fried Chicken Day (not to be confused with National Chicken Wing Day) is celebrated annually on July 6. Unfortunately, when or how the holiday originated is up for debate. Although KFC does appear to take credit for it on their website. While there’s no history lesson to share, there are deals. Plenty of fried chicken restaurants celebrate the food holiday by offering discounts and other savings.
Here are all the restaurants that celebrated National Fried Chicken Day last year with freebies and discounts on their fried chicken and more.
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National Fried Chicken Day is on July 6 every year.
Commit this to memory: National Fried Chicken Day happens every year on July 6. In 2024, it lands on a Saturday. It’s unclear how National Fried Chicken Day started. However, we do know that the first American-style fried chicken was created in 1747. And we’re thankful to whomever first dropped battered poultry into a vat of hot oil to this day.
bb.q Chicken: Free delivery from DoorDash and Uber Eats throughout July 2023.
In July 2023, bb.q Chicken celebrated National Fried Chicken Day by giving free delivery from DoorDash and Uber Eats. The chain serves up crispy Korean-style fried chicken, and they actually have their own Chicken University in Seoul.
Bonchon: Get 50 wings for $65 on National Fried Chicken Day 2023.
To celebrate the release of their new Korean BBQ sauce and National Fried Chicken Day 2023, Bonchon offered customers 50 wings (usually priced around $79.90) for only $65. That was around a 18.6% discount. This deal was available for both dine-in and takeout, and if you ordered through July 6, 2023, you’ll also get free delivery on your order.
Buffalo Wild Wings: BOGO free boneless wings every Thursday — which included National Fried Chicken Day 2023.
Every Thursday, you can get BOGO free boneless wings from Buffalo Wild Wings — which included National Fried Chicken Day in 2023. This is just one of the many Thursday food deals that you can grab to kickstart the end of your week.
If you want to know every way to get cheap Buffalo Wild Wings, we’ve discovered how to save on wings and more.
Church’s Chickens: $8 off orders of $20 or more from Uber Eats from July 2 to 9, 2023.
From July 2 to 9, 2023, you could get $8 off Uber Eats orders of $20 from Church’s Chicken. This deal was only available through Uber Eats, and you could only redeem it once per account.
KFC: Free delivery from July 3 to July 9, 2023 from the app or website.
KFC celebrated National Fried Chicken Day with free delivery from July 3 to 9, 2023 if you purchased from the KFC app or website. This deal was only available at participating locations, so you need to make sure your local KFC had this deal available.
You can get so many KFC specials for cheap, and we’ve discovered all the ways you can grab a discount on your family meals.
Popeyes: Free chicken sandwich with the purchase of a chicken sandwich combo on July 6, 2023.
When you purchased a chicken sandwich combo meal at Popeyes from June 29 to July 9, 2023, you could grab a free chicken sandwich (priced at $4.99). This deal was only be available on the Popeyes app or website. You could alsoo pick up the same deal from DoorDash between July 3 to 9, 2023.
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Royal Farms: Chicken Palooza gave customers a free drink and chicken deals in 2023.
Chicken Palooza was celebrated at Royal Farms from July 1 to Aug. 31, 2023,. You could grab a 2-piece tender meal (regularly $7.99) for only $6. That was a 24.9% discount.
Plus, on July 6, 2023, you could get a free 20 oz Pepsi (priced at $2.49) with the purchase of a 3-piece meal.
Taco John’s: Free mini fried chicken taco through the app on July 6, 2023.
Members of the Taco John’s Rewards program received a coupon sent to their account for a free mini fried chicken taco with any purchase on July 6, 2023. This reward could be claimed both online and in person.