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Here Are the National Mac & Cheese Day Deals You Can Expect in 2024

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National Mac & Cheese Day is observed every year on July 14, sharing the spotlight with the second half of National French Fry Day. Last year, we found all the restaurants that celebrated with cheesy (and cheap) mac and cheese. Prepare to celebrate and save on this food holiday.

While we won’t know what restaurants will be offering in 2024, here are all the deals you can expect to see based on deals from 2023.

It’s estimated that Americans consume around five boxes of mac and cheese a year. That tally seems low, especially for a household with kids. The carb and dairy-heavy dish was popularized during the Great Depression and World War II because of its simplicity. Plus, it’s just delicious.

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Ikea: Two kids’ mac and cheese meals with the purchase of an adult entree.

The outside of an IKEA store

In summer 2023, Ikea offered a kids eat free deal every weekday until Aug. 31, 2023. You could have picked up two free kids’ mac and cheese meals (regularly $2.79 each) with the purchase of an adult entree. This deal was available at select Ikea locations on July 14, 2023.

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Noodles & Company: $3 off Wisconsin Mac & Cheese from July 14 to 16, 2023.

Exterior of a Noodles & Company restaurant.

Noodles & Company celebrated National Mac & Cheese Day all month long with their Mac Month deals. You could get triple rewards points on mac and cheese purchases and double points on all other purchases all month long in July 2023.

Plus, from July 14 to 16, 2023, you could have gotten $3 off your Wisconsin Mac & Cheese (regularly priced at $7.00) — a 42.9% discount.


Panera Bread: Rewards Members got $2 off mac and cheese on July 14, 2023.

A bread bowl filled with mac and cheese

Members of the MyPanera Rewards program got a coupon for $2 off their mac and cheese (usually $8.79) on July 14, 2023 — a 22.8% discount. This deal was only be available to reward members, and it could have been claimed both online and in person. If you couldn’t visit a Panera in person, you could have also also picked up a container of Panera Bread mac and cheese from your local supermarket for $1 off at participating supermarkets.

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Potbelly: Free cup of mac and cheese with an entree purchase on National Mac & Cheese Day, 2023.

A cup of mac & cheese from Potbelly

When you purchased an entree from Potbelly on National Mac & Cheese Day 2023, you could have gotten a free cup of mac and cheese (regularly $4.79). This deal was only available for members of their Perks Rewards program.

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