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If you’re a teacher or you know one, then you should probably get ready, because National Teacher Appreciation Week starts Monday, May 2, and National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Have your faculty ID available — you’ll need it for all the deals — and head to any one of these restaurants for some serious food holiday freebies and deals.

Psst… we’ll also show you where to get the best deals and freebies all year long if you’re an educator.


Free Cheeseburger During Sonic National Teacher Appreciation Month, May 3 – 17

A close up of a sonic cheeseburger held in a car

When you’re enrolled in the Sonic Teachers’ Circle, you’ll get a free cheeseburger (reg. $5.49) with any other purchase on National Teacher Appreciation Day. Plus, you’ll receive many other coupons exclusive to teachers through the Sonic app.

You can enroll in the Sonic Teachers’ Circle through the app by submitting your information through the Sonic app.

Plus, we have even more ways to save on slushies with our Sonic hacks.


Free Ice Cream Sundae During Freddy’s National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2 – 6

freddys national teacher appreciation week advertisment for a free sundae

If you go to Freddy’s on National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2 – 6) and show your faculty ID, you’ll get a free ice cream sundae (reg. $3.19). Limit one per teacher or faculty member.


Free hot or iced coffee at Barnes & Noble Cafe on National Teacher Appreciation Day, May 3

When you visit a Barnes & Noble Cafe on National Teacher Appreciation Day (May 3) and show your faculty ID, you’ll get a free tall cup of coffee or tea (reg $1.75). Limit one per teacher or faculty member.


Free breakfast item from Whataburger Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6

Teachers get a free breakfast item (no purchase necessary) throughout Teacher Appreciation Week (until Friday, May 6).

Also, teachers save 25% on all retail items at the Whataburger store when you use the promo code WHATATEACHER22.



Free Cookie with Purchase During Potbelly National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Potbelly is celebrating National Teacher Week from May 1 – May 8 by giving a free fountain drink (reg. $1.35) or cookie (reg. $1.30) to teachers when they show their faculty ID and purchase an entree.


Six free cookies with purchase during Insomnia Cookies teacher appreciation day, May 7

When teachers spend $5 in store at Insomnia Cookies until 3 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, May 7, they’ll walk away a free six-pack of cookies. Make sure you bring a valid work ID or credentials, and then mention it to your cashier to get the deal. Limit one per customer; check your local store to make sure they’re participating.


BOGO ice cream at Marble Slab Creamery Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6

If you’re a teacher, Marble Slab Creamery will give you (and nurses, too) a BOGO Free small ice cream Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6, as part of their Heroes Week. Bring a valid ID to get the freebie.


BOGO Free wings at Zaxby’s for Teacher Appreciation Day, May 3

All day long on May 3, Zaxby’s is celebrating National Teachers and Nurses Appreciation Week with a BOGO Free Boneless Wings Meal deal.
You can redeem this deal in person or via online or app pickup orders.



20% off during Applebee’s National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6

On National Teacher’s Appreciation Week (May 2 – May 6), teachers and faculty will get 20% off their visit to Applebee’s when they show their ID.

Here’s every Applebee’s hack you’ll ever need to save at Applebee’s.


20% off during Buffalo Wild Wings National Teacher Appreciation Week

Wings and fountain drinks on a table in a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.

Buffalo Wild Wings is celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week by giving all educators and school faculty 20% off their meals when they show their faculty ID.

There are way more Buffalo Wild Wings tips that’ll get you free wings.


20% of on Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant’s Teacher Appreciation Day, May 3

Teachers and school staff get 20% off their bill at any Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, May 3.


$3 Smoothies at Nekter Juice Bar Teacher Appreciation Day, May 3

On Tuesday, May 3, Nekter Juice Bar will offer 16-oz superfood smoothies (reg. $7.93 – $9.11) for only $3. Teachers, bring valid ID to any Nekter Juice location to get the free smoothie.



Free dessert with purchase at O’Charley’s Teacher Appreciation Week

If you’re a teacher with valid ID, purchase an entree at O’Charleys to get a free dessert.


Get 20% off gift cards for your teacher at Einstein Bros, May 2 – 6.

Einstein Brothers Bagels brick storefront

During Teacher Appreciation Week, get Einstein Bros Bagels e-gift cards for 20% less than the amount you load onto them, May 2 – 6, 2022. You don’t even have to be a teacher to get this deal.


Free cookie (with purchase) from Great American Cookies

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May 2 – 6, if you buy anything at Great American Cookies, they’ll give you a free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie. This is for nurses, teachers and first responders (with valid ID). One cookie per person.


Free shake with purchase at Johnny Rockets’ Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-10


From May 4 through May 10, healthcare workers and teachers with a valid ID will receive a free Original or Deluxe Shake with any in-store purchase at participating Johnny Rockets locations.



Johnny Rockets Mother’s Day Deal


Johnny Rockets is celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week by giving free milkshakes (reg. $4.29) to faculty and teachers when they show their IDs from May 4-10. It’s only one milkshake per ID and cannot be combined with other coupons or offers.

Where to Get Teacher Appreciation Week Free Food Deals