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New Year's Food Deals: What to Expect in 2025

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If you’ve missed out on a lot of food holiday restaurant deals in 2024, your New Year’s resolution may be to get more free food. Perfect. Start the new year off right by getting free and cheap food from various national chains. Here are the best New Year’s food freebies still available and deals you can look forward to for New Year’s 2025!

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On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, restaurants offer lots of food deals and freebies.

During the New Year, various national chains offer a plethora of enticing food deals to mark the occasion. We often see freebies with purchases, discounted or BOGO offers on specific menu items, and special promotions on beverages and desserts. Participating restaurants typically range from fast-food joints like Wendy's and Subway to casual dining establishments such as Buffalo Wild Wings and BJ’s Restaurants. These deals attract a wide range of diners eager to start the year with significant savings.

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day are Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.


Although the kinds of deals you can find on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day may vary, the dates don’t. The next New Year’s Eve is on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2024, and New Year's Day is Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2025.

New Year’s Eve Food Deals 2023

7-Eleven has a few New Year’s Eve weekend deals through Jan. 9.


7-Eleven has a few deals to help you ring in the new year.

  • Grab a free coffee with the purchase of a French Toast Breakfast Sandwich until Jan. 9, 2024.

  • 7Rewards and Speedy Rewards members can get a large coffee and ring donut for just $2. Other 7-Eleven holiday food deals include $1.49 large coffee — loyalty members’ exclusive and $1 M&M’s, Twix, and Snickers holiday share-size candy bars through Jan. 9, 2024.

Buffalo Wild Wings is giving Blazin’ Reward members $5 off a $25+ purchase through Jan. 3, 2024.

People grabbing food from several plates sitting on a table.

Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Rewards members can save $5 off a $25 (or more) purchase online at or in the Buffalo Wild Wings app. Activate this one-time use only offer in your Blazin’ Rewards account. Offer is valid at paticipating locations through Jan. 3, 2024.

Get a $2 iced or hot medium coffee at Dunkin’ on Jan. 1 (and every day in January and February!)


Dunkin’ Rewards members can grab a $2 iced or hot medium coffee (one per day) at Dunkin’ in the app through Feb. 2024!

Noodles & Company is offering 20% off regular entrees through Jan. 2, 2024.

noodles and company noodles meal on table

Through Jan. 2, 2024, you can save 20% on regular entrees when you order online at, through the Noodles app or in store. For in store orders, you must scan in-app bar code found under Rewards.

Subway has BOGO-free footlongs with promo code.

2 footlongs on a table in subway

Grab a BOGO Subway sub deal when you use the code FREEFL at checkout. Does not work at every Subway location. Other deals at Subway still available.

  • Free MVP Rewards members can get a free cookie with the purchase of a 6″ or footlong sub through January 17.

  • Grab BOGO 50% off footlong subs with the code BOGO50 at checkout. Does not work at every Subway location.

QuikTrip has an in-app free drink deal through Jan. 7, 2024.

QuikTrip exterior pic from Dreamstime

Check your QuikTrip app for a free Dr Pepper Big Q with the purchase of a Grilled Cheese. Offer is good through Jan. 7, 2024.

Wendys has their Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger for $0.01 through Jan. 2, 2024.

someone holding up a Jr Bacon Cheeseburger at Wendy's

Whatburger is offering a free Patty Melt or Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich with purchase of a med. drink and fry through Jan. 3, 2024.


Grab a free Patty Melt or Honey BBQ Chicken Strip sandwich at participating Whataburger locations when you purchase a medium drink and medium fry online at or in the Whataburger app. Must apply coupon before ordering.

New Year’s Eve is always on December 31 and these New Year’s food deals help you celebrate.

New Year’s Eve 2024 falls on Monday, December 31. The last day of the calendar year is typically marked by celebrations to welcome in the new year. Common U.S. traditions include watching fireworks and the ball drop in Times Square in New York City, making new year resolutions, eating special holiday foods, drinking champagne, and kissing your loved one(s) at the stroke of midnight.

New Year’s Food Deals 2024

Watch for a New Year’s Day freebie from Instacart.

On Jan. 1, 2024 Instacart offered a free Violife cream cheese and a pack of Dave’s Killer Bread Plain Awesome bagels. Look for another freebie to drop in the Instacart app next year on New Year’s Day.

Baja Fresh has a $0 delivery deal for New Year’s Eve weekend (requires a $35 purchase).


We expect Baja Fresh to offer $0 delivery (with a min $35 purchase) every weekend in December this year when you order online at or in the app and use a promo code during checkout.

Baskin-Robbins has a 31% off deal on all scoops on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)

On every 31st of the month (January, March, May, July, August, October, and December), Baskin-Robbins offers a 31% discount on all your scoops — including each New Year’s Eve.

BJ’s Restaurants has half off large pizzas during New Year’s Eve weekend.

This year, during New Year’s Eve weekend, you can get 50% off large deep-dish or tavern cut pizzas at BJ’s Restaurants. On New Year’s Eve (Sunday, Dec. 31) you’ll have to enter the promo code HALFOFF during checkout online at or in the BJ’s Restaurants app. On New Year’s Day (Monday, Jan. 1, 2025) the discount will automatically apply during checkout.

Blaze Pizza will have their 11-inch Double Pepperoni Pizza for $8.99.

Watch for Blaze Pizza to offer their 11″ Double Pepperoni Pizza for $8.99.

Cafe Rio rewards members can earn bonus points on their first purchase New Year’s weekend.

During New Year’s Eve weekend 2023, Cafe Rio rewards members could earn 4X bonus points on your first dine-in, to-go, curbside or delivery purchase. We predict they will offer you a chance to earn bonus points again this year.

Chevys will have limited-time Holiday Tamales for New Year’s weekend.


Each year Chevy’s has their beloved holiday tamales for sale online or in person during the holidays. We expect them to return during the holidays this year and run through New Year’s Day 2025. The deal includes chicken, carnitas, or sweet corn tamales.

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Chicken Shack will offer $5 off $50+ purchase or $10 or $100+ purchase New Year’s Eve 2024.

Watch for Chicken Shack to offer a deal like $5 off a $50+ or $10 off a $100+ Chicken Shack purchase online at or through the Chicken Shack app.

Dunkin’ will offer reward members a free medium coffee with purchase and a $2 med. latte with purchase.


Dunkin’ rewards members can look forward to a free medium hot coffee with purchase or a $2 medium hot or cold Latte with a purchase during New Year’s Eve weekend.

Krispy Kreme will have a two dozen doughnuts deal.


We expect Krispy Kreme to offer a two-dozen doughnuts deal (for $20.25) during New Year’s Eve weekend this year. Here are the combinations to watch for:

  • Two Original Glazed Dozens

  • Two Classic Assorted Dozens

  • One Original Glazed Dozen and One Classic Assorted Dozen

Insomnia Cookies will offer a 12-pack of Classic Cookies for $20.25.

A sheet pan with 12 cookies on it.

Watch for a 12-pack of Insomnia Classic Cookies for $20.25 deal during New Year’s Eve weekend this year.

McDonald’s will have any size Premium or Iced Coffee for $0.99 in app only.


We predict McDonald’s will have a $0.99 deal on any Premium Roast or Iced Coffee (one per day) when you order in the McDonald’s app.

Olga’s Kitchen will have a BOGO deal to celebrate New Year’s Eve weekend.

For New Year’s Eve last year, Olga’s Kitchen offered a BOGO free Original Olgas deal when you order online at or in the Olga’s Kitchen app and used the promo code THEORIGINAL during checkout. We hope they’ll offer another BOGO deal for New Year’s Eve weekend in 2024.

Starbucks will give reward members a free small hot chocolate with purchase of a grande handcrafted drink.

a person holding a startbucks holiday drink

In 2023, rewards members could get get a free small hot chocolate every Saturday and Sunday in Dec., including New Year’s Eve weekend, when they bought a grande handcrafted drink. Look for the deal to return this year.

Tijuana Flats offers a free gallon drink or dessert with Taco Meal Kit purchase New Year’s Eve weekend.

Two tacos from Tijuana Flats

In 2023, you could get a free gallon drink (Lemonade, Tea/Sweet Tea) or a free dessert when you ordered a Tijuana Flats Taco Meal Kit through the Tijuana Flats app. The offer was valid for delivery, pick up or to-go. We expect to see this deal return in 2024 for New Year’s Eve weekend.

Wendy’s has a $0.01 for a small soft drink deal for New Year’s weekend.

a person taking a drink while holding up a cheeseburger at wendys

With Wendy’s Penny Pop deal last year you could grab a small soft drink for $0.01 (reg $2.49) when you ordered through the Wendy’s app or in participating Wendy’s restaurants. You had to clip the offer in the Wendy’s app before ordering. The offer was valid on a la carte only drinks and was limited to one drink per customer, per visit.

Wendy’s also offered a 20% discount on orders when you purchased a small or larger Frosty or Frosty Cream Cold Brew at participating Wendy’s locations through New Year’s Eve in 2023. This offer was valid online at, in the Wendy’s app, and in store. We hope the penny pop deal and discount come back for the holiday season in 2024.

We’ve found plenty of ways to save at Wendy’s that’ll get you free and discounted Frosties all year long.

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