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If you’ve missed out on a lot of food holiday restaurant deals in 2023, your upcoming 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 on New Year’s Eve 2023 and New Year’s Day 2024.
We expect the following restaurants to have deep discounts, offers for free food, and even free delivery, some for the entire holiday weekend. While we don’t have all the details yet, we’ll update this post as the end of the year gets closer. Until then, here are all the deals we found for last New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day that we hope return this December and next January.
We’ve also got a handy list of New Year’s resolutions that you can adopt to help you save money in 2024.
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New Year’s Eve is always on December 31.
New Year’s Eve 2023 falls on Sunday, 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 Day is always on January 1.
The upcoming New Year’s Day falls on Monday January 1, 2024. Although we count the first of January as the mark of a new year, it wasn’t always that way. Babylonians in 2000 BCE started their new year mid-March, Egyptians, Persians, and Phoenicians began a new year on September 21, while Greeks celebrated on December 21. In 153 BCE, the Roman calendar marked January 1 as the start of a new year. Regardless of that recognition, the date continued to change until 1583 when the Roman Catholic Church restored the Roman calendar. Other countries that also recognize the first of January include Denmark, Germany, England, Scotland, and Russia.
Baskin-Robbins has a 31% off deal on all scoops on New Year’s Eve.
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.
In 2022, you could also get $5 off online cake orders of $35 or more through December when you used the code SNOW at checkout. You could not combine this offer with any other discounts, including the 31% discount on your scoops.
Chevys will have limited-time Holiday Tamales for $24 for New Year’s weekend.
When you ordered catering online or in person from Chevys, you could get 12 special Holiday Tamales for $24 (a deal that ran from Thanksgiving week until New Year’s Day). The deal included chicken, carnitas, or sweet corn tamales. Chevys required a 24-hour notice. We look forward to ordering these again this year.
Looking for more family meal deals? We’ve rounded them all up.
IHOP offers free food delivery from DoorDash until New Year’s Eve 2022.
When you ordered IHOP through DoorDash on New Year’s Eve in 2022, you got free food delivery on your order. This deal was available all December long only through DoorDash.
Firehouse Subs will give you 2,023 bonus points when you order a sub on New Year’s Day.
When you placed an order for any medium or large sub from Firehouse Subs on New Year’s Day this year you received 2,023 bonus points in your Firehouse Rewards account on January 4, 2023.
McAlister’s Deli has an in-app only free delivery deal on New Year’s Eve.
When you entered the code TREATME2022 during checkout through the McAlister’s Deli app on New Year’s Eve 2022, you got free delivery on your order. This deal was only available in the app. We hope to see this deal again in 2023.
Outback Steakhouse gives a 25% discount on party platters on New Year’s weekend.
Here’s a deal we hope returns in 2023. At Outback Steakhouse, you could have saved 25% off party trays, platters, and family meals when you used the code NYE25OFF online at OutbackSteakhouse.com from Dec. 29, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023.
Popeyes offers a free chicken sandwich when you purchase a chicken sandwich combo on New Year’s Day.
When you ordered a Popeyes Chicken Sandwich combo from Dec. 19, 2022 to Jan. 1, 2023, you received a free chicken sandwich (which costs $4.99) added to your order. This deal was only available through the Popeyes app or website. No coupon code was needed.
Looking for more ways to save at Popeyes? We’ve got all the ways you can save at Popeyes.
Shake Shack has free food delivery on New Year’s Eve.
If you used the code GETSHACK during checkout in the Shake Shack app on New Year’s Eve 2022, you got free delivery on your online orders. This deal was only available through the app.
Smashburger will give you $5 off your delivery orders on New Year’s Day.
On New Year’s Eve 2022 you could get $5 off your delivery order through the Smashburger website when you used the code HOLIDAY5 during checkout. This deal was also valid until Jan. 1, 2023.
Wendy’s offers a free Breakfast Baconator on New Year’s Eve.
To celebrate National Bacon Day (December 30), Wendy’s gave us a free Breakfast Baconator (regularly priced at $4.99) on New Year’s Eve in 2022. All you had to do was make another purchase through the Wendy’s app during their breakfast hours and your discount was automatically applied to your order. Be ready to scoop up this deal again for New Year’s 2023.
We’ve found plenty of ways to save at Wendy’s that’ll get you free and discounted Frosties all year long.