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With only a few days before your New Years’ Resolutions kick in, make sure to indulge yourself by celebrating National Bacon Day. There are plenty of bacon deals year-round, but only a few restaurants are giving National Bacon Day freebies and deals.

We’ve found every restaurant participating in this food holiday and even discovered secret ways you can get bacon year-round.

Make sure to check out all the ways you can get food deals near you to keep saving on every restaurant purchase.


When is National Bacon Day?

National Bacon Day (not to be confused with International Bacon Day in September) is celebrated every year on Dec. 30, and in 2022, it takes place on a Friday. National Bacon Day was created by Danya “D” Goodman and Meff “Human Cannonball” in 1997 as a way to bring people together with their favorite food.


Wendy’s: Get a free bacon burger on National Bacon Day.

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Wendy’s is celebrating National Bacon Day by giving Wendy’s Rewards members a free Junior Bacon Cheeseburger (priced at $3.39) with any purchase.

Plus, they’re extending the holiday to Dec. 31 by giving us a free Breakfast Baconator (regularly $4.99) with any purchase on the Wendy’s app.

The cheapest item you can get to be valid for the Junior Bacon Cheeseburger is the Junior Frosty, which is priced at $0.89, and the cheapest item for the Breakfast Baconator is a small coffee, which will cost you $0.99.


Burger King: Get a $10 medium Bacon King combo on National Bacon Day.

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Burger King is offering a deal on their medium Bacon King combo (regularly $11.79). On Dec. 30, you can get the combo for only $10 — a 15.2% discount.

There are plenty of ways you can get discounted Burger King meals.


Sonic Drive-In: Get bacon breakfast burritos for less than $2 on their value meal.

Sonic Drive-In has updated their value menu, and they included a bacon breakfast burrito that you can get for $1.79. These deals can be found under their “Everyday Deals” menu.

You’ll be able to get Sonic Drive-In slushes for cheap all the time.


Five Guys: Add bacon to your milkshake — no charge.

If your local Five Guys has a milkshake machine, you’re in luck. You’ll be able to add bacon bits to your milkshake at no extra charge. This special milkshake can be made on Dec. 30 and beyond.

There are many more ways you can get Five Guys burgers for cheap.


McDonald’s: Use the McDonald’s Rewards app to get a free Bacon, Egg & Cheese.

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While McDonald’s hasn’t announced any specific National Bacon Day deal, you can always get a free Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit (priced at $4.69) when you redeem 6,000 points on your McDonald’s Rewards account.

McDonald’s specials and coupons aren’t rare, and we know the best ways to get cheap (and free) food from McDonald’s.


Starbucks: Get a free bacon breakfast sandwich with your Starbucks Rewards account.

The enclosed sandwich display at a Starbucks counter featuring the different savory foods you can order.

With the Starbucks Rewards program, you can earn a bacon breakfast sandwich (priced at $4.75) for only 150 “Stars” — which is $75 spent. That’ll work on Dec. 30 as well.

Unfortunately, the Starbucks Rewards program is changing soon, and most of the rewards will be more expensive. We know every change that’s happening in February 2023.



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