Below is a complete list of eat free on your birthday restaurant offers and free birthday meals specials because after all, Who doesn’t want to eat free on your birthday? I know I do!
In addition to eating free on your birthday, some restaurants will also send you a coupon for a free meal just for signing up for the restaurant’s “e-Club,” and on your one year anniversary of being a member of the restaurant’s Club.
Where the restaurant’s name is highlighted, you can click through to their sign up page. This list is very thorough and has been updated on September 24, 2012 but you may know of other restaurants that have an eat free on your birthday or free birthday meals policy that isn’t included on this list. Feel free to leave a comment and I’ll add it here. P.S. I was surprised to learn that Target offered a free Birthday Mailer, full of free gifts, tips, and coupons! Have fun with this list!
Abuelos – Sign up for their E-Club and get a free gift just for joining PLUS get a free dessert on your birthday!
The American Cafe – Sign up for their E-mail Club and they’ll send you a special coupon just for joining. Plus, you’ll receive monthly e-mails featuring great discounts, new menu items, special promotions, and a birthday surprise!
Amato’s Sandwich Shop – Join the Amato’s Club and they will give you the occasional coupon for free food and a present on your birthday. Pizza? Pazzo Bread? An Amato’s Original? You never know!
Applebees – Word on the street is that you get an entire free meal by signing up for Applebee’s newsletter, but you will have to check with your local Applebees to confirm this.
Arby’s – Sign up for the Arby’s Extra Club and get access to special offers, members only coupons and promotions. Once you join, you’ll get a special offer straight to your inbox.
Atlanta Bread Company – Become a fan on theirs on Facebook and print out a coupon for a free cookie. Join their VIP eClub and be the first to know about special events, and receive exclusive offers.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels – Sign up for Pretzel Perks and get coupons and great offers.
Austin Grill – Sign up for their Rewards Club and automatically receive $10 worth of Rewards. Get a $15 reward for every 100 points you earn ($1 equals 1 reward point). Receive a special reward on your birthday and anniversary.
Bakers Square – Sign up for the eClub and their first email to you will include a coupon for a Free Entrée with the purchase of another adult entrée and two drinks. Be the first to know about valuable deals and coupons.
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill – Join their Club Baja and treat yourself to exclusive offers, specials and new product information via email twice a month.
Bandido’s – Sign up for their Club and get a free entree up to a $12 value.
Baskin Robbins – Join their Birthday Club and get a free 2.5 oz. scoop of ice cream on your birthday and receive special offers and coupons.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – Become a Chunk Spelunker and be the first to know about, well, everything having to do with Ben & Jerry’s! You will receive Chunk Mail about once a month and it may include a coupon or a promotion going on in your area.
Benihana’s Japanese Restaurant -Join Kabuki Kids for kids 12 and under and they can receive a free souvenir mug with a purchase of a child’s meal during the month of their birthday.
BD’s Mongolian Grill – Join Club Mongo and they will send you emails regarding promotions, news and events. When you sign up they will send you a gift and they’ll even have something special for you on your birthday.
Black Angus Steakhouse – Receive a complimentary dessert for joining the Prime Club and a free steak dinner with purchase of a 2nd entrée of equal or greater value on your 1st birthday as a Prime Club member!
Bob Evans – Sign up for BE Mail and receive a free breakfast in your inbox with a purchase of a breakfast of equal or greater value (could be messy, lol!). Also receive monthly offers. Sign your kids up for the Birthday Club (12 and under) and they will receive a free meal.
Bob’s Big Boy – Not specific on what the birthday deals are, but there are coupons, and a link to sign up for their email club!
Boston Market – Join the Boston Market VIP Club and receive $3 coupon off of your purchase, exclusive offers, and a free individual dessert with any purchase of a Create Your Plate Meal for your birthday.
Bonanza Steakhouse – Join the Bonanza eClub and receive a special offer on your birthday (not sure what this is) and other offers throughout the year.
Buca di Beppo – Join the Buca di Beppo eClub to receive exclusive offers and other great announcements. Bring your family into the celebration! Enroll your family, including children under 13 years of age, after clicking Next. They’ll receive a special birthday offer sent right to your inbox. Get a FREE APPETIZER or specialty bread on your next visit just for signing up, a FREE APPETIZER of your choice on your birthday and a SPECIAL OFFER on your anniversary! Receive other exclusive eClub offers totaling as much as $150 in discounts a year!
Buffalo Wild Wings – Sign up for their club and get special promotions. Not sure what they give out on your birthday.
Burger King – Sign up for Club BK and get great offers at participating BURGER KING® Restaurants plus cool birthday surprises on your special day.
California Pizza Kitchen – Sign up for CPKids Club and receive a free kids meal during the month of their birthday if the child is 10 and under.
Captain D’s – Join their Captain D’s Birthday Club and get a special birthday greeting with a coupon for a free kids meal (children under 12).
Caribou Coffee – Sign up for their email club and receive a free drink on your birthday.
Carino’s Italian – Join their E-Club for specials, promotions & latest news direct to your inbox.
Carl’s Jr. – Sign up for their email newsletter to receive news and coupons and get a free small fry and small beverage with the purchase of any Six Dollar Burger. I’m not sure what their birthday freebie is, but they ask for your birthday.
Carrows – Receive a free dessert now just for signing up for their E-Club, and then receive special offers and coupons via email.
Cattlemen’s -Sign Up for their VIP Club for restaurant news and special offers.
Charley’s Grilled Subs – Not sure what the giveaway is for this restaurant, but they do ask for your birthday when you sign up for their e-club.
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse – Join their Hand Shake Club.Earn one point for every dollar you spend on food purchases at all Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse restaurant or the Jolly Trolley Bar & Grill. Receive Two $10 vouchers when you accumulate 300 points (Vouchers will automatically be available on your card for your next visit). Also receive a FREE gift on your birthday, triple points all day every Monday, and exclusive members-only offers.
Cheesecake Factory – Sign up to receive their eNewsletter so they can start sharing exciting news, celebrations, events and special offers with you.
Chevy’s - Sign up for their Compadres Club and receive a free dessert.
Chick-fil-A – Be a Chick-fil-A Insider and receive emails containing news, events, special offers, and exclusive promotions.
Chili’s – Join Chili’s E-mail Club for the latest happenings and exclusive offers, including your Welcome Gift within 48 hours of signing up!
Chipotle Mexican Grill – They don’t exactly have a birthday special, however, they encourage you to tell their team about your birthday if you do drop by, and it might be nice to show them an ID to prove it too. They encourage their teams to personalize your experience; sometimes this means they will be able to do something special for their guests! They think this allows them to build a better relationship with their customers. If you’re interested in other promotions, they recommend you text your zip code to 888222. This will allow them to send you text messages (max 1msg/wk) with promotions for your area.
Claim Jumper – Join their Club and receive a Small Bite Dessert, and special offers.
Coldstone Creamery - Join their Birthday Club and receive a free creation on your birthday.
Corner Bakery Cafe – Sign up to receive news and special offers. Not sure what the birthday offer is but they ask for your birthday.
Cosi – Sign up for FREE Così Email Alerts, and they’ll automatically send you an email to let you know about new menu items, special offers, and much, much more!
Country Buffet – Join their Club and buy one buffet meal and get one for free just for joining! Also receive ongoing discounts.
Culvers – Join their eClub and you’ll get a FREE Value Basket with the purchase of a Value Basket just for joining! Also, they will send you discounts and coupons.
Dairy Queen – Join the Blizzard Fan Club and get 6 Buy One Get One coupons a year.
Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar – Sign up for their eClub and they’ll send you certificates good for FREE GIFTS, offers, news and more. I heard they give you a free entree on your birthday!
Del Taco – Join Del Taco’s Raving Fan eClub and get free food and other insider-only treats delivered to your inbox!
Denny’s – It’s back! Get a free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday! Join Denny’s Rewards and receive exclusive Denny’s offers and news about their latest promotions delivered right to your inbox.
Domino’s Pizza – Sign up to receive offers and coupons.
Don Pablos – Join the Don Pablo Habanero’s Club and get $10 on your birthday, $10 on your Habanero’s Club anniversary, $10 9th visit reward, and FREE dip sampler just for joining!
Einstein Bros Bagels – Join their e-Club and get tasty deals and exclusive offers delivered right to your inbox.
El Chicos – Join their club to receive special email offers.
Famous Dave’s Barbeque – Join their P.I.G. Club (Pretty Important Guest). You’ll get a special birthday offer via email, plus BBQ Tips and news.
Farrelli’s Pizza – Join their Fire Club and automatically get a $10 certificate via email. Also get gift certificates on your birthday and club membership anniversary. In addition, you’ll get great offers throughout the year! They also have an in-store frequency program so click on the link and check that out too!
Fazoli’s – Join Fazoli’s eFamily and receive an email for a free welcome gift.
Fire Mountain – Join the Mega Bar Meal e-Club and Buy One Meal, Get One Free.
Firehouse Subs – Just show your ID with your birth date on it on your birthday and get a free medium celebratory sub.
Flat Top Grill – Sign up to be a member of the Flat Top e-Club and get a coupon for a free stir fry on your birthday.
Fresh Healthy Cafe – Sign up to receive their emails and every month, you’ll receive an e-mail telling you about their latest delicious, nutritious menu features, along with a coupon to taste them for yourself.
Friendly’s – Join their BFF Club and receive free 3-scoop sundae just for enrolling, birthday offers for you and your family, plus other goodies and announcements.
Fuddruckers – Join Fudds Club and get a special gift on your birthday, on your club membership anniversary, and just for joining!
Glory Days Grill – Join their MVP Club for a coupon for FREE Orea sliders on your birthday, PLUS special offers.
Gold Star Chili – Join their e-Club and get a coupon for a FREE 3-Way with a purchase of a 3, 4, or 5-way, automatic entry into monthly prize drawings, free birthday meal, free surprise on your club membership anniversary and more!
Gordon Biersch – Join their e-Club for welcome and birthday e-gifts, news, invitations, and special offers.
Hard Rock Cafe - Become a Hard Rocker and get exclusive benefits, offers, and promotions
Hometown Buffet – Join their eClub and get great savings via email including a birthday coupon, a club membership anniversary coupon, and a Buy One Get One Free buffet meal just for joining!
Hooters – Join their eClub and mClub and receive periodic updates, offers and discounts via email and/or mobile phone.
Houlihan’s – Join their email list for special offers and events. Get a free entree on your birthday and get a free app for joining.
IHOP - Join the pancake revolution and get a FREE meal for signing up, on your birthday, and on your membership anniversary.
Isaac’s Restaurant & Deli – Join their Flamingo Fan Club and get a free sandwich for signing up, free birthday dessert, special offers, discounts and deals.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Get their latest news and offers.
Juice It Up -Sign up for their Smooth e-Club and start receiving FREE SMOOTHIES, special discounts, and lots of other juicy promotions by email.
Keg Steakhouse and Bar – Sign up for Keg News to get the latest information on what’s new at The Keg. Learn about their latest promotions and offers, and find out about what is happening at The Keg near you.
Keva – Sign up for the Keva Klub and get the latest news, promotions, frequent discounts and free stuff!
Krispy Kreme – Join Friends of Krispy Kreme and learn about new products and special offers.
Little Caesars Pizza – Join their email Club and they’ll send you emails with valuable coupons, events and more!
Logan’s Roadhouse – Join their Nut e-Club to receive special offers, promotions and coupons.
La Madeleine – Sign up for their e-Club and receive an email for a free pastry for your birthday. Also receive a coupon for a free petite salad or cup of soup just for signing up.
Lone Star Steakhouse – Join their email club and receive a gift for joining, a gift for your birthday and all the latest news and special invites delivered straight to your inbox.
Maggianos – Sign up for their email Club and receive a $10 coupon off your next meal PLUS $10 off your birthday and anniversary, PLUS special offers and updates.
Mainstreet Ventures – Join their mailing list and receive the latest information about wine dinners, oyster fest, cigar dinners, weekly specials, limited promotions, and special events.
Marble Slab Creamery – Join Marble Slab Creamery’s official fan club, Marble Mail, for news, exclusive offers, and more!
Marie Callenders – Join their e-Club and receive exclusive email offers, for your birthday and wedding anniversary.
Max and Erma’s - Join Max and Erma’s email Club and be the first to learn about their new menu items, great FUNdraising opportunities, special gift card offers and updates to their loyalty program, Good Neighbor Rewards!
The Melting Pot – Sign up for their Club Fondue and get a complimentary box of their Signature Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with the purchase of any Big Night Out, Four-Course Classic, or any two individual entrees, and a cheese fondue. Plus, be the first to learn about events, promotions and specials.
Memphis BBQ – Join their Blue Ribbon Club for special offers.
Mongolian’s B.B.Q. -Join Club Mongo and they will send you emails regarding promotions, news and events. When you sign up they will send you a gift and have something special for you on your birthday.
Mrs. Fields Cookies – Join the Cookie Club and receive special discounts, promotional information, online contest details, and new product news. Get a 10% discount code good toward a future purchase online for signing up!
Noodles & Company – Sign up for their Noodlegram newsletter and you’ll receive news, offers and other stuff you never knew you wanted!
O’Charley’s – Join O’Charley’s e-CLUB and receive a special offer just for signing up, and receive a special offer at your party. In addition, receive exclusive offers just for e-Club members.
Old Country Buffet – Join their e-Club, and get great savings via email including a Birthday coupon, an e-Club Anniversary coupon, previews of upcoming offers and more! Plus you’ll also get a free Buy One Get One Buffet meal just for joining.
Olive Garden – Sign up for Olive Garden’s online newsletter, “The Family Table.” You’ll be the first to hear about news, events, upcoming special dishes they’re preparing for you, limited-time offers, news from their Culinary Institute in Italy, contests, offers and more.
On The Border – Join Club Cantina for special offers and news.
Outback Steakhouse – Join My Outback Rewards today to receive a Free Aussie-Tizer! Plus, as a member of My Outback Rewards you can earn points toward exciting rewards, experiences and great offers from Outback.
Papa John’s – Sign up for their weekly emails and receive offers delivered straight to your email inbox. Get great online pizza and sides offers such as Free Cheesesticks and Free Pizza.
Perkin’s – Join Perkins e-Club and receive special birthday and wedding anniversary email offers. Also join the Kids Birthday Club for kids 12 and under and I’m sure they will receive something yummy for their birthday!
P.F. Chang’s – Sign up to become a P.F. Chang’s Warrior and get all the latest news and updates. You will also receive the P.F. Chang’s Warrior Card good for 10% off your bill through 12/31 2010.
Poncho’s – Join Poncho’s Club and receive event updates and discounts.
Provino’s Italian Restaurant – Show your ID with your birth date on it on your birthday and receive any pasta specialty dinner for free! This includes salad, garlic rolls and dessert!
Qdoba Mexican Grill – Join their e-Club and get exclusive offers, information about new products and restaurants, local event invitations as well as a gift on your birthday; all delivered right to your computer. They’ll even send you a voucher for free chips and salsa just for signing up.
Quizno’s - Join their Q-Club for a free small sub or half toasty favorite when you buy chips and a regular fountain drink. You’ll also receive monthly e-mail offers.
Red Hot & Blue – Sign up for the RHB Club and you will receive exclusive coupons, discounts and offers. You will also receive a FREE pulled-pork barbeque sandwich just for signing up!
Red Lobster – Free slice of cake if you join their Overboard Club.
Red Robin – Sign up for their e-Club and become automatically entered to winan exciting trip to one of the world’s great seafood destinations or another special gift. You’ll also receive a special birthday surprise, and other extras as a Club member.
Robeks – Join Robeks Rewards Club and receive the benefits of coupons and promotions from Robeks.
Rock Bottom – Join the R-Club to receive the latest news and much more!
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Sign up and receive $5 off your next visit.
Round Table – Sign up for email deals and special offers
Ruby Tuesday – Join their So Connected Club and receive a FREE handcrafted burger on your birthday. Also receive food and bar redemption offers, and exclusive updates and promotional offers.
Runza – Sign up for Runza tast-e-mail and they will send exclusive offers and a special birthday present to you.
Ryan’s – Join the e-Club and get a Buy One Get One Free Buffet meal just for joining! Also receive discounts via email.
Schlotzsky’s – Sign up for their Bun & Fun e-Club and receive News, Special Offers and Gift-sky’s delivered straight to your inbox!
Skyline Chili – Not exactly sure what you get for signing up for their mailing list, but they do ask for your birthday so I’m guessing you get some kind of birthday treat.
Smokey Bones – Join the Bones Club and get rewarded for drinking and eating at Smokey Bones. There are a bunch of perks for having the Bones Club card. Visit the website to see it all!
Smoothie King – Sign up for their email list and get a free smoothie now when you purchase one of equal or greater value. Also get special offers and coupons via email.
Spaghetti Warehouse – Join their e-mail list and get the best of their promotions.
Sonic – Join the Sonic Cruisers Club and be the first to get Sonic news, promotions, and sweepstakes information.
Souper Salad – Join the Souper Fresh Club and get special discounts, birthday specials and more.
Starbucks – My favorite! Get their Gold Card and use it to buy your drinks (you load it with cash either online or at a store). Get a free drink on your birthday, as well as after every15th drink you purchase.
Steak-N-Shake – Join the Steak n’ Shake e-Club and be the first to know about special offers, new products and money-saving coupons. When you join, they’ll send you the latest deals on your favorite foods, straight to your inbox.
Swiss Chalet - Sign up for their e-mail newsletter called Rotisserie Mail, however, I’m not sure what special offers and discounts you get.
Subway – Join the Sub Fan Club and receive special offers from Subway restaurants. Not all locations participate in the email program but you will be able to tell when you sign up.
TCBY – Join their email Club and be the first to receive offers and news via email.
Ted’s Montana Grill – Follow the herd! Sign up with their email club and receive a complimentary dessert on your birthday and anniversary. Plus, receive news, promotions and special offers. In addition, new and existing email subscribers will automatically be entered into a monthly drawing for a $50 Ted’s Montana Grill gift card.
Texas De Brazil – Join their e-Club and you’ll receive a gift for joining, special offers throughout the year and the latest news–all in your inbox. Offers vary by locations.
Texas Roadhouse – Sign up for their email club and receive a free appetizer on your birthday and on your “Roadie” anniversary.
TGI Friday’s - Sign up for their Give Me More Stripes Program and get a free appetizer. or a dessert just for signing up. Also receive a free dessert in your birthday month with the purchase of an entree. There are more perks, so check it out for yourself!
The Fox and Hound – Join their Pub Club and get a free appetizer just for joining, a free entree on your birthday, and updates on special events at Fox and Hound® and Bailey’s all year long!
The Old Spaghetti Factory – Sign up as a “Factory Insider” and receive special discount coupons and be the first to hear about their promotions.
The Palm – Join their email list and receive their upcoming events and special offers via email.
Tony Roma’s – Join their Roma Rib Expert Club and get the latest scoop on promotions, news and special offers.
Uno’s Chicago Grill – Join their Uno’s Insider’s e-Club and receive a welcome coupon just for signing up, and more special promotions and coupons. In addition, you’ll get a special birthday surprise!
Wendy’s – Sign up for Wendy Mail and get the latest news, coupons and promotions plus $1 coupon.
White Castle – Sign up for Craver Nation and get 2 FREE sliders or a $1 off frozen sliders.
Wingstop – Join their email Club and receive large fresh cut seasoned fries on your birthday.
Zaxby’s – Join the Zax Mail Club and receive one FREE meal deal.
Z’ Tejas – Join their Z’ Club and receive an email for %15 off your next meal the month after you join, and receive an email for $10 off your mail in your birthday month.
Zio’s – Join their email Club for exclusive offers, wine tasting events, and new menu items delivered to your inbox. Sign up and get a coupon for a free bruschetta appetizer.