It's your birthday and you're ready to par-tay! But what you're not ready to do is party with hunger pangs, so grab a bite to eat at one of the many food companies in the 'Burgh that are willing to give you some free food just to celebrate your big day!
NOTE: I can't be responsible if you disclose your birthday to these eateries and they embarrass you by making you stand up while they sing/shout the happy birthday song through the entire restaurant while everyone laughs and your family videotapes the whole ordeal. Yikes.
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Score yourself a free birthday entree from Houlihan's by signing up to their mailing list - oh, and you will also get $10 off your next meal just for being a new subscriber. While you're here, don't cheat yourself out of their delicious Creme Brulee for dessert (I swear I'm not drooling).
This German-inspired pub is one of the coolest places to have a birthday dinner since they shout your name and a Happy Birthday across the entire eatery - and you get a free dessert if you're signed up to their loyalty program!
Big Burrito Restaurant Group
If your birthday is coming up and you're not already on the big Burrito mailing list, sign up NOW! Subscribers are rewarded with a free entree up to $30 in value at participating big Burrito restaurants for the big day. Click the website link below to sign up and check out all of their chains.
Okay now that you're signed up for big Burrito's mailing list, get ready to sign up to their chain, Mad Mex's list to get a free burrito anytime up to one week before or one week after your birthday. Double whammy!
If you join this Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar's VIP club you will earn points on all future purchases at the restaurant and VIP members are rewarded with additional benefits like a free dinner or lunch entree on your birthday.
Double Wide Grill
Sorry, I know you don't need any more emails on top of your 6000+ unread messages, BUT at least make an exception for the Double Wide Grill. After you sign up to their mailing list you will be eligible for a free birthday meal, redeemable up to three days before or after your birthday!
If you've never tried a Burgatory milkshake, now is your chance to do it totally free! Join their mailing list and receive a free milkshake coupon the week leading up to your birthday that can be used anytime within that week time limit.
Claddagh Irish Pub
If you like authentic Irish food, you will want to sign up to the Claddagh Irish Pub mailing list regardless of their free birthday offer - but since we're on the topic, you will get either a free entree or dessert. Yum.
Get a buy one get one free entree coupon for your birthday to use at Atria's when you're signed up for their rewards program.
Join the Kilt Clan and enjoy a free burger on your birthday, and free boneless wings on your anniversary - plus a multitude of other offers throughout the year.
I'd be happy with a free dozen of their dinner rolls and that delicious cinnamon butter, but instead, they're offering a free appetizer or sidekick of ribs to their email subscribers. Now that I think about it I wouldn't complain about those delicious choices either.
Moe's Southwest Grill
There's no such thing as too many free birthday burritos, so sign up to Moe's Rockin' Rewards program on your smartphone and claim another free burrito!
Along with many great offers given throughout the year, the Walnut Grill offers anyone who's part of their mailing list a free birthday entree up to a $20 value!
Claim your free Birthday Burger through Red Robin's loyalty rewards program. According to their website, the Birthday Burger Reward includes any of their 24 fire-grilled gourmet burgers but does not include extra patties, extra cheese, styles or Red Robin's Finest Burgers.
Max & Erma's
Don't miss the chance to get half a dozen fresh baked cookies from Max & Erma's, just download their app and sign up for their totally-worth it rewards program.
Hard Rock Cafe
Enjoy some great music, a cool atmosphere, and a buy-one-get-one entree deal at the Hard Rock Cafe. By signing up for their rewards program you will have a full month to choose when to enjoy your BOGO birthday entree.
Unfortunately, they aren't offering a free steak - but a free dessert is probably the next best thing. Sign up to the Longhorn Steakhouse E-Rewards to get the offer sent to your email before your birthday.
The Melting Pot
Do not miss your chance to get a free box of chocolate covered strawberries from The Melting Pot! Sign up for their rewards program to claim your offer.
Get your caffeine fix for free with the Dunkin' Donuts rewards program. DD will give you a free drink of any size during the month of your birthday.
Nothing goes better with a slice of birthday cake than ice cream, and Baskin Robbins knows this. That's why they're offering a free scoop of ice cream to anyone on their birthday who is signed up to their Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
Cold Stone Creamery
Okay, so Baskin Robbins isn't the only smart icecream parlor. Cold Stone will give you a buy one get one free ice cream creation for your birthday when you sign up for their Cold Stone Club program.
Three time's a charm with IHOP - get a free stack of pancakes on your birthday, anniversary and when you sign up for their reward program. So many carbs, so totally worth it.
Enjoy some more free breakfast deliciousness at Denny's. Get exclusive info, deals, a sign-up reward and a free yearly present on your birthday when you sign up for their reward program.
Get your free-and-salty birthday pretzel from Auntie Anne's, just sign up to their rewards program to claim it.
Eat until your heart is content with the Golden Corral birthday reward - a free buffet meal deal. Sign up for their rewards program by clicking the website link below.
Get a free pastry on your birthday from Panera when you sign up for their reward program.
Sign up on the Olive Garden website and have a choice at one of their free appetizers or desserts on your birthday.
Get a free drink from Starbucks on your birthday if you sign up for their rewards program at least 30 days prior to your birthday.
Eat fresh at Subway on your birthday when you sign up for their rewards program. You will be rewarded with a free six-inch sub and drink.
Remember the days when you could get a free donut when Krispy Kreme had their neon red hot light sign turned on? Do they still do that? Anyways, you can still get yourself a free donut from the K'Kreme on your birthday by signing up for their rewards program.
Einstein Bros Bagels
Don't have time to sit down at IHOP or Denny's for breakfast? No worries, the Einstein Bros E-Club Rewards Program offers you a free Egg Sandwich on your birthday as long as you're signed up for it - so drive through, grab your freebie, and get on with your day!
Buffalo Wild Wings
Eat wings, watch sports, hang out with friends and claim your free birthday deal. With the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Reward Club, you get some tasty snack-size wings to celebrate your B-day.
Not directly a birthday deal, but you can make it one and any of your friends with a smartphone can partake too (as long as everyone's order is on separate checks). By signing up for their rewards program you will get a coupon for a free sandwich with the purchase of any soft drink - redeemable 4 hours after sign up.
Buca de Beppo
Sign up for the Buca E-Club rewards program and get a free pasta dish! (Same idea as the Primanti Bros offer above).
Okay, I know what you're thinking, that's a lot of reward programs to sign up for - but totally worth it if you take advantage of their birthday (and other) freebies! So the real question is, where will you be eating at for your birthday?