All the Restaurants Where You Can Get Free Food on Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day this Tuesday, a plethora of restaurants are rolling out a long list of special deals and menus for all to indulge in. And best of all, if you’re looking for some friendly discounts and specials, you’re in luck!

Whether you’ve got a date or not for the big day, one thing is for sure — we can all get on board for sweet deals on food. From BOGO offers to straight up freebies, we’re got a list of all the restaurant chains that have your needs covered without burning a hole in your wallet.

Auntie Anne’s: The pretzel chain is offering a buy one, get one heart-shaped pretzel (Original or Cinnamon Sugar) for Pretzel Perks members.

California Pizza Kitchen: From Feb. 10-14, the kitchen is offering a special Valentine’s Day meal celebration for two, including an appetizer, two entrées and dessert from a prix fixe menu for $35.

Chuck E. Cheese: Starting Valentine’s Day, every Tuesday customers get two large two topping pizzas for $22.

Fogo de Chao: Between Feb. 10-14, couples who dine-in will receive a dining card for a complimentary lunch or dinner on their next visit of up to $62.95 value, redeemable until April 30, 2017.

Hooters: This fine establishment is having a #ShredYourEx promotion for the broken-hearted out there. All of you have to do is bring in a picture of your ex to shred up and get a free order of wings. We love wings, so this could be fun!

Krystal Burger: For $9.99, couples can share eight of their signature square-patty sliders, a dozen golden-fried shrimp, a chili cheese or Junkyard fry and either two cherry ICEEs or two chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

Macaroni Grill: Just $24 per person will get each of you your top choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert.

McAlister’s Deli: Only available at participating locations, McAlister’s will offer up to two complimentary kids meals with the purchase of an adult entrée for all guests that dine-in on Valentine’s.

Papa John’s: Pizza time! Check your local stores first, but customers can get a medium 1-topping heart-shaped pizza on thin crust with brownie for $15, or get 2 for $18 in select stores.

Pressed Juicery: Send that someone special a “Valentine’s Day Gram,” which includes a free mini 2 ounce juice. You can send a juice voucher via email and redeem a free juice for yourself in a choice of three flavors at the nearest location.

Qdoba: Can you be a little daring on this day? Guests who kiss someone at the register at participating locations on Feb. 14 will get a free second entrée when they buy an entrée. And in the spirt of all things love, the burrito chain is spreading their affections by donating a dollar to No Kid Hungry for every Instagram post with #QdobaForaKiss shared from Feb. 10-15.

Red RobinRoyalty members can get 50 percent off any gourmet burger with the purchase of any Finest, Gourmet or Big Tavern Burger, entrée, entrée salad or sandwich.

Schlotzsky’s: The sandwich spot is giving away special free 3 oz. bottles of its signature hot sauce at restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary — and perfect for spicing up the night, right?

Steak n' Shake: With the coupon found at their site and offered via club emails, treat you and your love to a buy one, get one free milkshake at this beloved retro burger joint. With milkshakes from red velvet to chocolate covered strawberry, there is a lot to try this Valentine's Day.

TGI Fridays: From Feb. 9-14, TGI Fridays is offering half-priced bottles of wine all day and night. As if that wasn’t enough, for their Valentine’s Day dinner deal, customers can take advantage of a 2 for $30 promotion, which features two premium entrées and one shareable dessert.

White Castle: For the 26th year in a row, the popular slider joint is taking reservations for a seated dinner with table service and a Valentine’s menu. It might not be a great deal, but in the spirit of a Harold and Kumar kind of friendship, it’ll make you and your pals feel special.


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Tania Hussain |

Tania Hussain is a native of Toronto and a Hoosier at heart, studying journalism at Ball State University in Indiana. She has a mad love for fine cheese, film, music, and meeting people upon her many travels. When Tania’s not writing at Womanista, she can be found going for long nature runs, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Cardinals, photographing sights and food, or writing for her online magazine, The Hudsucker. She is also a member of the Indy-based, Society of Professional Journalists—one of the oldest organizations in the U.S. that promotes and represents journalists.