All the Restaurants Where You Can Get Free Food on Tax Day

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Americans might not agree on everything, but we can all agree that taxes are no fun. The word alone conjures up images of perplexing paperwork and tons of stress. And truth be told, unless you’re entitled to a big refund, Tax Day is a real bummer.

While it’s important to do your income taxes correctly to save money, you’re also entitled to some serious self-care after the whole thing. We’re not talking spas and naps, which of course, are welcomed. But for the foodie at heart, we want you to treat yourself to your favorite desserts and maybe even a tall, cold one

From BOGO offers to straight up freebies, we’re got a list of all the restaurant chains that have your needs covered for Tax Day on April 18.

Arby’s: You deserve a break, so Arby’s is treating customers to free curly fries with no purchase required — only on Tax Day! 

Bob Evans: If you bring in this coupon on Tuesday, you will get a 30 percent discount on your total bill.

Boston Market: Get a half-chicken meal, including two sides, cornbread, a cookie, and a fountain drink for $10.40 on April 18.

Boston’s Restaurant: This Dallas-based sports bar chain offers a free single order of wings to anyone registered with its rewards program only on April 18.

Cinnabon: If you’re crazy about Cinnabon like we are, some bakery locations are offering not one, but two free Cinnabon bites on April 18.

Firehouse Subs: The sandwich chain is offering customers a free sub with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips, and a drink from April 18 to 20.

Great American Cookies: Continuing their annual Tax Day tradition, each customer at participating locations can get a free Birthday Cake Cookie on April 18, no purchase or coupon required.

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Hard Rock Cafe: Some Hard Rock locations are giving away free burgers on April 18 if you sing your favorite song, but call ahead to make sure yours is participating — unless you want to sing for the heck of it!

Hot Dog on a Stick: Stomp away your tax stress because all customers get a free Original Turkey Dog, no purchase necessary, on April 18.

Kona Ice: The company's shaved ice trucks will be parked near post offices and tax prep centers for its annual "no taxation without relaxation" giveaway, on April 18 this year and hand out free shaved ice cups for everyone.

Schlotzsky’s: The beloved sandwich shop is once again offering its signature sandwich, The Original free, with the purchase of chips and a medium drink only on Tax Day.

Tony Roma’s: If you order an entrée at Tony Roma’s between the 15 and 17, the chain will give you a coupon for a free dessert that you can use on your next visit. 

World of Beer: Customers ages 21 and older are entitled to a free beer from World of Beer or $5 off your check, only on April 18.

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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.