Restaurants That Give You Free Food On Your Birthday

Your birthday only comes around once a year and everyone likes to be pampered on that one day. Fortunately, several Southside restaurants have you covered and will honor you on your birthday. 

A&W Restaurant– A&W Restaurant is a fast-food outlet serving up namesake root beer & floats, plus burgers, chicken & fries. When you join their Mug Club, you’ll get a free root beer float on your birthday. A&W has 3 Southside locations- 183 Southwest Military Drive, 3318 Southeast Military Drive and 4350 West Commerce Street. 

Buffalo Wild Wings– Buffalo Wild Wings is a casual dining restaurant/sports bar franchise that specializes in Buffalo-style chicken wings. On your birthday, you’ll receive a free snack-size order of either boneless or traditional wings, when you join their Blazin’ Rewards Program. They have 2 Southside locations- 3158 Southeast Military Drive and 7823 South Zarzamora Street. 

Chick-Fil-A– Chick-Fil-A is a fast-food chain serving chicken sandwiches, strips & nuggets along with salads & sides. When you download the Chick-Fil-A app, you’ll receive a free chocolate chunk cookie for your birthday. Chick-Fil-A has 4 Southside locations- 3214 Southeast Military Drive, 4110 South New Braunfels Avenue, 2310 Southwest Military Drive and 2660 Southwest Military Drive. 

Chili’s– Chili’s is a family-friendly chain serving classic Tex-Mex & American fare in a Southwestern-style setting. Join My Chili’s Rewards and you’ll receive a free dessert on your birthday. Chili’s has 2 Southside locations- 2310 Southwest Military Drive and 3230 Southeast Military Drive. 

Denny’s– Denny’s is a casual diner chain dishing up classic American comfort fare, including all-day breakfast favorites. On your birthday, bring your ID to Denny’s to get a free Original Grand Slam breakfast. Denny’s has 2 Southside locations- 7122 I-35 South and 2210 Southeast Loop 410. 

El Pollo Loco– El Pollo Loco is a fast-food chain outpost known for Mexican classics made with fire-grilled chicken. Download their Loco Rewards app and for your birthday, you’ll receive either a free 2-piece Chicken Meal or a Classic Chicken Tostada Salad. They have 2 Southside locations- 1133 Southwest Military Drive and 4645 West Commerce Street. 

Firehouse Subs– Firehouse Subs is a counter-serve sandwich chain offering made-to-order hot & cold subs, plus a variety of hot sauces. Sign up for Firehouse Rewards and receive a free medium sub on your birthday. They have 2 Southside locations- 2611 Southeast Military Drive and 2810 Southwest Military Drive. 

IHOP– IHOP is a long-standing chain serving a wide variety of pancakes & other American breakfast & diner fare. When you join My Hop Rewards, you’ll receive a free stack of pancakes with the topping of your choice. IHOP has 4 Southside locations- 3523 Roosevelt Avenue, 739 Hot Wells Boulevard, 3115 Southeast Military Drive and 2634 Southwest Military Drive. 

Luby’s– Luby’s is a family-friendly, cafeteria-style chain offering Texas-inspired entrees, sides & desserts. Sign up for Luby’s eClub to receive a free birthday dessert. Luby’s has 2 Southside locations- 944 Southeast Military Drive and 803 Castroville Road. 

Pizza Hut– Pizza Hut is a family-friendly chain known for its made-to-order pizzas. Sign up for Hut Rewards and on your birthday, you’ll receive a free order of cinnamon sticks. They have 13 Southside locations. 

Starbucks–  Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and Wi-Fi availability. When you join the Starbucks Rewards Program, on your birthday, you’ll get your choice of a free handcrafted beverage, ready-to-drink bottled beverage or food item. They have 9 Southside locations. 

Taco Bell– Taco Bell is a chain of fast food restaurants that serves an array of Mexican-inspired foods. When you join Taco Bell Rewards, you’ll get a regular Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze for your birthday. Taco Bell has 9 Southside locations. 

Whataburger– Whataburger is a circa-1950 fast-food chain for counter-serve burgers, some stacked with multiple patties. Sign up for Whataburger’s email newsletter to receive a free Justaburger on your birthday. Whataburger has 10 Southside locations. 

Wingstop– Wingstop is a casual counter-serve chain serving a variety of chicken wings & sides. Join the Wingstop Email Club and you’ll get a free large order of seasoned fries for your birthday. Wingstop has 6 Southside locations.