Wouldn’t it be amazing if all you had to do is give someone your email address and 5 minutes later, get a coupon for a free burger?
Or better, how incredible would it be if could get a coupon for a free breakfast entree every month for the rest of your life?
That would be so awesome, right? If only it were possible… oh wait.
One of the biggest things people never take advantage of are restaurant reward programs and their eClubs. I mean seriously, all you need to do is sign up with your first name and email and BOOM, you got yourself a free coupon for frozen yogurt. Just like that. Yet no one ever takes advantage of it. Why is that?
Oh wait, I forgot, everyone love paying for food right. Who likes free anyways… I’d rather pay. (Sarcasm.)
It makes me so mad that I…I need to write an epic guide to help people get free food at 156 restaurants without getting arrested.
How to Get Free Food at Restaurants
Almost every major restaurant offers special sign up food and freebie bonuses when you first sign up for their loyalty program, newsletter, or eClub.
So literally, all you need to do is give up your email address, then boom, you’ll get a freebies in your inbox every month, including your birthday.
It’s that simple.
Just Don’t Get Arrested…
Okay so you won’t really get arrested if you try to “beat the system” but it’s still unethical.
You see, some restaurants will give you free food if you sign up. However, there are some ways to beat the system such as using 10 different names and emails.
Yes this can lead to hundreds free burgers or free milkshakes, but is it really right?
That’s way I do believe you should be honest and take advantage of these deals ethically.
All Restaurants That Offer Free Food in Exchange for an Email Address
Here’s all the restaurants across the United States that offer killer freebies just by signing up with your first name and email address.
Just remember that you can use this email hack to help you manage these restaurant promotional emails without your email account getting flooded with emails.
Also, on this list, you won’t see any birthday freebies, because all of those can be found on our birthday freebie post.
So with that being said here are all the restaurant that offer free food and delicious sign up bonuses.
Hint: Just click on the restaurant’s name and you’ll be directed to their eClub/Rewards sign up page.
Abuelo’s – Receive a free dessert when you join their eClub
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant & Cantina – Receive a free two-item combo when you join their email club
Acres of Clams – 10% off your meals when you join the Carte Clam Club (unlimited usage)
Amy’s Ice Creams – Get free ice cream when you sign up for their email list
Andy’s Frozen Custard– Join the Yum Club and receive a free small cone and treat
Arby’s – Get a free roast beef classic (with any purchase) when you sign up for Arby’s Deals
The Arrogant Butcher – Receive a free dessert when you sign up for their email list
Au Bon Pain – Get a free travel mug when you sign up
Back Yard Burgers – Free welcome burger
Bailey’s Sports Grille – Free burger or sandwich when you sign up
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill – Get a free taco when you sign up for Club Baja
Bakers Square – free entree with purchase of another entree and two drinks
bd’s Mongolian Grill – Free stir fry when you join Club Mongo
Beef’O’Brady’s – Free starter
Bella Milano – Free meal certificate
Bertucci’s – free $5 coupon
BGR The Burger Joint – free burger the next time you stop by
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano – free italian dessert when you join Club Biaggis
Big Boy Restaurant – Free ice cream
Big Daddy’s – 15% off your check when you sign up
Biggby Coffee – Free drink when you join E-Wards
Biscuits Cafe – free beverage just for signing up
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Free pizookie cookie when you sign up for their premium rewards program.
Black Angus Steakhouse – Get a free dessert when you join the Prime Club
Bob Evans – Free kid’s meal, as well as free breakfast meals throughout the year
Bojangles – free sausage, steak, country ham or cajun filet biscuit coupon
Bonefish Grille – Free appetizer or dessert when you become a BFG Insider
Boston Market – $3 coupon just for signing up.
Bravo! Cucina Italiana – Free appetizer (up to $10) within 30 days of signing up
BRIO Tuscan Grille – free appetizer (up to $10) within 30 days of signing up
Bristol Seafood Grill – $15 welcome offer just for signing up
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – free waffle cone
Buca di Beppo – Free pasta during your next visit after you sign up
Buffalo Wild Wings – Free dessert when you join the buffalo circle
C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery – Free burger or chicken sandwich
California Pizza Kitchen – $15 reward just for signing up
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop – Free upsize from a 9″ sub to a 12″
Caribou Coffee – Free medium drink when you join Caribou Perks
Carino’s Italian – Free dessert when you are a part of Pasta Points
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Free appetizer when you are a part of the Amici Club
Carvel’s – buy one get one free coupon just for signing up
Champps Americana – Free burger when you sign up
The Cheesecake Factory – Free scoop of ice cream accompanied by singing
Chili’s – Free chips and salsa, guacamole, or skillet queso
Cinnabon – Free minnabon just for signing up
City Crab & Seafood Company – 15% off your next visit
City Wok – coupon for free food
Coldstone Creamery – Free ice cream with purchase
Cotton Patch Cafe – free appetizer for signing up and a free meal on your 1 year anniversary
Country Kitchen – Free welcome coupon of $4 off
Dairy Queen – 6 buy one get one free blizzard coupons all year
Del Taco – 2 free grilled chicken tacos
Dippin’ Dots – Free dippin dots when you join the 40 Below Zero club
Don Pablo’s – $10 reward/coupon when you join the Hab Club
Duke’s Chowderhouse – Free lunch or dinner entree when you buy one lunch or dinner entree
Dunkin’ Donuts – Free medium beverage
Dunn Bros Coffee – $3 credit when you download the app
Earl of Sandwich – Free brownie when you join the eClub
El Chico Cafe – Free sopapilla
Elephant Bar – Free sundae when you join Elephant Bar Rewards
Erik’s Deli Cafe – Free sandwich just for signing up
Extreme Pita – free pita when you join their email club
Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que – Free sandwich or burger when you join the PIG club
FATZ – get $5 off your next meal
Fazoli’s – Free dessert
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Free $10 reward
First Watch – buy one get one free offer
Flat Top Grill – free treat
Fox and Hound – Free burger or sandwich when you join the All Star Club
Friendly’s – 25% off your first purchase when you join BFF
Gold Star Chili – Free regular 3 Way with purchase of a 3 Way
Golden Spoon Yogurt – buy one get one free frozen yogurt coupon
Gordon Biersch – $10 welcome voucher
Great American Cookies – Free cookie with purchase of a cookie
Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream – Free pizza reward
Houlihan’s – Free appetizer when you join the Email Club
IHOP – Sign up for IHOP Pancake Revolution and receive free pancakes
Ike’s Place – Get a free sandwich when you show up on your birthday
Ivar’s Seafood Bar – Join the Carte Clam Club and receive a 10% off your meal
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free appetizer when you join Joe’s Catch
Johnny Rockets – Free hamburger instantly with purchase
Juice It Up – Free smoothie just by signing up for the newsletter
Kolache Factory – 3 free kolaches with purchase of 3 kolaches
Kona Grill – Free welcome coupon
Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut
La Madeleine Cafe – Free petite salad or cup of soupe
LaMar’s Donuts – Free donut and coffee when you register your card
Logan’s Roadhouse – Free nutter butter fudgeslide dessert when you join the Nut-E Club
Longhorn Steakhouse – Complimentary appetizer
Luby’s – Get a free LuAnn with purchase of another LuAnn
Maggiano’s Little Italy – $10 off your next visit
Max & Erma’s Restaurant – Free coupon for munchies
Mazzio’s Italian Eatery – Free coupons for discounted pizzas
Melting Pot – Free box of chocolate covered strawberries with any purchase over $60
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – 25 free smiles just for signing up
Mimi’s Cafe – Free 4 pack of famous muffins
Moe’s Southwest Grill – Free cup of queso when you join
99 Restaurants – Free wings
Not Your Average Joe’s – special dining certificate
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina – Free queso or sopapillas
Orange Julius – Free bogo drink coupon
Panera Bread – Free pastry/dessert loaded into your Panera card for your next visit
Pizza Ranch – 25 bonus points added to your account
Qdoba – Sign up for Qdoba Rewards and receive a free order of chips and salsa or a regular drink
Quiznos – Join the Q Club and get $2 off your next purchase
Raising Cane’s – Free box combo when you become a Caniac
Red Mango – Free $2 reward for frozen yogurt when you sign up
Rubio’s Fresh Mexican – Free taco
Sbarro – Free slice of cheese pizza with purchase of a drink
Shari’s Restaurants – Free slice of pie
Smoothie King – free drink coupon for a 20oz smoothie for $1.99
Stir Crazy – Free stir fry
Sweet CeCe’s Frozen Yogurt – Free cup of frozen yogurt when you sign up for social media connection
Taco Cabana – Free fajita taco
Taco John’s – Free meat and potato burrito
Tom & Eddie’s – Free 25 bonus points just for signing up
Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food – Join the eClub and get a $10 gift certificate
Uno Chicago Grill – Join the Insider’s Club and dining coupon for your next visit
Village Inn – Sign up for the eClub and get a free slice of pie with an adult entree purchase
Which Wich – Join the Vibe Club and get a free sandwich offer
Yogurtland – Join Real Rewards and receive free 3oz frozen yogurt
Z’Tejas Southwest Grill – Join the Z Club and receive a 15% off your next meal
Zaxby’s – Join the Zax Club and get a free meal deal
Zio’s Italian Kitchen– Subscribe to Zio’s email list and get a free bruschetta appetizer
So I’ll like to end by saying…
Hooray for free food! Who knew that getting free food at restaurants could be this easy.
Please be sure to share this list of free restaurant reward programs with everyone whom you think may love it or just anyone who loves free stuff.
Thanks again for reading and please feel free to suggest any other restaurants by leaving a comment below or by sending me a tweet at @MrAdamBryan.