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Teresa Sabga
February 06, 2018

Birthdays are all about treating yourself. You deserve to start the day phenomenally, and we know what you really want: breakfast. With our help, you can celebrate your special day with the best birthday freebies across the nation. From cinnamon buns to cold brew, you can seriously eat breakfast for free once a year. Many national restaurant chains in America just require you to sign up for their rewards programs to reap the benefits of their freebie deals. Sure, that can come with a ridiculous amount of spam emails, but, come on, that’s a small price to pay for free breakfast. Just don’t forget to print your coupons and keep your ID ready. These 19 restaurants offering killer free birthday breakfast are waiting for you.


Join the Bojangles’ E-Club and receive a free Bo-Berry Biscuit every year on your birthday. Writer Lilit Marcus says Bo-Berry Biscuits are heaven-sent because its texture falls between cake and paradise.

Biggby Coffee

Sign up for the Biggby Coffee E-Wards program and collect a drink on your birthday every year. Note that Biggby only has a select few stores spread across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, but you never know when you’re next road trip could lead to a free coffee. 

Bob Evans

This one’s for the kiddos. Any child 12 years old or younger can join Bob Evan’s Birthday Club to receive a free kids meal on their special day.


Booster Juice

Canadians, and lucky folk living in Oregon and Utah, can score a free regular-sized smoothie from Booster Juice if they sign up for Booster Nation 24 hours prior to their birthday.

Bruegger’s Bagels

Subscribe to our Bruegger’s Bagels’ eClub and get a free bagel loaded with your choice of cream cheese. Lox, scallion, olive—take your pick, it’s your birthday. 

Caribou Coffee

Join Caribou Perks and a free birthday drink is all yours.


Want a box of Cinnabon Stix, CinnaSweeties, or Cinnabites? Well, good. The selection is random every year and whichever treat your heart desires is your gift for joining Club Cinnabon.


Corner Bakery Cafe

Sign up for Corner Bakery eCafe and treat yo’self to “sweets” from the bakery. (They say that “sweets” include cookies, dessert bars, and cakes.)


No sign up necessary here. Just drive over to the closest Denny’s with your ID at hand and receive a free Grand Slam breakfast platter. We’re talking pancakes, bacon, sausages, and eggs.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Register with DD Perks and collect a free medium beverage of choice on your birthday. Now, you’re running on Dunkin’.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

This deal’s a win-win. Sign up for The Schmear Society and get a free bagel and cream cheese right away and receive an egg sandwich with purchase for your birthday.



Stuff your face with a full stack of IHOP’s Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity Pancakes instantly after signing up for Pancake Revolution and for each year’s birthday and anniversary. SO. MANY. PANCAKES. And we’re not mad about it.

Juice It Up

The California chain offers registered Smooth eClub members a free smoothie when they buy one for their birthday.

Krispy Kreme

Join the Krispy Kreme E-Club for a free doughnut on your birthday. The extra emails about special promotions are totally worth it.

Jamba Juice

Celebrate your birthday with a free small smoothie when you sign up for the Jamba Insider Rewards.



All MyPanera members can savor a pastry or bakery item every year on their birthday. Go on, it’s on the house. 

Planet Smoothie

It’s your birthday. Treat yourself to a free smoothie when you sign up for the Planet Smoothie Birthday Club.


My Starbucks Rewards members can celebrate their birthdays with a free baked good or beverage of their choice. This may be the only time it’s OK to order a Trenta at Starbucks.

Waffle House

As if you didn’t love Waffle House enough, each Waffle House Regulars Club member is entitled to a free birthday waffle. 

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