Did you know that many local restaurants offer free meals, appetizers, drinks or deserts on your birthday? Well, today's my birthday so I needed to know where to go. Here's a list of 40 area restaurants to choose from.

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Why should you pay on your special day, when you can eat for FREE. Many restaurants do require that you sign up for their e-clubs in exchange for your birthday treat. Be sure to sign up early to make your big day something special and delicious. Now which to choose?

Here's some restaurants in the area that offer free birthday food just for ME....and for YOU too!

Arby’s – Free Milkshake when you join their Email Club.
Auntie Anne's - BOGO pretzel with Pretzel Perks.
Baskin Robbins - Get a free Scoop of Ice Cream when you sign up for the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Join Team ‘O’ Brady’s and get a Free Appetizer with Entree Purchase.
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - With Premier Rewards Plus you get a free Pizzookie.
Bonefish Grill - Become a Bonefish Grill Insider and get a Free dessert.
Boston Market - Members of the Rotisserie Rewards Club get "special perks".
Buffalo Wild Wings – Sign up for their Buffalo Circle and get Free Snack-size Wings (boneless or traditional).
Carrabba's - Free appetizer or dessert with Amici Club membership.
Chili’s – Chili’s Email Club Members get a Free Brownie Sundae.
Cold Stone Creamery - Get a BOGO offer with My Cold Stone Club.
Cracker Barrel – Free Desert
Culver's - Enjoy one free sundae on your birthday.
Dairy Queen – Blizzard Fan Club Members get a Free Blizzard with a purchase of Blizzard.
Denny’s – Free Grand Slam Breakfast!
Dunkin’ Donuts – Free Beverage as a Member of DD Perks.
Firehouse Subs – Free Medium Sub when you join their Firehouse Rewards Program.
Hooters – Get 10 Free Wings when you sign up for Hooters eClub.
IHOP – If you’re part of the IHOP’s Reward Program you’ll enjoy a Free Stack of Pancakes.
Krispy Kreme - Get a Free Donut if you’re a Krispy Kreme Rewards Member.
Longhorn Steakhouse - Free dessert of your choice on your Longhorn Account.
McDonald's - Sign up for McDonald's email newsletter and get a FREE Happy Meal.
Moe's Southwestern Grill - Free burrito when you download their app.
Moonlite Barb-Birthday-Q Inn – Small Chocolate Lava Cake w/Candle.
Olive Garden – Sign up on their website and get unlimited breadsticks and a free dessert.
Orange Julius – Join the Julius League and get a Free Drink.
Orange Leaf - $3 off frozen yogurt with the Ounce Back program.
Outback Steakhouse - Free kids-sized vanilla sundae.
Panera – Sign up for the Panera Rewards Program and get a Free Pastry.
Pizza Hut – Sign up for an on-line account and they’ll email a coupon for free Cinnamon Sticks.
Red Lobster – Join the Fresh Catch Club and Get a Free Gift.
Sonic - Get a FREE birthday treat with My Sonic rewards.
Starbucks – Sign up for their Rewards Program and receive a coupon for a Free Drink or Food Item.
Subway – Sign up for Subway’s Eat Fresh Club and enjoy a Free Six-inch Sub and Drink.
Texas Roadhouse – Free Appetizer when you register on line.
TGI Friday’s – Give Me More Stripes Members get a Free Desert.
Wingstop - Get a free order of fries when you sign up for The Club.
Zaxby's - With Zaxby's email club get a free Nibbler.

Birthday’s only come once a year, so take advantage of it!

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