The month for fried freebies continues with National French Fry Day Saturday.
The made-up holiday comes a week after National Fried Chicken Day and weeks before National Chicken Wing Day, held July 29.
According to a survey by Offers.com of more than 1,000 people, McDonald’s has America’s favorite fries with 43%, followed by Chick-fil-A at 18% and Wendy’s at 13%.
Then on Sunday, get ready for some comfort food. July 14 is National Macaroni & Cheese Day, also known as National Mac & Cheese Day.
Aside from the 48-hour Amazon Prime Day, which starts at 3 a.m. ET July 15, next week brings two made-up food holidays. July 17 is National Hot Dog Day and July 21 is National Ice Cream Day. (Hopefully, the #icecreamchallenge of licking ice cream and replacing the container in grocery store freezers will have gone cold by then.)
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Deals and freebies
Here are discounts and offers available at participating locations Saturday unless otherwise noted. Offers can vary and most times are offered while supplies last. To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out. Also, some will require you to have a restaurant’s app or be signed up for emails.
Applebee’s: For a limited time, get all-you-can-eat Riblets, Chicken Tenders & Shrimp, including fries, for $14.99.
BurgerFi: Get an order of regular hand-cut fries for $1 Saturday when you mention the offer when placing an order at the counter. Not valid with online, phone, in-app or delivery orders.
Burger King: Get a large French fries order for $1 Saturday through Mobile Order & Pay on the BK app.
Carl’s Jr.: Get a coupon for a free small fries and beverage with the purchase of any Western Bacon Cheeseburger for joining the chain’s email list at www.carlsjr.com/email_signup.
Checkers: Get a coupon for a free large fry with any purchase when you sign up for emails at www.checkers.com/deals.
Del Taco: Get a $1 small or medium fry Saturday with the chain’s app.
Farmer Boys: With any purchase after noon Saturday, get $1 orders of fries.
Giordano’s: Get $5 off an order of $25 or more Saturday when you use the code 121-905-411.
Hardee’s: Get a coupon for free small fries and beverage with the purchase of any “One-third pound Thickburger” for joining the chain’s email list.
Hurricane Grill & Wings: Get free Garlic Parm Fries with purchase of an entrée Saturday.
IHOP: For a limited time, the chain’s Classic Steakburgers come with unlimited fries.
Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks: Get $5 off a purchase of $25 or more with a Fry Day coupon good through July 31. Find the coupon at www.islandsrestaurants.com.
Jimboy’s Tacos: Get fries and a side of queso for $4 Saturday. Not available on app or online orders.
McDonald’s: For McDelivery with Uber Eats orders, get a free medium fry between 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time. To get this deal you need the Uber Eats app, add medium fries to your order and then find a promo code to enter in the app Saturday.
Mooyah: Get a free personal order of fries when you download the Mooyah rewards app at www.mooyah.com/rewards.
PDQ: The chain has an Instagram contest where three people will win free fries for a year. All entries need to be received by 8:59 a.m. EST Saturday. Learn more at www.eatpdq.com/promos/PDQFrenchFryDay.
Penn Station East Coast Subs: With any sandwich purchase Saturday, get a free small fresh-cut fry at all locations. No coupon is needed.
PT’s Taverns: Get a 7-ounce order of classic fries $1 Saturday.
Rally’s: Get a coupon for a free large fry with any purchase when you sign up for emails at www.rallys.com/deals.
Red Robin: This is an everyday deal. Buy any signature burger and get free Bottomless Steak Fries. Prices start at $6.99.
Shari’s Restaurants: From 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at all locations, get your favorite slice of Shari’s pie served on top of a basket of French fries for $1. Dine-in only and no other purchase required. For the same $1, you can get the pie on a separate plate.
Sheetz: Get free French fries when you order through the Sheetz mobile app Saturday. Download the app at www.sheetz.com/app.
Sonny’s BBQ: Get all-you-can-eat crinkle-cut fries Saturday when you dine in; you must purchase fries as a Sidekick to be eligible for reorders.
TGI Fridays: The chain is celebrating National French Fry Day a day early on Friday. When you purchase any burger, dine-in or online, get a free refill of Fridays’ seasoned French fries.
Wendy’s: The Wendy’s app has deals that refresh weekly and deals refreshing daily. Through Monday, get a free small fry and drink with a premium sandwich (a weekly refresh) or $1 off large fries (daily refresh). Download the app at www.wendys.com.
Wienerschnitzel: Find coupons including $1 off regular or large chili cheese fries at www.wienerschnitzel.com/specials.
More deals: Locally owned businesses and regional chains also may have specials for National French Fry Day. One of the easiest ways to find out is to check restaurants’ social media channels.
National Mac & Cheese Day deals
Sunday, July 14 is National Mac & Cheese Day. Here’s where to save:
Annie’s: Enter the brand’s contest through 10 p.m. PST Sunday at www.annies.com/natl-mac-cheese-day for a chance to win packages of cheese powder.
Bob Evans Farms: You can also enter, starting Sunday, to win a year’s supply of their refrigerated mac and cheese.
Cicis: The chain will have their original Mac & Cheese pizza on the buffet Sunday.
Noodles & Company: Any NoodlesREWARDS member can get a free small bowl of Wisconsin Mac & Cheese with the purchase of any regular entrée. Sign up for NoodlesREWARDS on or before Sunday to receive the offer. Sign up at www.noodles.com/rewards.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Get a free cup of Mac and Cheese with a purchase Sunday.
Stouffers: On Sunday, go to Stouffers Twitter page at www.twitter.com/stouffers and retweet the #StouffersSweepstakes post and follow @Stouffers for a chance to win. Five will win 25 free single-serve entrees of the brand’s macaroni & cheese.
Veggie Grill: Get double points in the chain’s app when ordering the Mac-n-Cheese and Bacon Mac-n-Cheese Sunday.
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