Some of this year’s Fourth of July deals are red, white and blue, but they can also save you some green.
Restaurants across the nation are featuring the patriotic colors in bagels, doughnuts and drinks.
Some businesses also are showing veterans and active-duty military personnel a little love for Independence Day with discounts and freebies when they show a military identification Thursday.
Here are discounts, patriotic fare and freebies available Thursday at participating restaurants with some that will continue into the weekend.
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.
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Patriotic special items
Many of these items are available before the holiday Thursday while supplies last.
Bruegger’s Bagels: Get Red, White and Blue bagels Wednesday and Thursday, while supplies last. Pre-orders also will be accepted through Tuesday.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Through Sunday, get the Star Spangled Coronarita, a margarita with strawberry puree, Bols Blue Curaçao and topped with a Coronita Extra.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Red, white and blue bagels can be pre-ordered by the half-dozen or baker’s dozen and are available Tuesday through Thursday at locations while supplies last.
Krispy Kreme: Through Thursday, Krispy Kreme has the Let Freedom Ring collection of patriotic doughnuts with the Freedom Ring, Sprinkled Ring and Firework Ring. On Thursday, Krispy Kreme Rewards members can get a free dozen of Original Glazed doughnuts when they purchase any dozen. Sign up for a rewards account at www.krispykreme.com.
Smokey Bones: Through Sunday, the chain has the Star-Spangled Shake for $7.50. The patriotic shake includes a vanilla milkshake with red, white and blue sprinkles, whipped cream, a popsicle and a lollipop. There’s an option to add a shot of vodka, bourbon, rum or Kahlua for a boozy milkshake.
Tim Hortons: For a limited time, get new patriotic Fireworks Donuts that are topped with popping candy.
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Independence Day deals
Some deals last through Sunday and are available at participating restaurants. To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out.
Abuelo’s: Every Thursday night in July, get margaritas for $3.
Applebee’s: There’s not a nationwide special for the holiday, but check with your closest location as several franchises have various promotions. Also, the July Neighborhood Drink of the Month is the $1 Malibu DOLLARMAMA.
Bite Squad and Waitr: The on-demand restaurant delivery apps are cutting the delivery fee in half through Sunday with promo code “5050” when placing an order on the delivery apps or online at www.waitrapp.com or www.bitesquad.com.
Boston Market: Through Friday, get a Family Meal for $34.99 with a coupon at www.bostonmarket.com. The deal includes one whole chicken, half rack of ribs, three sides, four pieces of cornbread and one apple pie.
The Brass Tap: Get $4 select draft beers Thursday.
The Cheesecake Factory: Through Sunday, get a free slice of Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake with DoorDash orders of $17.76 or more with promo code “OREO” at checkout.
Chili’s: On Thursday and Friday, get $4 large domestic beers, including Coors Lite, Miller Light and Bud Light.
Cicis: With the purchase of a large drink and a coupon Thursday, get a $4 Unlimited Pizza Buffet.
DoorDash: On Thursday, current DoorDash customers can get free delivery on orders $15 or more at select restaurants with the code FREEDOMRINGS. DashPass subscribers can get $5 off orders with subtotals of $12 or more with code FIREWORKS.
Duffy’s Sports Grill: Get Duffy’s half-rack RibFix with one side for $9.95 Thursday.
El Pollo Loco: Loco Rewards members get double points Thursday when they purchase the new $20 Chicken & Cheesy Quesadilla Family Dinner. The dinner includes eight pieces of chicken, two large sides, tortillas or chips and six quesadilla slices.
Flower Child: Get 25% off the entire bill Thursday.
Fogo de Chão: Through Sunday, with the purchase of an adult full-priced Churrasco, get a free children’s Churrasco lunch or dinner.
Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar: Through Sunday, order any entree and choose one free item from Land of the Free menu when dining in. There’s also a $5 special Murica drink topped with a frozen pop.
Hungry Howie’s: Through Sunday, get a medium one-topping pizza for 4 cents with the purchase of a large pizza at regular price. Thus offer is for carry-out orders made online, in-store and by phone.
Hurricane Grill & Wings: Through Sunday, get 20% off Party Platters with a minimum $50 order.
Jersey Mike’s: Email club members can buy two Giant subs and get the third for $2.99 with a coupon through Friday. Sign up for the email club at www.jerseymikes.com/email-club.
Main Event: Through Sunday, get the entertainment center’s Summer FUNpass, starting at $14.95 per person.
Miguel’s Jr.: Get the chain’s Original Burrito for $4 Thursday.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza: Get $8 off any two large pizzas Thursday with promo code 473867.
KFC: Through Sunday, get free delivery with KFC orders through Grubhub or Seamless apps or website. The delivery fee is normally $3.99.
Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip: Get a free scoop of ice cream when you buy a scoop Thursday.
O’Charley’s: From Thursday through Sunday, the restaurant has two specials: Get the Family Chicken Tenders Dinner with 20 tenders, eight sides and three dipping sauces for $25 or the Ribs Picnic Pack with four portions of ribs, four sides and a whole pie for $40.
PDQ: Through Sunday, buy one platter of 25 or 50-piece tenders and get a platter free. Not valid for delivery or drive-thru orders.
P.F. Chang’s: With any dine-in entrée purchase Thursday, get a $4 entrée when you mention the code JULY4TH.
Pollo Campero: Through Sunday, the chain is offering free delivery with no minimum purchase for orders on the restaurant’s app and website.
Pollo Tropical: From Thursday through Tuesday, July 9, get the Classic Chicken or Chipotle Chicken Sandwich, fries and a drink for $3.99.
Rubio’s Coastal Grill: Through Sunday, get $4 off any two entrées, $7 off any three entrées or $10 off any four entrées with a coupon.
Slice: Through Monday, a mobile app that works with more than 11,000 pizzerias, is offering $5 off pizza orders Tuesday and Wednesday for new users with promo code STRANGERSLICE. This is for credit card orders and only on a user’s first order with the app. Minimum order $5.50. Download the app at www.slicelife.com.
Sonny’s BBQ: Through Sunday, get a meal deal for four with a whole chicken, pound of pulled or sliced pork, three pint-sized Sidekicks and choice of bread for $29.99.
TGI Fridays: On Thursday, get a half rack of Big Ribs for $7.99 or a full rack for $12.99. Restaurants also have the Barbados Rum Punch cocktail for $5.
Tijuana Flats: The restaurant is closed Thursday but has $5 burritos and bowls Friday through Sunday. A steak burrito or bowl is $1 extra. This offer is valid in-store and online and excludes specialty burritos.
White Castle: Through Sunday, get $5 off a Crave Case ordered through delivery partners UberEats, GrubHub or DoorDash with a coupon that will be sent out Wednesday. Sign up for offers at www.whitecastle.com.
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