Kids look forward to Halloween for trick-or-treating and free candy. But don’t overlook another up-and-coming Halloween giveaway: Tons of restaurants are embracing the holiday to offer free food and other special deals and discounts on October 31.
Chipotle, Krispy Kreme, Burger King, Bertucci’s, Sonic, and IHOP are among the national restaurant chains giving customers free or seriously discounted food for Halloween 2017. Among the treats you can snag for free (or nearly so) are pancakes, doughnuts, ice cream cones, BK Whoppers, Chipotle burritos … and lots and lots of kids meals.
In some cases, customers must wear costumes to get the special deals, which are valid at participating locations only. Take note also that a lot of the special offers are aimed at children rather than adults.
Here are all the places with freebies and great food deals on Halloween 2017.
Baskin-Robbins: A single scoop in a cup or cone is available for the special price of $1.50 on Halloween for all customers. You can also get $3 off monster cakes by ordering online using the promotional code MONSTER.
Chick-fil-A: Offers seem to vary based on location, but in some Chick-fil-A restaurants, customers get a free original chicken sandwich from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Halloween when they buy a large drink and large order of fries.
IHOP: Kids 12 and under get a free “Scary Face Pancake” anytime between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Halloween.
Krispy Kreme: All day on Halloween, any customer wearing a costume gets a free doughnut.
Sonic Drive-In: Corn dogs are discounted to the price of 50 cents each on Halloween, an annual tradition.
One Bonus Freebie
Taco Bell: On the day after Halloween,Taco Bell is giving each customer a free taco, as part of a World Series promotion that promised one free taco if someone stole a base during the series. The steal happened—you can thank Astros outfielder Cameron Maybin—and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, every Taco Bell customer gets a free Doritos Locos Taco—no purchase required.