Moms, teachers, nurses and military, May is your month.
Restaurants and businesses have special deals and freebies for Mother’s Day, National Teacher Appreciation Day, National Nurses Week and Memorial Day.
There’s also plenty of savings for the rest of us with Cinco de Mayo at the start of the month and National Burger Day May 28.
Here are some of the big days for free food and discounts along with ongoing specials, available at participating locations. 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.
Bookmark this page because it’ll be updated frequently with more specials.
Businesses with 20 or more locations can submit meal deals here for the June roundup.
May 29-31: Burger Day deals continued
Tuesday, May 28 was National Burger Day aka National Hamburger Day but here are a few deals that continue.
Dairy Queen: Get a free hamburger with purchase of a malt or shake Tuesday through May 31 with an offer on the DQ mobile app. Download at www.dairyqueen.com/app.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: The National Burger Month special is available through May 31. Get a burger with matchstick fries and paired with a glass of Michael David “Earthquake” Zinfandel for $36.
Ruby Tuesday: Through May 31, enter the Ruby Tuesday Burger Jackpot at www.rtburgerjackpot.com for a chance to prizes including free burgers, the grand prize trip to Las Vegas and free Ruby Tuesday for a year.
TooJay’s: The Florida-based chain has a new burger lineup through July 28 and is giving members of its Delicious Rewards program double points in May.
Wayback Burgers: For National Burger Day Tuesday, get a signature burger for $3. The chain also has been celebrating National Hamburger Month with a month of surprise deals for customers who have the Wayback app. Offers vary and include discounts, double or triple points or a free side or drink. Download the app at www.waybackburgers.com/loyalty. The app isn’t need for Tuesday’s deal.
White Castle: The fast-food chain known for its slider burgers is celebrating National Brisket Day through May 31 with a buy-one-get-one free deal. Get a free BBQ Brisket Slider with purchase of one with a coupon posted at www.whitecastle.com/value-offers.
May 31: Baskin-Robbin’s deal
On Friday, May 31, get a regular or kids-sized scoop of ice cream for $1.70 or two pre-packaged quarts for $7.99 as part of the ice cream chain’s Celebrate 31 promotion, which occurs with months that have 31 days.
Applebee’s: May is Military Appreciation Month and participating Applebee’s restaurants are offering active, retired military servicemembers and their families to dine and receive 10% off their bill. Also for the month of May, get the Dollarita margarita for $1 at participating restaurants nationwide.
Bahama Breeze: Through Friday, May 31, the chain has $5 classic margaritas and $10 Create Your Own Premium Tequila and Rum Flights at participating locations.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Through June 14, get $10 off a $40 food purchase with a coupon. One offer per table, per visit. For online orders use promo code 10OFF40.
Chili’s: The $5 Margarita for May is the “Tequila Trifecta,” which is made with Cuervo Gold Tequila, 1800 Reposado Tequila, Sauza Blue Silver Tequila, Triple Sec and fresh sour.
Chipotle: Through June 23, sign up for the chain’s new nationwide loyalty programChipotle Rewards and make a $5 or more purchase to get free chips and guac. Sign up at www.chipotle.com/rewards or on the Chipotle app.
The Greene Turtle: Through June 2, get Endless Tacos in buffalo or grilled chicken for $9.99.
Hardee’s: For a limited time, the Hardee’s Original Roast Beef sandwich is available as a two for $5 regular size value meal at participating locations.
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries: Through June 30, get a four-inch cheesesteak with fries or tots and a drink for $6.99.
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches: Through Sunday, June 2, get any of Ike’s most popular sandwiches for $7 including the Menage a Trois, Matt Cain and Meatless Mike. Must purchase chips and a drink and present this Instagram coupon.
Sonic Drive-In: This Teacher Appreciation Month deal is for teachers and “those who appreciate them as much as Sonic does,” the fast-food chain says. Through May 31, get a free Route 44 drink or slush with purchase when ordering on the restaurant’s appwith promo code TEACHERS. Download the app at www.sonicdrivein.com/app.
Taco Bell: Through June 9 at 2:59 ET, get 15% off one Party Pack. Sign up for offers at www.tacobell.com/register.
TGI Fridays: Through June 9, get unlimited refills of Fried Shrimp or Coconut Shrimp with purchase of select Whiskey-Glazed entrées. One offer per person.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill: For a limited time, get $2 Sauza margaritas and $4 Patron margaritas all day at participating locations.
Wayback Burgers: The chain is celebrating National Hamburger Month with a month of surprise deals for customers who have the Wayback app. Offers vary and include discounts, double or triple points or a free side or drink. Download the app at www.waybackburgers.com/loyalty.
White Castle: Through June 28, the fast-food chain has a deal every Wednesday for Western Wednesdays. Wear western attire and get two free BBQ Original Sliders with any purchase.