September special: Download app. Get free nugs. 

Leave it to Chick-fil-A to set the nation up for a possible chicken shortage. In September, the fast-food restaurant will offer customers one free 8-piece order of chicken nuggets at all of its 2,300 locations. No other purchase is required to cash out on those golden, juicy chunks of goodness (including the grilled variety).

The catch? You have to download Chick-fil-A’s app and create Chick-fil-A One account. But, if this chain is your thing, it’s worth it, even if you just delete the app after you score this yard-bird bounty. However, the app offers ways to get even more free stuff, so it might be worth keeping.

“We want to thank the millions of customers who have joined Chick-fil-A One on our mobile app, and this is just a small way to show our appreciation for dining with us,” Chick-fil-A One Membership senior lead Kaitlyn White said in a statement.

With the app, frequent fliers at the restaurant can eat and earn with three tiers of rewards. The more you spend, the more you get.

The nugget promotion runs through September 29, so get that chicken deal before it sprouts wings and flies away. And if you just can’t get enough of them nugs, the restaurant is now offering a 30-count size to satisfy the hungriest of customers, as well as a host of new menu items.

Other Apps to Look Into

No matter how you slice it, free food is awesome. Many other fast-food and fast-casual chains offer a freebie for downloading their apps. Here are a few that offer freebies with very few catches (some may require a purchase; offers are subject to change):

Chili’s: Free chips and salsa

Fazoli’s: Free baked spaghetti

Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut

Sonic: Free slushie

TGI Fridays: Free appetizer or dessert

7-Eleven: App gives you 800 points free, good for a variety of items

What do you think? Pretty awesome, right? I mean, who doesn't love free food?? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Once you get your free nugs, binge-watch some Netflix! Click here to see what's arriving on the streaming service in September.