Going out to eat doesn't have to break the bank – score free food! Many restaurants offer freebies and bonuses through loyalty programs, app downloads, and more!

It's tough when you're craving a juicy burger or a delicious soft-serve ice cream, but you don't have the funds to fulfill that hankering for junk food. Well, prepare your appetite because we've got a few freebies for you to take advantage of so you can score free food. That's right, free food! Let's get to it!

Auntie Anne's

free food When you download the free Auntie Anne's My Pretzel Perks app, you'll receive a free pretzel after your first purchase. Plus, you'll get a free pretzel on National Pretzel Day (April 26).

Burger King

free food You can receive a free Whopper when you sign up for Burger King's rewards program!

Chili's

free food Simply download the app and join Chili's rewards program to automatically get 60 points, enough for a free chips and salsa appetizer.

Chipotle

free food   Play a game, get rewards. It's that easy!

Cold Stone Creamery

free food Join Cold Stone Creamery's eClub and get a coupon for a "buy one creation, get one creation free."

Del Taco

free food Get a coupon for two free grilled chicken tacos (within 24 hours) of signing up for the Raving Fan eClub!

Denny's

free food Show your ID on your birthday and receive an "Original Grand Slam" meal for free!

Dunkin' Donuts

free food The Dunkin' Donuts rewards program gets you a free beverage when you sign up, on your birthday (show ID), and every time you rack up 200 points! Pretty sweet deal, no?

Jersey Mike's Subs

free food With the Shore Points card, you could earn enough points to get a free sub!

Krispy Kreme

free food Register for the Krispy Kreme rewards program on the app and you'll earn a free glazed donut!

Noodles & Company

free food Become part of the Noodles Family and you'll get a free bowl of noodles on your birthday!

Olive Garden

free food Sign up as a member of the eClub and receive unlimited breadsticks AND a free dessert!

Panera Bread

free food Join Panera Bread's MyPanera program and you'll get a free pastry item just for signing up. You'll also get tons of other freebies once you're a member. Win-win!

Qdoba

free food Get free chips and salsa or a free regular-sized drink when you join the Qdoba Rewards program.

Sonic Drive-In

free food Download the app, create an account and get a free medium "slush"!

Starbucks

free food Free drink on your birthday and free food and beverages after you reach 125 stars when you join Starbucks Rewards.

TGI Fridays

free food When you sign up for the Give Me More Stripes reward program, you'll get a free appetizer or dessert just for joining. Plus, free dessert on your birthday!

Wendy's

free food Sign up for WendyMail and get a free Frosty! Pretty simple and totally worth it. Don't wait a second longer to start reaping the benefits of these loyalty programs and score some free food today! TREAT YO'SELF! Featured photo courtesy of Sonic Drive-In.

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