Father's Day deals: Get food and restaurant discounts from Applebee's, KFC, Arby's, Denny's, more (2024)

This Sunday is Father's Day – a day to honor the 72 million fathers across the U.S.

Dads often get short shrift, compared to all the attention given Mother's Day. While President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day became a national holiday in 1914, it wasn't until 1972 when President Richard Nixon made Father's Day official on the third Sunday in June, according to History.com.

Nearly two-thirds of consumers (65%) plan to celebrate Father's Day, with giving Dad a gift among the top plans (43%) of the more than 1,000 surveyed by research firm Numerator in April 2024.

Other plans, according to the survey: gathering with family and friends (41%), grilling or barbequing (36%), cooking or baking at home (29%), and going out to eat (28%).

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If dining out is in your plans for Father's Day, which is Sunday, June 16, here are some deals and specials. Remember to check local restaurants and businesses' social media accounts for other possible promotions.

Hooters offers Father's Day deal for HootClub Rewards members

All Father's Day weekend, HootClub Rewards members can buy 10 wings any style and get 10 wings for free, the company told USA TODAY.

Additionally, from now through Sunday, June 16, customers who purchase a $25 Hooters gift card will get $5 in Dad's Bonus Bucks, redeemable until July 17.

Krispy Kreme unveils new doughnut collection for Father's Day

Krispy Kreme announced Tuesday an all-newdoughnut collection celebrating dads will be available at participating shops throughout the country from Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16.

The collection includes two new flavors:

  • Blue & White Drizzle:An Original Glazed doughnut dipped in white icing and drizzled with blue and chocolate flavored icings
  • Chocolate Iced Bowtie:An Original Glazed doughnut dipped in chocolate icing and decorated with a blue icing bowtie

Additionally, as part of their Father's Day celebration, Krispy Kreme is offering free delivery with a $5 minimum purchase at participating shops from June 14-16.

Father's Day deals: Get food and restaurant discounts from Applebee's, KFC, Arby's, Denny's, more (1)

Applebee's

When you buy a $50 Applebee's gift card for Dad you get a $10 bonus card for a total of $60 when purchasing through Applebees.com. You can also partake of the restaurant chain's limited-time Late Night Half Price appetizers including boneless wings and Chicken Wonton Tacos. (Good on dine-in orders and online via Applebees.com or the mobile app. Selection, price, and participation may vary by restaurant location.)

Carrabba's Italian Grill celebrates dads with limited-time menu

Carrabba's is honoring fathers this year with a limited-time menu "fit for a king" available June 6 through 16.

The menu includes a a co*cktail and one appetizer, entrée and dessert, the company told USA TODAY. Here's what the menu features:

  • co*cktail: Italian Old Fashioned - Maker's Mark bourbon, Disaronna amaretto, fresh orange and a Bordeaux cherry.
  • Appetizer: Spicy Palermo Wings - Crispy wings tossed in a spicy, smoky butter sauce topped with crumbled gorgonzola cheese, green onions and a side of gorgonzola cheese sauce for dipping.
  • Entrée: Tuscan-grilled Ribeye with Bourbon Butter - A 16-oz. Tuscan-grilled ribeye prepared with Carrabba's signature Mr. C's Grill Baste, olive oil and herbs topped with sweet bourbon-infused and salted caramel browned butter. Served with rosemary roasted potatoes and sautéed broccoli.
  • Dessert: Sogno Di Cioccolata "Chocolate Dream" - A rich fudge brownie with chocolate mousse, fresh whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
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Denny's offers free delivery on Father's Day weekend

From June 14-16, Denny's customers can receive free delivery on all orders of $8 or more placed through dennys.com, the company told USA TODAY.

The promotion cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts, the company said, and the discount will automatically apply to all delivery orders over $8 during this time frame.

Marco's Pizza offers Mega Meal Deal in honor of Father's Day

From June 10-16, Marco's Pizza is offering a Mega Meal Deal that includes a large one-topping pizza, CheezyBread and fresh-baked Cinnasquares for $19.99 using code MEGAMEAL.

Additionally, the company will be offering 10% off the purchase of e-gift cards during the same timeframe.

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Potbelly offers BOGO deal on cookies for Father's Day

From June 10-16, Potbelly is offering Perks Members an additional fresh baked cookie with the purchase of any cookie.

Customers can choose between cookies such as the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, sugar cookie and limited-time cherry delight cookie, among others, for the promotion.

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Cheesecake Factory offers gift card deal for dads, grads and teachers

For every $100 in gift cards purchased online in a single transaction, the Cheesecake Factory is offering customers a complimentary $20 bonus card redeemable from June 29 through July 26.

Gift cards and bonus cards can be redeemed when dining in or ordering pickup or curbside to-go online at cheesecakefactory.com.

Dave & Buster's hosts 'Dad Games' on Father's Day

New and existing members of the D&B Rewards loyalty program get $2 Beers and 50% off all food on Sunday, June 16. Your family can also sign up to compete in “The Dad Games” described as "an epic arcade showdown," on the Dave & Buster's website, with a chance to win free Dave & Buster's for a year.

More Father's Day deals

  • Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza & Wings: Get a $40 Bonus Card when you buy a $100 gift card, deal available for purchase in-store, online, or on the Anthony's app. (Offer good at participating locations.)
  • Arby's: Through Father's Day, June 16, Arby’s Rewards members can get 5 Classic Roast Beef Sandwiches for $5. Redeem the offer by ordering through the Arby’s App or Arbys.com.
  • Auntie Anne’s: Get a $5 reward on your next purchase when you buy $25 in Auntie Anne’s gift cards through Monday, June 17. Reward can be unlocked in the Auntie Anne’s Rewards Program through June 23 and redeemed by July 21.
  • Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar: In honor of fathers, everyone gets a 20-ounce beer for the price of a 16-ounce beer on Sunday, June 16.
  • Bar Louie: Dads get a free entrée with the purchase of a full-priced adult entrée all day. (Additional exclusions may apply. Offers, dates, times, prices, details, and availability subject to change and may vary by location.)
  • Buffalo’s Cafe: Get a $10 burger with either endless fries or fresh cut Tumbleweed Chips on Sunday, June 16 (dine-in only).
  • BurgerFi: Buy $25 in gift cards and get a $10 Bonus Card. (Only at participating locations.) The burger chain recently began offering new fried and grilled chicken sandwiches, too.
  • Carvel: Through Sunday, June 16, when you buy $30 in Carvel gift cards, you get two $5 rewards available to use exclusively online for a future purchase by Aug. 31.
  • Cinnabon: Get 20% off CinnaPacks through Friday, June 14. Also, when you buy $25 in Cinnabon gift cards through Sunday, June 23, in stores and through June 30 online, you get a free $5 reward to be used on a future visit. Reward code must be unlocked in the Cinnabon Rewards loyalty program to be redeemed and is valid for redemption July 1-August 25 at participating Cinnabon locations.
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Members of the chain's rewards loyalty program can buy one beverage, get one free on Sunday, June 16, from noon to closing.
  • Farm Burger:Dad can have a beer and build-your-own burger combo for just $5 (regularly $11) on Father's Day. Choose three free burger toppings and from a craft beer selection (varies by location; in-store only, one per customer).
  • Fazoli's: Get a free regular order of Fettucine Alfredo or Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Marinara with any entrée purchase. Use code Fathers24 (at participating locations only).
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Download the Freddy's app by Saturday, June 15, and you can get a $5 off $15 reward on menu orders on Father's Day, June 16. (Offer good for one-time use only; must redeem the offer on the Freddy's app.)
  • Friendly's: Get a free Big-2-Do Breakfast with a $10 minimum purchase from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Father’s Day. You can also get a free 6-piece bone-in or boneless wings with a minimum $10 purchase on Sunday, June 16. (Offers good in store and online only from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.) Members of Friendly's Fan Club will get a fun surprise via email, too. for them to enjoy on their next visit.
  • The Greene Turtle: Get a free shareable, valued at up to $13, with the purchase of an entrée on Sunday, June 16. Dine-in only and available at participating locations.
  • Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream: Get a free adult smorg with purchase of one smorg. Or get a free small dessert pizza with the purchase of a large pizza at menu price. And dads also get a free root beer float at participating locations.
  • The Honey Baked Ham Co.: Get 30% off shipped orders for Father's Day.
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Get a free domestic draft beer with any entrée purchase of $14.99 or more on Sunday, June 16 (dine-in only).
  • Jack in the Box: New and current members of the Jack Pack loyalty program can get 50% off any shake or dessert with any $5 order on Father's Day, June 16. Sign up for the program in the Jack app or online.
  • Jamba: Buy $30 in gift cards through Sunday, June 16, and get $10 in e-rewards (available for redemption June 17-Aug. 31 through a Jamba Rewards account.
  • KFC: You can get free delivery on Father's Day – and every Sunday throughout the summer – when you order on KFC.com or the KFC app. Among your options is new Honey BBQ Saucy Nuggets, which joins Korean BBQ and Honey Sriracha Saucy Nuggets on the menu.
  • McAlister’s Deli: Get two $5 Rewards with your qualifying $30 Gift Card purchase through Sunday, June 16. Rewards can be redeemed June 17- August 11 at participating McAlister's locations and require a McAlister’s Rewards account to redeem.
  • Mi Rancho: Get 20% off all tortillas Friday to Sunday, June 14-16, which in addition to being Father's Day is National Tortilla Day.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill: Get two $5 rewards with your qualifying $30 eGift Card purchase until Sunday, June 16. Rewards can be redeemed through August 31 at participating Moe's locations and require a Moe Rewards account to unlock.
  • Native Grill & Wings: On Sunday, June 16, dine-in customers get a #MyNative Burger for $7.50 and $3 domestic draft beer pints.
  • Panda Express: Purchase $30 or more in gift cards online through Sunday, June 16, and get a free Panda Bowl.
  • Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille: The steakhouse chain has a $69 special with a 22 oz. Bone-in Caramelized Prime Rib, with pre-ordering available now until Father's Day and dine-in on Friday, June 16.
  • Pieology Pizzeria: On Father's Day weekend through June 18, members of Pieology's Pie and Perks rewards program get two free Perks when they order a Create Your Own (CYO) Salad, Pizza, or Calzone.
  • Pincho: Buy one get one free Pincho Burgers all day (limit 2 per person) and $2 beers all day on Sunday, June 16.
  • Pizza Inn: All the dads get a $5 take-home pizzert.
  • PJ's Coffee of New Orleans: Dads get a free 12-ounce hot coffee or cold brew in stores on Sunday, June 16.
  • Pokeworks: Get 20% off any regular or large entrée bowl with code DADDAY24 during Father’s Day weekend, June 14-16. (Offer good in-store and online at participating locations.)
  • Raising Cane’s: Members of the Caniac Club loyalty program can buy one Box Combo and get one free – combo includes four chicken fingers, fries, Texas toast, Coleslaw, drink – Sunday and Monday, June 16-17. The offer will be in your Caniac Club account; redeem it by swiping your Caniac Club card or scanning the QR code within the Raising Cane’s Mobile app at the restaurant. Join the club by visiting a restaurant and asking for a Caniac Club Card. Then register it by June 15 to get the offer.
  • Razzoo's Cajun Cafe: Quench Dad's thirst with the restaurant's Porch Pounders Strawberry Moonshine lemonade, Crown Peach Lemonade, and Berry Barrel Lemonade, $10 each, available for dine-in only during Father's Day week.
  • Red Robin: On Father's Day, June 16, Dad can get a Red’s Signature Margarita, made with Milagro Reposado, Cointreau, agave and lime juice, for $5.99 (available in 6 flavors: Regular, Strawberry, Raspberry, Pineapple, Orange or Mango). Kids' meals are 50% off, too.
  • Retro Fitness: Dads and grads can get their first month on any membership plan for $10 from June 14 to June 16 on the website.
  • Round Table Pizza: Get 10% off a premium, fresh-made pizza with the code FATHERS10 through June 23 (good for dining in or carryout.
  • Schlotzsky’s: Buy $30 in gift cards through Monday, June 17, and get $10 in eRewards. The Reward Code must be unlocked in a Schlotzsky's Rewards account before July 17 to be redeemed at participating locations and will expire 14 days after being unlocked.
  • Shipt: Let the subscription delivery service deliver what you need for a cookout for Dad. Through Sunday, June 16, you can save $10 when you spend $35 on the delivery service with purchases from Target, Meijer, H-E-B and other grocery stores. And if you are still shopping, get 25% off at Lowe's on same-day deliveries of $40 or more. (Shipt subscriptions start at $10.99 monthly.)
  • Smashburger: Buy a $60 e-gift card online through Sunday, June 16, and get $15 smash cash to use July 1-31 (in store with coupon present).
  • Smokey Bones: When you buy a $25 Smokey Bones gift card this Father's Day, you also get $5 in Bones Bucks to use in-store from July 1 – August 31.
  • Twin Peaks: Dads can get a cheeseburger and 22-ounce draft beer for $12, or a cheeseburger and soda or tea for $10.
  • Wahoo's: On Father’s Day, buy one entrée and get a second entrée half off with any purchase.

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