Where to Get Free and Discount Food on July 4

Celebrate Fourth of July weekend with fireworks and the best food deals we've found.

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Sure, the Fourth of July’s known for backyard grilling, afternoon beers, and blowing stuff up in honor of Independence Day, but did you know it’s also a good time to snag some free food and decent discounts? This year, we’ve rounded up some promotions that’ll help you save on everything from cheesy bread to pretzels to sweets; if you’re looking for a good way to celebrate the holiday and save a few bucks, we’ve got your back.

The best Fourth of July food deals in 2023

Here’s where to look if you don’t feel like cooking this holiday weekend:

  • Auntie Anne’s: If you’re a rewards member, you’ll save 25% off your entire order if you order a Dragonfruit Mango Frozen Lemonade, Dragonfruit Mango Frost, or Dragonfruit Mango Lemonade Mixer plus any pretzel item. This offer is good until September 24.
  • Cinnabon: Now through the end of July, mall staple Cinnabon is offering $2 off any CinnaPacks, which are boxes of some of its signature items, including Classic Rolls, 16-piece BonBites, Caramel PecanBons, and MiniBons. You must be a rewards member to take advantage of this one.
  • Krispy Kreme: Wear red, white, and blue to your nearest Krispy Kreme location on July 4, and Krispy Kreme will give you a free Original Glazed.
  • Pieology Pizzeria: California-based pizza chain Pieology has debuted three new varieties of cheese bread: Alfredo Jalapeno Cheese Bread, Buffalo Cheese Bread, and Pesto Feta Cheese Bread. To celebrate, from June 26 through July 4, guests can add any of these to their order for a discount price of $4 (typically $5.99).
  • Popeyes: From June 29 through July 9, if you buy a chicken sandwich combo (Classic, Spicy, Blackened, or the new Bacon and Cheese) either online or via the app, you can get any a la carte chicken sandwich for free. From July 3 through July 9, you can also score the same deal via DoorDash.
  • Sonic: If you’re headed to the drive-in, Sonic’s offering a free Sonic Cheeseburger through July 31 with any in-app purchase.
  • TGI Fridays: Want grilled food, but don’t feel like grilling? If you order a family meal bundle, party tray, or platter anytime July 1-4, you’ll get 25% off your order.

And remember, all of the above deals pair well with some blue drinks and classic American entertainment.