Happy Birthday To You, Here's How To Eat For Free All Day

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Let's be real: on your birthday, you get celebrated for something someone else did. (Thanks, Mom!) There are very few other occasions in our adult lives where we get celebrated just for existing. But, of course, we're not going to complain, either. Especially because so many of our favorite restaurants want to give us free food just to celebrate another 365 days of life on this planet.
Ahead, we've rounded up our favorite deals that can keep you happy and fed, completely for free, all day long, just like this hero did back in February. Because nothing says "another year wiser" like a free Grand Slam breakfast.
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Caffeinate: Starbucks

Members of Starbuck's rewards program get a free birthday drink or food item.
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Breakfast: Bruegger's Bagels

Free bagel and spread of your choice. Sign up for eClub here.
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Or, If You Prefer, Something Sweet: Krispy Kreme

Is there a better way to start out your birthday than with a free fresh doughnut? Download its rewards app to get yours.
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Lunch: Sbarro

Join the slice society and get a free one on your birthday.
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Dessert: Baskin Robbins

Get a free scoop after signing up for the birthday club.
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And More Ice Cream, 'Cause Why Not: Carvel

Fudgie Fanatics (named for Carvel's beloved whale mascot) get a free cone on their birthday.
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Afternoon Snack: Auntie Anne's

Free pretzel on your birthday when you sign up for the Pretzel Perks program.
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Dinner: Ruby Tuesday

You can get a burger or salad bar entree for your birthday after signing up online for their membership program. (Do what your heart wants, but we vote for a burger, 'cause birthday....)
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Bonus Free Burger: Red Robin

Because what's better than one free burger? Two! Sign up to become Red Robin royalty and get a free one on your birthday.
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Dessert Take Two: Sprinkles

Members of Sprinkles' perks program get a free cupcake at the "dark chocolate" rewards level. But if you're at the highest level (red velvet, natch), you get an entire dozen donuts. Candles optional.
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Late Night: Denny's

Denny's will give you a free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday, which, as we all know, is also great late at night (maybe even after a drink or two).
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