9 Fast-Food Phone Apps That Get You Free Food

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These nine apps give you something free immediately -- or soon after-- you download them.

Fast food is a guilty pleasure for millions of us — it’s ready fast, priced right and tastes heavenly.

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can make your next fast-food visit even better simply by downloading the app of your favorite restaurant.

All of the following apps offer you free food. Keep in mind that offers do not always apply to all locations, and they change from time to time. In fact, it’s a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for new deals, as they emerge all the time.

But as of publication, these nine apps give you something free immediately, or soon after you download them.

If you notice any freebies we missed for people who sign up for a restaurant app, please let us know below in the comments, or tell us about it on our Facebook page.

Dairy Queen

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Download the Dairy Queen app, and you’ll score a complimentary small Blizzard. You will get additional freebies on every fifth visit (such as a cheeseburger or a sundae) and every 10th visit (including any treat or a $5 Buck Lunch).


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If you haven’t had one of Sonic’s signature slushes, you’re definitely missing out. After all, they don’t call themselves your Frozen Drink Headquarters for nothing! Sign up for the Sonic app, and you will receive a free slush.

Jamba Juice

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This popular chain practically invented the smoothie. It even says so on its website. Get the Jamba Juice app, and you will score a free smoothie on your birthday. You will also receive $2 off your next order.


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Who isn’t a fan of the golden arches? Download the McDonald’s app and after you have purchased five McCafe beverages, the next one will be free.

You can also get a free four-piece Chicken McNuggets when you use the app and purchase a large Extra Value Meal.

Burger King

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If you’re more of a Burger King fan, grab the Burger King app. You’ll get $30 in coupons instantly. For example, you may get offers such as a free Whopper when you order a Whopper.

Baskin Robbins

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Ice cream is pretty much a staple during the summer. Add the Baskin Robbins app, and you will get a free scoop. You will also enjoy access to coupons and promotions.

Krispy Kreme

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Does the “Hot Now” sign make you stop in your tracks? Download the Krispy Kreme app, and you’ll get a free reward on your birthday. Use the app to join Krispy Kreme Rewards, and you’ll get a free doughnut.


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Turkey ranch Swiss or chicken pesto? Sign up for the Quizno’s app, and you will receive a free 4-inch sub. Small catch here, though: To get the sub, you must pay for chips and a fountain drink.

Steak ‘n Shake

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It’s tough to resist an old-fashioned milkshake. Add the Steak ‘n Shake app to your phone, and you will get a regular-sized one for free with the first purchase you make from the app.

Do you know of other restaurants that offer freebies when you download their app? Let us know by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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