27 Restaurant Chains That Offer Senior Discounts

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Are you cooking for fewer people these days? Once the kids grow up and move out, family meals fall by the wayside. For some reason, it’s just not as much fun to cook for one or two people, and you’d much rather eat out or order in.

Of course, restaurant dining comes at a cost. For those on a fixed income, the expense of eating out is even harder to swallow.

To make it easier, we’ve rounded up several restaurant chains across the country that offer “senior” discounts. Many of these deals are available to diners 50 years old and up.

We recommend asking your server or calling ahead to confirm any promotions. Keep in mind, you may need to present an ID or sign up for a loyalty program to be eligible.

1. IHOP

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The pancake house has a dedicated 55+ menu, which offers select breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes at a lower price than the regular menu.

2. Denny’s

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Check out the Denny’s 55+ menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner specials at reduced prices. Prices and selections may vary by location.

If you are an AARP member, you can save 15% on your entire check at Denny’s. (For more such deals, skip to the “AARP member discounts” section of this article.)

3. El Pollo Loco

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At participating El Pollo Loco locations, diners 60 years of age and older are eligible for 10% off their order. Ask the cashier about the offer before you check out. Note: The maximum discount value is $1.

4. Cicis

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Cicis does offer discounts for seniors, military personnel and large groups. However, the discounts vary by location because most Cicis restaurants are individually owned. Ask your nearest Cicis about their special savings offers.

5. Chili’s

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While there’s no company-wide policy in place, some Chili’s locations offer discounts to senior citizens, military members and uniformed officers. Contact your local Chili’s to find out if it participates.

6. McDonald’s

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McDonald’s says certain franchise locations may offer a special discount for seniors. Contact your nearest McDonald’s store to find out more.

7. Golden Corral

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Select Golden Corral locations offer senior specials, so ask your nearest restaurant if it participates. No matter where you live, though, additional savings and rewards are available when you sign up for the Good as Gold Club. Check off the box that indicates “Seniors (60+)” so you can start receiving news and promotions most relevant to you.

AARP member discounts

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As soon as you turn 50 years old, you’re eligible to become a full-fledged AARP member. While there is an annual fee, the membership unlocks countless discounts on everything from hotels to health care.

AARP has also partnered with more than a dozen restaurants to offer exclusive members-only discounts. Below are the ones currently listed on the AARP website.

  1. Auntie Anne’s: 10% off your order
  2. Bonefish Grill: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages, excluding delivery and catering orders
  3. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages
  4. Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages, excluding delivery and catering orders
  5. Chart House: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages
  6. Cinnabon: 10% off your order
  7. Jamba: 10% off your order
  8. Joe’s Crab Shack: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages
  9. Landry’s Seafood: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages
  10. Landry’s Inc. Restaurants (select brands): 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages
  11. McAlister’s Deli: 10% off your order
  12. McCormick & Schmick’s: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages
  13. Moe’s Southwest Grill: 10% off your order
  14. Oceanaire Seafood Room: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages
  15. Outback Steakhouse: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages, excluding delivery and catering orders
  16. Rainforest Cafe: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages
  17. Saltgrass Steak House: 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages
  18. Schlotzsky’s: 10% off your order

You may need to have your AARP card or membership number handy to be eligible for these savings. In many cases, you’ll need to link your AARP number to a restaurant rewards account. Also note, discounts may not apply to delivery orders or some locations.

AMAC member discounts

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Join the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) after your 50th birthday to access exclusive coupons and discounts on food, travel, insurance and more. Below are AMAC’s current restaurant partners.

  1. Long John Silver’s: Members age 55 and up save 10% to 20% (discount varies by location).
  2. Papa John’s: Get 25% off regular menu items ordered online with promo code through Papa John’s website.

AMAC members also can get a $25 restaurant gift certificate from Restaurant.com for only $5, special deals from Mom’s Meals and 10% off orders from Omaha Steaks.

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