You may not have considered that restaurants offerBlack Friday deals, but it’s a huge part of the day’s world of deals. Many companies are trying to get a piece of your business this Black Friday, and that means feeding you during your shopping journey, capturing your family for holiday dinners and becoming part of your stocking stuffers.
If you’re thinking about checking out food deals this Black Friday, here’s what you need to know.
Special Deals on Black Friday
Many food and beverage locations offer specific deals on Black Friday. Some have already been announced for 2022, while some are 2021 deals that may show up again this year. Regardless of which one catches your eye, remember to confirm them with your local retailer to ensure they’re being honored this year.
Baskin Robbins is a classic choice for Black Friday shoppers with kids — or who are just looking for a sweet treat while shopping. You can expect to find a deal for a free scoop of kids’ ice cream when you spend $15 or more. Cyber Monday also comes with a discount on ice cream cakes.
If you’re more interested in making your own food than ordering takeout, you may want to check out Blue Apron. It’s a high-end meal kit offering quality ingredients and chef-designed plates that makes it easy to add new tastes to your weekday menu even if you don’t consider yourself a chef. With $60 off your first box, this Black Friday deal is designed to reach your taste buds in a brand-new way.
Chosen Foods is a great option if you love avocados. The company makes avocado-based mayonnaise and oil, as well as other products including guacamole and simmer sauces. On Black Friday, Chosen Foods does huge blowouts on its products, and you can receive up to 40% off when you buy through the company’s website.
This coffee shop prides itself on its array of drinks, but you can also find a number of café-like products, including soup, at many locations. During Thanksgiving week in 2021, you could get 25% off a 24-ounce bowl of soup when ordering at a restaurant. Be on the lookout this year for similarly strong deals on both the company’s food and drinks.
Godiva is well known among people who love chocolate, and the company runs its own online store where you can find high-quality chocolate products such as truffles and biscuits. The online shop offers lots of great Black Friday deals, and you may be able to get 25% to 50% off some of its best products.
Freshly is a new kind of meal kit. It helps you avoid not only grocery store shopping, but also meal prep and cleanup since all its products are fully cooked and ready to eat. The meals are known for being healthy, so you get the convenience of heat-and-eat meals while also getting the nutrients you need. The company’s Black Friday deal gets you $50 off your first box.
This pizza establishment — which calls itself the home of the original flavored-crust pizza — has over 45 years of experience and is well known for its delicious flavors and variety of options. You can get a 40% discount on any pizza at Hungry Howie’s during the week of Cyber Monday if you order online rather than waiting until you get to the location.
This delicious smoothie joint is a favorite among the healthy-eating crowd — as well as anyone who just wants a tasty treat. The Jamba Juice rewards program is where you’ll get the most discounts for Jamba Juice, and Black Friday is no different. You should get a coupon delivered to your rewards app on Black Friday. In 2021, it was buy one smoothie, get one for $1. You can redeem the coupon online or in person.
Many people know Krispy Kreme for offering free donuts on some holidays year-round. Black Friday is no different. You should be able to get a free original glazed donut at any Krispy Kreme restaurant with no minimum order, which means you can help yourself to a delicious donut even if you don’t buy anything else.
This specialty New York City–based mochi shop has helped a wide variety of people fall in love with the deliciously sweet snack. The shop is able to ship nationwide, which means even people outside New York can help themselves to the delicious taste of mochi. The store is always running new deals, and in 2021 it offered a free four-piece box if you spent $80 or more.
Partners Coffee is a New York–based coffee shop that provided a 20% discount on all its products during Black Friday 2021. It didn’t even require any promo codes; you just checked out like normal. Partners Coffee also participates in Giving Tuesday. In 2021 it donated $2 to City Harvest for every bag purchased online or in-store.
Rural King isn’t actually a food store; it’s a farm-supply store with 125 locations across the East Coast. In 2021, however, all Black Friday shoppers at Rural King were treated to free popcorn and coffee. We may see something similar this year to enhance your Rural King shopping experience.
Restaurant Gift Card Specials
It’s common for restaurants to provide gift card specials during the holiday season. With these specials, you often get a bonus gift card when you buy a gift card for a specific amount. Here are a few gift card specials that have either been confirmed from this year or were offered last year.
Applebee’s: $10 when you buy $50
California Pizza Kitchen: $20 when you buy $100
Chili’s: $10 when you buy $50 (must use between Jan. 1 and Feb. 11)
Chuck E. Cheese: $15 when you buy $50
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: $5 when you buy $25
Einstein Bros. Bakery: $5 when you buy $25
Grubhub: $10 when you buy $20
Jamba Juice: $5 when you buy $25 (must use between Jan. 3 and Feb. 13)
Outback Steakhouse: $20 when you buy $50
Starbucks: $5 when you buy $20
Yogurtland: $5 when you buy $25 (must use between Nov. 30 and Dec. 31)
Many restaurants have offered gift card specials in previous years, especially pre-pandemic. As the economy starts to recover, you may start seeing them offer gift card specials again. Here are a few companies to check in on as Black Friday 2022 approaches to see whether you can get a gift card special.
Bucca di Beppo
El Pollo Loco
Noodles & Company
Don’t count out third-party gift card retailers. In 2021, for example, Best Buy offered a deal on its gift cards. If you purchased a $100 DoorDash gift card at Best Buy, you’d get a $10 Best Buy gift card. Costco is another retailer that often offers $100 worth of gift cards for much less, sometimes as low as $70.
How do I make sure I know about these companies’ Black Friday deals?
One of the best options is to sign up for rewards programs and email newsletters as Black Friday approaches. Companies typically send out deals multiple times in the lead-up to Black Friday, so it’s a great way to ensure you’re getting the information you need to plan your Black Friday shopping. It’s also a great way to get Black Friday deals as you shop in-store, since you can just search your email inbox for companies’ email blasts.
Can I use new-customer discounts and deals on Black Friday?
If you’re not interested in whatever discounts and deals a company is running on Black Friday, you’ll typically be able to use other discounts instead. That may include new-customer discounts, which you can get if you sign up for a company’s email newsletter or rewards program for the first time. Don’t be afraid to use a company’s online discounts and deals, since they might be better than its Black Friday sales.
Can I get discounts during other shopping holidays?
If you miss out on Black Friday deals at your favorite restaurant, it may also offerCyber Monday deals, especially if it also sells its products online. Keep an eye out for Green Monday deals, as well, since the shopping holiday — which takes place on the second Monday of December — is when most people do their last-minute Christmas shopping and some of your favorite restaurants may offer deals or gift card options you can take advantage of.
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