To help take some of the sting out of tax day, which is April 18 this year, several national restaurant chains are offering tax day freebies and deals. Most are valid only on Monday, April 18, but some of these cheap eats deals are good before and after.
Here’s a roundup of tax day freebies and deals by national restaurant chains, starting with those which have locations in NYC and the Tri-State area. Unless otherwise noted, the Tax Day freebies and deals are for Monday, April 18th only:
Hard Rock Café makes you sing for your supper. Get up on stage at a participating Hard Rock Café location and sing an entire song from the pre-selected song list to get a FREE Local Legendary Burger. This deal is good btween 5pm and 7pm on April 18 at most locations,(check your Hard Rock for dates and times). Some cafes are requiring pre-registration, so you may want to call ahead anyway. The deal is good at the Times Square location. If you can’t or won’t sing, the burger is $17.95.
Tony Roma’s is giving free dessert through April 29 to anybody who signs up for, or is already a member of their Email Club. You receive the coupon by email, and if you use it on Tax Day, you get an additional coupon for a free dessert to use on your next visit to a participating location. to use will get a coupon for a free dessert in their e-mail, valid through April 29. Those who eat at a participating location on Tax Day — the majority of restaurants offering the deal are in Florida, New York, Texas and California — will get a dessert coupon to use on their next visit to a participating location.
Good deals at chains beyond NYC and the Tri-State area:
Kona Ice trucks will offer free shaved ice to help you chill out on Tax Day. To find out if one of their 700 trucks is in your area, tweet your zip code to @KonaIce, and save $3 to $5.
Thanks to Restaurant.com, Crain’s and sister website Living on the Cheap for sourcing these Tax Day freebies and deals for NYC on the Cheap.