Free Donut Friday: Dunkin' gives away free doughnuts Friday. Plus, deals at Wendy's, Subway and more

March is a lucky month for meal deals and sweet treats.

Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day and the pizza-friendly Pi Day on March 14, restaurants have announced limited-time special offers from free subs at Subway to a buy-one-get-one Dairy Queen deal.

Dunkin’ has free donuts every Friday in March for loyalty club members. Wendy’s has a freebie available through April 6 on its mobile app. Get a free Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit with a purchase and the coupon on the app to celebrate the nationwide launch of breakfast.

Here are the deals available at participating locations. To be on the safe side, always check with your closest location before heading out. Some will require you to have a restaurant’s app or be signed up for emails. Find a list of ongoing signup offers below.

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Dairy Queen has a deal to celebrate its 80th birthday through March 15.

Wendy’s breakfast guarantee

In addition to getting a free Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit during breakfast hours, Wendy’s has a limited-time guarantee.

Dubbed America’s Favorite Breakfast Guarantee, Wendy’s says if you don’t like something you ordered for breakfast, you can “exchange for a similar item” from the fast-food chain’s breakfast menu. The guarantee promotion, posted on the restaurant’s website, notes it’s available at participating restaurants and is “subject to cancellation at any time.”

“Look, we’re putting our money where your mouth is. If you somehow don’t love something we make you, we’ll exchange it for free,” Wendy’s says on its website.

Dairy Queen Blizzard deal

In honor of its 80th birthday, Dairy Queen has a buy-one-get-one deal on its Blizzard treats. Through March 15, when you buy one, get a second Blizzard for 80 cents at participating locations nationwide.

Any size Blizzard is included and there are 15 different flavors, including the flavor of the month, Mint Oreo Blizzard.

Get a free Subway footlong

For a limited time at participating Subway restaurants, get a free footlong when you order a footlong in the Subway app or website. To get the buy-one-get-one free offer, add two subs to your cart.

According to the fine print, the free sub is of equal or lesser price and there’s a limit of one offer per order. The last day of the promotion was not listed.

Dunkin’ Free Donut Friday

Every Friday in March is Free Donut Friday at Dunkin’ for members of the DD Perks Rewards program, the chain announced. With the purchase of any beverage on Fridays in March, get a free doughnut.

There’s also an Instagram contest to win a year’s worth of free doughnuts. Post an Instagram video or story of your best original T-G-I-F-D-F (Thank Goodness It’s Free Donut Friday) cheer using #FDFSweepstakes and tagging @Dunkin. Winners will be randomly selected each Free Donut Friday. Learn more about the contest at

Sign up for the free loyalty program on the Dunkin’ app or With the program, earn points for every eligible purchase with any form of payment including cash, credit, debit or a Dunkin’ gift card.

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Free Cheesecake Factory slice

Through March 25, get a free slice of cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory with a $15 DoorDash delivery order until 5 p.m. weekdays. Add a slice to your cart when ordering online from DoorDash and use coupon promo code LUNCHSLICE. There are no delivery fees.

Kids eat free cereal pancakes at IHOP

Through April 12, IHOP has a kids eat free promotion and a limited-time menu that includes new cereal pancakes and cereal milkshakes, the company announced. The cereals featured are Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries and Fruity Lucky Charms.

The free kids meal is available from 4 to 10 p.m. daily for kids 12 and under with purchase of an adult entrée. This is a dine-in only deal at participating locations and not valid with any other discounts.

Ongoing fast-food sign-up offers

The following are ongoing offers and require signing up for email clubs or downloading and using smartphone apps. Participation varies by location and programs can change at anytime.

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