Here’s Where 2020 Graduates Can Get Free Food All Over the Nation

It’s been a rough year for 2020 graduates. The coronavirus lockdown has taken away their opportunity to have a live graduation and they are graduating into a job market that is pretty much stagnant.

Fortunately, there are several restaurants that are making it up to them by offering free food during this difficult time. Here’s a list of who’s doing what and when.

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It’s free French fry Fridays at McDonald’s! Customers who walk in on a Friday can get free French fries with a purchase of $1 or more. The offer is good through June 28.


Smashburger may not be giving anything away, but they are offering quite a deal on a “Graduation Family Bundle Meal.” You can get four Classic Singles and four Smash Tots for $25.95 or make it six of each for $38.95. The deal is ongoing.

Steak n’ Shake

Everyone who goes through the drive-through at Steak n’ Shake will be eligible for their ‘We’re All Essential’ free fries deal. It’s open to all customers, no minimum purchase is required and it’s ongoing.


Make a purchase through the Wendy’s app to get a free Spicy Chicken Sandwich or a Breakfast Baconator. The offer is good through June 7.


Subway offers an ongoing BOGO on foot-long subs for all its customers.

Cousins Subs

Sub-loving graduates will love getting a free seven-and-a-half-inch club when they sign up as a Cousins Club member.

Halo Burger

If you haven’t made a loyalty visit to this joint, you should definitely add that to your agenda. You’ll get a free QP Burger out of the deal!

Smokey Bones

This bar and grill is throwing in a free kid’s meal for anyone who purchases an entrée.


Hopefully this news has made your graduation a little brighter. Which restaurants will you be visiting for fantastic meal deals?

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