This list of fast food restaurant discounts features local and chain restaurant dining deals in the Seattle-Tacoma metro area. The food and drink deals with an expiration date are listed first, followed by those that are available “for a limited time”.
Always keep in mind that prices and participation can vary–the deal may not be available at your nearest location. This is because national chains are often franchises that are locally owned and operated. A franchise can sometimes choose whether to participate in a national promotion.
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Free pancake day February 25, 2020
IHOP (Bellevue, Covington, Issaquah, Lynnwood, Renton, SeaTac, Seattle, Silverdale, Tukwila) invites everyone to enjoy one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, February 25, 2020 starting at 7am. Dine-in only. At participating locations. Hours may vary. More info: https://www.ihop.com/en/national-pancake-day
Fast food restaurant deals with a deadline
(Listed in order by expiration date.)
Krispy Kreme (Seattle, Issaquah, Tacoma) is going small with a new permanent addition to its doughnut case: Mini Doughnuts. The new doughnuts are mini versions of the chain’s four most popular doughnuts: Original Glazed, Chocolate Iced Glazed, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles and Strawberry Iced with Sprinkles. Got New Year’s diet goals? No problem! These new KK minis are perfect for your “cheat day”, a sweet treat at less than 100 calories each. Every Monday in January, the shop will host a mini “happy hour” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at participating locations — customers get a FREE Mini Doughnut of their choice. Set reminders for January 6, 13, 20 and 27. For participating shops, click here. Here’s the list for the Seattle area:
- Seattle – 1st Ave South
- North Seattle – Aurora Ave N
- Issaquah – E Lake Sammamish Pkwy
- Tacoma – Tacoma Mall Blvd
Baskin-Robbins (multiple Puget Sound locations) continues its cool “Celebrate 31” promotion, celebrating more than 70 years of scooping the sweet stuff. On the 31st of every month in 2020, enjoy a single scoop of ice cream (in a cup or cone) for $1.70 at participating locations. (Waffle cones and toppings are extra.) Mark your calendars for January, March, May, July, August, October and December. Also on the 31st, you can take home two pre-packed quarts for $7.99.
Fast food restaurant deals for a ‘limited time’
Note: Here we focus on new deals or ongoing offers that give you something substantial (BOGO entrees and sandwiches), not just free beverages or half price sides. For more deals of all sizes at restaurant chains across the country, visit LivingOnTheCheap.com restaurant deals.
Be sure to sign up for loyalty programs for restaurants you visit often. These days many restaurants have a convenient smartphone app featuring more savings not offered to the general public.
(Listed in alphabetical order by restaurant name)
Applebee’s fans (multiple Puget Sound locations) can get their fill of savings with this all-you-can-eat deal from Applebee’s. For a limited time, the neighborhood grill is serving up an All-You-Can-Eat option — served with endless fries and coleslaw, too! Bargain hunters with an empty stomach can enjoy all-you-can-eat riblets, boneless wings and double crunch shrimp for just $12.99 at participating locations. And, even better, you don’t need to just pick one, unless that’s all you want. You have the option of mixing-and-matching all three options. Refills are not full plates, just smaller portions. However, it is all you can eat, so you’re not being shortchanged. If you’re still hungry, just order more.
Burger King (multiple Puget Sound locations) is bringing back its popular 5 For $4 meal deal at participating locations for a limited time. For just $4, get the following five menu items: Bacon cheeseburger, Small fries, Chicken nuggets (4-piece), Small drink, and a Chocolate chip cookie.
Dairy Queen (multiple Puget Sound locations) has a new lunchtime meal deal. For a limited time, the $6 Meal Deal is available all day at participating locations. (Who doesn’t love a meal deal that includes a sundae?) Whether you like beef or chicken, DQ has you covered. For $6, get a 1/3 Double Burger with Cheese, regular fries, a fountain drink (21-oz.) and sundae. The burger is two stacked 100% all-beef patties topped with melted American cheese, pickles, ketchup and mustard — served on a toasted bun. If you prefer, get three chicken strips instead of the burger.
Del Taco (Federal Way, Lacey) has two Taco Nights every week: Tuesdays you can get three regular tacos for $1.49 and Thursdays you can get three grilled chicken tacos for $2.49. The deals are good only from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. To find a location, click here. If you join the Raving Fan eClub, Del Taco will send you a coupon for two FREE grilled chicken tacos with more insider-only treats and savings to follow.
Denny’s (multiple Puget Sound locations) diner offers all-you-can-eat pancakes on its Value Menu. For just $4, get your fill of the fluffy goodness of pancakes until you’re “fluffed” yourself at participating locations. If you want more of a breakfast, including bacon, sausage, eggs or hash browns, it will cost a little more. However, you could just indulge on pancakes and satisfy your hunger “on the cheap” — with butter and syrup to top it off. According to Denny’s, the offer is a permanent fixture on its menu. Copyright Living on the Cheap. The post Denny’s: All-you-can-eat pancakes for $4 appeared first on Living On The Cheap.
Domino’s (multiple Puget Sound locations) is switching up its weeklong carryout special, sure to satisfy the cravings of frugal families and hungry bargain hunters. Every day of the week, customers can order any large or pan three-topping pizza online for just $7.99. According to Domino’s website, the regular price can be more than $15, so it’s quite the savings. With no limit, it’s the perfect excuse for an office pizza party or family feast at home. The offer is for carry-out only and does not include specialty or deep dish pizzas.
IHOP definitely pours on the savings with its popular all-you-can-eat pancakes with the purchase of any breakfast combo through March 1. The pancakes are served two at a time until you’re “fluffy.” The best part is that IHOP serves breakfast all day, so you can “batter up” for savings whenever the cravin’ for pancakes strikes. Fine print: The offer excludes the Senior and Kids Menus, as well as omelettes. The offer is not available on National Pancake Day, February 25.
IKEA’s restaurant (Renton) offers restaurant meals at very affordable prices, from $3-$6. The family-friendly Seattle IKEA is located south of Southcenter mall and is open seven days a week. Parents and kids love the family eating section with a fun play area, special kid’s menu, kid sized seating, highchairs, and bibs. IKEA FAMILY members (free to join) enjoy extra discounts and specials. Plus, everyone can shop the Swedish Market for take-home items, such as their frozen meatballs at $9 for a two-pound bag.
Jimmy John’s (multiple Puget Sound locations) just launched its first-ever customer-loyalty program, Freaky Fast Rewards. For signing up, new members get a FREE 8” sandwich — after their first order. Members can earn lots of tasty rewards, including sandwiches, sides, drinks and exclusive first-taste access to new products. As with most loyalty programs nowadays, you will need to download its app for membership and benefits. For more information, including how to sign-up, click here.
KFC (multiple Puget Sound locations) has a filling deal for a limited time, get a KFC bowl for only $3 at participating locations. It’s a whole pound of food. That’s a lot of flavor and filling for just three bucks. Add a medium drink and chocolate chip cookie for just $2 more, as part of the chicken chain’s $5 Fill Up menu. With mashed potatoes, sweet corn, crispy chicken and home-style gravy topped with cheese, the KFC Famous Bowl definitely qualifies as the perfect comfort food. If you like your food on the spicy side, make it a Spicy Bowl with its signature Nashville Hot Sauce drizzled on top.
McDonald’s (multiple Puget Sound locations) popular 2 For $5 Mix & Match Deal is back for a limited time, with many menu favorites as an option. Pick two of the following items for just $5 at participating locations: Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, Quarter Pounder with Cheese or 10 Chicken McNuggets. You must purchase two items to get the savings. Otherwise, you’ll pay regular price for each individual item. (It’s a great deal, given a few of the sandwiches cost about $4.50 individually.)
Olive Garden (multiple Puget Sound locations). Come in for a favorite. Leave with another. Purchase any entrée (dine-in only) at OG and take home a freshly prepared and chilled classic for only $5. Choose from: Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno, or Spaghetti with Meat Sauce.
Red Lobster (5 locations) offers weekday win dining specials, 5 days, 5 deals for just $15 (price and participation may vary). The daily deals are only valid Monday through Friday until 6 p.m. Each day a different offer is featured, such as “Endless Shrimp” or their 4-course feast.
Red Robin (multiple Puget Sound locations) is offering an entrée from its Kid’s Menu for $1.99 every Wednesday at participating locations. Kids (11 and under) can chew on their favorite Kids Menu entrée, alongside a Bottomless beverage and side (steak fries, broccoli, apples, Mandarin oranges). Entrees includes Red’s Burger, Swirly Twirly Pasta, and Corn Doggies. Valid for dine-in only, with the purchase of an adult entrée, entrée salad, sandwich, wrap or burger. Limit three kid’s entrées per adult.
Subway (multiple Puget Sound locations) is starting 2020 with a “fresh” deal, for a limited time. As part of its Fresh Values promo, get a 6-inch Oven Roasted Chicken or Veggie Delite sub for only $2.99.
Taco Bell (multiple Puget Sound locations) is always craveable — even more so, when the prices are this low. The popular fast-food restaurant continues its popular dollar-value menu. There are now 13 items on its $1 Cravings Menu, including burritos, quesadillas, and desserts.
Wendy’s (multiple Puget Sound locations) is changing the game, when it comes to meal deals — thanks to the multiple sandwich options available to hungry bargain hunters. For a limited time, the quick-service chain is offering a 4 for $4 meal deal. Get 4 chicken nuggets, small fries, a small drink and your choice of sandwich.
Best Happy Hour Deals
Happy Hour is another great way to score some cheap, fast eats.
Restaurants don’t always advertise their happy hour specials, but we’ve scouted restaurants all around the Seattle-Tacoma metro area for the best places to relax, unwind, imbibe, and indulge.
Our big list of annual food festivals
Food festivals around the Puget Sound region showcase ethnic and seasonal foods. Most have free admission and a great opportunity to try new food in one place.
Check our list of annual food festivals.
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