Chain Restaurants Offering Free Delivery During Pandemic

Chain Restaurants Offering Free Delivery During Pandemic
Posted at 9:40 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 10:41:04-04

While heading out to dinner at your favorite restaurant isn’t possible right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some restaurants are still offering takeout and delivery. Many are even making delivery free to encourage business — some with a minimum purchase and others for every order for a limited time.

While the free delivery offer applies to customers nationwide, keep in mind that delivery areas vary, so a certain restaurant may not be offering the deal where you live. Many deliveries also take place through services like Grubhub and DoorDash, so if those are not available in your area, free delivery will not apply.

Take a look at all the national restaurant chains we were able to find that are currently offering free delivery. Each delivery deal is subject to change and many are simply for a limited time and do not offer end dates, so make sure you check before placing your order.


Now for a limited time, Applebee’s is offering free delivery on orders placed on or via the Applebee’s mobile app. There is no order minimum needed to qualify.

Buffalo Wild Wings

You’ll get free delivery on all orders placed online or through Buffalo Wild Wing’s app. If you order on a Tuesday, you’ll also get buy one, get one free traditional wings. You can also order buy one, get one free boneless wings on Thursdays.

Burger King

Burger King is offering free delivery on all orders of $10 or more.


You’ll get free delivery from Chili’s on all orders over $15. Participating locations are also offering beer and wine to go. If you’re in California, New York, Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Iowa, Florida or Tennesee, you can also order a Chili’s Presidente or Patron Margarita to go.



Chipotle is offering free delivery now through April 30 on all orders of $10 or more. Nearly every Chipotle location has a dedicated team and ingredient station to prepare digital orders.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is offering free, contactless delivery. Plus, if you buy a $50 gift card through April 15, you’ll get a bonus $10 card that’s valid through July 31.


You’ll get free delivery from IHOP with no minimum purchase required through April 19. You can also get 20% off your first online order by using code IHOP20 at checkout.


You can get free delivery on all orders from KFC now through April 26.


Olive Garden

Olive Garden is offering free no-contact delivery with a minimum $40 order in most states and a minimum $75 order in California, Oregon and Washington. They are also offering their “Buy One, Take One” deal only for to-go orders. Starting at $12.99, you’ll get one entree that’s hot and ready to eat when you pick it up and then a second, free entree that will be freshly-prepared, packaged and chilled for tomorrow night’s dinner.

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse is offering free delivery through April 30.


You’ll get free delivery from Panera through April 30 on orders of $15 or more. Just place your order via the Panera app or on the website and use promo code FREEDELIVERY.

P.F. Chang’s

You’ll get free delivery from P.F. Chang’s on every order now for a limited time.



Popeyes is offering free delivery via its partners Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub and Postmates.

Red Lobster

Red Lobster is offering touchless free delivery now through April 19. They also have new Family Meal Deals that feed four and start at $27.99. Choose from wood-grilled sirloin, garlic shrimp scampi, Parrot Isle jumbo coconut shrimp, chicken breast strips and other options.


You’ll get free delivery from Subway through Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub and Seamless with the promo code SUBWAYNOW. Subway also currently has a Family Takeout Special which will get you a free footlong when you buy two footlongs at regular price. The special only applies to takeout orders, however.

Taco Bell

You’ll get free Grubhub delivery on all Taco Bell orders over $12 through April 30.

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While not a restaurant, CVS is also offering free delivery of prescription medications and other essentials, which will help you avoid visiting your local CVS Pharmacy for refills or new prescriptions. To find a CVS near you, just visit their website.

Will you be ordering some food for free delivery while staying safely at home?

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