Free Food Apps — 20 Best Restaurant & Fast Food Apps + Coupons

If you like getting discounts, deals, and even free meals, fast food apps should be on your radar. But which ones are worth downloading? Here's our list of the 20 best fast food apps to download before your next order.

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In today's digital era, restaurant and fast food apps have quickly replaced traditional ordering, and for good reason! Unlike ordering at a drive-thru window, apps offer tons of loyalty incentives for those who use them. 

So, we've compiled a list of 20 of the best restaurant and fast food apps that are totally worth hitting that 'download' button for. 


1. McDonald's

When you download the McDonald's app, not only do you begin to earn points right away that can be applied to future orders, but you even get a free large Fries with a $1 minimum purchase when you download and order through the app. Plus, right now the original Squishmallows come in each Happy Meal. Grab one and let your kids start collecting today!

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2. Starbucks

With the Starbucks app, coffee lovers can place their order ahead of time and pay at pick-up; redeem special offers, and even use Stars they've earned and other Rewards towards their purchases. If you visit Starbucks regularly, the perks of this app make it a must-have. Plus, Starbucks will give you free pre-packaged bags of free coffee grounds to enrich your gardens or compost—just ask your barista about the Your Garden Program!

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3. Chipotle

Those who like having various payment and ordering options—like being able to use Google Pay or place a group order—will enjoy the features of Chipotle's fast food app. With this fast food app, you earn points for all in-app orders, get exclusive access to menu items only available for order on the app, and have the option to use Chipotle's mobile pickup shelves and Chipotlane for quicker pick-ups. Plus, you can get free guacamole at Chipotle when you join Chipotle rewards!

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4. Taco Bell

With Taco Bell's fast food app, you can get all of your favorite Taco Bell menu items delivered right to you and for less. This is because with the app, you get access to special app rewards and discounts, plus the chance to earn points with each purchase that can be redeemed on future purchases. Not to mention, those who join Taco Bell Rewards get a free reward item to choose from on the app. 

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5. Subway

Subway's MVP Rewards App makes cashing in on awesome deals, like BOGO Free Footlong Subs and even a free cookie—even easier. With the app, you not only earn points on your purchases, like most apps, but you also get exclusive offers, surprise rewards, the ability to save your order customizations and get quick delivery and pickup. 

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6. Chick-fil-A

Earn points with every purchase, reach new point tiers, and place your order ahead of time with Chick-fil-A's fast food app. Plus, with the app, you can locate Chick-fil-A restaurants anywhere that you are and use your personalized menu to order what you like (and how you like it) quickly and easily every time. My local Chick-fil-A often even adds free food rewards to my account, for no reason at all! This is definitely a fast food app worth using.

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7. Dunkin'

With Dunkin' fast food app, you can use your debit or credit card to set up auto-reload so you always have cash in your account that's ready-to-use. Plus, get a free coffee on Mondays and save your unique customization for easy future ordering and earn redeemable points on every purchase. With your first purchase of Dunkin' products, be sure to save your receipt! You can also score a free $5 Dunkin' eCard when you upload your receipt!

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8. Burger King

With the BK fast food app, you can score exclusive deals and mobile coupons that can help you get cheap or even free food. Additionally, BK app users can look up Burger King locations, discover new menu items instantly, and order right through the app for even faster enjoyment. Download the app today and play the trivia game to score 40 FREE Burger King Crowns Rewards Points!

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9. Wendy's

For those who love to get their food fast and earn points doing it will love having Wendy's fast food app at their fingertips. When you order through the app, you get 10 points for every $1 spent. Once you've accumulated enough points, cash them in for a free meal! Plus, members receive a free 10pc Nuggets with any purchase AND 150 bonus points just for creating a Wendy's Rewards account and download the app.  

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10. Red Robin

Grab your favorite gourmet burger from Red Robin even more easily with the Red Robin fast food app. With the app, you can choose "super simple" curbside, pickup, or delivery; redeem special offers for cheap or free food; and easily add and customize your order and save it for quick reordering. Plus, Red Robin Royalty members get awesome perks like a free burger on their birthday and their 10th item free simply by joining—a pretty enticing offer!

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11. Jimmy John's

Jimmy Johns' Freaky Fast Rewards members cash in big when they create an account with the Jimmy John's app. In fact, you get a free sandwich simply by signing up and placing your first in-app order! Special offers, birthday surprises, sneek peeks of new menu items, and faster checkout are also features that make this fast food app worth downloading. 

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12. Caribou Coffee

With the Caribou Coffee app, you can build your drink order exactly how you want it and then save it so that you get exactly what you want every time. Then, you can easily choose from in-store, drive-thru, or curbside pickup, and earn 2 points for every $1 spent. Not to mention, with the app, you can send rewards to your friends for free bakery treats, and those who join Caribou Perks get a free medium beverage after their visit as a member.

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13. Chili's

Those who join My Chili's Rewards and download the Chili's app not only get free chips and salsa, but can also enjoy easier and faster online ordering of their favorite menu items. With this fast food app, you can quickly reorder from past orders, check and track your Rewards, add your name to nearby Chili's waitlists, and even more. Not to mention, My Chili's Rewards app users also get a free dessert each year on their birthday; a sweet deal you don't want to miss!

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14. Panera Bread

With the Panera Bread app, you can earn points and rewards with every Panera purchase, plus enjoy a $0 break on delivery and 17% off drinks for a year when you opt for an Annual Plan. App users can also cash in on ordering ahead for Rapid Pick-Up or Delivery, Contactless Dine-In, meal customizations, Digital eGift Cards, plus myPanera rewards program members get a free pastry on their birthday.

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15. Domino's Pizza

Domino's Pizza makes it easy to customize, order, and track your pizza with their fast food app. Users can also create a personalized Pizza Profile and earn free Domino's for every 2 orders when you join Domino's Rewards. Plus, right now you can get a free medium 2-topping emergency pizza when you place any qualifying online order for delivery or carryout!

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16. Dairy Queen

With the DQ App, cashing in on weekly deals and redeeming points for free treats is easier than ever. From getting 2 small shakes for just $3 to getting 150 bonus point rewards that can be redeemed for a cheap or free treat, this fast food app is one to take note of. Plus, when you join the Blizzard Fan Club, you get six BOGO Blizzard Treat coupons each year, Blizzard monthly flavor updates, and access to other tasty DQ secrets. 

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17. Popeyes

If Popeyes is your fast food restaurant of choice, then you'll definitely want to download their mobile app. With the app, you're not only able to order quickly and conveniently for either delivery or pick-up, but you also get exclusive access to deals and coupons not available anywhere else. Plus, Popeyes is compatible with Apple Pay, making it even easier to place your order, and Popeyes rewards members get a free apple pie each year on their birthday!

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18. Sonic

If all-day breakfast, mouthwatering burgers, and signature slushes is your thing, then the Sonic app is for you. With Sonic's fast food app, you can get all of your favorite Sonic menu items for even less by taking advantage of exclusive in-app deals, like the $1.99 Footlong Coney hot dog and a $1.49 FRITOS Chili Cheese Jr. Wrap. Plus, users enjoy ½ off drinks and slushes) for Happy Hour Any Time when you order through the app! 

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19. Shake Shack

From signature shakes and frozen custard to 100% Angus beef blend burgers and whole white meat chicken sandwiches, Shake Shack is a staple fast-food restaurant loved by many. With Shake Shack's app, you can enjoy Shake Shack even more with exclusive offers and rewards, contactless payment, curbside pick-up, delivery, and more. We even heard that you can get 10% off your total order with the coupon code DONATION. 

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20. Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Cafe fans can now get their tropical fix with ease with the restaurant's mobile app. With the app, you can order your favorite meals and smoothies, earn points with Tropic Rewards, and order ahead for even faster pickup or delivery. Plus, you get a free smoothie after your first purchase when you download the app and join Tropic Rewards. It's a total breeze!

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Restaurant Coupons to Cash In on Right Now

If any of these restaurant and fast food apps didn't quite catch your eye, we've compiled a list of additional active restaurant coupons that you can take advantage of right now. Here are some of the top deals you can cash in on:

For more restaurant savings, check back on our Restaurant Coupons page for all the latest deals and steals. 



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- Vanessa