If your Black Friday is going to be an exhausting, all-day shopping marathon, you’ll need to refuel with a good meal. Some stores will open at 5 a.m. and others won’t close until 11 p.m. on Nov. 27, according to our complete 2015 Black Friday store hours list; no one can shop for that long without getting hungry.
Of course, it’s best if you can fill up at a discount. If you’re shopping on Thanksgiving, Black Friday or the Saturday after Black Friday, try one of these restaurant deals because holiday week discounts aren’t just for retailers anymore.
Open on Thanksgiving: Boston Market
If you’re starting your shopping on Thanksgiving, you can stop for a bite at Boston Market. The Boston Market Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings is available for sit-down customers or as a take-home heat-and-serve order. Boston Market calculates that its version costs $27.83 less than buying the equivalent amount of food at a grocery store, and there’s no disputing that it saves time that could be spent shopping.
Black Friday 2015 restaurant specials
Shopping on Black Friday proper? You’ll have more restaurants — and restaurant specials — to choose from.
Seafood lovers can get a free appetizer or dessert at Red Lobster this Black Friday by registering for the Fresh Catch Club. And as on any weekday afternoon, Red Lobster’s 7 at $7.99 lunch deals will be in effect.
Black Friday shoppers can save at TGI Fridays by signing up for a TGI Fridays Stripes club membership. The program is free, and within minutes of entering, you’ll receive an email coupon for a free appetizer or dessert. You also get a “skip the line” coupon, which might come in handy if you stop by a busy location on Black Friday. The free appetizer or dessert deal makes for a nice holiday shopping treat, but it’s also available year-round.
Buca di Beppo
Buca di Beppo’s giant pasta dishes will comfort you after a long day on your feet. You and your party can get a free plate of bucannoli — a meaty version of the popular dessert featuring savory sausage instead of a creamy filling — by registering for the Buca di Beppo eClub before Nov. 30.
Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet
If you’re in the mood for pizza on Black Friday, head to Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet. The chain is offering a 10% off coupon good for everything you order through Nov. 30.
Burger fans can score at Carl’s Jr. on Black Friday. Print the restaurant’s coupons for $1 off a Tex Mex Bacon Thickburger Combo and a free small peach papaya green sweetened iced tea to wash it down.
Some of these restaurant deals require signing up for a rewards membership, but these clubs are always free. You can sign up on your smartphone right before you walk into the restaurant and receive an email verification within minutes — as long as the deal doesn’t require printing a coupon in advance. And while you’re enjoying your Black Friday meal, you can check our complete list of Black Friday ad scans to plot the rest of your shopping excursion.
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