Trick or Treat and Happy Halloween! As if children (and adults) need another reason to indulge in more pastries and sugary treats, this Halloween many restaurants are “sweetening the pot” with freebies and great deals to draw in customers.
According to newsnet5.com on Oct. 30, Krispy Kreme, IHOP, and several others are giving away free meals or offering great deals today.
Here is a quick break down:
Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and Red Lobster are offering free kids meals today. To get the freebies you must purchase an adult entree for each free kid’s meal, and you also have to sign-up and get a coupon from the chain's website and/or Facebook page.
So why all the freebies on a day full of tricks or treats? Historically, Halloween is a very slow day in the restaurant business, like the 4th of July and Labor Day. Restaurant marketers are hoping that a free meal offer will drive up business.
"Halloween isn't a day you're going to see a lot of kids in restaurants—they're trick or treating," notes Jay Spenchian, executive vice president of marketing at Olive Garden. "We see this as an opportunity to help drive additional traffic into the restaurant on a historically slow day."
Other offers include:
- Krispy Kreme: Customers receive a free Halloween doughnut if they are dressed in a costume.
- IHOP: Today from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. all kids 12 and under receive a free Scary Face Pancake with the purchase of an adult meal.
- Chipotle: Head to your local Chipotle dressed in full costume, from 4 p.m. to close and you'll get a burrito, bowl, salad or an order of tacos for just $3.
These deals sound too good to pass up!
Here are the links and information you need to collect your Halloween freebies today.
Happy Halloween everyone!