Halloween is beloved by children for the amazing annual prospect of free candy handouts. But the holiday of ghouls, vampires, and trick-or-treating has also become quite a big day for food giveaways and discounts at restaurant chains all over the country.
Check out all of the special offers for Halloween 2016 below. In many cases, the freebies aren't limited strictly to October 31, and sometimes kids and adults alike are welcome to dress in costume and take advantage of the special deals.
Krispy Kreme: Wear a costume to a participating Krispy Kreme location on October 31 and you'll be rewarded with a free doughnut of your choice—including special Halloween doughnuts featuring zombies, spider webs, and pumpkins decorated in icing. This offer isn't just for kids—adults in costumes get free doughnuts too. No purchase required.
McAlister's Deli: Throughout the Halloween weekend—from Saturday, Oct. 29 to Monday, Oct. 31—kids ages 12 and under get free food with two stipulations. One is that they're dressed in Halloween costumes, and the other is that an adult entrée must be purchased at the same time as the kids' orders. Up to two meals from the kids menu are free with each adult entrée.
IHOP: From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Halloween, all kids 12 and under get a free Scary Face Pancake that might resemble an edible vampire or zombie, with Oreos for eyes.
99 Restaurants: Children 10 and under get free kids meals with the purchase of an adult entrée on Halloween, or 99 Restaurants is offering a special family meal to-go that serves four for $19.99.
Bubba Gump: Present this offer on Halloween and you'll get one free kids meal per table, with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Applebee's: Select locations in places like New Jersey and Florida will give away up to three kids' meals free of charge for youngsters 12 and under in costume on Halloween, with the purchase of at least one adult entrée. This is not a national promotion, so check your location Applebee's location to see if it's participating.
Spaghetti Warehouse: Clink on the link for a coupon valid for a free kids menu meal for children 10 and under, with the purchase of an adult entrée, from Saturday through Monday.
BurgerFi: Each customer in a Halloween costumes can get a free small custard on Monday.
Bass Pro Shops: Stores offer arts and crafts, face painting, a free 4x6 photo of your child with the Peanuts gang, plush toy and trick-or-treat bag giveaways, and trick-or-treating during select hours now through Halloween. And it's all free.
Chuck E. Cheese: Kids dressed in Halloween costumes get 50 free tickets any time in October.
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Baskin-Robbins: Any flavor regular and kid-size cones are priced at $1.31 on Halloween.
Chipotle: Any customer in costume can get a burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos order for just $3, from 3 p.m. until closing on Halloween.
Taco Bell: Two days after Halloween, all Taco Bell customers can get one free Doritos Locos Taco apiece. The giveaway, which kicked into effect thanks to a player stealing a base in the World Series, takes place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2.