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Originally Published: May 06, 2019
Originally Published: May 06, 2019 Last Updated: May 08, 2019 5 min read
Employees at the Chipotle restaurant in LoDo at 1480 16th ST. in Denver perform all the prep work needed to get ready for the lunch crowd on Friday, June 29, 2012. Getting ready for the shift meeting are from left to right, Josh Pisani, Angelica Mora, and
A Chipotle restaurant in the LoDo neighborhood of Denver, Colorado.
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Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 has officially arrived — along with a bunch of great freebies and food deals promoted by restaurants to thank teachers for all they do.

While parents and students are hopefully honoring teachers with Teacher Appreciation Week gifts, dozens of national restaurant chains are joining in the celebration giving teachers free food and other discounts. Among other deals, teachers can get buy-one, get-one-free burritos at Chipotle and buy-one, get-one-free sandwiches at Potbelly Sandwich Shop, as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers can get free coffee, free pizza, free milkshakes, and free chicken fingers too.

Some Teacher Appreciation freebies are valid only on Tuesday, May 7, for Teacher Appreciation Day 2019, and other teacher deals are good for the entire week, from Monday, May 6, to Friday, May 10. In all cases, valid teacher ID is required to take advantage of the freebie or special Teacher Appreciation promotion.

Here are all the teacher deals this week, starting with freebies available on Tuesday (Teacher Appreciation Day), and ending with teacher discounts valid during other parts of Teacher Appreciation Week.

Teacher Appreciation Day Freebies & Deals


Chipotle has a buy one, get one free burrito deal on Tuesday in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day 2019. Specifically, from 3 p.m. until closing at Chipotle on Tuesday, May 7, teachers with valid ID can get a free burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos with the purchase of one of these entrées.


On Tuesday, May 7, teachers can get a free pizza buffet at Cici's locations.

The Greene Turtle

At The Greene Turtle locations on Tuesday, teachers can get a free meal (worth up to $14) — with valid ID, dine-in only.

Jeremiah's Italian Ice

At Florida-based Jeremiah's Italian Ice, teachers can get a free small menu item of their choice on Tuesday for Teacher Appreciation Day 2019.

MOD Pizza

Show your teacher ID at MOD Pizza on Tuesday, and you'll get a free pizza or salad with the purchase of a pizza or salad for Teacher Appreciation Day 2019.


At PDQ ("People Dedicated to Quality") locations, teachers and nurses can get 50% off their entire order on Tuesday, May 7, for Teacher Appreciation Day 2019. Show valid ID to get their 50% discount.

Raising Canes Chicken Fingers

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Teacher Appreciation Day, teachers and faculty with ID can get a free Raising Canes box combo. Only on Tuesday, May 7.

More Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 Deals

Bruegger's Bagels

From May 6 to 10, all teachers with valid ID can get a free coffee (medium size, drip or iced coffee) with any purchase at Bruegger's Bagels locations.

Duffy's Sports Grill

Show your teacher ID at Duffy's Sports Grill anytime during Teacher Appreciation Week 2019, and you'll get $10 added to your Duffy's MVP rewards account.

With teacher ID, you'll get two happy hour items for the price of one at Macaroni Grill, now through Friday, May 10.

McAlister's Deli

Show valid teacher ID and you can get a free sweet tea at McAlister's Deli, for the entirety of Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 (May 6 to May 10).

Metro Diner

Teachers get 20% off at Metro Diner by showing valid ID from May 6 to May 10.

Pei Wei

From May 6 to 10, teachers who show ID at Pei Wei restaurants will receive 33% off most regularly price entrees.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

With valid teacher ID at Potbelly, customers get a free sandwich when they purchase a sandwich at the same or higher price, from May 6 to 12. The same offer is available for nurses, because it's also Nurse Appreciation Week 2019.

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers restaurants will give teachers a free milkshake or dessert with purchase from May 6 to May 10.

Salata Salad Kitchen

On Friday, May 10, teachers with ID can get a free salad or wrap with the purchase of one of equal or higher price.

Tijuana Flats

On Wednesday, May 8, teachers with ID get a free entree when dining in at Tijuana Flats locations in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, or Virginia.