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Restaurant chains that offer senior discounts

Many seniors live on a fixed income, so pinching pennies is not only wise, it's also become a routine of daily life for most of us. Eating out or ordering for pickup is a guilty pleasure when we feel like splurging, but even then, we keep our eyes peeled for special discounts.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household spent about $250 per month on restaurant meals, according to the Consumer Expenditures Survey released in September, 2022. 

We've compiled a sample list of some of the most popular eateries and their discount policies.

An important note: Pay attention to the age requirements, as they may vary according to the establishment. We’ll continue to update this list periodically, but the deals may change without notice, and participation may vary by local restaurant. Always check with your local eatery because senior discounts listed here are only available at participating locations. Just ask for it.

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Applebee’s. 10% to 15% off at participating locations for customers 60 and older.

Ben & Jerry’s. 10% off for seniors 60+. 

Boston Market. Most Boston Markets have a senior discount available. Ask your local restaurant about age requirements on any discounts.

Burger King. Seniors can receive a 10% discount on their purchase. 

Chick-fil-A. Offers vary by location but are usually a free small drink or a 10% discount. 

Chili’s. Seniors who are at least 55 years old can get 10% off at participating locations.

Dairy Queen. Participating locations offer free drinks or 10% off purchase to customers who are 55 years of age or more.

Fuddrucker’s: Has a senior platter (hamburger and side dish) for 10% off. Call to be sure it’s offered at that location.

IHOP. The 55+ Menu offers lower prices for smaller portions of dinner entrees such as pot roast and lemon chicken and breakfast favorites such as French toast. And most locations have a 10% discount for seniors, although the age requirement may vary.

KFC. Seniors who are 55 or older can get a free small drink with meal purchase. But we found the franchises may offer a discount of up to 10%, excluding any coupons or sales. Ask before ordering.

McDonald’s. Customers who are 55+ can receive discounts on coffee.

Taco Bell. Get 5% off and a free drink at participating locations if you’re 65 or older.

TCBY. Enjoy your yogurt for 10% less if you are over 55.

Restaurants with AARP discounts

At the following eateries, you can get a discount if you are an AARP member. As always, participation may vary and can change without notice. See details for the discount offered at each restaurant on the AARP site.

Following is the list of locations with AARP discounts in South Florida

  • Auntie Anne’s
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Cinnabon
  • Denny’s. If you are feeling spunky, ask your server for something off the secret menu. It’s so secret that some locations don’t even know about it. French Toast Grilled Cheese Sandwich. You are welcome.
  • Jamba
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Outback Steakhouse

This report was originally prepared by and published on our sister site: Living On The Cheap.

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Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email:


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