Although many students won’t be taking the stage this year to receive their diploma, it’s still a time to celebrate! Chipotle, Krispy Kreme and other restaurants want to send this year’s grads off into the world in style by offering free food and deals to mark the milestone.

Get your cap and gown ready and head to one of the below restaurants to claim your deal. Cheers to the Class of 2021!

Chipotle, Krispy Kreme and More Offer Deals for Graduates

Through June 27, buy a $50 gift card and you’ll get a free $10 bonus card. 

This popular restaurant chain is offering grads a bonus “Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree” coupon valid through July 8, 2021 for a single free entree with purchase of an entree of equal or greater value.

Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangements
Edible Arrangements has many graduation-themed gifts to choose from for celebrating the class of 2021! I particularly love the Graduation Celebration Bundle, which has the perfect blend of fresh fruit and indulgent chocolate. It includes pineapple, plump grapes and fresh strawberries dipped in rich, semisweet chocolate to create a treat as sweet as the moment. Featuring mini sequin sprinkles, the succulent 2021-shaped pineapple slices complete this celebratory platter along with three joyful Congratulations! balloons.

Jack in the Box
Last year from May 20 through May 26, Class of 2020 grads could get two free tacos with any purchase made through Jack in the Box’s mobile app. Let’s see if they do this again in 2021!

Krispy Kreme
On Thursday, May 13, Krispy Kreme will offer one free “Graduate Dozen” to any high school or college senior who visits a Krispy Kreme dressed in their graduation cap and gown or “Class of 2021” swag (shirt, letterman jacket, etc.) no purchase necessary, while supplies last. The limited-edition dozen features a variety of fan-favorite doughnuts, spelling out “2021,” making it a delicious gift for the graduate in your life. It is also available for purchase May 10 through May 16 at participating shops across the U.S. 

McAlister’s Deli
In honor of the graduation celebrations happening over the next few months, McAlister’s Deli has a buy $25, get $5 offering. From now until April 19 to June 20, for every $25 you spend you’ll receive a $5 off reward code that is redeemable online or in-store once unlocked. Customers can redeem the discount between June 30 and August 31. To redeem the discount, simply download the McAlister’s Deli app, tap “rewards,” go to “my rewards,” and enter your reward code then add items to your basket and apply at checkout from the “available offers and rewards section.”  

From May 27 through June 1, get 15% off graduation orders with the promo code MEMORIALDAY.

Moe’s Southwest Grill
Every Sunday all locations nationwide will offer free meals for children under the age of 12. At Moe’s Southwest Grill, everyone can always customize their meal to their exact preference, so it’s the perfect place to take the whole family for celebrations as everyone will find something they love to eat!

From now until June 30, purchase a $25 gift card and receive a $5 bonus
card for future use. Pieology is also offering a photo-worthy 2EN1ORS special—a ’21 Graduation Pizza—a single-topping pizza with a 21 on top made of pepperoni to recognize hard-working graduates and a great addition to use in any grad photos.

Pizza Hut
Last year, Pizza Hut was celebrating 2020 graduates by giving away 500,000 free pizzas. You can claim a coupon for a free, medium, one-topping pizza after signing up or logging into the Hut Rewards program. The offer will be available through May 28, or while supplies last, and coupons must be redeemed by June 4. They likely will do something similar this year!

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Through June 28, celebrate your graduate with one of their specialty cuts like the Tomahawk Ribeye or enjoy a Ruth’s Classic–a prix fixe meal featuring our chef’s favorite recipes like the Surf & Turf. Or send your grad a gift card!

Are you graduating in 2021?

Yes, I can’t wait!


No, but I know someone who is!

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