July 4th food deals: Which fast food chains have the best 4th of July deals?

Free wings, donuts, and more – all to celebrate America.
Fourth of July celebrations in New York
Fourth of July celebrations in New York / Anadolu/GettyImages

Today is July 4th, aka the Fourth of July, aka Independence Day. And you know what that means: time to declare your independence from high prices, with some of the best July 4th food deals around.

…Or, maybe not. Because a lot of chains are going to be opened for shortened hours today, or closed entirely. Costco? Closed. Lowe’s, Macy’s and Petco? Open, but for shortened hours. Point being, below we’ve got a great list of deals for you, but before you head off in the wee hours of the night to snag a free wings deal or snag a doughnut, maybe call your location, first, to see what their actual hours are.

That said? We’ve still got a rundown for you, in alphabetical order, of everything from Applebee’s to White Castle. And many chains aren’t ending the deals today – check ‘em out tomorrow, and all weekend long.


The chain has a bunch of “Stars, Stripes, And Sips” to enjoy. That includes $4 Coors Light and Watermelon Breeze Mocktail, $5 Blue Bahama Mama, and $7 All-American Mucho, which is like an alcoholic, drinkable rocket pop.

Buffalo Wild Wings

On Thursdays – including today, July 4th – you can get BOGO boneless wings at BWW, using the code GOWINGS. In addition, with any purchase of $10 or more, you can get six free wings.

The Cheesecake Factory

DoorDash users with DashPass can get a free slice of original cheesecake with fresh berries on any order of $40 or more. This deal is available until July 9.


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Marg-a-Raincheck - credit: Cuervo /

If it rains over July 4th? No worries. Take a pic of the rain and send it to Cuervo at the link above, and you might win $50 to put towards a round of margaritas. The contest happens every weekend until Labor Day, aka September 2.


Not specific to July 4th, but fireworks are big sparks so why not pick up a $3 medium SPARKD’ Energy drink? This is available daily in July, in the app, for rewards members, limit one per member per day.

Jimmy John’s

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Jimmy John's Firecracker Lineup - credit: Jimmy John's /

Today only, if you’re a member of Jimmy John’s rewards program, order their new Firecracker Wrap and you can get one free. You can redeem using the app, in store or online. No code necessary.


KFC Saucy Nuggets Party Pack
KFC Saucy Nuggets Party Pack - credit: KFC /

Today only, you can get free delivery from KFC, as well as 40% off 12 pieces of chicken on the bone. In addition, you can snag a 30 piece Saucy Nuggets Party Pack for only $15.99, or 50% off a chicken sandwich – these last two deals only in the app or online.

Krispy Kreme

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Krispy Kreme Star Spangled Sweetness Collection - credit: Krispy Kreme /

Head to your local Krispy Kreme dressed in red, white and blue - walk out with a free Original Glazed doughnut! In addition, the brand is offering free doughnuts for rewards members on Tuesdays, and free iced coffee (any size) on Fridays.

Papa Johns

Starting today and running through July 7, if you join the Papa Rewards program you’ll get a free medium, one topping pizza on your next order, redeemable between ⅞ and 7/21 with a purchase of $20 or more.


Starting today, and running through July 9, 2024, you can get 50% off a six piece or 12 piece combo on DoorDash, for DashPass members only. Available only for orders of $15 or more.1


Snag an iconic July 4th lunch at SONIC, as the chain is offering the chance to get a Chili Cheese Coney for just $1.99. Eat one while you sob over Joey Chestnut not being in this year’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.


You can get 20% off on in-app orders using the promo code TWENTYOFF today, so why not celebrate and eat fresh?


Wendy's Frostys - credit: Wendy's /

This week, Wendy’s is running a promo for a free small Frosty with any $5 purchase in the app. In addition, through DoorDash, Dashpass members can get $10 off any order of $20 more, as long as it includes Wendy’s new Saucy Nuggs.

White Castle

From today until July 7, White Castle has a BOGO deal for any combo meal. However, the catch is that you can only get this deal with coupons on the website, or on the brand’s social media pages, so get sleuthin’!