While some think Friday the 13th is bad luck, it’s far from it if you’re a fan of free food. This week, Friday happens to be National French Fry Day, which means one thing: Free fries or deals on fries at participating restaurant chains. In addition, Sunday July 15, is National Ice Cream Day, and lots of deals are available to chill your sweet tooth.
Here’s a list of chains offering up the deep-fried treat for a sweet deal in Anne Arundel County:
IHOP now has unlimited fries with any burger combo ($6.99 and up) for a limited time only, valid for dine-in only (not valid for online or IHOP’N Go orders) at area IHOP sites.
McDonald’s is offering a free medium order of fries with any purchase (minimum $1) on the McDonald’s app. The deal is good any Friday, not just Friday the 13th. McD app download and registration required.
Red Robin offers bottomless steak fries with a handful of its $6.99 burgers.
Carl’s Jr.: Sign up for emails, and get a coupon for a free small fries and beverage with the purchase of a $6 burger for joining the list.
Free Ice Cream
Potbelly Sandwich Shop is making Friday the 13th a little sweeter with free ice cream sandwiches for Potbelly Perks members — and not just on Friday, but on Saturday, July 14 as well. If you’re not a member, you can join by downloading the Perks app for Android or iPhone. Visit https://www.Potbelly.com/perks for more information.
Baskin Robbins: If you miss National Ice Cream Day on July 15, head to Baskin Robbins on July 31. On that day, in celebration of Baskin’s 31 flavors, participating locations will offer $1.50 scoops all day long. Plus, get a free scoop when you download the mobile app.
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream: During July (National Ice Cream Month), join the Bruster’s Sweet Rewards loyalty app to earn a $3 reward toward an ice cream purchase. Plus, for National Ice Cream Month, enjoy two new limited-time flavors — Espresso Yourself and Cookie Craze. See details.
Cold Stone Creamery: Join the eClub and get two Creations for the price of one. Creations allow you to pick an ice cream flavor and mix-ins of your choosing. Note that it might take up to 24 hours to receive an email with this offer after you sign up.
Dairy Queen: Download the app to get a free small Blizzard.
Dippin’ Dots: On July 15, participating locations will be celebrating National Ice Cream Day AND Dippin’ Dots’ 30th anniversary by giving away free mini cups during a two-hour window. Check your nearest location for promo hours.
Maggie Moo’s/Marble Slab: Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., take $1 off all shakes for Slab Happy Hour.
Monkey Joe’s: The children’s play gym will be holding a customer appreciation event for National Ice Cream Day on July 15. Expect prizes and giveaways throughout the day.
Whole Foods: All Whole Foods stores will hold a three-day sale (July 13 to July 15) on Ben & Jerry’s and Talenti ice cream pints. Get two of any Ben & Jerry’s or Talenti pints for $6. Amazon Prime members get an extra 10 percent off, thanks to Prime Day.