WE all love a bit of fast food from time to time, and you don’t always have to pay for it.

Plenty of chains dish out freebies, whether it be on your birthday or after you’ve built up enough loyalty points.

A number of fast food chains offer customers free food to bring in more business


A number of fast food chains offer customers free food to bring in more business

From Greggs to Krispy Kreme, Burger King and McDonald’s, here’s everything you can get your hands on.

Bear in mind, fast food chains do shake up their free food offerings from time to time, so always double-check what you can get hold of.


Greggs regularly dishes out free sausage rolls, doughnuts and more to people downloading its app for the first time.

The app can be downloaded for free via Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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Plus, once you’ve downloaded the app, you can build up “stamps” every time you buy a qualifying item and for every 10th stamp, you get a free item.

Loyalty card customers also qualify for a free birthday treat once a year which has to be redeemed via the app within one month.

Krispy Kreme

Anyone signing up to the Krispy Kreme Rewards app, the chain’s loyalty scheme, can pick up a free doughnut just for signing up.

Again, you can sign up via Google Play or the Apple App Store, depending on what smartphone you have.

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Not only do you get a free doughnut for signing up, you can also get a free one on your birthday.

Both freebies can be redeemed via the app.

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Taco Bell

The Taco Bell app is free to download via Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Like with Krispy Kreme and Greggs, you can build up points and use them to get freebies or money off certain items.

With 200 points you can redeem a free dessert, and with 500 points a £6 voucher, for example.

You also get a free taco just for signing up, and a free treat on your birthday.


The McDonald’s My Rewards app lets you build up points when purchasing items which you can redeem for free food (once you get to a minimum of 1,500).

One point is equal to 1p, so you need to spend £15 to get to 1,500 points.

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You can redeem any points via the app and by selecting the “add to code” button. You then show this code when ordering via drive-thru, at the counter or via a kiosk.

You can also get a bonus 1,000 points and free medium fries on your first order.

Burger King

Burger King fans can earn free Whoppers through the chain’s YourBurgerKing app.

It can be downloaded for free via Google Play or the Apple App Store.

It works like McDonald’s loyalty scheme in that you buy qualifying products and then build up points which can be redeemed for freebies later on.

You earn 10 points for every £1 spent.

You can redeem any loyalty points for freebies via the app, by selecting the Rewards menu, or in-restaurant via by redeeming a six-digit code through the app and then scanning it at the till.


Subway has been known to offer loyalty card customers free six-inch subs in the past.

It’s previously offered out the giant sandwiches on World Sandwich Day in previous Novembers.

Bear in mind though, the Subway app is changing with a matter of days, so you’ll have to keep an eye out in case it stops offering freebies.


Nando’s offers customers free food when they accrue “Chillies”, or loyalty points.

These chillies can then be redeemed for different types of free food, including free chicken and sides.

You have to spend a minimum of £7 to get one chilli.

You can download the Nando’s app via the App Store or Google Play, or pick up a physical card in-store.


The KFC Rewards Arcade app can be downloaded on to any smart phone and offers freebies such as chicken and sides.

You have to spend a minimum of £3 and then check the app to see if you’ve won anything, so it can be pot luck what you get.

But if you are planning on eating KFC anyway, it’s worth downloading the app to be in with the chance of winning something.


Anything won can be redeemed by scanning your app at the front counter, at a kiosk or via a drive thru.

Or, you can add the reward to your basket directly if you are ordering online or via the KFC delivery app.

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