Best September food deals: Your guide to the month’s freebies and bargains


Mark your calendars and set reminders: September will be a busy month on the made-up food holiday and deal front.

Besides Labor Day, September brings National Guacamole Day, National Cheeseburger Day and one of the most popular days of the year, National Coffee Day.

September also is Better Breakfast Month, National Honey Month, National Rice Month and National Potato Month.

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September also brings the official start of fall on the 22nd and more pumpkin spice, a continuation of the early seasonal change that began in late August.

The deals

Here are the best deals, big days and ongoing specials, available at participating locations. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location before heading out.

Sept. 1: International Bacon Day, Gyro Day

This crispy made-up holiday is celebrated each year on the Saturday before Labor Day. This bacon day shouldn’t be confused with National Bacon Day held Dec. 30, which is expected to have more deals.

Some businesses have special bacon products in honor of the day. For instance, in Menifee, California, the Mason Jar Brewing Company, is releasing a bacon maple porter called “Spank Yer Hog.”

National Gyro Day also is Saturday, Sept. 1. Here are deals for both occassions:

Rubio’s Coastal Grill: Get the Shrimp & Bacon Burrito or any Grilled Gourmet Two Taco Plate for $6 with a beverage purchase and coupon at participating locations.

SnoozeCalling itself an “A.M. Eatery and the leader in all day breakfast,” Snooze will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to food banks and nonprofits. It will also have three custom creations including a bacon cocktail, bacon Benedict and bacon pancake.

Super Snack Time: The company created by Harley Morenstein, from the YouTube series Epic Meal Time, is giving away samples of a new product, Bacon In A Bottle, with any purchase at

Taziki’s Mediterranean CaféOrder a gyro through the Taziki’s mobile app for a chance to win free gyros for a year. Only one will win and the winner will be announced Monday, Sept. 3.

The Halal GuysFor National Gyro Day, rewards members get double bonus points on any gyro order at participating locations.

White CastleThis deal is for Kevin Bacon, his relatives and anyone else whose name includes bacon, or has bacon in their address or anywhere on their ID. Those who meet this criteria are entitled to a free $3 Bacon Threesome with their ID and a coupon.

Sept. 1-3:  Labor Day weekend

Baskin-Robbins: Get a sample of its Pumpkin Cheesecake Cappuccino Blast at participating locations nationwide from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. Plus, small Cappuccino Blasts are $2.99 in September and October.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: On Labor Day, get half off any large deep dish or tavern-cut pizza as part of the chain’s brewhouse special.

Boston Market: On Labor Day, the chain has a $29.99 deal that includes a whole rotisserie chicken, half rack of ribs, four sides and four pieces of cornbread. No coupon necessary.

Burger KingWith a $15 minimum purchase, get free delivery through Monday, Sept. 3 through DoorDash from participating Burger King locations. Place orders with the DoorDash app or website.

Dickey’s Barbecue PitThrough Sunday, Sept. 2, get $3 Pulled Pork Classic Sandwiches and $6 Westerners with a coupon posted at

Firehouse Subs: Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3, get a free medium sub with a coupon and purchase of a medium or large sub, chips and drink.

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