(SingleBlackMom.wordpress.com) – For children, eating isn’t as important as playing but it’s just as important to their development and their future. When single moms like us want to treat our children to amazing memories, food is an easy go to. But sometimes it’s hard to find the money – or the time – to eat out. That’s simply not true. Using the exclusive “Kids Eat Free” guide by The Single Mom Club, you can create a weekly tradition of eating out (and doing homework at dinner) that will help your kids learn etiquette, equality and give them a sense of specialness that can last a lifetime.
I originally created this blog to help other single moms like me survive the epic costs of parenthood, but soon some of my married friends and single dads were gravitating to this blog. If you’re not a single mom, please try to not abuse the openness of this blog. If you can afford to take your family of five out and you’re married, please don’t use this blog. It makes it even harder for single moms when the privileges are abused. But, having said that please consider adopting a single mom household and helping them out whenever you can.
Monday’s at smashburger you can get a free kids meal with purchase of a regular burger or salad. Their kids meals are pretty big. My 2 year old and I can share one. – Katie, mother of one
Thousands of restaurants participate in Kids Eat Free promotions. I’ve picked out a few that will likely be in every town no matter where you live in the U.S.A. Enjoy the list! Don’t forget to email photos of you and the kids enjoying the food. If you don’t see a restaurant on the list in your town, please be sure to share it in the comments. REMEMBER: Offers sometimes change in more rural areas, so call ahead when possible.
*Acapulco Restaurant Y Cantina
Every Tuesday, get one free kid’s meal from the kid’s menu per regular-priced adult entrée. Go here for details.
On Tuesdays or Wednesdays, Kids can eat for just $0.99 (possibly free) at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local restaurant as this promotion tends to vary greatly by region.
On Tuesdays from 4PM to close, buy one adult combo meal and get a kids meal Free for kids 12 and under.
In Columbia, SC: Red Bowl Asian Bistro $.99 Kids Meals on Monday. Also, Moe’s charges $.99 for Kids Meals on Tuesday in our town.
– Christi, mom of two
On Tuesdays from 4PM-10PM, kids ages 12 and under eat free from the kids menu when an adult purchases a full-price entrée. Go here to view the Kid’s Menu in your area.
*Chevys Fresh Mex
Every Tuesday, for every regular-price adult entrée purchased, you will get one kid’s meal Free! Limited to kids 10 and under.
At participating locations (not all locations participate), kids can get a Free kids’ meal on Tuesdays for Family Fun Night from 5:30PM to 7:30PM (time may vary), as well as participate in Free activities. There is a limit of 1 free kid’s meal per adult combo meal purchased.
Kids 3 and under can eat Free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet every day at participating locations! Specific Cici’s Pizza locations may also offer where older kids can eat Free on certain nights, so be sure to check with your nearest location.
On Tuesdays, Kids 12 and under can get up to two kids meals with purchase of one adult entree. Go here for more details.
Kids eat Free at Jason’s Deli all day on Sundays at some locations and on Mondays at others. The kids’ menu at Jason’s Deli includes sandwiches, wraps, hot dogs, salads, baked potatoes, pasta, pizza and macaroni and cheese.
*Lone Star Steakhouse
On Tuesdays (all day) at Lone Star Steakhouse, kids 12 and under can eat Free. This is limited to 2 children per each adult entree purchased and is dine-in only. The Lone Star Steakhouse kids’ menu includes a hot dog, grilled cheese, macaroni & cheese, cheeseburger, grilled chicken sandwich, chicken tenders and steak medallions.
Get one Free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Go here for more details.
At Cattlemens Steakhouse you buy a kids t-shirt for $9.99 and then the kid gets a free meal every time they come in wearing the shirt. – Theresa, mother of three
*Moe’s Southwestern Grill
On Tuesdays, Kids eat Free all day (limit one free kids’ meal for each adult meal purchased). Choose from Power Wagon (hard or soft taco), Mini Masterpiece (cheese quesadilla) or Moo Moo Mr. Cow (burrito). Each kids’ meal includes a cookie and beverage plus free chips and salsa.
*Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Kids 12 and under can eat Free (limit one with purchase of adult entrée). Plus every day, kids ages 12 and under get free milk, soda, or juice, plus a free dessert with purchase of a kids meal. Go here to find a store near you.
“Las Cuscos” in Sandy, UTAH does a kids eat free on Monday nights. “Rumbi Island Grill” does kids eat free Monday and Tuesday. “Noodles and Company” has a kids Monday night special.” – Manda, mother of two
Kids 12 and under eat for just $1.99 all day Thursdays and 11AM-4PM on Saturdays. Kids Meals include choice of entrée – like Chicken Tenders, Fried Fish or Small Chopped Beef – plus two sides, a drink and dessert (Jello, Pudding, or Cupcake). Go here for details.
On Tuesdays at participating locations, kids 10 and under can eat Free! Receive 2 free kids meals with the purchase of every one adult meal.
My Baja Fresh has Mondays and Tuesdays kids eat free – one free kids entree with purchase of an adult entree. I’m in California on the Central Coast.
Every Tuesday from 5PM to close, Kids can eat Free at participating locations with adult entree purchase (limit 1). Go here for details.
*Steak ‘n Shake
On Saturdays and Sundays, kids can eat Free for dine in only. There is a limit of one kids’ combo for Free with a purchase of an adult entree of $9 or more (excluding drink or shake).