How do you like a free appetizer at your local restaurant? You might not be aware but many restaurants are eager to offer you one just to get you to the door. This is called marketing.
Bigger restaurant chains have in-house marketing departments, smaller ones don’t have the resources. This is when a company called FishBowl comes handy. They are the leader provider of email marketing solutions for the restaurants and according to their website offer services to over 12,000 restaurant locations.
Diligent bargain hunters at SlickDeals have assembled an impressive collection of links to the sign up pages for the restaurants that offer some sort of a free gift just for signing up to their newsletter. All of these links are accessible from the restaurant websites as well however I find it more convenient to find my favorite place when they all are lined up like that.
Be aware, you will start receiving promotional offers once you use any of these links. Use common sense and only sign up if you are prepared to handle the increased email traffic coming your way.
Sign up via FishBowl
|LongHorn Steakhouse||free appetizer||Multiple, East Coast|
|Fox & Hound, Bailey’s||free appetizer||Multiple, East Coast|
|Sweet Tomatos||promotions, specials||Multiple|
|Texas Roadhouse||free appetizer||Multiple|
|Culver’s||special offers||Multiple, East Coast|
|Noodles & Company||free noodle dish||Multiple|
|BD’s Mongolian BBQ||promotions, specials||Multiple, East Coast|
|Hard Times Cafe||free chili mac||VA, MD, NC|
|Brioso Brazil||free appetizer||Arkansas|
|Abuelo’s Mexican Food||free gift||Multiple|
|Zio’s Italian Kitchen||free pepperoni bread||CO, KS, MO, NM, OK, TX|
|Big River Restaurants||free gift||Florida, Tennesee|
|Swiss Chalet||free appetizer||USA and Canada|
|Firebird’s||free gift||AL, AZ, NC, NE, TN, VA only|
|Baker’s Square||free gift||CA, IA, MI, WI only|
|La Madeleine||free soup or salad||Multiple, East Coast|
|Cafe Carolina||free gift||North Carolina|
|Gordon Biersch||free gift||Multiple|
|Rock Fish||free gift||TX, AZ, NC, NM|
|Steak and Ale||free appetizer||Multiple|
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|Macaroni Grill||free appetizer||Multiple|
|Red Lobster||free appetizer||Multiple|
|C.B. & Potts||free burger with purchase||Wyoming, Colorado|
|Buca di Beppo||free birthday dessert||Multiple|
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