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Nurses Can Get Free Food From Some Establishments During Nurse's Week

National Nurses Week is a time for celebration!

The yearly event, which runs from May 6 to May 12, first started in 1974.

Thanks to the tireless efforts nurses have put forth during the coronavirus pandemic, they deserve to be celebrated more than ever. And what better way to do that than with some free food?

Keep reading to see which restaurants are taking part in Nurses Week!


Would could be better than free burritos?

This year, the food chain is giving away 250,000 codes good for burritos at giving.chipotle.com/healthcareheroes. You can also grab BOGO codes through May 7 in honor of Cinco de Mayo.


As proud supporters of the DAISY Foundation, which is an organization aimed at supporting nurses, the baked goods chain is giving away free Cinnabons to nurses.

Find your local Cinnabon Bakery near you to see if it's participating.

Dave & Busters

In need of a fun night out?

If you're a healthcare worker (this includes all workers and military personnel), stop by the restaurant and get a free $10 game card. You can't go wrong with a fun night at Dave's!


Hop on over to IHOP for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The chain is currently offering medical professionals 25 percent off their meals.

Since this deal is only available at participating locations, check out the locations in advance.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

What says thank you better than free food?

Potbelly Sandwich Shop is offering a free cookie or a free regular fountain drink to nurses with any purchase of an entrée from May 6 through May 12 at all locations.

Panda Express

Your lunch break just got a whole lot better!

Head into the restaurant for 10 percent off your meal as a token of their appreciation. You'll need to bring your ID to prove you're a nurse, so don't forget it!

Joella’s Hot Chicken

An ID is all you need to get a hot meal this week!

Teachers and nurses can get two Jumbo Tenders, a southern side, one Dippin’ Sauce, and a drink with a valid ID. Find a location near you.

El Pollo Loco

The Mexican restaurant chain wants to surprise nurses and their families with a free meal.

As per the company's statement, the community can nominate a hardworking nurse by tagging them on Facebook and Instagram.

Insomnia Cookies

What could be a sweeter way to celebrate Nurses Week than with a cookie?

From May 3 through 9, nurses can get a free cookie with no purchase, as well as a free 6-pack with any purchase (in-store only).

Outback Steakhouse

Hungry for dinner? What about a great deal?

Quench both with this a "Heroes Discount" from the chain. It gives healthcare workers 10 percent off their entire bill every day. Yep, not just during Nurses Week! Find a location.

Circle K

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Need a coffee to power through your shift? Pop by your local Circle K convenience store during your break to grab a free coffee with a valid medical ID. Find a location near you here.

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