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Friday food deals for the whole family

Now's the time for cheap tacos, burgers, pizza, drinks and more.

By Teresa Mears Jan 8, 2010 1:08PM

It’s a new year, and we’ve got some new dining deals and coupons, with some help from our friends at Cities on the Cheap.


For a limited time, T.G.I. Friday’s is bringing back its popular “3 for $12.99″ dinner menu, which gives you appetizer, entrée and dessert for $12.99.


For something a bit cheaper, Fuddruckers is offering the Family Fudds Deal, which feeds two adults and two children for $20. The deal includes two 1/3-pound burgers with fries and soft drinks or domestic beers and two kid’s meals (hamburger or hot dog) with fries and drink.


Or try Pizza Hut, which is celebrating $10 Pizza Days. That means $10 buys you any pizza of any size with any crust and any toppings, with a few exceptions.

Here are some other restaurant deals and coupons:

  • Taco Bell is offering a coupon for a free Fresco Taco, one of its new lower-calorie offerings. Once you print the coupon, it’s valid for seven days or until 1 million coupons are redeemed. One free taco per person.
  • Quiznos has two coupons: Buy one Toasty Torpedo and get 50% off a second, or save $1 on any Choose 2 combo with the purchase of a regular fountain drink and chips. The coupons are good through Jan. 18.
  • In some areas, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering an egg and cheese sandwich for 99 cents, with the purchase of a medium hot coffee or other beverage.
  • Get a free 16-ounce coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate or hot tea at any Pilot Travel Center or Pilot Food Mart Pilot with this coupon through Feb. 28.
  • Buca di Beppo is offering a meatball pizza to coordinate with the release of the DVD of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." At some Buca locations, you can get a free DVD if you order the meatball pizza, while supplies last.
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise is offering a free order of Dragon Fire Wings (dine-in only) with this coupon through Jan. 30.
  • Ruby Tuesday is offering bar patrons a free Ruby Mini (hamburger, turkey or Buffalo chicken) at the bar after 9 p.m. with the purchase of a beverage costing $3 or more.
  • Ikea is offering free breakfast (one small breakfast and one cup of coffee) until 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10.
  • Get a restaurant certificate for 50% off and receive a free $10 certificate through Jan. 12 at Use promo code CHOW.

As always, not all local restaurants participate in all national promotions, so when in doubt, ask first.

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