Which popular restaurants are giving first responders free food?

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Over the past several years, many people have learned to appreciate the hard work that first responders must tackle on a daily basis. On National First Responders Day, October 28, several popular restaurants are giving these people some free food.

From national food days to holidays, many restaurants offer free food. Even though it is a small gesture, the effort is appreciated. Given today’s rising food costs, any little bit can help.

Krispy Kreme

Over the past couple of years, Krispy Kreme has found ways to give back. It is more than the free doughnut when the Red Light shines. The gesture creates a sense of community.

As Dave Skena, Global Chief Brand Officer for Krispy Kreme said, “It’s our pleasure to show our appreciation for first responders with a free treat on National First Responders Day. We are thankful for all those who protect and serve communities across America.”

On National First Responders Day, eligible first responders can receive a free doughnut and brewed coffee. To redeem the offer, guests must show a vaild ID or badge at participating Krispy Kreme locations.

Insomnia Cookies

While First Responders can work all hours, the popular Insomnia Cookies wants to give back to those hard working individuals. All first responders can receive a six-pack of cookies with any $5 purchase. This offer is available in stores. To receive this offer, guests need to be in uniform or present a valid ID.

Firehouse Subs

The Firehouse Subs, popular sub shop, will offer first responders a free medium sub with any purchase. This offer is available to guests in uniform.

Macaroni Grill

A dine-in only offer, firefighters, police officers, EMS providers and hospital medical staffers will be able to receive free ricotta meatballs and spaghetti.

Do you know of some free food deals for First Responders Day? What other ways are restaurants honoring these individuals?