The Best Tax Day 2016 Food Deals: Free Burgers, Free Beer, Free Cookies!

04/18/2016 at 11:29 AM ET

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If you completed your tax returns on time this year, you deserve a free cookie … and a free beer … and a free burger. At least, that’s what these restaurants think, and who are we to argue?

On Monday, April 18, these dining establishments are hoping to make your Tax Day a little brighter by offering one-day-only food freebies and discounts.

Here’s a list of some of the best deals out there on Monday. Warning, you may have to sing in public if you want to get that free burger.

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Boston Market: For just $10.40 (get it?), you can get a half chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread, a regular beverage and a cookie.

Buca di Beppo: Whether you dine in or take your food to-go, you can get 18% off your meal when you download this coupon, that’s valid for today only.

California Tortilla: When you checkout at the register, say “tax man” to the cashier to get a free order of chips and queso.


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Chili’s: Drink your tax woes away with $5 Presidente Margaritas all day.

Great American Cookies: Get one free regular original chocolate chip cookie on tax day.

Hard Rock Café: Tax day is sing for your supper day at this chain. Earn a free Legendary Burger when you sing your favorite song on stage at participating locations. 

Noodles & Company: If you bring in your “little deduction” (ahem, which means your child) on tax day, you’ll receive a free kid’s meal with the purchase of a regular size entrée. All you have to do is mention “Kids Meal” at checkout.

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Outback Steakhouse: Head over to the restaurant’s website and download a coupon (expires Monday) that will get you 15% off your entire check at participating locations (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes, and gratuity).

Schlotzsky’s: The home of The Original toasted sandwich is offering customers a free small sandwich with the purchase of a 32 oz. drink and chips.

Sonic Drive-In: The fast food drive-in chain is offering 1/2 priced cheeseburgers.

Sonny’s BBQ: This tax day, Sonny’s has created it’s own version of an IRS, which stands for Irresistible Ribds Special and includes a half price rib dinner.

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World of Beer: The tavern chain is giving patrons a “beer refund” this year. At participating locations, you can either receive a free select draught or $5 off your check.

—Chancellor Agard

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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