CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — Just about every major holiday has one thing in common: Chain restaurants offering freebies and deals to get you into the drive-through or at the counter at some point during the holiday period. Labor Day is one of the biggest, and we’ve put together a handy run-down of what to get and where to find it.
Note: Some deals may not be available at every location of the restaurants mentioned thanks to franchising. Supply chain difficulties may also make certain items hard to find.
There are definitely fewer specials this year than in previous years, likely due to labor and supply shortages linked to the pandemic.
7-Eleven: Get a small Slurpee for $1 at the iconic convenience store, which has been expanding recently. This deal is actually good through the 7NOW app through October.
Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s: Get subscribed to the email list for these places by Sept. 4 and enjoy a BOGO deal on popular burgers on Labor Day. Get the Sourdough Star at Carl’s Jr. and 1/3-pound Angus Burger at Hardee’s.
Checkers/Rally’s: Print a coupon from the chains’ website and present it for a free large order of fries, no purchase required, through Labor Day. Free fries!
Einstein Bros. Bagels: This is actually an