68 Restaurants that Offer Senior Discounts In 2019

We have included a list of the restaurants we found that offer senior discounts, along with a mention of what discounts they offer. After that, we have included detailed information about the requirements and terms of the discounts, along with brief descriptions and facts about the restaurants.

These discounts range from a certain percentage off of your bill to a free drink with the purchase of a meal, so they aren’t consistent across the board.

If you are an AARP member, you have access to discounts that others don’t, and we have noted those discounts as well.

So the next time you are planning a trip out for a meal, take a look at this exhaustive list, which we hope will be a resource you can look to again and again as you plan your outings.

 

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The plus means you are guaranteed to receive a discount at all restaurants, no matter the location. These restaurants also only have an age requirement and do not require you to be a part of their club or any others.

 

All Restaurant Senior Discounts

Immediately listed below are all of the restaurants we compiled that have a senior discount. Further into the article, you will find the specifics of each restaurant and their discount.

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A&W – 10% discount at participating locations.

Applebee’s – 10-15% to those over 60 at participating locations (may require Golden Apple Card).

Arby’s – 10% discount or discounted drinks at participating locations. (55+)

Backyard Burger – Free drink with purchase at participating locations.

Bennigan’s – Discounts vary at participating locations.

Big Boy Restaurants – Discounts vary at participating locations.

Bob Evans – Discounted senior menu at participating locations.

Bonefish Grill – Discounts vary at participating locations for AARP members.

Boston Market – Discounts vary at participating locations.

Brick House Tap & Tavern + – 10% Discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. + – 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Burger King + – 10% discount and additional drink discounts. (60+)

Captain D’s Seafood + – Some meals are discounted on Wednesdays. (62+)

Carl’s Jr. – 10% discount or discounted beverage at participating locations.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill – 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Chart House – 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Chick-fil-A – Free refillable drink not including coffee at participating locations.

Chili’s + – 10% discount. (55+)

Cici’s Pizza – Discounts vary by location.

Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery – Senior menu and Senior’s Frequent Diner Card. (buy 9, get 1 free). (55+)

Corner Bakery Cafe – 10% discount at participating locations for AARP members.

Cracker Barrel – Discounted senior menu at participating locations.

Culver’s + – 10% Discount. (60+)

Dairy Queen – 10% discount or free small drink at participating locations.

Denny’s – 15% discount at participating locations for AARP members.

Dunkin’ Donuts – Free donut with purchase of a large or extra-large beverage for AARP members.

Einstein Bros. Bagels + – 10% discount. (60+)

El Pollo Loco + – 10% discount. (60+)

Fazoli’s – Discounted senior menu items. (Must join “Club 62.”) (62+)

Friendly’s Restaurants + – 10% discount off meal, other discounts at specific times.

Fuddruckers + – 10% discount off senior platter. (55+)

Golden Corral – Senior discount at participating locations.

Hardee’s –10% discount at participating locations. (52+)

IHOP + – Discounted senior menu items. (55+)

Jack in the Box – Up to 20% discount at participating locations. (55+)

Jason’s Deli + – 10% discount. (55+)

Joe’s Crab Shack – 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

KFC + – Free small drink with meal purchase.

Krispy Kreme – 10% discount at participating locations or free donut with coffee purchase.

Landry’s Seafood – 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Long John Silver’s – Discounts vary at participating locations.

McCormick & Schmick’s – 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

McDonald’s + – Discount on coffee. (55+)

O’Charley’s – 10% discount at participating locations. (60+)

Oceanaire Seafood Room – 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Outback Steakhouse – 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Panda Express + – 10% discount. (55+)

Papa John’s – Discounts vary at participating locations.

Papa Murphy’s Pizza – Senior discounts are offered at some locations. Customers should ask.

Perkins – Discounted senior menu at participating locations.

Ponderosa Steakhouse – Discounted senior menu at participating locations.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen + – 10% discount. (55+)

Rainforest Cafe – 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers – 10% discount at participating locations. (60+)

Saltgrass Steak House – 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Schlotzsky’s Deli + – 10% discount. (60+)

Sonic – 10% discount or free beverage at participating locations. (60+)

Souplantation – Discount varies at participating locations.

Subway – 10% discount at participating locations. (60+)

Taco Bell + – 5% discount or free beverage. (65+)

TCBY + – 10% discount. (55+)

TGI Fridays + – Adult drink for the price of a kid’s drink at participating locations.

Uno Pizzeria + – 25% discount on Wednesday. (+55)

Waffle House + – 10% discount on food and beverages. (62+)

Wendy’s – Discounts vary at participating locations.

Whataburger – Free drink with meal purchase at participating locations.

White Castle + – 10% discount. (62+)

Zaxby’s – 10% discount at participating locations. (55+)

 

Restaurant Senior Discount Details

 

A & W | ✔ +

Famous for its draft root beer, A & W also serves hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, and other fast food items.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Discount applies only at participating locations.

Discount Description: Seniors receive 10% off their bill at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Applebees’s | ✔

Headquartered in Glendale, California, Applebee’s has more than 1,800 restaurants in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and several other countries. Applebee’s serves a variety of traditional American dishes, including burgers, salads, chicken, and pasta, in a casual environment.

Discount Amount: 10-15% to those over 60 at participating locations

Requirements: The discount may require their Golden Apple Card. (60+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive 10-15% off their bill at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Arby’s | ✔

Arby’s is a fast-food sandwich shop that specializes in meats, such as roast beef and ham.

Discount Amount: 10% discount or discounted drinks.

Requirements: (55+)

Discount Description: Arby’s offers a 10% discount or discounted drinks at participating locations. (55+)

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Backyard Burger | ✔

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Backyard Burger offers made-to-order 100% Black Angus burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, and salads, among the many items on its menu.

Discount Amount: Free drink.

Requirements: Seniors must purchase a meal to receive their free drinks.

Discount Description: Backyard Burger offers a free drink with purchase at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Bennigan’s | ✔

Bennigan’s is a casual Irish pub-style restaurant that was founded in 1976. Menu items include char-grilled flat iron steak, baby back ribs, and beer-battered fish & chips.

Discount Amount: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Bennigan’s offers discounts at some locations, but there is no standard amount. Discounts may vary.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Big Boy Restaurants | ✔

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this diner-style restaurant chain serves everything from apple-topped Belgian waffles to grilled sirloin steak.

Discount Amount: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Bob Evans | ✔

With locations in 18 states, Bob Evans restaurants provide a casual dining experience with traditional American comfort food, such as home-style fried chicken and roast turkey & dressing.

Discount Amount: Discounted senior menu.

Requirements: Requirements may vary according to available senior menu items.

Discount Description: Bob Evans offers a discounted senior menu at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Bonefish Grill | ✔

A casual dining seafood restaurant, Bonefish Grill has a dinner menu that offers wood-grilled fish and rotating specialty items. While they are only open for dinner most of the time, many locations do provide a weekend brunch option with a full menu, including breakfast food.

Discount Amount: Discounts may vary.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Discount varies at participating locations for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

Boston Market | ✔

With more than 460 locations, Boston Market is a casual restaurant that serves traditional American comfort foods, such as rotisserie chicken, meatloaf, and roasted turkey.

Discount Amount: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Brick House Tap & Tavern | ✔ +

The Brick House Tap & Tavern is a subsidiary of Landry’s Inc. They serve a variety of menu options, including braised pork belly burger, chicken & waffles, and seared Atlantic salmon. Their drink menu is extensive, with a choice of wines, beers, and cocktails. Brunch is available on weekends.

Discount Amount: 10% Discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% Discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. | ✔ +

Inspired by the 1994 film, Forrest Gump, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company is a seafood chain that is headquartered in Houston and has 45 restaurants. With a quirky décor that reflects elements of the movie, this restaurant has a fun, family atmosphere. Menu items include shrimp dishes, as well as charbroiled Cajun spiced Mahi Mahi, steamed crab legs, Lt. Dan’s Surf & Turf (baby back ribs, shrimp, and fries), and Forrest’s Seafood Feast (breaded fried shrimp, fish & chips, hush puppies, and fries).

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

Burger King | ✔ +

Burger King was founded in 1953 and now has more than 17,700 locations worldwide. This fast food burger chain’s menu includes chicken sandwiches, breakfast items, and a variety of burgers.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: (60+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount and additional drink discounts. (60+)

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Captain D’s Seafood | ✔ +

The first Captain D’s restaurant was opened in 1969, and now there are more than 530 locations. It is a fast casual seafood restaurant that serves classic fish & chips, shrimp, and side dishes.

Discount Amount: Discounts may vary.

Requirements: Must be on Wednesdays.

Discount Description: They do not offer a discount every day. Some meals are discounted on Wednesdays. (62+)

Terms & Exclusions: Some meals are discounted.

 

Carl’s Jr. | ✔

Carl’s Jr. was founded by Carl and Margaret Karcher, who originally started out with a hot-dog cart before opening their first restaurant. With creative menu items, such as the guacamole double cheeseburger, the green burrito, and the fiery chicken sandwich, as well as vegetarian and gluten-sensitive options, this restaurant provides fast food choices for everyone.

Discount Amount: 10% discount or discounted beverage.

Requirements: Must be a senior.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount or discounted beverage at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Carrabba’s Italian Grill | ✔

With more than 240 locations throughout the United States, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a restaurant chain that features Italian-American cuisine, such as fettuccine and spaghetti. Many of their dishes are made from family recipes passed down through generations.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

Chart House | ✔ +

Chart House restaurant falls under the Landry’s umbrella. They serve a wide variety of land and sea options and vintage dishes, such as coconut crunchy shrimp and herb-crusted prime rib.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

Chick-fil-A | ✔ +

Chick-fil-A is the third-largest American fast food restaurant chain and operates more than 2,300 restaurants in 47 states. They specialize in chicken sandwiches, and they also offer chicken nuggets, chicken strips, wraps, and fresh salads.

Discount Amount: Free refillable drink.

Requirements: Must be a senior.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a free refillable drink (not including coffee) at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: Any drinks except coffee are discounted.

 

Chili’s | ✔ +

Founded in 1975 by Larry Lavine in Dallas, Texas, Chili’s now has more than 1,600 locations worldwide. This is a full-service, casual restaurant with menu selections including hamburgers, ribs, steaks, salads, and healthy “guiltless grill” items.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: (55+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount. (55+)

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Cici’s Pizza | ✔

Cici’s Pizza is a buffet restaurant chain with 442 locations in 32 states. The buffet provides a wide selection of pizzas to choose from, as well as salads, pastas, dessert pizza, and cinnamon rolls.

Discount Amount: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery | ✔

Mike and Jennifer Towles opened the first Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery in 1999. Inspired by their grandmother’s home-style cooking, they offer fresh bakery items, as well as entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Discount Amount: Discounted senior menu items and “buy 9, get 1 free.”

Requirements: May require seniors to have a “Frequent Diner Card,” to get the buy 9, get 1 free discount.

Discount Description: Seniors may order from a discounted senior menu, and those with a Seniors’ “Frequent Diner Card,” may use their “buy 9, get 1 free” option. (55+)

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Corner Bakery Café | ✔

The Corner Bakery Café started out as a small neighborhood bakery making artisan breads and sweet treats in downtown Chicago. In addition to traditional bakery items, they offer prepared-to-order food, such as gourmet sandwiches, pastas, and salads.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount at participating locations for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

Cracker Barrel | ✔

This combination of a gift store and family restaurant offers southern comfort food, such as fried chicken, meatloaf, and chicken & dumplings. The gift store features southern-style kitchenware, décor items, candy, and other gift items.

Discount Amount: Discounted senior menu.

Requirements: Requirements may vary according to available senior menu items.

Discount Description: Seniors may order from a discounted senior menu at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Culver’s | ✔ +

Culver’s is a privately owned casual fast food restaurant chain with more than 700 locations in 25 states. They specialize in frozen custard, and they also offer hamburgers, milkshakes, chicken sandwiches, fish, and salads.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: (60+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive 10% off their bill.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Dairy Queen | ✔

Headquartered in Minnesota, this popular chain of soft-serve ice cream and fast food restaurants has more than 4,400 locations within the United States and more than 6,800 globally. Their famous soft-serve formula was developed in 1936 by John Fremont McCullough and his son, Alex, of Iowa. The first Dairy Queen opened in Joliet, Illinois, in 1940, and while the building no longer houses the original restaurant, it is now a city-designated landmark.

Discount Amount: 10% discount or a free small drink.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount or free small drink at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Denny’s | ✔ +

Denny’s is a casual diner-style restaurant chain that operates more than 1,600 restaurants in the United States and other countries, including Canada, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Denny’s is well-known as a 24-hour restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, as well as desserts. Many Denny’s restaurants are located near freeway exits and service areas, making them popular stops for travelers.

Discount Amount: 15% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 15% discount at participating locations for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

Dunkin’ Donuts | ✔

Dunkin’ Donuts was originally founded in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts, and was acquired by the Baskin Robbins’ holding company, Allied Domencq. While Dunkin’ Donuts is known for its freshly baked donuts and coffee, its menu also offers other items, including grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken salad.

Discount Amount: Free donut with drink purchase.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a free donut with purchase of a large or extra-large beverage for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Einstein Bros. Bagels | ✔ +

Einstein Bros. Bagels is a casual bagel and coffee chain headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado. Their menu includes their signature bagels, as well as breakfast and lunch dishes and other sweet treats.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (60+)

Requirements: (60+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount off their bill.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

El Pollo Loco | ✔ +

El Pollo Loco specializes in Mexican-style entrees with fire-grilled chicken, including tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. The chain has more than 480 locations within the United States.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (60+)

Requirements: (60+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount off their bill.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Fazoli’s | ✔

Originally founded in 1988 as Gratzi’s in Lexington Kentucky, Fazoli’s now has 217 locations in the United States and offers fast casual Italian-American menu items, including fettuccine alfredo, lasagna, ravioli, sandwiches, salads, and freshly baked breadsticks.

Discount Amount: Discounted senior menu items.

Requirements: Must join the “Club 62.” (62+)

Discount Description: Seniors may receive a discount on senior menu items if they join “Club 62.”

Terms & Exclusions: Discount is for senior menu items.

 

Friendly’s Restaurants | ✔

This east coast American restaurant chain serves burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, soups, and breakfast items. It was originally founded in 1935, and it now has more than 160 locations and 10,000 employees.

Discount Amount: 10% discount and other discounts.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount off meal, with other discounts at specific times.

Terms & Exclusions: Some discounts may be available only at specific times.

 

Fuddruckers | ✔ +

Known for their generous-sized hamburgers and handmade shakes, Fuddruckers is a fast casual restaurant chain that has more than 220 locations in multiple countries.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (55+)

Requirements: Discount is for senior platter. (55+)

Discount Description: Fuddrucker’s – 10% discount off senior platter. (55+)

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Golden Corral | ✔

Golden Corral’s all-you-can-eat, family-style buffet has been around since 1973 when James Maynard and William F. Carl founded it in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The buffet features a huge variety of hot and cold dishes and includes a carving station. Golden Corral has more than 490 locations in 42 states.

Discount Amount: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Hardee’s | ✔

Hardee’s was founded in 1960 and has gone through several corporate ownerships since then. It is currently owned by CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., which is the parent company of Carl’s Jr. Hardees offers many traditional fast food options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including such signature items as the Angus bacon cheddar melt, the monster thickburger, and the Frisco breakfast sandwich.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (52+)

Requirements: (52+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount at participating locations. (52+)

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

IHOP | ✔ +

IHOP is an acronym for the International House of Pancakes, which specializes in breakfast foods, but also offers a huge selection of dishes for lunch and dinner.  IHOP originally opened in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California, in 1958, and it now has more than 1,800 locations worldwide and employs more than 32,000 people. Many of the restaurant’s locations are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Discount Amount: Discounted senior menu. (55+)

Requirements: (55+)

Discount Description: Seniors may order from a discounted senior menu at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Jack in the Box | ✔

Jack in the Box is a fast food restaurant offering burgers, chicken tenders, and French fries, along with some internationally themed items, such as egg rolls and tacos. Jack in the Box was founded in 1951 and now has restaurants in 21 states.

Discount Amount: 20% discount. (55+)

Requirements: (55+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive up to 20% off at participating locations. (55+)

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Jason’s Deli | ✔ +

This family-owned, delicatessen-style restaurant focuses on using wholesome ingredients and eliminating unwholesome ones, such as high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and processed MSG. Their menu has many options to choose from, including a salad bar, sandwiches, soups, and vegetarian items. Founded in 1976, Jason’s Deli now has nearly 300 locations in 29 states.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (55+)

Requirements: (55+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount. (55+)

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Joe’s Crab Shack | ✔

Based in Houston, Joe’s Crab Shack is a casual dining seafood restaurant with a beach theme. Since it was originally founded in 1991, Joe’s Crab Shack has had several owners and is now owned by Landry’s Inc., which re-acquired it in 2017. With locations in 21 states, Joe’s Crab Shack features a selection of seafood dishes, such as crab-stuffed mushrooms, voodoo chicken bites, and peel & eat shrimp.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

KFC | ✔ +

Also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC is a fast food restaurant that specializes in fried chicken. Colonel Harland Sanders started Kentucky Fried Chicken with his secret recipe in North Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression in 1930, and it is now the world’s second-largest restaurant chain. Colonel Sanders became an American cultural icon, and his likeness is still used in advertising for the restaurant to this day.

Discount Amount: Free small drink.

Requirements: Must purchase a meal.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a free small drink with the purchase of a meal.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Krispy Kreme | ✔

Famous for their melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts, Krispy Kreme, which was started in 1937, now has more than 1,000 locations worldwide. They offer a large selection of donuts and baked goods, as well as coffee and other beverages.

Discount Amount: 10% or a free donut with coffee purchase.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount at participating locations or a free donut with coffee purchase.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Landry’s Seafood | ✔

Landry’s Seafood is one of the many entities owned by Landry’s, Inc. Focused on providing the best fresh seafood available in a casual dining atmosphere, Landry’s Seafood’s menu includes seasonal fish, pastas, steaks, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and an extensive wine list. They have served traditional Gulf Coast cuisine since 1947, when they opened their first restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

Long John Silver’s | ✔

Long John Silver’s is a fast food restaurant chain that features seafood, including wild Alaska pollock, salmon, shrimp, and Pacific cod. Originally founded in 1969, the restaurant was named after the pirate, “Long John” Silver, in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The restaurant now has more than 8,400 locations worldwide.

Discount Amount: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

McCormick & Schmick’s | ✔

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant was originally founded in Portland, Oregon, by Bill McCormick and Douglas Schmick. After a sale in 2012, the chain became a subsidiary of Landry’s, Inc., and it is now headquartered in Houston, with nearly 40 locations throughout the United States. They offer a menu of fresh, seasonal seafood and steaks, and they specialize in their signature oysters, which they serve raw or hot with what they refer to as “oysterology” flavor enhancements.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

McDonald’s | ✔ +

Fast food favorite, McDonald’s, began with its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California, when Richard and Maurice McDonald opened it in 1940. Since franchising the company, the number of restaurants has grown to more than 37,800 locations worldwide, making it the world’s largest restaurant chain, offering Big Macs, chicken McNuggets, McMuffins, French fries, salads, and coffee to people everywhere.

Discount Amount: Discounts may vary. (55+)

Requirements: (55+)

Discount Description: McDonald’s offers a discount on coffee. Discounts may vary.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Oceanaire Seafood Room | ✔

Oceanaire Seafood Room features sustainably caught, fresh seafood flown in daily from multiple locations. Their menu varies according to which types of seafood and fish are available at the time. Oceanaire began as a single restaurant in Minneapolis in 1998 and has been a subsidiary of Landry’s, Inc. since 2010.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

O’Charley’s | ✔

Charles (Sonny) Watkins founded the first O’Charley’s, a casual dining restaurant, in Nashville, in 1971, and sold it in 1984. There are now approximately 200 locations in the Southeast and Midwestern United States. Those dining at O’Charley’s may choose from traditional dishes and some more unique ones, such as pickle chips, fried green tomatoes, and Nashville hot deviled eggs.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (60+)

Requirements: (60+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Outback Steakhouse | ✔

Outback Steakhouse offers Aussie hospitality in a casual dining environment. Known for its “Bloomin’ Onion,” Outback Steakhouse also offers other Australian-Inspired dishes, such as steak, shrimp, chicken, seafood, and salads. There are now more than 1,000 locations in several countries, in addition to the United States, including Australia, Canada, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. 

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

Panda Express | ✔ +

Panda Express is a Chinese fast food restaurant chain that serves dishes, such as grilled teriyaki chicken, Beijing beef, orange chicken, and chow mein. Traditionally located in the food courts of shopping malls, Panda Express now has locations in casinos, airports, amusement parks, and on military bases, as well as stand-alone restaurants, which brings the number of locations to more than 2,000, making it the largest Asian segment restaurant chain in the United States.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: (55+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount off their bill.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Papa John’s | ✔

John Schnatter started Papa John’s Pizza in 1984 after selling his used Camaro Z28 to buy $1,600 of used pizza-making equipment, and it is now the fourth-largest pizza delivery restaurant chain in the United States. With more than 5,300 locations, Papa John’s features handcrafted specialty pizzas and traditional favorites made with fresh ingredients, in addition to its signature dipping sauces, wings, and breadsticks.

Discount Amount: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Papa Murphy’s Pizza | ✔

Papa Murphy’s Pizza offers “Take ‘N’ Bake” pizza that starts with dough made from scratch and fresh ingredients. Based in Vancouver, Washington, Papa Murphy’s began when two take-and-bake pizza companies merged together in 1995 and now has more than 1,500 locations.

Discount Amount: Discounts may vary.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Senior discounts are offered at some locations. Customers should ask about available discounts.

Terms & Exclusions: Terms and exclusions may vary.

 

Perkins | ✔

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is known for its pastries and breakfast dishes that it serves throughout the day. Originally founded in 1958 by Matt and Ivan Perkins as a pancake house, Perkins now has 342 locations in 32 states and 4 Canadian provinces.

Discount Amount: Discounted senior menu.

Requirements: Requirements may vary according to available senior menu items.

Discount Description: Seniors may order from a discounted senior menu at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Ponderosa Steakhouse | ✔

A subsidiary of Homestyle Dining LLC, Ponderosa Steakhouse offers a menu that features steaks, chicken, and seafood items, as well as a huge buffet. This casual dining restaurant has approximately 75 locations throughout the United States.

Discount Amount: Discounted senior menu.

Requirements: Requirements may vary according to available senior menu items.

Discount Description: Seniors may order from a discounted senior menu at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen | ✔ +

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is a fried chicken fast food chain originally founded in New Orleans and now headquartered in Miami. Popeyes is well-known for its chicken dishes made with Cajun spices and its chicken sandwich, which they created to compete with sandwiches available from Chick-fil-A. The sandwiches were a hit as people lined up in long lines to get them, and they sold out in less than two weeks.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (55+)

Requirements: (55+)

Discount Description: Seniors may receive a 10% discount off their bill.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Rainforest Café | ✔

A subsidiary of Landry’s, Inc., the first Rainforest Café opened in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, and there are now approximately 24 locations. Each restaurant follows a tropical theme with figures of animals, including crocodiles, frogs, and elephants. Menu items include everything from coconut fried shrimp and quinoa salad to Korean spicy stir-fry and parmesan chicken.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and non–alcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

Raising Canes | ✔

This fast-food chain specializes in chicken fingers and includes traditional side dishes, such as coleslaw, French fries, and Texas toast. The first location was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and now there are more than 450 locations in the United States and other countries.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (60+)

Requirements: (60+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Saltgrass Steak House | ✔

The first Saltgrass Steak House sat along a historic cattle-herding trail in Houston in 1991. The chain is a subsidiary of Landry’s, Inc., and their menu includes bone-in ribeye, baby back ribs, and Gulf Coast shrimp.

Discount Amount: 10% discount.

Requirements: Must be an AARP member.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages for AARP members.

Terms & Exclusions: Must be an AARP member.

 

Schlotzsky’s Deli | ✔ +

Founded in 1971 by Don and Dolores Dissman, this fast casual restaurant offers a delicatessen-style menu that includes soups, sandwiches, wraps, and pastas. There are 350 locations in the United States.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (60+)

Requirements: (60+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount off their bill.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Sonic | ✔

This Oklahoma-based fast-food drive-in chain offers up traditional drive-in food, such as hamburgers, shakes, and onion rings, served by carhops on roller skates. Since its inception in 1953, the chain has grown to more than 3,600 locations in the United States.

Discount Amount: 10% discount or a free beverage.

Requirements: (60+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount or a free beverage at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Souplantation | ✔

Based in San Diego, California, and founded in 1978, this all-you-can-eat buffet chain features a large variety of dishes, including salads, soups, muffins, and pastas, which are rotated monthly and often follow a theme, such as Italian, Greek, or Asian. There are approximately 97 locations throughout the United States.

Discount Amount: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Subway | ✔

Subway is known for its fresh, made-to-order subs. Since its inception in 1965, the chain has expanded to more than 42,000 locations in more than 100 countries. 

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (60+)

Requirements: (60+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Taco Bell | ✔

This fast food chain has been around since 1962 and features Mexican-inspired foods, such as tacos, burritos, and nachos. There are now more than 7,070 Taco Bell locations.

Discount Amount: 5% discount or free beverage. (65+)

Requirements: (65+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 5% discount or a free beverage.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

TCBY | ✔ +

An acronym for The Country’s Best Yogurt, TCBY offers up frozen yogurt treats at its more than 470 locations in the United States, as well as South America, Asia, and the Middle East. The first TCBY was opened in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1981.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (55+)

Requirements: (55+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount off their bill.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

TGI Friday’s | ✔ +

The casual dining restaurant chain, TGI Friday’s, has been around since 1965 and now has approximately 870 locations worldwide. TGI Friday’s is famous for its signature “Jack Daniels Sauce,” which is available on many of its menu items, including steak, shrimp, and chicken.

Discount Amount: Adult drink for the price of a kid’s drink.

Requirements: Adult drink for the price of a kid’s drink.

Discount Description: Seniors may purchase an adult drink for the price of a kid’s drink at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Uno Pizzeria | ✔ +

Uno Pizza was founded in Chicago in 1943 by former University of Texas football player Ike Sewell and his friend, Ric Riccardo, a former WWII soldier. The restaurant features traditional Italian-American food, including its signature deep dish pizzas.

Discount Amount: 25% discount on Wednesdays. (55+)

Requirements: Must be on a Wednesday. (+55)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 25% discount on Wednesdays.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Waffle House | ✔ +

Waffle House is an American restaurant chain featuring traditional breakfast food and headquartered in Norcross, Georgia. The first restaurant opened in 1955, and there are now more than 2,100 locations across the Southern United States.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (62+)

Requirements: (62+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount on food and beverages.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Wendy’s | ✔

Founder Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s restaurant in 1969, and since then it has grown to more than 6,700 locations worldwide. Wendy’s serves traditional fast food, such as old-fashioned hamburgers, French fries, and their signature “frosty” ice cream treats.

Discount Amount: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Requirements: Requirements may vary.

Discount Description: Discounts vary at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Whataburger | ✔

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Whataburger is a fast food chain specializing in hamburgers with approximately 824 locations in Texas and the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. Many of Whataburger’s menu items have themed names, such as “Whataburger,” “Justaburger,” and “Whatacatch.”

Discount Amount: Free drink with meal purchase.

Requirements: Must purchase a meal to receive free drink.

Discount Description: Seniors receive a free drink with meal purchase at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

White Castle | ✔

Founded in 1921, with the first restaurant located in a converted streetcar in Wichita, Kansas, White Castle has sometimes been referred to as America’s first fast food chain. White Castle is famous for its small, square hamburgers, which are referred to as sliders.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (62+)

Requirements: (62+)

Discount Description: Seniors receive a 10% discount off their bill.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

Zaxby’s | ✔

Zaxby’s is a fast casual restaurant that offers chicken in its many forms. The first Zaxby’s opened in 1990 in Statesboro, Georgia, and there are now more than 900 locations in the Southern United States.

Discount Amount: 10% discount. (55+)

Requirements: (55+)

Discount Description: 10% discount at participating locations.

Terms & Exclusions: None

 

So many restaurants do not advertise their senior discounts, and it may be difficult to quickly find the information you need as you make your plans.

The next time you are planning to go to a restaurant for a relaxing brunch, a quick lunch, or an elegant dinner, make sure to take a look at this list to find places that offer discounts you can use. After all, it’s always nice to save money, and the money you save looks much better in your wallet than in some restaurant’s cash register.

If you know of any places we’ve missed, please leave a note in the comments below!

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