National Waffle Day is Friday, August 24. It's the day we commemorate the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron and — this is the important part — wolf down some free sweet breakfast treats. Make like Leslie Knope and take advantage of these major freebies and deals in honor of National Waffle Day 2018.
Comfort Hotels by Choice Hotels
Comfort brand hotels across the nation are using National Waffle Day to thank first responders. Police, firefighters and EMTs can receive a complimentary hot waffle breakfast. Check your local Comfort Hotels for any events near you.
Why not celebrate waffles all-year round? Huddle House, a national diner chain, has long-held Waffle Wednesdays, a promotion that lets you get a free waffle with a purchase of $6 or more.
Wild Chix & Waffles
If you're in Austin on August 24, you can score a free waffle from the comfort food eatery by posting a photo to social media using the hashtag #DontTellMama and geo-tagging Wild Chix & Waffles.
Otto's Coffee & Fine Foods
Texas is really into National Waffle Day. Dallas residents can visit Otto's Coffee & Fine Foods Commerce Street Waffle Window on August 24 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a free waffle with any coffee purchase.
The popular chain isn't doing anything for National Waffle Day — because it has plans to celebrate National Waffle Week first week of September. Specific deals haven't been rolled out to the public yet, so keep an eye on the Waffle House by you for details. Speaking of which ...
Look for local deals
Your favorite diner, restaurant or municipality might have plans for the national food celebration. Check your local paper or town website for local deals.
Free waffle recipes
If you want to celebrate National Waffle Day from the comfort of your own kitchen, there are plenty of free recipes online you can give a whirl. For instance, The Celebrity Cafe has 10 out-of-the-box recipes, like pizza waffles, worth checking out.
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