Nurses have every reason to celebrate during National Nurses Week this year, especially after all they have done to help us deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The annual event began almost half a century ago in 1974, and it runs from May 6th to 12th.
This year, more people recognize this day, thanks to all the effort and sacrifices nurses have made during the pandemic. That is why many establishments are offering nurses free food.
So, here is a list of restaurants that are giving nurses free food during Nurses Week!
The only thing better than a burrito is a free burrito. Thanks to Chipotle, our health heroes can have just that.
The restaurant chain has 250k codes for burritos through their website in recognition of our health heroes. They also had another offer available through BOGO codes in honor of Cinco de Mayo, but it was running through May 7.
The pastry foods chain is offering free Cinnabons to nurses through the DAISY Foundation. A lot of Cinnabon bakeries are taking part in this event.
3. Dave & Busters
If you want nothing but a fun night out and are a healthcare worker, you can get a free game card at this restaurant worth $10. It does not matter if you are also in the military.
This offer is available to all health workers. Dave & Busters is always fun, but this offer kicks things up a notch higher.
IHOP isn't exactly giving free food to medical professionals, but the restaurant chain offers irresistible discounts on its meals to these heroes.
Whether ordering breakfast, lunch, or dinner, IHOP offers a 25 percent discount on their meals. However, this deal is only available at particular locations.
So, be sure to check out if your local IHOP is part of this arrangement to avoid any confusion.
5. Potbelly Sandwich Shop
We have already established that free food is a great way to show appreciation. Not to be left behind, Potbelly Sandwich Shop is also giving away a free cookie or a free regular fountain drink.
To get this offer, the nurse has to buy an entree. The offer is available throughout all Potbelly Sandwich Shop locations over the duration of the Nurse's Week.
6. Panda Express
As a way to show appreciation to nurses, Panda Express is giving a 10 percent discount on all meals. That's a pretty good deal.
All the nurses have to do is bring their IDs to prove they are who they say they are.
7. Joella's Hot Chicken
Joella's is offering a free tantalizing meal to nurses during Nurses Week. All these medical professionals have to bring with them is an ID.
Teachers can get in on this deal as well, which includes two Jumbo Tenders, a southern side, a Dippin' Sauce, and a drink.
All you have to do is find a location near you.
8. El Pollo Loco
El Pollo Loco believes that nurses and their families deserve a free meal. According to the Mexican restaurant, a community can choose hardworking nurses by tagging them on Facebook or Instagram.
9. Insomnia Cookies
A cookie is a perfect way to celebrate Nurses Week. At Insomnia Cakes, these medical health professionals can get a free cookie even without making a purchase.
With a purchase, they can also get a free 6-pack. This has to be an in-store purchase, however.
10. Outback Steakhouse
Outback Steakhouse is offering a great deal, aptly named the "Heroes Discount." With this offer, healthcare workers get a 10 percent discount on their bills.
The best part is that this offer is not just available during this week. Just make sure your chosen location has this offer waiting for you.
11. Circle K
If you are a nurse in need of a coffee to get through your shift, you don't have to pay for it. Just check out your local Circle K during your break and show them your medical ID.
Be sure to check if your local Circle K is part of this promotion.
If there ever was a time to appreciate our nurses and other critical healthcare workers, that time is now. The pandemic has left many people struggling, and appreciation from these establishments is proof that nurses and other healthcare workers have been going over and beyond to help those affected by the devastating virus.