The Best Fast Food Deals To Hit Up On Memorial Day

As Americans gear up for beach picnics, parades, cookouts, and a long Memorial Day weekend of honoring traditions and soaking in some of the first dregs of sunshine, fast food chains also prep to fuel waves of hungry crowds. Though some establishments offer year-round discounts to veterans and active members of the U.S. military, Memorial Day usually marks the release of fabulous new promotions just for the weekend. Whether it's burgers, shakes, and fries, or frozen treats and icy drinks to cool down with, there are fast food deals for all kinds of hunger pangs that might strike over the weekend.

Some establishments might offer snazzy deals and price cuts on all-time fast food favorites while others may throw in a few freebies. Regardless, these deals can be claimed by anyone making the most of the warm weather and the day's festivities. You could mosey on down to the joint to get these promotions or even use some of them to order some takeout. While some grocery stores are open on Memorial Day for last-minute grocery shopping, these deals are excellent for those who'd rather not spend the day cooking.

White Castle's Crave Clutches are on discount

Memorial Day weekends are often spent in the company of friends and family with feasts that can feed large gatherings. White Castle's Memorial Day deal is suited for such occasions as the hamburger chain will offer a $3 discount on its 20-slider Crave Clutch from May 25 to 27. The offer is valid both in-store as well as on online orders, and it can be applied to any of its clutches — whether original or those upgraded with cheese and jalapeños. Besides, the Crave Clutches come in boombox-style packaging complete with little handles, so they're convenient to carry with you to potlucks and picnics.

To get the deal online, be sure to use the code "CLUTCHDEAL" — this way, you can feed a crowd for less and participate in a time-held Memorial Day tradition: burgers.

More reward points and new tumblers at Dunkin'

With temperatures rising and Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, Dunkin' plans to keep its patrons hydrated and caffeinated through the festivities — and road trips. Dunkin' Rewards members can claim three times the points on all large iced drinks from May 22 to 26, but that's not the only deal.

The chain will also roll out a new 40-ounce tumbler called Wicked Lahhhge. Though launched in time for the long weekend, the tumbler will be available at select Dunkin' locations all summer. You could even fill up the tumbler with Dunkin's recently launched canned cocktails that are inspired by iced tea and coffee flavors

Smoothie King has Memorial Day discounts

Another place to get an icy beverage and much-needed hydration on Memorial Day is Smoothie King, whose massive menu features dozens of chilled smoothies, smoothie fruit bowls, and the new refreshers (juices with chunks of fruit, which — unlike the other Smoothie King menu options — are served over ice, not blended). Those making their way to Smoothie King between May 25 and 27 will get a 15% discount, provided the bill comes up to at least $10. The offer can be redeemed daily through the app, but it will be valid only on one order every day.

It's a Full Court Feast at Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs' Memorial Day promotion offers a meal deal to those who'd like to dig into a spicy sandwich or two over the long weekend — perfect if you're keeping things small and need to feed only a couple people. Priced at $16, the Full Court Feast includes two medium subs, two small drinks, and two chips. Customers have the option of choosing between Firehouse's turkey provolone, meatball sub, chicken parmesan meatball sub, Italian, or the Hook & Ladder with honey ham and smoked turkey breast.

The $16 feast will roll out on Memorial Day, aka May 27, but it will be around until June 2. The deal can be only used on orders placed through Firehouse Subs' app or its website, so do make note of that before you head over to dine in.

Shake Shack is offering a BOGO deal

Ideal for those who plan to stay in on Memorial Day, Shake Shack is offering fans a BOGO deal via UberEats. Anybody who orders a chicken shack through the delivery app will receive a second chicken shack for free. The deal is already underway and will last until June 16 at all Shake Shack locations that are on UberEats. 

Featuring a crisp chicken breast sandwiched between toasted potato buns with dollops of buttermilk herb mayo, these chicken shacks have quickly become a Shake Shack favorite since they were first introduced in 2015. In fact, the chicken shack is the fast food burger that's known to cure Ina Garten's bad moods too!