Dinner and a Discount: Seniors can eat for less at these chains

By Karen Schaffner

Things are getting more expensive, and food is no exception. Just to make life a bit easier, what follows is a list of local restaurants that may give a senior discount. Generally speaking, seniors have to ask for it. 

Applebee’s

2230 W. Ina Road

5870 E. Broadway Park Mall, Building E

Arby’s

Some Arby’s locations offer a discount of 10%, but it is not a chainwide policy, so ask.

Boston Market

Varies by location for those 65 and older, so ask.

Burger King

Varies by location for those 60 and older, so ask.

Chick-fil-A

10% off for those 50 and older

Chili’s

10% discount

5150 E. Broadway Boulevard

1640 W. Valencia Road

Dairy Queen

Varies by location for those 55 and older, so ask.

Denny’s

Offers a 55-plus menu and 15% off with an AARP card.

Dunkin’

Get a free doughnut with the purchase of a large or extra-large coffee and an AARP card, but it varies by location. 

Einstein’s Bagels

10% off for seniors 60 and older

El Pollo Loco

10% off for seniors 60 and older

Golden Corral Buffet and Grill

For 55 and older

$11.49 for lunch and $15.99 for dinner, beginning at 4 p.m.

4380 E. 22nd Street

6385 S. Midvale Park Road

6865 N. Thornydale Road

IHOP

Has a 55-and-older menu

4187 N. Oracle Road

1500 W. Grant Road

8445 N. Cerius Stra

Outback Steakhouse

10% with an AARP card

4871 E. Grant Road

2240 W. Ina Road

Papa John’s Pizza & Delivery

20% but you have to ask for it and at some outlets it’s for carryout only.

Sonic

10% on single items; cannot be applied to combos

Taco Bell

A 16-ounce drink for 75 cents

Village Inn

You have to request it, but it’s 10% for those 55 and older.

9560 E. 22nd Street

Wendy’s 

A free value drink; just ask for it

Whataburger

A complimentary senior drink 

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