The spotlight for National Sandwich Day 2019 has been focused on chicken sandwiches and the ongoing Chicken Sandwich War saga.
This year, the make-up food holiday, which is held annually on November 3, falls on a Sunday, which will be the day Popeyes & # 39; sold-out chicken sandwich – the one that got this summer's fight about which chain has the best chicken sandwich – returns to restaurants.
But Sunday is also a day for free food, offers and discounts at restaurants across the country.
Just not at Chick-fil-A restaurants.
The Atlanta-based chain, which is known to be closed on Sunday, sent an email to some of its loyalty members this week, mentioning Sandwich Day.  Chick-fil-A later apologized for the snafu and confirmed that it would still be closed on Sunday.
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National Sandwich Day Offers, Freebies
The following offers are available Sunday unless otherwise noted at participating locations. Some require an app, and most are as long as supplies last. Offers may vary by franchise, so check with your nearest location.
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop: Get a free little sub when you buy one through the CAPAddicts Rewards app on Sunday.
Corner Bakery Cafe: Through Sunday, buy any main sandwich and get a free coupon at participating locations. Find the coupon and list of locations at www.cornerbakerycafe.com/offers.ebrit19659002????1919919018D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches: Get 20% off your order online with code 7766.
Dog Haus: Because some believe hot dogs are also sandwiches, the brand says it gives $ 1 for every Haus Dog sold to No Kid Hungry Sunday.
Erbert & Gerbert & # 39; s: Get a buy-one-get-one free offer Sunday with the chain's app.
Firehouse Subs: Get a free medium sub with the purchase of a medium or large bottom, chips and drinks.
Grubhub: Using the Grubhub's perks feature in the app to find National Sandwich Day deals on Subway, Panera Bread and Carl's Jr. The offers vary.
Ike's Love & Sandwiches: Choose sandwiches are $ 7 Sunday when you buy chips and a drink and view a coupon that will be posted at www.instagram.com/ikessandwiches.ebrit19659002 ???? 1919919018 Jersey Mike's Subs: From Sunday through November 6th, get $ 2 off any regular sub with a coupon sent to the club's members, which will also be posted to the chain's accounts on social media.
Jimmy John & # 39; s: Members of the Freaky Fast Rewards program serve a free surprise sandwich Sunday when ordering an original or favorite sandwich. The surprise sandwich will be either an 8-inch favorite, original, Frenchie or the new Little John. Terms and conditions apply.
Jon Smith Subs: Through November 30, buy a 12-inch sub and get a small french fries and drink for $ 1 more.
The Halal Guys: The fast-casual restaurant in the Middle East is holding a contest and will pick three winners at random to receive a free sandwich in Halal Guy's loyalty account. To enter, post a photo on Instagram of a Halal Guys sandwich with the hashtag #THGsandwichday. Posts must be live before Sunday and public.
Penn Station East Coast Subs: Buy an 8-inch sandwich on Sunday and get one for free everywhere. No coupon is needed. To book with the app or online, use promotional code SUBS.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Potbelly Perks members can save 20% off all sandwiches on Sunday and then get other offers during the chain's Week of Perks until November 9. Check your Perks account every day to find out what today's deal is.
Quiznos: Get an 8-inch sub for $ 6 Sunday. Beef base is $ 1 more. Not valid on delivery.
Subway: From Sunday to November 9, Subway offers a meal to Feeding America for every purchase made on Subway.com and the restaurant's app. Delivery orders are excluded. Also use the app to earn prizes.
TGI Fridays: Through Sunday, get a cheeseburger with a side of fries for $ 5.
TooJays Deli: Get $ 2 off any sandwich Sunday for to eat or bring in a coupon posted on www.toojays.com.
More Deals: Local restaurants and smaller chains will also offer Sandwich Day specials. Check accounts on social media for appointments.
Ongoing sign-up offers, coupons
Most of these specials are on-going offers and require registration for email clubs or downloading and using smartphone apps. Participation varies by location.
- A&W: Get a free A&W Root Beer Float for your birthday and monthly offers when you join the Mug Club at www.awrestaurants.com.
- Arby & # 39; s: Sign up for email coupons including a birthday freebie at www.arbys.com/get-deals.ebrit19659033??Bojangles & # 39 ;: Join E-mail club at www.bojangles.com and get a free half gallon of Legendary Iced Tea with registration after purchase and a free Bo-Berry biscuit with purchase every year on your birthday.
- Boston Market: Join the VIP Club for a $ 3 coupon on a $ 10 purchase and other offers at www.bostonmarket.com.
- Brueggers Bagels: Register in the chain's Inner Circle www.brueggers.com for offers.
- Burger King: Find coupons on the restaurant's smartphone app, which can be downloaded at www.bk. com / app.
- Carl & # 39; s Jr.:ebrit19459015] Get a coupon for free small french fries and drinks by purchasing a selected burger for email registration at www.carlsjr.com/email_signup.ebrit19659033Checkers: Get a coupon for a free story angel with any purchase when you sign up for email at www.checkers.com/deals.ebrit19659033achteChick-fil-A: Earn freebies using the chicken chain's Chick-fil-A One smartphone app. Download and learn more at www.one.chick-fil-a.com.
- Church's Chicken: Sign up for coupons, the email club and download the mobile app at www.churchs.com/coupons.ebrit19659033] Culver's: Sign up for MyCulver & # 39; 39; s at www.culvers.com for deals.
- Dairy Queen: Get weekly deals on the Dairy Queen app, which you can download at www.dairyqueen.com/app. Limit one offer per person per visit. In Texas, use the DQ Texas App, which you can download at www.dqtexas.com.
- Del Taco: Get a freebie to join the Raving Fan eClub at www.deltaco.com/ravingfan. In addition, you can get other offers by downloading the app at www.deltaco.com/app.ebrit19659033achteDunkin & # 39 ;: Earn Free Drinks with the Reward Program DD Perks, plus a Birthday Freebie. Register at www.ddperks.com.
- Einstein Bros. Bagels: Join the chain's Shmear Society for specials and a birthday freebie at www.einsteinbros.com.
- El Pollo Loco: Get a free original Pollo Bowl when you download the chain's app and join the LOCO Rewards program at www.elpolloloco.com/loyalty.ebrit19659033??Hardee's: Get a coupon for a free small french fries and drink with the purchase of any "1/3 kilo Thickburger" to join the chain's email list.
- Jack in the Box: Unlock special offers when entering your email or mobile phone at www.jackinthebox.com/offers.ebrit19659033] KFC: Join Colonel's Club for email offer at www.kfc.com/colonels-club.ebrit19659033achteKrispy Kreme: Earn reward with the donut chain app, which can be downloaded at www.krispykreme.com.
- Long John Silver's: Find coupons and sign up for deals at www.ljsilvers.com/coupons.zje1 9659033] McDonald's: The fast food chain's app has coupons in progress. Download the app at www.mcdonalds.com.
- PDQ: Join the chain's Fan Club for coupons and a birthday freebie at www.eatpdq.com.
- Panera Bread: Earn rewards for your purchases and get a birthday freebie with the loyalty program MyPanera. Register at www.panerabread.com.
- Pollo Tropical: Sign up for email and text offers at www.pollotropical.com/rewards.ebrit19659033??Popeyes: Chapter19459015] Find coupons at www.popeyes.com/coupons.ebrit19659033?Quiznos: Get a free 4-inch sub with purchases when you download the chain's Toasty Points loyalty app at www.quiznos.com/toastypoints.
- Raising Cane's: Visit a participating site and request a Caniac Club card and sign up for a free boxing combination and other offers.
- Rally's: Get a coupon for a free big fry with any purchase when you sign up for email at www.rallys.com/deals.ebrit19659033??Shake Shack: Register Sign up for exclusive offers at www.shakeshack.com.
- Sonic Drive-In: Find deals at www.sonicdrivein.com/ offers and download the Sonic app for a free slush or drink at www.sonicdrivein.com/app.?1919909033Starbucks: Earn free drinks with the Starbucks Rewards program and get benefits including free in-store refills and a birthday freebie. Learn more and register at www.starbucks.com.
- Steak & # 39; n Shake: Join the rewards program at www.steaknshake.com/rewards and get a free shake with your first purchase.
- Subway: Earn free subscription and get other offers with the Subway MyWay Rewards program. Download the app at www.subway.com.
- Taco Bell: Register for offers at www.tacobell.com/register, as well as save on drinks and freezes during Taco Bell's Happier Hour from 14-17. 19659033] Taco Cabana: Get a freebie for signing up at www.tacocabana.com/loyalty.
- Taco John & # 39; s: Sign up for emails or texts at www.tacojohns.com, plus earn rewards with the chain's smartphone app.
- Wendy & # 39; s: Download the smartphone app at www.wendys.com for deals.
- Whataburger: Earn free food with the smartphone app, which can be downloaded at whataburger.com.
- White Castle: Find special offers at www.whitecastle.com/promotions.ebrit19659033??Wienerschnitzel: Find coupons and sign up for Wiener Lovers & # 39; Club at www.wienerschnitzel.com/specials. ebrit19659033achteZaxby: Sign up for email, text and snail mail Zax Clubs at www.zaxbys.com/zax -club.
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