We’re a family that’s on a budget; so I’m sure you can imagine that when we are able to scrape a few coins together to go out and enjoy a meal together as a family that I definitely want to get my money’s worth. With that being said, I have twin 3-year-olds – and if you know anything about preschoolers, I’m sure you’re well aware that those little boogers are very picky eaters.

One day they’ll eat chicken, the next day they hate it. One day french fries are all the craze, and the next day french fries are “nasty”. It’s maddening!

Needless to say, it’s a rare occurrence that my children will finish their plates when we’re eating out at a local restaurant. That’s why I was so glad to have happened upon the following list. 

With a little help from, I’ve created this awesome infographic listing 63 restaurant chains where you can take your picky eater and have them eat for free (or almost free).

From Applebee’s to IHOP, I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised at some of the restaurants you’ll find on this list. Bookmark this page and reference it before you head out to eat with the kiddies.

(Of course, call your local chain before you go busting up into one of these restaurants asking for a free meal. 😉 )

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  1. July 12, 2014 at 8:22 am — Reply

    Love the graphic. I want to use it and will credit you with it in Macaroni Kids. I am the publisher for the Conyers, Ga area one and this would be great. Would love your permission to use it.

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