Where to find fried chicken deals on National Fried Chicken Day

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National Fried Chicken Day is on July 6. Although the origins of the holiday remain unclear, celebrating a favorite American dish dating back to the 17th century makes perfect sense. If you're like many people, there's few things you enjoy more than a mouthful of this crispy fried goodness, so embrace this holiday as the perfect excuse to feast on fried chicken.

Many restaurants offer a host of deals, ranging from free fried chicken to discounts on other menu items, so don't forget to check for coupons before placing your order.

25 National Fried Chicken Day Deals

In honor of this appetizing holiday, here are the best fried chicken deals and more to help you save money at your favorite restaurants.

  • Bertucci's: Save $5 off any food purchase of $25 or more when you present this coupon until Sept. 1
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: Get any lunch entrée for $8.99 with this printable coupon until July 7.
  • Boston Market: Use code 37821 to save $1 on your order of $10 or more until Aug. 31.
  • Carl's Jr.: Wash your fried chicken down with a $1 small Gold Peak Tea when you present this coupon at checkout until Aug. 31.
  • Church's Chicken: Get eight pieces of scratch-made fried chicken for only $6.99 at participating restaurants from open to close on July 6.
  • Domino's: Get a four-pack of chicken lollipops for $5.95 with code 672008 until Aug. 7.
  • GrubHub: Use code DD2KK5GSS94R to save $10 on orders of $15 or more until July 15.
  • Hardee's: Take $1 off any size Grilled Ham 'n' Cheese Thickburger Combo with this coupon until July 6.
  • Jack in the Box: Buy one Buttery Jack, get a second free with this coupon until July 12.
  • KFC: Get eight pieces of chicken, two large orders of mashed potatoes and gravy, one large coleslaw and four biscuits for only $20.
  • Kingsley's Chicken: Get nine pieces of southern fried chicken and four croquettes for $23.95 for a limited time.
  • Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken: Get a 20-piece box of mixed classic chicken for $25.99 and more with these coupons until Aug. 21.
  • LongHorn Steakhouse: Save $3 off two adult lunch entrees with this printable coupon until July 11.
  • Marco's Pizza: Take $4 off your order of $20 or more with code SAVE420 for a limited time.
  • Marie Callendar's: Print this coupon to save $10 off your bill of $30 or more.
  • Mazzio's Italian Eatery: Take $5 off your order of $10 or more with this coupon until July 13.
  • Olive Garden: Get a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two adult entrees when you present this coupon until July 7.
  • Papa John's: Take 25 percent off your order with promo code 25OFF until Dec. 31, 2017.
  • Pizza Hut: Receive a free order of six Chicken Bites with any full price large pizza order with code CK11UK for a limited time.
  • Popeyes: Get six boneless wings with a regular side, biscuit and dipping sauce for $5 for a limited time.
  • Red Lobster: Take $4 off any two adult entrees with this coupon until July 10.
  • Steak 'n Shake: Get a spicy chicken sandwich and fries for $3.99 with this coupon until Aug. 21.
  • Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q: Present this printable coupon when ordering to receive $2 off any regular or large platter or The Tailgate Special until July 31.
  • T.G.I. Fridays: Receive a free appetizer or dessert when you sign up for the Give Me More Stripes rewards with your email.
  • Wingstop: Get the Summer Boneless Bundle for $20 — 20 boneless wings, two regular fries, two regular dips and two 20 ounce drinks — until Aug. 15.

Fried chicken deals at other favorite chains, including Buffalo Wild Wings and El Pollo Loco, have not yet been announced, so stop into your local store to find out if any discounts will be offered on July 6. And if you're in St. Louis, don't miss the Fried Chicken Day Festival hosted by Southern restaurant on July 10.

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Jamie Young contributed to the reporting of this article.

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Find deals online

If you're unsure of where you want to go, browse sites for online deals. You'll find new places to dine at for a discounted price: win-win! If you do have a particular place in mind, always check their website before you make a reservation. You never know what coupons or special online deals you'll find!

Opt for lunch instead of dinner

Most restaurants have a different menu for lunch hours, which usually include smaller portions and cheaper prices. Also, you're less likely to be tempted to go for that cocktail or glass of wine in the middle of the day, which will save you bucks on your bill. If you don't have a preference of which meal you want to dine out for, lunch is usually your better bet. 

Make an appetizer your entrée

Most restaurants list entrées at steeper prices than appetizers, and often times the portion sizes aren't that much bigger. In fact, appetizers can be just as satisfying. You can also order one or two side dishes and enjoy those as your main meal.

Snack beforehand

Nosh on something light from your kitchen that won't completely spoil your appetite. This way, you'll be less tempted to order larger portions or appetizers which can make your bill much more expensive. 

Take home leftovers

If you don't finish your meal, take home what you didn't eat and eat it the next day for lunch or dinner. You can also order an entrée with the intention to eat half and bring the rest back home--it will cost you more initially, but dividing the cost in half between two meals will save you money in the end.

Split an entrée

If there's something on the menu you really want but the price is way too high, ask if portion sizes are big enough to be shared. You'll end up cutting the price in half.

Find a BYOB restaurant 

If you're planning on drinking alcohol while dining out, places that allow you to bring your own are an easy way to save. You won't get overcharged for drinks that the restaurant serves, and you can spend as much money as you want beforehand when purchasing it. 

Skip alcohol altogether 

A glass (or two) will cost you, especially since restaurants can charge however much they want per drink. Opting to not order alcohol in addition to your food is a big money saver.

Check social media

Many restaurants will offer deals for interacting with them on social media. Something as simple as "liking" their page, "mentioning" them on Instagram or Twitter, or even sharing a post of theirs can result in big discounts.

Ask for separate checks

If you're out to eat with a big group of people, you can end up overpaying when you split the check evenly. Ordering separate checks ensures that everyone pays for exactly what they ordered, instead of having to pick up the bill for someone else's expensive entrée. 

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