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When I was growing up my parents could remember what kids meal specials were valid on any given day at local restaurants, which was no simple task given the varying age restrictions placed on these deals. Nowadays parents don't have to keep a Rolodex of specials in their heads thanks to the meal deal search engine, which keeps track of free or cheap kids meals in your town.

Deals are available at thousands of locations in all 50 states including the following.
  • Steak and Shake
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Golden Coral
  • Skyline Chili
  • McDonald's
  • Applebees
  • And many more.
On top of these bigger chain restaurants, also has information on specials at regional chains and mom and pop shops. Kids Meal Deals goes farther than just finding locations near you and also lets you choose deals based on the day of the week and soon by the type of cuisine. If you want to get new meal deal news you can also sign up for a monthly newsletter to stay on top of the cheap grub.

Since many chain restaurants are franchise operations with their own promotions, make sure you look for a meal deal in your area rather than assume a deal is nationwide. Pretty much the only way KidsMealDeals can get better, aside from adding to the thousands of restaurants, is to offer a mobile friendly version of the site.

As I learned yesterday at a financial planning lunch, kids aren't cheap, even if you do get a tax credit just for having them. With KidsMealDeals and a bit of planning families can cut costs and feed the kids for next to nothing, no matter what timezone you're in.

For adult meal deals be sure to check out WalletPop's Best Restaurant Deals.
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