July 6, 2023
Just because there’s no known origin for National Fried Chicken Day doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the made-up holiday this Thursday, July 6th.
The folks at the National Day Calendar, where you can track 365 days’ worth of celebratory dates such as National Popcorn Day (January 19) and National Graham Cracker Day (July 5), says it continues to research “the origins of this food holiday.”
Less challenging is finding a place to observe National Fried Chicken Day, as plenty of fast-food chains and restaurants have specials offering free food and discounts on wings, sandwiches and chicken meals. And, if you don’t want to leave the house, use your air fryer to commemorate the day on your own.
There are more chicken celebrations to come in July with National Chicken Finger Day (July 27) and National Chicken Wing Day (July 29).
Here are discounts and offers available Thursday at participating locations; many continue beyond July 6.
Free delivery and a 50-wings deal at Bonchon
For National Fried Chicken Day, fast-casual Asian fusion chain Bonchon is offering free delivery on all orders placed on Bonchon.com through Thursday. You can also order 50 wings for $65. Throw in some of Bonchon’s new Korean BBQ sauce, which the restaurant describes as “made with gochujang, rice vinegar and brown sugar, with flavors of garlic and sake balanced with sweet pear.”
KFC free delivery deal and contest for free trip to Aruba
KFC has several new menu options, and on National Fried Chicken Day you can get free delivery on orders placed on KFC.com or the KFC mobile app (free delivery available through July 9). Among new limited-time menu options:
- The $20 Fill Up Box, which comes with 12 of KFC’s new chicken nuggets, four pieces of chicken, fries, four biscuits and four dipping sauces
- The Ultimate BBQ Chicken Sandwich, made with an extra crispy white meat filet topped with hickory smoked bacon, KFC’s signature honey BBQ sauce, crispy fried onions, melted cheese and pickles, on a premium brioche bun
When you buy an Ultimate BBQ Fried Chicken Sandwich on the KFC mobile app or kfc.com through Aug. 13, you will get an email with a link to enter the sweepstakes for a four-day, three-night vacation for two to Aruba. Up to 500 other winners will get a one-year premium subscription to travel deal provider Going.
KFC has also launched a Ultimate Summer Collection of merchandise including a KFC bucket hat ($31.95), beach towel ($29.95), and Finger Lickin’ Good Tumbler ($29.95) at its new KFC online shop.
Popeyes’ free delivery deal
When you order any chicken sandwich combo – classic, spicy, blackened, or bacon and cheese – through July 9 on the Popeyes app, online or via DoorDash, you’ll get a free a la carte chicken sandwich.
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Buffalo Wild Wings’ BOGO boneless wings deal
It’s not a special deal for National Fried Chicken Day, but Buffalo Wild Wings has buy-one-get-one-free boneless wings every Thursday.
While you’re at it, try the restaurant’s new Blazin’ Knockout sauce, made from nine of the hottest peppers: Devil’s Breath, Carolina Reaper, Scorpion, Ghost, Habanero, Red and Green Jalapenos, Chile de Arbol and Cayenne. You can simply get it as one of Buffalo Wild Wings’ 26 sauces or attempt the Blazin’ Challenge and try to eat 10 Blazin’ Knockout wings in five minutes or less with no water or napkins. Accomplish that and get your name added to the Blazin’ Wall of Fame, plus 1,000 Blazin’ Rewards. All participants get a Blazin’ Challenge headband and a scoop of ice cream when done.
Pollo Campero $5 rewards deal
Guatemalan-based fast-casual chain Pollo Campero, will give a $5 reward credit on orders placed by the Pollo Campero app (use code POLLO23). New users get a $10 reward when they download the app and join Campero Rewards, too.
bb.q Chicken free delivery deal
To celebrate National Fried Chicken Day, Korean fried chicken franchise bb.q Chicken, which has 160 locations in the U.S., is offering free delivery on DoorDash and UberEats throughout the month of July.
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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken $5 off deal for National Fried Chicken Day
The Nashville-headquartered hot chicken restaurant group is giving customers $5 off when they spend $25 in the Hattie B’s Hot Chicken app for orders at any of its locations.
Bojangles’ 46th birthday special honoring military and first responders
To celebrate its 46th birthday, when you buy Bojangles’ limited-edition Star-Spangled Big Bo Box – it comes with either 12 or 20 pieces of chicken, biscuits, sides and tea. The restaurant chain donates $1 to Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to families of fallen or disabled military and first responders.
Marco’s Pizza spices things up with new boneless wings, sauces
Marco’s Pizza is adding boneless wings as a new limited-time menu item, served in 10-piece ($7.99) and 15-piece portions. The restaurant chain has also added new buffalo and garlic parmesan sauces, in addition to barbecue sauce, as an option.
Taco John’s free Mini Fried Chicken Taco deal
Taco John’s may not be an obvious destination for National Fried Chicken Day, but Bigger Bolder Rewards loyalty members can get a free Mini Fried Chicken Taco with any purchase through the Taco John’s app on July 6.
Bar Louie’s Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich special, plus 50% off happy hour wings
Bar Louie has a Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich special for $9.95 on National Fried Chicken Day! The sandwich has a buttermilk marinated chicken breast with hot seasoning, jalapeno honey and sits on a toasted brioche bun. But if you prefer wings, during the month of July all wings are 50% off when you order a $5 Samuel Adams Summer Ale. There are new garlic parmesan and lemon pepper wings to choose from as well (while supplies last).
Krispy Krunchy Chicken sampler deal, tailgate special arrives July 10
Want to continue celebrate after National Fried Chicken Day? Krispy Krunchy Chicken has two new limited-time menu items available starting Monday, July 10:
- The Krispy Krunchy Sampler Deal ($5.99) has a piece of dark bone-in fried chicken, a Cajun tender, two pieces of traditional wings, and a honey biscuit
- The Tailgate Special ($29.99) includes 20 pieces of Cajun tenders and five dipping sauces