Hey there foodies! Who needs a reason to celebrate when it comes to fried chicken? Even though the origin of National Fried Chicken Day remains a mystery, that won’t stop us from indulging in this delicious holiday on Thursday, July 6th!
I did some digging and found out that the folks at the National Day Calendar, the awesome people who keep track of all kinds of fun celebratory dates like National Popcorn Day (January 19) and National Graham Cracker Day (July 5), are still trying to uncover the true origins of this mouthwatering food holiday.
But hey, let’s not stress about the history too much because what truly matters is finding the perfect spot to enjoy National Fried Chicken Day. Lucky for us, there are plenty of fast-food chains and restaurants stepping up to the plate with exciting specials, discounts, and even free food! Wings, sandwiches, chicken meals—you name it, they’ve got it covered. And if you prefer staying in the comfort of your own home, why not break out your trusty air fryer and create your own finger-lickin celebration?
Now, here’s the exciting news: our love affair with chicken doesn’t end here! July has even more poultry-themed celebrations in store for us. Mark your calendars for National Chicken Finger Day on July 27th and National Chicken Wing Day on July 29th. It’s a chicken extravaganza!
But wait, there’s more! Let me share some incredible discounts and offers available on Thursday at participating locations. The best part is that many of these deals extend beyond July 6th, so you can continue enjoying the goodness even after the official celebration day.
So get ready to satisfy your cravings, gather your friends and family, and make this National Fried Chicken Day one for the books. Because let’s face it, there’s nothing quite as comforting and delicious as crispy, golden-fried chicken.
- Free delivery and a 50-wings deal at Bonchon
- KFC free delivery deal and contest for a free trip to Aruba
- Popeyes' free delivery deal
- Buffalo Wild Wings' BOGO boneless wings deal
- Pollo Campero $5 rewards deal
- bb.q Chicken free delivery deal
- Hattie B's Hot Chicken $5 off deal for National Fried Chicken Day
- Bojangles' 46th birthday special honoring military and first responders
- Marco's Pizza spices things up with new boneless wings, sauces
- Taco John's free Mini Fried Chicken Taco deal
- Bar Louie's Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich special, plus 50% off happy hour wings
- Krispy Krunchy Chicken sampler deal, tailgate special arrives July 10
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.”
Celebrate #NationalFriedChickenDay this July by treating yourself at Bonchon! 😋 Get 6+1 delicious Korean Fried Chicken for every purchase of the BTS (Box-To-Share)!🍗
Promo period runs from July 1-16, 2023 only. pic.twitter.com/0RyBQGlHcQ
— Bonchon Chicken Philippines (@BonChon_PH) July 1, 2023
KFC free delivery deal and contest for a 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
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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 an 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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 celebrating 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