A lot of restaurants around the world are taking this up and providing free food for dogs. And the ones that do not make them free offer them for a cheaper rate which also serves as a win-win for both parties. The offer sometimes might not be available in all the outlets of a restaurant, so it is advisable to make your proper research before setting off on your journey of the free meal – to avoid embarrassment and awkward situations.

I have outlined a list of restaurants below that offer freebies to pets so feel free to continue reading:

  1. Starbucks: Starbucks is one of the restaurants that offer freebies to pets. Starbucks is one of the leading restaurants giving out free items to dogs. With their “puppuccino” they have been able to win the hearts of many. Starbucks loves pets as much as you do so when in Starbucks, you can request a puppuccino for your pet, and of course, it is free. While you take your coffee, your pup is not left out as he has a cup of puppuccino. A puppuccino is simply a cup of whipped cream or milk that is entirely healthy for your pet.

  2. Sonic Drive-In: Formerly (Top Hat) is also a drive-in restaurant that offers freebies or free dog packages as you come in with your pet. Unlike Starbucks, Sonic Drive-In does not have a ready-made pup menu but when you drive in with your pet and place an order, they might give your pup a free package too. This might not be available in all outlets so be sure to ensure that such packages are available. In most cases, you will get a free whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for your pup when you place your order.

  3. Shake Shack: Just like Starbucks, Shake Shack has a proper menu for doggies which they call the “WOOF MENU”. This is one of those outlets that offer a doggies package for a little fee. They offer the “doggie Bag O’ Bones with 5 ShackBurger Dog Biscuits” for about $8 and the “Pooch-ini treat + their vanilla custard” for a maximum amount of $4. This is a healthy treat for your doggies, and you should check them out.

  4. Dunkin’s Donuts: This is also an outlet providing freebies for your dog. Dunkin’s Donuts is a donut factory that has also put the needs of dogs and pets into consideration by offering freebies. When you walk or drive in with your dog, after placing your order you will be given either a puppy latte or a free munchkin donut.

  5. Bruster’s: Bruster’s is also a restaurant that offers free food items for dogs. The beautiful thing about Bruster’s is that you do not have to make a purchase. Bruster’s gives out these doggie sundaes which contain 1 ounce of vanilla ice cream with a dog bone. Bruster’s is an outdoor seating meaning they can accommodate dogs and pets. 

  6. Johnny Rockets: Johnny Rockets is also a restaurant that also provides pets or dogs with meals at subsidized rates. A plain hamburger patty, lickety-split ice cream, or pup cakes are some varieties that can be bought at Johnny Rockets for your dog are affordable rates. Johnny Rockets is one of those big restaurants that are pet-friendly and have well-equipped pet menus. They went ahead to partner with a local dog bakery to test special menus just for pets.

  7. Culver’s: Culver’s is also one of the restaurants that offer dog-friendly treats. Asides from the free meals they provide for doggies, they also provide outdoor seating areas for people and dogs as well as fresh clean water for them. Culver’s is well-known for their Culver’s fresh custard. They offer dog biscuits and milk bones that come with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. When driving through with your dog, you could request a treat.


Other restaurants also offer free meals or freebies for pets. There is no ideal reason why these companies do this but for sure, it is for the betterment of the society at large. Some restaurants also take up this responsibility strategically to beat competitors. Overall, we can maximize this opportunity and obtain freebies even when you take your pet for a walk from these outlets. Also, newly established restaurants are emulating these strategies and offering free meals to pets.

  1. Are all restaurants obliged to give free meals?

Restaurants don’t need to give freebies to pets. Those that do so only do so out of their free will. It is also noted as some do so to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors.