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Kids eat free on Halloween

Before and after trick-or-treating, take the kids out for some free grub at these Dallas-Fort Worth area restaurants:

Free kid's pancake at IHOP: On Halloween, kids age 12 and under get a free Halloween "Scary Face" Pancake at IHOP.

How to get it: The pancake, with a whipped-cream smile dotted with candy corn, wil be available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. All kids 12 and younger will each receive a free Scary Face Pancake at participating locations. One per child. Dine in only.

Good to know: Find an IHOP near you at


Free doughnut with costume at Krispy Kreme: Adult or child can show up at a participating location in any costume to get a free doughnut.

How to get it: Go to any participating location and show off your Halloween "Kostume" to get a free doughnut. Limit one per guest while supplies last.

Good to know: You don't have to be a kid to participate. Adults can get their free treat, but you must wear a kostume.

Info: Locate a participating shop at

Free pizza buffett at Cici's Pizza: Get a free buffett when you purchase an adult buffett and drink at participating CiCi's Pizza locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

How to get it: Sign up for the CiCi's Pizza Perks member program at

Good to know: Don’t have time to sit down? You can pick up 2 large, one-topping pizzas for only $10 at participating restaurants.


Free kids meal at Olive Garden: Get a free kids meal with the purchase of each adult entree.

How to get it: Sign up for at to get the coupon Must present coupon at time of purchase. Coupon is valid October 28-October 31.

Good to know: If you don't have a kid, Olive Garden has a buy one, take home special for $12.99. Dine in and enjoy one of five entrees served with unlimited soup or salad, the choose a second entree from special menu to take home for later.


Free kids meal at Red Lobster: Get a free kids meal with the purchase of each adult dinner entree.

How to get it: Go to Red Lobster's Facebook page and click on link. You'll get a coupon sent directly to the e-mail you used to sign up on Facebook. The printed coupon must be presented at time of purchase. The coupon is valid Monday through Thursday only, from October 28 through November 7.

Good to know: Go to the Red Lobster web site for a coupon for a half-pound of snow crab for $3.99


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