National Dessert Day represents a time to indulge in your favorite sweet treats. Photo: Getty

National Dessert Day is a time to indulge in savory sweets whether it is from the local bakery or at a popular restaurant. This is your opportunity to try out sweet treats or stuff your face with your favorite dessert.

In ancient cultures, desserts started out very simple with minimal preparation effort and were created with nutritional value in mind as means of survival. However, this simple food that was made from nuts and natural candy has evolved to decadent treats like baked good, ice cream and other tasty desserts. There are television shows devoted to cakes, cupcakes and other desserts.

This Friday, make sure to treat yourself to something sweet. For those looking to get a free treat on this tasty day are in luck. Below are some establishments that are offering free desserts that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.


If you sign up to join Club Cinnamon via email, you will be gifted with a coupon for a free Minibon at participating stores.

Krispy Kreme

If you download the Krispy Kreme app and sign up for Krispy Kreme Rewards you will receive a free doughnut.

Red Lobster

Receive a free dessert or appetizer if you sign up for the Fresh Catch Club, the purchase of two adult dinner entrees are required.

Dairy Queen

By downloading the Dairy Queen app you will receive a coupon for a free small Blizzard treat.

LongHorn Steakhouse

With the purchase of two adult dinner entrees, use this printable coupon before Oct. 17 to get a free dessert or appetizer.

Panera Bread

Receive a free sweet or pastry coupon by signing up for My Panera Email.

Olive Garden

By joining the Olive Garden eClub, you will receive a coupon for a free dessert or appetizer that you can use the purchase of two adult dinner entrees.