While Mother’s Day used to be the busiest day of the year for dining at restaurants, that will be unlikely be true for Mother’s Day in 2020. However, there are a still a lot of great ways to recognize the special day even without taking Mom to a crowded restaurant.

Mother's Day Deals 2020
Mother’s Day Deals 2020

While it may take a while for Mom’s favorite restaurant to fully open it’s dining room, there are other options for spoiling your Mom on Mother’s Day with a gourmet meal or another sweet gesture.

Many restaurants are open for both takeout and deliveries, and could be a great way to let Mom enjoy her favorite meal on Mother’s Day. If your mother would prefer to visit the restaurant in person, there are a lot of great specials on gift cards so that she can visit the restaurant whenever she feels comfortable.

 

Mother’s Day Promotions and Events (National)

These specials are from restaurants with a large nationwide presence.

Mother's Day Restaurant Deals
Mother’s Day Restaurant Deals

Restaurant Mother’s Day Specials for Mom

Many of the specials below are for discounts and bonus offers on gift cards.

This may be the best time ever to give a gift card as a gift so that you mom can wait until she feels comfortable to venture back into dining out.

  • Abuelo’s: For every $50 in gift cards purchased through 5/30/2020, receive a $10 VIP card (bonus valid through 9/30/2020)
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe: For every $50 spent on gift cards (through 5/31/2020), receive a free additional gift card worth 20% of the purchase amount
  • Bahama Breeze: For every $50 in gift cards purchased through 6/30/2020, receive a $10 bonus card (bonus valid 6/1/2020 through 8/30/2020)
  • Benihana: Special bonus offers on gift card purchases
    • Buy $50 in gift cards (through 5/10/2020) and receive $10 in FREE promotional gift cards (bonus card valid 5/11 – 6/14/2020)
    • Buy $200 gift cards (through 5/10/2020) and receive $60 in FREE promotional gift cards (bonus card valid 5/11 – 6/14/2020)
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: For every $50 in gift cards purchased, receive $10 bonus bucks (bonus valid from 6/23/2020 through 8/31/2020)
  • Bonefish Grill: Buy $50 in gift cards online (through 5/10/2020) and receive a FREE $10 e-bonus card via email (valid at any Bloomin’ Brands restaurant in USA through 12/31/2020)
  • Bravo Italian: Free rose for Mom on Mother’s Day with order of Mother’s Day Plan package offer (pre-order available)
  • Bubba Gump:
    • Pre-order your Mother’s Day Weekend special (offer available May 8 – 10) and with each meal get your choice of two (2) free kid’s meals, a shareable caesar salad, or chocolate chip cookie sundae
    • 15% off of online gift card purchases
  • Buca di Beppo: Special Mother’s Day meal packages include a free rose gift
  • The Capital Grille: receive a 10% discount on gift card purchases over $250
  • Caribou Coffee: Buy $25 in gift cards (through 5/11/2020) and receive a FREE $5 e-gift card
  • Carl’s Jr.: receive a 20% discount on gift card purchases with promo code HAPPY
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Buy $50 in gift cards online (through 5/10/2020) and receive a FREE $10 e-bonus card via email (valid at any Bloomin’ Brands restaurant in USA through 12/31/2020)
  • Cheddars: For every $25 in eGift cards purchased (through 5/10/2020), receive $5 in FREE promotional gift cards (bonus card valid 5/11 – 7/5/2020, excluding 6/21)
  • The Cheesecake Factory: Buy a $50 gift card (through 5/10/2020) and receive a FREE $10 e-bonus card (bonus gift cards do not expire, but they may not be used on alcoholic beverages or gratuities)
  • Chili’s: For every $50 in gift cards purchased, receive a free $10 e-bonus (note the bonus offer runs through June 28, 2020, and the bonus cards can be redeemed through 7/31/2020)
  • Cracker Barrel:
    • Receive a FREE $10 bonus card with purchase of select Family Meal Baskets To-Go (valid from 5/9/2020 through 6/14/2020)
    • Receive FREE delivery through 5/15/2020 with $15+ orders via app or crackerbarrel.com
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels: 20% discount on all gift cards (valid through 5/6/2020)
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Buy $100 in gift cards online (through 6/21/2020) and receive a FREE $20 e-bonus card via email (valid at any Bloomin’ Brands restaurant in USA through 12/30/2020)
  • Fogo de Chao:
    • For every $125 in eGift cards purchased, you will receive
      • a $25 FREE bonus gift card towards full churrasco lunch, brunch, or dinner (valid through 9/3/2020)
      • a $15 FREE bonus gift card towards Fogo To-Go & Butcher Shop (valid through 9/3/2020)
    • Mother’s Day Weekend (Friday – Sunday): Order any Fogo Experience package (via Fogo To-Go or Fogo Catering) and receive a Complimentary Dining Postcard valid for a Full Churrasco Experience with equal or greater purchase (bonus valid 5/11/2020 through 7/12/2020)
  • Hardee’s: receive a 20% discount on gift card purchases with promo code HAPPY
  • Hooters: Receive an instant 20% discount off of gift cards of $20+
  • Houlihan’s: 15% discount on online gift card purchases (valid through 5/10/2020)
  • Joella’s Hot Chicken: 25% bonus on select gift cards
    • Spend $20 to get a $25 gift card
    • Spend $40 to get a $50 gift card
  • Landry’s Restaurant Group: receive a 15% discount on gift cards between $100 – $500
Mother's Day Restaurant Deals 2020
Mother’s Day Restaurant Deals 2020
  • Miller’s Ale House: all $30+ pickup orders on Mother’s Day weekend will receive a $10 eBonus card (bonus is valid from 7/1/2020 – 8/31/2020)
  • Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub: Buy $25 in gift cards and receive two $5 bonus cards through 5/10/2020 (bonus cards are valid through 9/20/2020)
  • Olive Garden: For every $50 in gift card purchases (through 5/10/2020), receive a FREE $10 bonus gift (bonus gift is valid 6/1/2020 through 6/30/2020)
  • Outback Steakhouse: Buy $50 in gift cards online (through 5/10/2020) and receive a FREE $10 e-bonus card via email (valid at any Bloomin’ Brands restaurant in USA through 12/31/2020)
  • Panera Bread: 20% discount on online gift card purchases (valid through 5/10/2020)
  • PF Chang’s:
    • Free rose included in preordered custom meals on 5/9 – 5/10
    • Free contactless delivery available (no minimum order required)
  • RA Sushi: Purchase $50 in gift cards (through 5/10/2020) and receive a $10 promotional card (valid from 5/11/2020 through 6/14/2020)
  • Ruby Tuesday has a few offers currently available (although they are not specific to Mother’s Day)
    • Free delivery via DoorDash, GrubHub, and Postmates throughout May
    • Get 15% off of Tue-Go Orders with promo code “15”
    • purchase Ruby Tuesday gift cards online
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Buy $100 or more of gift cards and receive a bonus card worth 20% of the purchase amount (bonus cards valid through 9/30/2020)
  • Smokey Bones:
    • Purchase $50 in gift cards (through 6/30/2020) and receive $10 in bonus cards (valid through 8/31/2020)
    • email subscribers should check their inbox for a coupon for a FREE Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with $10 purchase on Sunday, May 10th (note that the emailed coupon is required to redeem the offer)
  • TCBY: The annual Mother’s Day promotion of giving moms 6 oz of froyo FREE at their local TCBY on Mother’s Day has been postponed (new date TBD)
  • Wienerschnitzel: Moms eat FREE all day on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020 (free meal includes chili dog, small fries, and small soda)
  • Yard House: Receive a 15% discount on To-Go (pickup) orders through 5/17/2020 with promo code YHTOGO15

 

How to Send Mom Her Favorite Meal on Mother’s Day 2020

Also keep in mind that even if you live far away, you can use local delivery services to directly send her a hot, freshly-prepared meal. Go ahead an place an advance order for Mom’s favorite restaurant meal and schedule it to be delivered when she wants to eat on Mother’s Day!

Local Restaurant Delivery Services DoorDash GrubHub Postmates
Local restaurant delivery service from DoorDash, GrubHub, & Postmates

Try these services that deliver food from your favorite restaurants and more:

  • DoorDash: Food delivery
  • GrubHub: Food delivery
  • Postmates: Food delivery — PLUS drinks, groceries, drugstore, and more
  • Plus other delivery services in local markets including Drizly (beer, wine, and liquor delivered in under 1 hour!), Seamless, and more!

 

Other Mother’s Day Specials for Mom

If you’d like to surprise mom with something

  • AMF, Bowlero, or Bowlmore: gift card bonus offers available through 6/22/2020
    • Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 bonus card
    • Buy a $100 gift card, get a $25 bonus card
  • Bloomingdale’s: Get a bonus gift card of $25 for every $100 spent on select items through 5/12/2020 (must be a member of the free Loyalist rewards program to receive this offer)
  • Marcus Theatres: Receive a FREE $5 promotional eGift Card with every $25 eGift Card purchase (bonus card is valid through 1/15/2021)
  • Spa Week: purchase gift cards here and redeem at over 9,000 locations!
    • purchase $75 in gift cards through 5/7/2020 and get $50 in bonus cards with promo code 50MOMS75 (bonus cards expire 8/1/2020)
  • TopGolf: Receive a $10 Game Play Bonus Card with every $50 in Topgolf Gift Cards purchased for a limited time (bonus card is valid through 12/30/2020)

 

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Which of these look like something that your mother would enjoy? How are you planning to celebrate Mother’s Day in 2020? Leave a comment to join the conversation!