IHOP, Krispy Kreme, Wendy's and more are offering some killer Halloween specials for the month of October

By Morgan Raum
October 24, 2019 12:42 PM
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Searching for a way to liven up your Halloween?

This October, some of the most popular chains around the country are offering some terrifyingly good deals. No matter your mood, there’s something for you—including Jack-O’-Lantern shaped pizza that you can order straight to your bed. Read on to see how you can make the most of this spooky month.


When Chipotle tweeted “It’s Boorito season” on October 1, we still weren’t sure whether they would be bringing back their $4 Boorito deal for Halloween. Thankfully, the Mexican food chain has finally confirmed the news: If you show up to a participating Chipotle location in costume on October 31, you can get a burrito, burrito bowl, salad, or tacos for only $4. So dig out your favorite superhero or nerd outfit and head on over to Chipotle after 3 p.m. to get an entrée for better than half price — just make sure you put in at least some effort because the employees themselves will be the ones deciding what counts as a costume.


The popular chain is offering another one of their signature cocktails of the month, and this time it’s a tropical $1 Vampire Cocktail. The drink is served in a 10-oz. mug, and it’s made with rum, strawberry, passion fruit, dragon fruit, and pineapple juice. Best of all, it’s topped with vampire fangs and a cherry—for all your Halloween costume needs.


Chili’s is serving a $5 Fangtastic ‘Rita all month long. This spooky Margarita of the Month has a set of fangs on top and features a blend of Lunazul® Blanco Tequila, Cointreau®, Monin® Blood Orange and fresh sour. Plus, Chili’s loyalty members can bring their kids along for some Halloween fun too: on October 31 only, kids can eat free with the purchase of a regular entrée.


The breakfast chain definitely has one of the most elaborate Halloween specials out there. Now through November 3, they’re offering five different Addams Family-themed creations in honor of the new film’s release. These include “Wednesday’s Web-Cakes” (seen above) that are topped with Hershey’s chocolate syrup and violet whipped cream, “Gomez’ Green Chili Omelette” with pulled pork, “Uncle Fester’s Chocolate Ice Cream Shake” with violet whipped cream, “Morticia’s Haunted Hot Chocolate” with violet whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup, and “Kooky Kids Combo.” Plus, their Kids Eat Free special is back until November 3 from 4-10PM every day with the purchase of one adult entrée. Kids 12 and under will receive a free entrée from the kid’s menu at participating locations.

Krispy Kreme

The donut joint just introduced three scary-good cyclops Halloween donuts to the menu for this month only. “Slimon” is a slime monster made with a glazed doughnut covered in green icing, filled with lemon “slime,” and topped with a green Kreme dollop that looks like an eye. “Mumford” is a mummy-themed cyclops doughnut made with a glazed doughnut that’s “wrapped” with white and purple frosting. Lastly, “Hypno-Henry” is filled with cake batter, dipped in yellow icing and orange sanding sugar, and coated with a white icing swirl. If you stop by a participating location on the day of Halloween while wearing your costume, you get a free donut of choice.

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Papa John’s

If you’re looking to stay home this Halloween, this one’s for you. Papa John’s is celebrating with the return of their Jack-O’-Lantern Pizza, a large, thin-crust pepperoni pizza in the shape of a carved pumpkin. Pepperoni is used to line the “pumpkin” borders, the pizza’s smile and the eye sockets, while the eyes themselves are made using black olives. You can order this pizza online or via their Papa Rewards app for $11 using the code JACKOLANTERN.

If you’re throwing a party, they also have some other Halloween deals for the month of October that feed a crowd: five large one-topping pizzas for $42.50 with promo code SCARE, the “Spooky Great Deal”—five large one-topping pizzas with the option of three bread sides or desserts for $55 with promo code GHOST, the “Big Monster”—five large one-topping pizzas plus three bread sides and three desserts for $70 with promo code FRIGHTFUL, and the “Jack-O-Lantern Deal”—one large Jack-O-Lantern Pizza, five one-topping pizzas, three bread sides, and three desserts for $80 with promo code TRICKORTREAT.

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The spider donut is back at Dunkin’ for the month of October! It’s frosted with orange icing and topped with a glazed chocolate Munchkin with chocolate drizzle for spider legs and orange icing as eyes. Dunkin’s classic donuts will also be in theme for the holiday, decorated with orange icing and Halloween sprinkles. They’ve also released their first-ever official Halloween costume, the “Dunkin’ Runner” from the “America Runs on Dunkin'” logo. The Dunkin’ Runner will be running throughout stores in the U.S. and serving free Halloween donuts along the way, so check out the Dunkin’ Behind the Beans blog and follow @Dunkin on Instagram to track its travels and find out where you can get a free donut. Plus, Dunkin’ is offering any 10 Munchkins for just $2, and they brought back their Oreo Hot Chocolate for this winter only. Oh, the horror…


It’s that time of the year again: Wendy’s Boo! Books are back on sale for only $1. Each Halloween-themed book comes with five coupons for a free Jr. Frosty (although the coupons are limited to one per visit), and $0.85 of every $1 purchase goes toward the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Books can be delivered, or you can find them at participating Wendy’s locations until the end of the month, so go crazy and order a bunch while you still can.

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Don’t freak out: Baskin-Robbins is serving some pretty spooky ice cream specials for Halloween. Their October Flavor of the Month is the “Candy Mashup,” which is filled with Snickers, caramel cup pieces, and salty caramel. The “Fright Night Scoop” features the Candy Mashup flavor, but it’s topped with Halloween sprinkles and a spooky white chocolate zombie hand. The Ghost Cake is made with tons of chocolate, buttercream ghosts, Kit-Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Halloween Sprinkles, while the Piñata Ghost Cake has sprinkles that pour out of it. Lastly, the Spider Web Cookie Cake is terrifyingly fudgey and topped with marshmallows.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

If you’re a big fan of the Forrest Gump movie, you’ll love this one. This October, if you dress up like your favorite cast member and upload a photo to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ForrestGumpLookAlike, you could win one of three hefty gift cards to the store. Oh, and kids eat free on Halloween with the purchase of an adult entrée.

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Burger King

In a chilling YouTube video, Burger King announced the arrival of their new Ghost Whopper. The Halloween burger was taste-tested by spirits themselves, the video claims, and approved by 11/10 people. It’s served on a white cheddar-cheese flavored “spectral white” bun, which makes the burger look ghostly, and topped with tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, ketchup, pickles, and sliced white onions. Although it’s only available for a limited time at 10 select Burger King locations across the US, it’s well worth the trip. According to a press release, one of the spirits said “‘It’s beyond belief to experience this taste.'” The burger will go on sale on Thursday, October 24 and will sell for $4.59.

The 10 locations offering the Ghost Whopper include:

  • 19901 Van Dyke Road, Detroit, MI
  • 3951 New Covington Pike, Memphis, TN
  • 2400 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2834 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ
  • 822 Evans Road, Suite 107, San Antonio, TX
  • 6135 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA
  • 35 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 5918 Ogeechee Road, Savannah, GA
  • 1601 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, SC
  • 2423 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA

Hard Rock Cafe

The Hard Rock Cafe will be offering limited edition Halloween shakes from Wednesday, October 30 to Sunday, November 3. Their hauntingly delicious BOO!-zy Shake is made with bourbon and dark rum, blended with creamy vanilla bean ice cream and rich dark chocolate sauce, and topped with house-made white chocolate whipped cream and candy corns. If you’re bringing your kids along, they can order the non-alcoholic Spooky Shake instead. Kids will also be able to attend the Lil Monstars Breakfast at participating Hard Rock Cafe locations, in which they can dress up in costume, participate in Halloween-themed games, and make their own donuts!

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Popeyes has debuted their new spicy-sweet “Voodoo Tenders” just in time for Halloween. The new menu item is a combination of their classic crispy chicken strips and their new Sweet Chili Voodoo Sauce, which is a garlicky sweet chili sauce mixed with chives. The Voodoo Tenders deal is part of a $5 combo box that includes three chicken tenders drizzled in Voodoo Sauce along with the choice of a signature side and a buttermilk biscuit.


If you thought McDonald’s would make this list, you were right. After noticing that food deliveries spike by about 25-35% on Halloween, the fast food company decided to act on that information: From October 26 through November 1, they’ll offer free delivery through the Uber Eats app. This way can eat your favorite McDonald’s goods on Halloween while still manning the house for trick-or-treaters.

The Cheesecake Factory

From Monday, October 28 through Thursday, October 31, The Cheesecake Factory will be giving out one complimentary slice of their Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake or Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Cheesecake when you order $30 or more from them through the DoorDash app or website. Type in the promo code “TREATORTREAT” at checkout to activate the Halloween deal.

Red Lobster

To celebrate the scariest night of the year, Red Lobster is also joining in on the fun — far away from trick-or-treaters. If you place a to-go order on the Red Lobster website on October 31 and enter the code LOBSTER62 at checkout, you can get free delivery and enjoy a delicious lobster meal without ever having to leave your house.

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Bonefish Grill

Head over to Bonefish Grill on Halloween for an all-night happy hour including $5 cocktails and $6 bar bites. They’ll also be offering the color-changing Indigo Sunset cocktail for just $6 on Halloween. The glow-in-the-dark cocktail is made with Grey Goose Vodka, St. German Elderflower Liqueur, white cranberry juice, and fresh lime sour layered with magic color-changing Butterfly Flower tea. You can also get free delivery on Halloween through DoorDash and UberEats on orders $15 or more.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

If you’re in the mood for Italian after stuffing yourself full of candy, check out Carrabba’s Italian Grill‘s Halloween deal. They’ll be offering a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée, as well as 20% off car side to-go and delivery orders from open to close on October 31.