Cinco De Mayo 2023: Fast-Food Freebies and Promotions

Cinco De Mayo 2023

Franchisors Spice Up Their Deals with Free Tacos, Special Rewards and More

Está muy caliente at fast-food franchises the week of Cinco De Mayo. Taco lovers will come in droves to take advantage of special menu items, fun deals, and promotions at their favorite Mexican, Tex-Mex and Fresh-Mex restaurants.

Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla. In the U.S., gringos typically celebrate the annual holiday with fruity drinks and Mexican favorites like quesadillas, burritos, tacos and more. Below are some amazing deals, specials and promotions that fast-food franchisors have created for Cinco De Mayo 2023.    

Cinco De Mayo 2023: Fast-Food Freebies, Specials and Promotions

Bubbakoo’s Burritos

Cinco De Mayo 2023, Bubbakoo’s Burritos

To commemorate its 15th anniversary and Cinco De Mayo 2023, Bubbakoo’s Burritos is giving out 15 free taco kits. Participants can enter by liking, commenting and sharing the brand’s posts on social media from May 1-5. The winners will be announced on social media on May 5, and receive digital gift cards to claim their prize.

California Tortilla

Cinco De Mayo 2023, California Tortilla

California Tortilla celebrates Cinco de Mayo with its bounceback free taco coupon. The coupon is valid May 8-14.

Chronic Tacos

Cinco De Mayo 2023, Chronic Taco

Chronic Tacos is giving guests a reason to rejoice this Cinco De Mayo 2023. When customers spend $20 or more using the Chronic Tacos app, they receive $5 off with the code CINCO.

Del Taco

Cinco De Mayo 2023, Del Taco

Del Taco is turning up the heat for Cinco De Mayo weekend. Del Yeah rewards members get any burrito for free with a $10 purchase. Members also enjoy free delivery.

El Pollo Loco

 Cinco De Mayo 2023, El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco is offering Loco rewards members a free Crunchy Birria Taco with the purchase of any of the limited-time Shredded Beef Birria entrée boxes. The entrée lineup includes the Birria Crunchy Taco Box, Birria Grilled Burrito Box, and Birria Overstuffed Quesadilla Box.

Hot Harry’s Fresh Burritos

Cinco De Mayo 2023, Hot Harry’s Fresh Burritos

Want the chance to win free burritos every week for a year? Hot Harry’s Fresh Burritos is allowing you to do just that. From May 1- 7, participants can register for the drawing, and 10 winners will be chosen per store. Additionally, the first 100 customers at each Hot Harry’s location get limited-edition Hot Harry’s / Cinco de Mayo t-shirts.

On The Border

Cinco De Mayo 2023, Hot Harry’s Fresh Burritos

Nothing says Cinco De Mayo like a margarita. At participating On The Border locations, guests can enjoy $6 Cinco ‘Ritas.  

Pancheros Mexican Grill

Cinco De Mayo 2023, Pancheros Mexican Grill 

$5 burritos anyone? Pancheros Mexican Grill is getting in on the Cinco De Mayo fun by dropping 5,000 $5 burrito codes on social media for fans to claim.

Tijuana Flats  

Cinco De Mayo 2023, Tijuana Flats

From May 5 – 7, Tijuana Flats is going all out with a $5 menu fiesta for guests who order from the brand’s app or website. The Tijuana Trio, Dueling Queso, chips and guacamole, margaritas, and more are only $5. The Florida-based Tex-Mex franchise also offers a limited-time hot sauce, hosts late-night food contests, and offers late-night catering. For those looking to recover from their Cinco De Mayo fiesta, the Hangover Helper Burrito is available on May 6.

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Haley Cafarella is a passionate journalist and writer for IFPG. In her role as content and marketing specialist, she creates original articles for FranchiseWire and Franchise Consultant Magazine. Her specialties include educational articles about buying a franchise and franchise consulting. She also reports on franchise professionals who were recently promoted or hired through FranchiseWire’s popular HireWire series.

Haley has contributed to a variety of regional publications, including Quo Vadis, New Brunswick Today, and the Trenton Monitor. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Rutgers University.
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