Treat yo' self and indulge in a Baskin Robbins' ice cream, and while you're there sign up to their Club 31 and be given a free scoop of ice cream as a birthday present. Camberwell.
Tell us you haven't tried to sluice a hangover with a gallon of Boost juice. We won't believe you. And if you sign up to their mailing list you will be treated to a free juice to your day of birth (when you will probably be hungover, no?). Melbourne.
You know Brumby's. It's the bakery chain doling out fat packs of fluffy cheese and bacon rolls and pies all across Melbourne. What you might not know is that they'll give you a free cupcake on your birthday. Y'hear? Free cake! Melbourne.
They are an inclusive bunch at the Leveson, with gluten-free and vegetarian options a'plenty on their menu, and CC and dry on tap if that's your kind of thing. They also have a membership program that gets you a free meal during your birthday month. North Melbourne.
Montezuma’s does Tex-Mex the good old fashioned way: lots of melted cheese, salsa and beans. Join up to their Birthday Club and they will shout you a free lunch on your birthday. Parkdale.
San Churro is a Spanish chocolatier serving chocolate fondues paired with Spain's greatest contribution to carb lovers the world over: churros. And if you join their mailing list, you'll get a free set of those joy-giving, dough sticks with your choice of dipper on your birthday. Carlton.
Join the Subway Eat Fresh club and you'll receive a free (woo!) six-inch birthday sub from any of the Melbourne stores! Who needs cake when you've got a free sambo? Nobody, that's who. Melbourne.
As far as food court options go, Sumo Salad is better than most. They're dedicated to sexing up the humble salad and if you become a part of the Sumo Society they will shout you a free salad on the day that's all about you. Melbourne.
Taquitos, enchiladas, burritos, oh my! This Mexican chain is all about the rice, black beans, sombreros and good times. They'll even comp you a meal on your birthday if you join Club Taco. Melbourne.
One of the big hitters in the grab-bag of venues on the north bank of the Yarra River, these guys have a member program that gets you a free pizza when you book in for your birthday meal here. Melbourne.
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