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You can get Applebee’s delivered for free every Sunday during football season

Posted at 7:42 AM, Aug 22, 2019

While I’m not a sports fan and don’t particularly look forward to football season, I can 100% get behind all the delicious food and drinks that go along with game-watching parties.

Whether you’re baking cakes shaped like footballs every Sunday night or only looking forward to the Super Bowl — once football season begins, it is time to get ready for some good grub.

All that snack-making takes time, however, so if you really just want to focus on the game, ordering out is your best bet. Of course, actually going somewhere to pick up food is also not fun when you seriously just want to watch some football.

To help, Applebee’s has cemented a new partnership with NBC Sports’ Sunday show “Football Night in America” that means a pretty epic deal for football fans: free delivery every Sunday throughout football season!

That’s right: delivery fees will be waived every Sunday from Sept. 8–Dec. 29. That means you can get wings, burgers, mozzarella sticks and more delivered right to your house without paying any extra  — or missing any of the game.

Getty Images | Scott Olson

Getty Images | Scott Olson

Celebrating its new delivery options, which rolled out last week, Applebee’s home delivery is also free now through Sept. 1. So you might want to get a head start if you’re craving Applebee’s-style eats. You have to test it out before football season starts in earnest, right?

Applebee’s delivery is powered by DoorDash, so you’ll have to live in an area where that is available. If it is, just place your order on or the Applebee’s mobile app any Sunday during football season and it will show up at your front door for free!

If the delivery service is not available where you live, you can instead order Applebee’s To Go and either pick up your food in the restaurant or have an employee bring it out to your car. Just make sure you pick it up before the game!


If a hearty home-style chicken meal is more your jam, Cracker Barrel is also offering a deal in honor of football season. However, the chain’s long-time guest favorite Sunday Homestyle Chicken will actually be available every day as to-go option for tailgating and football games during the season.

Cracker Barrel’s offering begins Aug. 26. The deal includes six pieces of boneless chicken breast hand-dipped in Cracker Barrel’s special buttermilk batter, breaded and fried to a crispy golden brown, along with your choice of two country sides and eight buttermilk biscuits for $33.99.

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