Black Friday 2022: The Best Freebies And Deals To Satisfy Your Hunger

Since the mid-20th century, the term Black Friday has been used to refer to the first shopping day after Thanksgiving (via Britannica). For retailers, Black Friday is a big deal because it kicks off the highly profitable holiday shopping season, during which some retailers expect to make their most significant earnings for the year. In fact, retailers can benefit enormously from participating in Black Friday, according to SaleCycle, which surveyed retailers in the U.S. and found that 83% plan on getting in on the action this year. And that's great news for you because Black Friday is associated with some of the year's best deals.

While Black Friday may be best known for deals on electronics, there are quite a number of deals on kitchen appliances, pots and pans, dishes, and other kitchen necessities and luxuries. But did you know that food retailers, including restaurants and bakeries, are also offering some sweet (and savory) deals for Black Friday? Just look at all these fantastic freebies and deals to satisfy your hunger on Black Friday.

Levain Bakery

Fans of Levain Bakery's crispy and gooey cookies may already be enjoying the bakery's limited-edition holiday cookie flavor. But if you live close to a Levain, you can also participate in the bakery's first-ever Black Friday in-store promotion. On Friday, November 25, if you buy any eight cookies in-store, you can have them packaged in a Levain Bakery holiday tin, valued at $15, at no additional charge.

Levain Bakery has locations in Chicago, Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Boston, Bethesda (Maryland), and Washington, D.C. For those outside those areas, Levain is also offering 20% off all eight- and 12-packs of its cookies purchased online at from November 18 until Black Friday. The online sales continue on Cyber Monday, when you can get the free holiday tin with any online purchase of eight cookies.


Fan-favorite Smashburger is officially accounted for in the Black Friday freebies and deals collection, and it'll have you ready to dig in.

For every $25 you spend at Smashburger on November 25, you'll receive $5 of SmashCash, which you're free to spend on anything from burgers to wings to their signature milkshakes. This deal is available both in-store and online — but it won't last long. SmashCash expires in February 2023, so if you're taking part in this deal, you should plan on spending it before then to get the most bang for your buck.


If you get hungry during your Black Friday shopping marathon, stop into Popeyes. The fast-food chain is giving away a free chicken sandwich of your choice (blackened, regular, or spicy) with every purchase of a chicken sandwich combo. The restaurant is calling it "Blackened Friday" in honor of its new blackened chicken sandwich.

To participate in this special Black Friday deal, you'll need to place your order online using the Popeyes app or Then, you're welcome to pick your order up in your local store or call it in for delivery.