First day of summer: Here’s where to score free food; drinks to cool you down

Today is not only the first day of summer, but it’s also the longest day of the year, so why not treat yourself?

Below is a list of deals that have the potential to make your leap into summer a pretty darn good one.

(Note: Not every restaurant in a chain may be honoring the deals, so be sure to check with local restaurants to confirm which deals are available before you go. Most offers are dine-in only and can't be used with any other discount or coupons. Prices may vary with location.) 

Auntie Anne's: Look for the new Strawberry Lemonade Frost at Auntie Anne's. It debuts on Friday.

Bahama Breeze: Bahama Breeze is hosting a "Rummer" Solstice party featuring the $5 Legendary Island Cocktails all day.

Boston Market: Bring in any sandwich, one from a restaurant or one you make at home, between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and get a free Boston Market sandwich. Boston Market has four new sandwiches it is launching.

Carl's Jr.: Carl's Jr is offering deals through Aug. 20, under its 100 Days of Summer promotion. Look for such deals as a daily happy hour with a six-piece Chicken Stars and a small Coca-Cola meal for $3.

Dairy Queen: If you need to cool down on Friday, Dairy Queen has you covered. An offer on the DQ mobile app will get you a free small regular or dipped cone with any purchase on Friday. You can find the app here

Dunkin': All DD Perks rewards members will get triple points when they order a medium or large iced and frozen beverages. The offer is good through Sunday.

Edible Arrangements: At your Edible Arrangements, get $1.99 smoothies or $1.99 fresh fruit cups if the location doesn't sell smoothies in honor of Smoothie Week. The deal runs through Sunday. Use the promo code SMOOTHIE if you are placing an online order.

Jamba: Jamba (previously Jamba Juice) will be giving away free small smoothies from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. You can choose either a White Gummi, Watermelon Breeze or Vanilla Blue Sky smoothie. 

Nekter Juice Bar‏: Reward members at Nekter Juice Bar can get superfood smoothies for $5 Friday. Go here to get the app

Planet Smoothie: Planet Smoothie is giving away the Mediterranean Monster smoothie from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. No purchase is necessary; limit one free smoothie per customer while supplies last.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: "Take Back Your Lunch Day" is being celebrated at Potbelly Sandwich Shop. Get a buy-one-get-one-free offer on salads, sandwiches or Pick-Your-Pair.

Red Mango: Need a smoothie to cool down? Red Mango has them for half off on Friday.

Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies: Sign up for Robeks rewards program and get triple rewards on all purchases on Friday. Sign up for the loyalty program here

Smoothie Factory: Get a smoothie for half price on Friday at the Smoothie Factory.

Smoothie King: Buy a smoothie on Friday using the Healthy Rewards app and you can get a free 20-ounce smoothie (limited to a $6 value) next week. The offer is loaded on the app for you to redeem June 22-27.

Wayback Burgers: Get a free 12-ounce Black & White Milkshake, while supplies last at participating locations. Limit of one per customer; no purchase is necessary.

Wendy's: Use the Wendy's app to get a free Berry Burst Chicken Salad with any purchase.

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