Sunday is Mother’s Day.
Take a minute to panic because you have just realized it is only hours away.
OK, now for a plan.
According to Restaurant.org, Mother’s Day is the most popular holiday for eating out, and a recent National Restaurant Association survey showed that 37 percent of those polled planned to do just that. Twenty-one percent said they would be picking up a dinner from a restaurant to take home to mom.
With restaurants offering all kinds of specials and in some cases freebies, it’s shaping up to be a good weekend for mom to stay out of the kitchen.
Here are a few restaurant deals you may want to consider this Mother’s Day weekend.
-BRIO Tuscan Grille: Mother’s Day brunch specials will be served Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m. Order from the brunch menu or full menu.
-Cold Stone Creamery: Cold Stone Creamery has special occasion cakes for mom.
-Cracker Barrel: Moms can try the Momma’s Pancake Breakfast – with three buttermilk pancakes, two eggs and bacon or sausage.
-Einstein Bros. Bagels: Give mom your heart, or, at least a heart-shaped bagel. Chocolate chip, cranberry and plain bagels are available on Sunday. Pre-ordering is recommended.
-Fleming’s: Restaurants will open at 10 a.m. for Mother’s Day brunch. The three-course brunch menu costs $47 and is available until 3 p.m.
-Hooters: Mom eats free at participating Hooters restaurants. You can get a complimentary entrée from a special Mother’s Day Menu, with any drink purchase.
-Long John Silver’s: The Mother’s Day special is a buy one platter, get one free. It is valid now through Sunday.
-Mimi’s Cafe: Order from a three-course menu on Mother’s Day from 11 a.m. to close. Prices start at $18.99 for adults and $8.99 for children. The meals include appetizers, main course and choice of dessert.
-Outback Steakhouse: Specials for mom run through Tuesday. Moms can get the Queensland Meal -- a signature entrée, two sides and an individual-sized cheesecake.
-Spaghetti Warehouse: Moms get a voucher for a free 15-layer lasagna dinner on their next visit plus they will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $1,000 cash.