Recession Relief: Kids Eat Free

Free…the magic word

​We love little kids in Fat City. In fact, Jonathan Bender now has one! But the best children — in the restaurant world, anyway — are the well-behaved kind. And the best way for kids to learn restaurant etiquette is to actually take them to restaurants. And the most practical way to take little ones to restaurants, especially in this economy, is to find places where, on certain nights, kids eat free.

Boston Market restaurants are currently offering a “Two Kids Eat Free” promotion through January 31, 2010 — no coupon required, but you do have to bring along the tykes — even if you’re taking the food to go. On Saturdays and Sundays, parents ordering a minimum $6 adult purchase can receive two free kids’ meals (the children must be under 14) and four free kids meals with the purchase of a Family Meal. More details here.

The Waid’s Restaurant in Prairie Village (6920 Mission Road; 816-362-2882) lets children ages ten and under eat free from the children’s menu on Monday and Tuesday nights beginning at 4 p.m. One child per paying adult. (The Missouri location at 103rd Street does not have a kids eat free night.)

The lavish Italian buffet at Cinzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant lets kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights. The children must be between the ages 4 and 12 (toddlers ages three and under always eat free) and there’s a limit of two children per adult.

And on Monday nights from 5 to 9 p.m., children ten and under eat free at the Red Robin Gourmet Burger joint in Independence (188810 E. Highway 40; 816-795-5678), though there’s a two-kid limit per paying adult. Same Monday-night deal at the Overland Park location (7111 E. 95th Street; 913-642-9800).

(Image via Flickr: Asile13)

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink