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Freebies for mom on Mother's Day

Meals, sweet desserts available to celebrate moms

8. In its early days, people observed Mother's Day by going to church and writing letters to their mothers. Eventually, sending cards and giving gifts and flowers were added to the tradition.
8. In its early days, people observed Mother's Day by going to church and writing letters to their mothers. Eventually, sending cards and giving gifts and flowers were added to the tradition. (iStock/yalcinsonat1)

Jacksonville, FLA – Local restaurants want to celebrate mom this weekend by offering some freebies. We've looked around and found some that you can participate in. 

If your mom is a fan of Hooters, this freebie is perfect. As long as she orders any Hooters drink, your mom gets an entree worth up to $10.99 for free. This includes everything from the Shrimp and Spinach Salad to the Smothered Chicken Sandwich to the 10-piece Wings combo. Or a burger, of course.

Shoney's has been doing this for years on Mother's Day -- a free slice of strawberry pie for all moms who order a meal off Shoney's menu or Mother's Day buffet.

Want more sweets? Hurricane Grill & Wings is touting a free dessert for mom with the purchase of any entree. Among the offerings: key lime pie, sea salt caramel cheesecake and Hershey's chocolate fudge cake. For the purist, there's also vanilla ice cream.

Beef O' Brady's, the family sports pub chain, is offering a free meal -- up to $10 in value -- for mom, with purchase of another meal of equal or greater value.

Tijuana Flats, the Tex-Mex chain, is offering a free entree to all moms at participating locations. But you need to show the offer posted on its Facebook page to redeem.

The Outback Steakhouse has a coupon for 15 percent off your meal Sunday. Get there early, this place gets packed!

If you know of another location that is offering freebies for mom on Mother's Day, let us know in the comments below.