Fresno Beehive

Free food (sorta) at Fresno-area restaurants

Wienerschnitzel is offering free root beer floats with a purchase Saturday, Aug. 6.
Wienerschnitzel is offering free root beer floats with a purchase Saturday, Aug. 6. SPECIAL TO THE BEE

There are a lot of free food offers flowing into my inbox lately that I want to share with you, ranging from a free root beer float to food from Firehouse Subs and Shila Korean BBQ.

Of course, they say there’s no such thing as a free lunch and technically, they’re correct because there’s some smaller purchases and other strings attached to these deals

Here’s the details:

Wienerschnitzel: Saturday, Aug. 6 is National Root Beer Float Day and to celebrate, Wienerschnitzel is giving away free root beer floats that day.

The catch: You must buy something else (“any purchase,” the fine print says) and show this coupon on your phone or by printing it out.

Firehouse Subs: The sub shop is giving away one medium sub with the donation of an unopened 24-pack of bottled water on Saturday, August 6. One per person.

It’s part of the fifth annual H2O for Heroes bottled water drive. The water goes to “fire departments, first responder agencies and community centers, aiding children, the elderly and those in need of water during the scorching summer months when dehydration and other heat-related illnesses are most threatening.”

Fresno has one Firehouse Subs restaurant at 128 W. Nees Avenue, across Blackstone from In-N-Out Burger.

Shila Korean BBQ: This one is a completely free entree for law-enforcement officers and firefighters.

With all the recent shootings involving officers, owner Lee Zhang wanted to do something for them.

“I saw all the news of what’s going on with law enforcement and I just want to show my support,” he says.

On the first day of each month starting Sept. 1, people who show their badge will get a free meal. Beverage and desserts will need to be purchased.

Shila has two locations: at 1205 Herndon Ave. in Clovis near Sunnyside Avenue and 2760 W. Shaw Ave. near Marks Avenue in Fresno.

Bethany Clough: 559-441-6431, @BethanyClough