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Labor Day restaurant specials and menu ideas for a delicious weekend

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What to eat for Labor Day 2016, whether you’re dining out or staying in

Looking for something to do on a lazy Labor Day weekend? Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 5, this year, and it's right around the corner. Thank goodness that dozens of restaurants are putting out special deals and menu concepts to get us in the end-of-summer holiday spirit. And if you're planning on staying home, we've got the perfect recipes for you to create a memorable holiday in your own backyard too.

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For those eating out…

  • Arby's. Get a free slider with the purchase of any sandwich through Sept. 8 using this coupon.
  • Bertucci's. On Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, get $10 off $30 of carryout or 15 percent off your dine-in check using this coupon.
  • Boston Market. On Monday, Sept. 7, get 25 percent off any family meal.
  • Bruegger’s Bagels. Enjoy a weekend's worth of breakfasts at Bruegger's, and get $3 off when you purchase a Big Bagel Bundle (a baker's dozen of bagels and two tubs of cream cheese) Sept. 4-7. Use this coupon.
  • Bucca di Beppo. Take advantage of their "Feed four for $40" deal with this coupon through Sept. 27. You get garlic bread, a salad and a family-size entrée of your choice.
  • Carrabba's. Go to Carrabba's on Labor Day, and use this coupon for 15 percent off lunch or dinner, good through Oct. 25.
  • Denny's. Use this online coupon, and get 20 percent off your entire check through Tuesday, Sept. 8.
  • Firehouse Subs. On Monday, Sept. 7, get a free medium sub with your purchase of a sub, chips and medium drink. Get your coupon here.
  • Ikea. Get some shopping done at Ikea Sept. 5-9, and your meal at the Ikea restaurant will be deducted from your total purchase of $100 or more.
  • Jamba Juice. From Sept. 3-7, buy one juice or smoothie, and get a second for free using this coupon.
  • McDonald's. From Sept. 4-6, buy a Buttermilk Crispy Chicken item, and receive a free medium soft drink.
  • Olive Garden. Get $5 off your purchase of $25 or more through Sept. 13 with this coupon.
  • Outback Steakhouse. From Sept. 3-7, get 10 percent off your entire check, excluding alcohol, with this coupon.
  • Spaghetti Warehouse. Get a family feast for four, with three double-sized entrées of your choice, for just $30. Use this coupon at participating stores from Sept. 5-7.

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