1. National Spaghetti Day (Jan. 4)
Not to be confused with National Pasta Day in October, National Spaghetti Day homes in on one of Italy’s classic dishes. In the past, Noodles and Co. has on this day offered a free small bowl of spaghetti with the purchase of an entree, and Fazoli’s has celebrated the occasion by giving a free dish of spaghetti to customers who buy a medium drink.
3. National Cheese Lovers Day (Jan. 20)
The average American consumes about 35 pounds of cheese per year, Bloomberg reports. Operators can take advantage of consumers’ cheese love with a variety of cheese-themed deals. Last year, On The Border offered guests a free cup of queso, while Indigo Grill in San Diego extended the celebration with $10 quesadillas all week long.