Retiring in Georgia: Score senior specials at these metro Atlanta restaurants

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One of the perks of being a senior is the discounts you can claim at various metro Atlanta restaurants.

Many deals offer a certain percentage off your total bill, and others let you take advantage of special pricing or a small freebie. The savings can add up over time if you frequent locations that offer discounts, so follow these tips for scoring an age-related deal:

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Check with your local location – Deals can change and vary from one franchise location to the next. Check at places you frequent to make sure they offer senior discounts and the details of how you can take advantage of them.

Ask for discounts – Even if a restaurant isn't on the list, it never hurts to ask. You might find your favorite eatery has a deal you didn't know about, or you may qualify for a senior discount at an earlier age that you'd think. Some are offered for people as young as age 50.

Consider joining AARP – You can join the organization starting at age 50, and you'll be eligible for ongoing discounts at some restaurants and other locations such as specific hotel chains.

The following restaurants with metro Atlanta locations are some of the ones that offer seniors discounts. Their availability may vary by location, so you’ll have to ask about participation at the restaurants you’re interested in:

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ExploreArby’s

Seniors age 55 and up receive a 10% discount or a free drink.

ExploreBonefish Grill

An AARP card entitles you to 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages.

ExploreCarrabba’s Italian Grill

Get 10% off the entire guest check (excluding alcohol, gift card, taxes and tip) with an AARP card. The offer isn’t valid at airport locations.

ExploreChili’s Grill & Bar

Seniors age 55 and up can receive a 10% discount.

ExploreDairy Queen

Participating locations give seniors 10% off purchases.

ExploreDenny’s

Denny's has a menu with discounted prices for seniors age 55 and up, and you can get 15% off your check with AARP card.

ExploreFriendly’s Restaurants

Seniors can get 10% off meals, free coffee for breakfast or a free small ice cream sundae for lunch or dinner.

ExploreHardee’s

Get up to 10% off any order if you’re a senior age 52 or older. You can also order any size drink for 55 cents.

ExploreIHOP

IHOP has a 55-plus menu with special deals for seniors.

ExploreJack in the Box

If you’re age 55 or older, you can get 20% off your entire order at Jack in the Box.

ExploreKFC

Get a free drink with any meal for if you’re age 55-plus.

ExploreMcDonald’s

McDonald's offers seniors discounted beverages and coffee at participating locations.

ExploreOutback Steakhouse

Your AARP card gets you 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at Outback Steakhouse.