Krispy Kreme 4th of July Doughnuts and Other Holiday Foods From Applebee's and More

From Krispy Kreme special July 4 doughnuts, to Denny's "Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast," there are plenty of options to get stuck in over the upcoming federal holiday.

Food plays almost as big a role in the Fourth of July celebrations as the fireworks, and several chains have wheeled out new offers dedicated to all things Stars and Stripes.

Here's a breakdown of some July 4-themed foods and other gastronomic deals to make the most of Independence Day.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme has launched a special "Star-Spangled Box" of doughnuts to celebrate Independence Day. The box includes the so-called Freedom Ring Doughnut, which comes with decorative icing stripes and sprinkles to recreate a flag, and the Patriotic Sprinkled Ring Doughnut, which is dipped in icing and topped with July 4-themed icing.

The Patriotic Eagle Doughnut and Strawberry Shortcake Doughnut are also included in the box. The former contains Cookies & Kreme filling and is dipped in blue icing, decorated with red and white stripes and topped with a patriotic eagle sugar cube, while the latter is dipped in red icing, and features gold stars sprinkle and is filled with Strawberry Kreme.

"This Fourth of July, many Americans are going to celebrate with family and friends not just our independence but also emerging freedom from the pandemic. We're making these gatherings the sweetest parties of the summer with patriotic doughnuts and a fireworks-worthy deal," Krispy Kreme chief marketer Dave Skena says in a press release.

Krispy Kreme July 4 doughnuts
Krispy Kreme has launched a special "Star-Spangled Box" of doughnuts to celebrate Independence Day. Krispy Kreme

Applebee's

The restaurant chain has introduced a series of limited Star-Spangled Sips. The cocktails feature Tito's Handmade Vodka, or frozen Captain Morgan daiquiri with strawberry and lime.

Denny's

The restaurant chain is offering a special July 4 breakfast, aptly named "The Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast." It includes pancakes with blueberries, topped with strawberries, cream cheese icing and whipped cream, plus hashbrowns and two eggs, and either bacon or sausage.

Other Independence Day deals

These food deals are not necessarily designed for the Fourth of July, however there are plenty of ways to celebrate at your favorite restaurants

Panera Bread is offering a free bagel to anyone who presents their COVID-19 vaccination card in one of their stores between July 2 and July 4, while kids aged 12 or younger can get free meals at Fogo de Chao between July 1 and July 5 when you purchase an adult Full Churrasco Experience.

Elsewhere, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is offering a free beverage to anyone who buys one regular or larger Ice Blended beverage between 2 p.m. to closing time from July 2 through to July 4, while on July 2 Field Roast's new Signature Stadium Dog is free while supplies last via participating retailers nationwide.

Meanwhile, military personnel and veterans with valid ID can get 50 percent off their meals at Miller's Ale House on July 4.