It's Teacher Appreciation Day and businesses are showing teachers some love with everything from sweet deals to free meals!

Restaurants and retailers nationwide are showing teachers that their hard work doesn't go unnoticed by offering dozens discounts all week, but the biggest freebie day for educators is Tuesday, May 7th. According to USA Today, offers may vary depending on location require teachers to show a school ID, so if you want to stay on the safe side you can always call your local location before stopping by.

The list of Teacher Appreciation Day deals is pretty hefty, so I tried to narrow it down to restaurants and retailers I know we have in the Lafayette are, but if you want to check out the full list take a peek at the USA Today website.

  • Arby's is offering a free sandwich to teachers today
  • Get a free appetizer with the purchase of an entree at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
  • McAlister’s Deli is giving teachers a free sweet tea all week long
  • Bring your teacher ID to McDonald's for a free chicken McNugget meal
  • At Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers from 6 to 9 p.m. today teachers and faculty can get one free Box Combo
  • Use the Sonic app with code TEACHERS for a free Route 44 drink or slush with purchase
  • Books-A-Million is offering 20% off
  • Now through 10 a.m. on May 13th, Crayola is offering all teachers 15% off online with promo code THANKYOU

A big thank you to all teachers today, all week and everyday! Happy Teachers Appreciation Day!