Independence Day feasts for less: 17 restaurants with the best promos to get your patriotic fill

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We hopefully don’t have to remind you that Indonesia is celebrating its 73rd Independence Day tomorrow (all the flags should have been obvious enough of a hint). While it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the world’s third largest democracy , we can always count on good times — and good food — every time August 17 rolls around. 

Restaurants offering promos and discounts every year on or around August 17 has become as much of a Hari Kemerdekaan tradition as panjat pinang and lompat karung. Here are 17 restaurants where you can gorge to your patriotic hearts’ content without breaking the bank.


Chicken wings experts and entrant in our Best Ayam Goreng list Wingstop is offering 45% off of their 17 crunchy wings special for people with 8 lucky types of people (17-8-’45, geddit?). To qualify, your name must contain the letter combinations (in their specific order) mentioned above so congrats to the Andres, Herus, and Mamans of this world — don’t forget to thank your parents by sharing a couple of wings. Offer ends tomorrow and don’t forget to bring a valid ID.

Carl’s Jr

Owned by the same franchisee as Wingstop in Indonesia, American burger chain Carl’s Jr is playing the same name game for their Independence Day discount. The difference with Wingstop is that Carl’s Jr’s promo allows you to buy their Classic Burger with cheese and Big Burger with cheese for just Rp 45,455, which rounds up to Rp 50K after taxes. Their promo also ends tomorrow. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID.


One of the city’s finest all-you-can-eat chains is offering a limited one-week only deal in which, for just Rp 10K more than its cheapest Beef Shabu package (Rp 168K), you can get an upgrade to the Special Beef Shabu beef cuts selection (normal price Rp 218K). There’s also free-flow beer for just Rp 50K.

This offer is valid only at Shaburi Pacific Place.


Today and tomorrow only, Japanese fast food chain HokBen is offering two beef teriyaki sets for just Rp 73K (normal price Rp 97K). Each set includes their normal serving of sweet, marinated cuts of beef, your choice of deep fried sides, as well as rice.


Ayo, rayakan kemerdekaan Indonesia dengan PAKET MERDEKA Yoshinoya! Set Menu ber-3 hanya 100 ribu. HEMAT HINGGA 83 RIBU! . Buruan hubungi Yoshinoya Delivery di 1-500-566 dan PAKET MERDEKA langsung siap diantar ke lokasi kamu! Periode Promo: 15-18 Agustus 2018. . Dan Paket Merdeka ini juga GRATIS BIAYA DELIVERY, lho! . . Tag teman dan keluarga kamu yang bakalan suka sama promo ini! . . . #paketmerdeka #paketmerdekayoshinoya #promomerdeka #promo17agustus #yoshinoyadelivery #pesanantar #delivery #yoshinoya #yoshinoyaid #makananhalal #beefbowl #japanesefood #makananjepang #promo #infopromo #promomakanan #promodelivery #promopesanantar #kuliner #makanapa #promoyoshinoya #giladiskon #diskonmakanan #infodiskon #infopromoofficial

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Outdoing their rivals, Yoshinoya’s Independence Day special includes three of their original/yakiniku beef bowls (which are far superior to HokBen’s beef teriyaki, in our educated opinion), three pudding cups, and three ice coffee drinks. You can get all those for just Rp 100K, Rp 83K less than the normal price.

Yoshinoya’s promo is valid from today until Aug 18.


On August 15 and 16 (that’s today!), McDonald’s Drive Thru customers can get a free Chicken Burger with cheese meal with the purchase of any “Hemat” meal. The offer is only available from 2pm to 5pm.

Fitsa Hats

Pizza Hut is also doing a buy one get one free offer. From August 14 to 16, you can get a free regular Meat Lovers pizza with the purchase of a regular Prawn Okoyaki pizza. You can even choose the stuffed crust option for either (but why would you?).


If you’d rather eat at home, Pizza Hut’s pizza delivery arm PHD is offering the same promo, only delivered straight to your door. Don’t forget to tip the delivery boy/girl.


Not to be outdone, Domino’s, in conjunction with their 10th anniversary in Indonesia, is doubling their celebrations by offering a free medium hand-tossed super value pizza with the purchase of any premium pizza. Offer ends August 19.

Steak Hotel by HOLYCOW!

This local steakhouse chain, not to be confused with the Holycow! Steakhouse by Chef Afit chain, is rather generously offering a two for one steak deal. Available at their Jakarta and Tangerang outlets, the promo applies to their Rp 79K Midfield Sirloin steak. The offer is valid until August 17.

Holy Smokes

Holy Smokes has made quite a name for itself lately. The restaurant, which specializes in Texas-style slow smoked BBQ, is offering a 17% discount on August 17 (terms and conditions apply), so if you have’t been there before tomorrow would be good time to check out if it lives up to its reputation or if people are just blowing smoke up your grill.


With just Rp 73K, you can get six assorted donuts and a JCoffee drink of your choosing at J.Co, our favorite local donut chain. Make haste, though — the offer has been available since Aug 13 and today is the last day you can claim your beloved Avocado DiCaprio donut for less money.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts is going one better than J.Co, at least in terms of beverage volume. For Rp 73K,  you can get six donuts and two medium-sized cups of coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts’ Independence Day promo is available until Aug 17.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is playing it a little bit differently tha its donut rivals. Also celebrating the 2018 Asian Games that starts on Aug 18, you can get a dozen donuts — nine of them an assorted choice from their sports-themed donuts — for just Rp 73K. The offer is only valid for Go-Food delivery orders.

Martabak Boss

#Repost @jak101fm with @get_repost ・・・ Dalam rangka memeriahkan Dirgahayu Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia, Martabak Boss akan mengadakan promo #MerdekaBoss yang akan berlangsung pada tgl 16 Agustus 2018 s/d 18 Agustus 2018. Dapatkan promo Diskon 17% + 8% for ALL MENU Martabak Boss. Simak syarat dan ketentuannya ya : 1. Berlaku untuk seluruh outlet Martabak Boss 2. Setiap pembelian minimum Rp.100.000,- 3. Promo berlaku ALL ITEM / ALL MENU Martabak Boss 4. Hanya berlaku untuk DINE IN 5. Tidak berlaku untuk pemesanan melalui Delivery 6. Tidak dapat digabungkan dengan promo lainnya Ayo tunggu apa lagi Boss, TAG temen-temen kamu pecinta Martabak ya biar bisa merasakan Martabak yang pastinya bikin kamu ketagihannn Boss. #MerdekaBoss #BossMartabaknyaBoss

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Premium martabak chain Martabak Boss (which is featured in our Best Sweet Martabak in Jakarta list) is selling everything in their menu at a discount of 17%+8%. Mind you, this only applies for dine in orders and the offer is available until August 18.


Get a free piece of bread (from a limited selection) for every two pieces of bread you buy at BreadLife (maximum six free breads in one purchase). BreadLife’s Independence Day offer is only available on August 17 in all stores.


There are several promos to choose from at BreadTalk, starting with Rp 73K for an assortment of nine pieces of bread. Alternatively, you can get 17% off from their whole cakes selection or buy their cake slices at discounted prices, starting from Rp 15K. BreadTalk’s offer expires today.

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