Backyard picnics are part of the fun on the Fourth of July, but that doesn't mean you have to do the cooking. Here's a sampling of restaurants running deals on foods with a patriotic twist.
* Abuelo's will help you celebrate the red, white and blue with an American Flag Margarita for $8.95 through July 5. This layered mix is made with frozen sangria, La Grandeza and Blue Curacao liqueur.
* Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen is offering Family Bundles to go. You can choose among baby back ribs, chicken tenders or even salmon for a fancier Fourth, or mix it up in a combo, starting at $24.99. Bundles include two family-size sides and six honey-butter croissants.
* The Cheesecake Factory originally promoted its "7 Items for $20" through July 5, but due to overwhelming demand will now end the deal on July 3. Until 4:30 p.m., you can get two double cheeseburgers, two orders of french fries, two fountain beverages and one slice of Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake, for delivery or pickup only.
* Dairy Queen has a "2 for $4 Super Snack" deal that lets you mix and match any two food and drink options from a selection of eight, including a cheeseburger, chili dog and a two-piece chicken strips.
* Krispy Kreme is celebrating with a selection of InDoughpendence Day doughnuts through July 5. Your choices — Patriotic Sprinkles, Strawberry Sparkler, Freedom Ring and Firework — are decorated in various combinations of red, white and blue icings and sprinkles.
* Logan's Roadhouse accepts online orders for ready-to-grill steaks, ribs and chops that you can perfect at your own backyard barbecue.
* LongHorn Steakhouse is offering to let its certified grillmasters do the grilling for you. Just order ahead and pick up in curbside to go.
* Red Lobster may not be standard fare for the Fourth, but the price is right. Family Meal Deals, including chicken, salmon and several variations on shrimp, start at $7 per person.
* Sonic Drive-In is giving away a free medium Red Bull Slush, one time only, with any purchase in the app.
* Sticky Fingers has a variety of party packages, on-the-go boxes and express meals that you can customize to the size of your gathering. All orders over $50 get a free bottle of signature barbecue sauce.