Fort Collins has long been one of the best cities in America to retire. The city has low crime rates, fantastic outdoor life, great health care, a small town ambiance, and for those who want them, jobs in high tech. I didn't even mention the fantastic Senior Center and then there are the senior discounts. It's true, Fort Collins is a great city for senior citizens.

I've started to think about it a lot lately, since I recently received my AARP Card. I got one when I turned 50. Now I am eligible for senior discounts at a bunch of businesses. What I didn't know was how many restaurants offer the discounts. The Balance came out with a list of chain restaurants that offer discounts for those of us whose are on the back side of 50.

Chain Restaurants Offering Senior Discounts in Fort Collins:

  • A&W Restaurant: 55+. 10% discount. Varies by location.
  • Applebee's: 60+, 10% discount. Varies by location. May require Golden Apple Card.
  • Arby's: 55+. 10% discount. Varies by location.
  • Ben and Jerrys: 60+, 10% discount every day. Select locations.
  • Burger King: 60+, 10% discount off a meal and drink every day. Varies by location.
  • Carl's Jr.: 55+, 10% discount on meals or drink. Varies by location.
  • Chick-fil-A: 55+, Free small drink or coffee, and 10% discount. Varies by location.
  • Chili's Grill & Bar: 55+. 10% discount every day. Age and discount vary by location...
  • Culvers: 60+, 10% discount. Participating locations.
  • Dairy Queen: 55+, 10% discount or free small drink w/ meal. Varies by location.
  • Denny's: AARP members: 15-20% off from 4 p.m.: 10 p.m., $1 coffee. Participating locations.
  • Dunkin Donuts: AARP Members: Free doughnut w/ purchase of large or x-large coffee.
  • Fazoli's: 62+, Senior menu for "Club 62" members.
  • IHOP: 55+, 10% discount or senior menu. Some locals - 1/2 price on meal one night a week. Varies by location.
  • Jack in the Box: 55+, 20% off total purchase. Varies by location.
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken: 55+, Free or discount on drink or meal. Discounted buffet one day a week. Varies by location.
  • LongHorn Steakhouse: 50+ Senior menu (or can order from kid's menu). Varies by location.
  • McDonald's: 50+, Discount on coffee or beverages.
  • Schlotzsky's Deli: 60+, 10% discount. Varies by location.
  • Sonic Drive-In: 60+, 10% discount or discounted drink. Varies by location.
  • Subway: 55+, 10% discount on meals or discounted drink. Varies by location.
  • Taco Bell: 55+, 10% discount,a free drink or senior discounted drink. Varies by location.
  • TCBY: 55+, 10% discount. Participating locations.
  • Village Inn: 60+ 10% discount on food and beverages. Some have senior menus. Varies by location.
  • Waffle House: 60+, 10% discount on certain days or senior menus. Varies by location.
  • Wendy's: 55+. 5-10% discount on regular meals or free or discounted drinks. Varies by location.

Discounts and age requirements may vary depending on the location of the restaurant. Asking before ordering is always a good idea. If there are obvious omissions, please add them to the comment section below.