Restaurants that Accept EBT in Los Angeles, CA

Did you know that eligible California EBT Cardholders can use their benefits at restaurant and fast food locations to purchase hot meals? In fact, California is one of the few states that participates in the Restaurant Meals Program.

In this article, we will cover:

  • What is the Restaurant Meals Program?
  • Restaurant Meals Program Requirements
  • How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants
  • Restaurants that accept EBT in Los Angeles, CA [List]
  • Fast Food Restaurants that accept EBT [Video]

To find out where you can use your EBT CalFresh benefits at restaurants in Los Angeles, continue reading below.

Restaurants that accept EBT in Los Angeles CA

California Restaurant Meals Program

The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows homeless, elderly, or disabled EBT cardholders receiving CalFresh benefits to purchase hot, prepared food items. California EBT can be used at select restaurants and fast food chains throughout the state.

Currently, there are 1,203 restaurants that accept EBT Cards in Los Angeles, California.

Restaurant Meals Program Requirements

To use your Golden State Advantage EBT Card at restaurants and fast food chains in Los Angeles, you must first meet certain requirements.

To be eligible for the Restaurant Meals Program, you must:

  • Currently be enrolled and receiving CalFresh benefits
  • Have an active California EBT Card
  • Be homeless, elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled

If you do not meet the requirements listed above, you are not eligible to use your California EBT Card at restaurant and fast food chains.

What happens if I am not eligible for RMP and try to use my EBT Card at a restaurant?

Your Golden State Advantage EBT Card is automatically verified through the point-of-sale machine at checkout. If you are not eligible for RMP and try to use your EBT Card at a restaurant or fast food chain, your EBT Card will be declined.

An error message will appear on the machine and the transaction will not be approved. Therefore, it is important that you do not try to use your EBT card at a restaurant if you are not eligible.

Apply for CalFresh Benefits

If you are not currently enrolled and receiving CalFresh benefits in Los Angeles, you can apply to receive benefits online at the Your Benefits Now website.

Click here to apply for CalFresh EBT benefits online.

You can also apply by phone or in-person. To apply by phone, call the CalFresh Customer Service phone number at (866) 613-3777.

To apply for CalFresh EBT benefits in-person, visit your local Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Office.

Click here to find the DPSS office near you.

For more help applying for CalFresh benefits, check our article on how to apply for California food stamps. We provide you with a step-by-step guide that will help you successfully apply for SNAP benefits.

How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants

Using your EBT Card to purchase hot meals at restaurants and fast food locations is easy.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Find a participating restaurant or fast food chain near you. Eligible locations will display the Restaurant Meals sign (pictured below).
  2. Purchase hot meals – breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the restaurant by using your California EBT Card at checkout.
  3. Follow the instructions and enter your 4-digit EBT Card PIN to complete your purchase.
  4. Get your receipt to see the remaining balance on your EBT Card CalFresh benefits account.

Restaurant Meals Program Los Angeles

Restaurants that accept EBT in Los Angeles, CA

Here is a list of the top 50 restaurants and fast food chains that accept EBT Cards in Los Angeles, California.

  1. Jack in the Box
  2. Carl’s Jr.
  3. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
  4. Louisiana Fried Chicken
  5. Burger King
  6. McDonald’s
  7. Wendy’s
  8. Subway
  9. Pizza Hut
  10. Domino’s Pizza
  11. El Pollo Loco
  12. Pollo Campero
  13. Del Taco
  14. La Taquiza
  15. El Salsabor
  16. Yoshinoya Beef Bowl
  17. Dino’s Burgers
  18. Master Burger
  19. A&T Burgers
  20. Wing Stop
  21. Denny’s
  22. Art’s Famous Chili Dog
  23. Cheng Ming
  24. La Pizza Loca
  25. Sam’s Tacos
  26. Tam’s Burger
  27. Bob’s Hamburgers
  28. Fatburger
  29. Tom’s Jr.
  30. Food for Life
  31. Green Apple Grill
  32. Smokin’ Telle’s BBQ & Grill
  33. Randolph’ Smokehouse
  34. Margarita’s Place
  35. Carnitas Michoacan
  36. Catch 21
  37. El Huero
  38. Mama’s International Tamales
  39. Maples Restaurant
  40. Corner Kafe
  41. Lucy’s Bakery
  42. California Steak and Fries
  43. Pacific Restaurant
  44. Granny’s Kitchen
  45. D’s Original Takeout Grill
  46. Golden Seafood Express & Hamburger
  47. Soul Food Kitchen
  48. Popeye’s Chicken
  49. R&J’s Southern Home Cook
  50. Rally’s Hamburger

Restaurants that accept EBT in Los Angeles Near Me

For a complete list of every 1,200+ restaurants and fast food chains that accept EBT in Los Angeles, click the link listed below.

Click here: Restaurants that Accept EBT in Los Angeles Near Me

This list sorted by zip code and includes the restaurant name, address, and phone number.

Related Article: List of Grocery Stores that Accept Food Stamps

Fast Food Restaurants that accept EBT [Video]

Want to learn more about which fast food restaurants accept SNAP EBT benefits? Check out our video below.

Related Article: Fast Food Restaurants that Accept EBT

To find out where else you can use your California EBT card at including online, continue reading below.

"Can you Buy Groceries Online with California EBT"

Use your CA EBT Card Online

 

Did you know California EBT Card recipients can now use their benefits to shop online at Amazon and Walmart? It’s true! The USDA recently passed the Online Purchasing Pilot for California EBT Cardholders. Get fresh food and groceries delivered directly to your door by shopping online with your SNAP EBT benefits!

To learn more and find out how to use your California EBT Card to shop online, check out our article here.

Related Article: Grocery Stores that Accept EBT Online for Delivery

Discounted Amazon Prime for EBT Cardholders

Plus, EBT Cardholders can get an Amazon Prime membership for over 50% OFF – just $5.99 per month!

Get all the same great benefits of Amazon Prime for half the price! To learn more and sign up to save with your EBT Card, click here.

An Amazon Prime membership also gives you access to free Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh food items. This is a great option when using your EBT card benefits to shop for groceries online.

"California EBT Discount, Free Stuff and Perks"

California EBT Discounts

Interested in finding out what other discounts your CA EBT Card qualifies you for? Check out our complete list of California EBT discounts. You can save on your phone bill, internet service, cable and utility bills, and even get free admission to the zoo and museum!

To learn more, check it out here.

Before you shop with EBT

Remember, before you shop with your EBT Card at the store or online, it is important to know your current benefits balance. You want to avoid any uncomfortable situations fumbling and looking for money to pay the remaining balance because you didn’t have the balance you thought you did.

To avoid this, we ALWAYS suggest that you check your EBT Card balance before you shop. You can check your California EBT Card balance by phone, online or on your last purchase receipt. For information on how to check your California EBT Card balance online and by phone including customer service phone number, click here.

California EBT Card

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