If you currently live in the state of Arizona and receive food stamp benefits, we have great news! There are hundreds restaurants that accept EBT in Arizona. Your Arizona EBT Card and food stamp benefits can be used at select restaurants and fast food places if you meet the eligibility criteria.
In this post, we will explain how to use your SNAP EBT Card at a restaurant or fast food place in Arizona. In addition, we will cover how the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) works and who qualifies.
We will also provide you with a complete list of fast food places and restaurants that accept Arizona EBT for 2023-2024.
To find out what restaurants and fast food locations are eligible with Arizona QUEST EBT, continue reading below.
First, we are going to explain what the Arizona Restaurant Meals Program and which areas are participating. In addition, who qualifies for RMP and how you can use your Arizona Quest EBT Card at participating restaurants.
The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows participants to use their Arizona Quest EBT Card to purchase prepared meals from participating restaurants and fast food locations. This may also include the deli section of a participating grocery store.
Who qualifies for the Restaurant Meals Program?
The Arizona Restaurant Meals Program is available to participants that meet a specific eligibility criteria. To qualify for RMP, every person in the household must meet one or more of the following conditions:
- Disabled – the person is receiving Social Security benefits; Railroad Retirement benefits Annuities; or other disability payments.
- Elderly – the person is 60 years of age or older.
- Homeless – the person does not have a fixed or regular nighttime residence.
If your household meets this criteria, you will be eligible to purchase lower-cost prepared, hot meals at approved restaurants and fast food chains throughout Arizona.
Arizona Restaurant Meals Program by City
Currently, the restaurant meals program is active in the following Arizona cities:
- Apache Junction
- Bullhead City
- Camp Verde
- Casa Grande
- Cave Creek
- Chino Valley
- El Mirage
- Fort Mohave
- Fountain Hills
- Gila Bend
- Gold Canyon
- Golden Valley
- Lake Havasu City
- Litchfield Park
- New River
- Peach Springs
- Prescott Valley
- Queen Creek
- Rico Rico
- San Luis
- San Tan Valley
- Show Low
- Sierra Vista
- St. Johns
- Sun City
- Tuba City
- Window Rock
Restaurant Meals Program Requirements
To use your QUEST EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains in Arizona, you must first meet certain requirements.
To be eligible for the Restaurant Meals Program, you must:
- Be currently enrolled and receiving Arizona food stamp benefits
- Have an active Arizona 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 Arizona QUEST EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains.
How to use your Quest EBT Card at Restaurants
Using your Arizona Quest EBT Card to purchase prepared, hot meals at restaurants and fast food locations is easy.
Here’s how it works:
- Find a participating restaurant or fast-food chain near you. Eligible locations will display a Restaurant Meals sign in their window.
- Purchase hot meals – breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the restaurant by using your Arizona EBT Card at checkout.
- Follow the instructions and enter your 4-digit EBT Card PIN to complete your purchase.
- Get your receipt to see the remaining balance on your Arizona SNAP EBT Card benefits account.
There are a total of 678 restaurants and fast food locations that accept EBT in Arizona through the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP).
The restaurants and fast food places that accept SNAP EBT benefits in Arizona include:
- Blue Seas Express Restaurant
- Burger King
- Burger Shoppe
- Captain Tony’s Pizza
- Carl’s Jr
- Chix N Mex
- Classic Cooking Academy
- Dairy Queen
- Diamond Creek Restaurant
- Domino’s Pizza
- Dorsey B’s Fish and Fixins
- Eat Fresh Mexican Food
- El Pollo Loco
- Fat Sub
- Figami Asian Fresh
- Firehouse Subs
- Harris and Smith Coffee Co
- Helpings Cafe and Market
- Hungry Howies
- Jack in the Box
- Jimmy and Joes Pizzeria
- Krispy Krunchy Chicken
- KFC Taco Bell
- La Perla Sports Cantina
- Latino Restaurant 2
- Lennys Burger
- Love Hawaiian BBQ
- Maskadores Taco Shop
- Nk Gyros
- Paradise Mexican Food
- Rags Real Chicken and Waffles
- Rally’s Hamburgers
- Senor Sushi
- Smoke Dem Bone Barb BQ
- Speedy Street Taco
- Taco Bell
- Tasty Box
- Un Mujer
- Uncle Sams
- Yum Pizza
Restaurants and Fast Food Locations that take EBT in Arizona (2023)
Below you will find a complete list of all the restaurants and fast food locations that accept Arizona EBT benefits by city.
|Blue Seas Express Restaurant||Phoenix|
Apache Junction, Cave Creek, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Nogales, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe
|Captain Tony’s Pizza||Winslow|
Buckeye, Casa Grande, Cottonwood, Douglas, Etoy, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Globe, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Holbrook, Kingman, Laveen, Marana, Mesa, Nogales, Peoria, Phoenix, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Quartzsite, Queen Creek, Stafford, Sahuarita, Scottsdale, Sierra Vista, Surprise, Tempe, Tucson, Wilcox, Williams, Winslow
|Chix N Mex||Flagstaff|
|Classic Cooking Academy||Scottsdale|
|Dairy Queen||Glendale, Phoenix, Tucson|
|Diamond Creek Restaurant||Peach Springs|
|Dorsey B’s Fish and Fixins||Glendale|
|Eat Fresh Mexican Food||Tucson|
|El Pollo Loco||Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe|
|Fat Sub||Lake Havasu City|
|Figami Asian Fresh||Glendale|
Buckeye, Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Maricopa, Tolleson
|Harris and Smith Coffee Co||Ajo|
|Helpings Cafe and Market||Phoenix|
Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, San Tan Velley, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tucson
|Jack in the Box||
Anthem, Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Bullhead City, Casa Grande, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Globe, Goodyear, Laveen, Maricopa, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Sahuarita, San Tan Velley, San Tan Velley, Scottsdale, Somerton, Safford, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Youngtown, Yuma
|Jimmy and Joes Pizzeria||Mesa|
|Krispy Krunchy Chicken||Wickenburg|
|KFC Taco Bell||Coolidge|
|La Perla Sports Cantina||Glendale|
|Latino Restaurant 2||Phoenix|
|Lennys Burger||Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix|
|Love Hawaiian BBQ||Glendale|
|Maskadores Taco Shop||Phoenix|
Avondale, Belmont, Bullhead City, Cave Creek, Chandler, El Mirage, Fort Mohave, Gilbert, Glendale, Globe, Holbrook, Kayenta, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Maricopa, Mesa, Page, Parker, Payson, Phoenix, Pinetop, Quartzsite, Stafford, Scottsdale, Show Low, Snowflake, Springerville, Surprise, Tempe, Tuba City, Tucson, Window Rock, Winslow
|Paradise Mexican Food||Tempe|
|Rags Real Chicken and Waffles||Youngtown|
|Rally’s Hamburgers||Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe|
|Senor Sushi||Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix|
|Smoke Dem Bone Barb BQ||Phoenix|
|Speedy Street Taco||Phoenix|
Anthem, Apache Junction, Avondale, Benson, Buckeye, Bullhead City, Camp Verde, Casa Grande, Chandler, Chinie, Chino Valley, Coolidge, Douglas, El Mirage, Flagstaff, Florence, Fort Mohave, Fountain Hills, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Globe, Gold Canyon, Golden Valley, Kayenta, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Marana, Maricopa, Mayer, Mesa, Navajo, New River, Nogales, Overgaard, Page, Parker, Payson, Peoria, Phoenix, Pinon, Prescott Valley, Queen Creek, Rico Rio, Stafford, Sahuarita, San Tan Velley, Scottsdale, Sierra Vista, St Johns, Surprise, Tempe, Thatcher, Tolleson, Tonopah, Tuba City, Tucson, Winslow, Wittmann, Yuma
|Taco Bell||Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe|
|Uncle Sams||Peoria, Phoenix|
Get the complete PDF list (with address and phone number) of all the Restaurants that accept SNAP EBT in Arizona.
What Fast Food accepts EBT in Arizona?
Currently, there are 44 different fast food chains that accept EBT in Arizona. The fast food chains include Burger King, Carl’s Jr, El Pollo Loco, Hungry Howies, Jack in the Box, McDonalds, Firehouse Subs, Subway and Taco Bell.
What Restaurants accept EBT in Tucson AZ?
Presently, there are 51 restaurant locations that accept EBT in Tucson, AZ. These restaurants include Carl’s Jr, Dairy Queen, Eat Fresh Mexican Food, Hungry Howies, McDonalds, and Subway.
What Fast Food places accept EBT in Phoenix?
There are 192 fast food chains and restaurants that accept EBT in Phoenix, Arizona. Some of which include McDonalds, Burger King, Rallys, Dominos, Subway, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Carls Jr, and Hungry Howies to name a few.
Get the complete list of all the restaurants and fast food locations that accept EBT in Phoenix, Arizona here – including address and phone number.
Before you Pay with Arizona EBT
It’s important to remember that before you use your Arizona Quest EBT Card at an eligible restaurant or fast food location, you must first check your available balance. Your Arizona EBT Card is quick and easy to find out.
Here are three ways you can check your Arizona EBT Card balance:
- By Phone – Call the Arizona Quest EBT Card phone number at
- Online – Visit the Health-e-Arizona website and login to check your current benefits balance.
- In-Person – Use your last purchase receipt or visit a Quest ATM location.
For more help on how to check the balance on your Arizona EBT Card, follow our detailed step-by-step instructions in our Arizona EBT Card Balance Check Article.
Arizona Restaurants that Accept EBT Summary
Here’s the bottom line:
The Arizona Restaurant Meals program applies to those who are homeless, elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled.
If you are one of the groups above and have an active Arizona EBT Card, you can use your food stamps or cash assistance benefits to buy hot food at select restaurants.
This includes prepared, hot food that can be eaten on the premises.
Currently, 86 cities in Arizona participate in the program, including Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Glendale.
Still have Questions?
We hope this article on the restaurants that accept EBT in Arizona was helpful to you! If you have more questions about what restaurant and fast food locations are eligible for the Arizona Restaurant Meals Program, please let us know in the comments section below.
For details about the discounts that come with the Arizona EBT Card, check out our: Arizona EBT Discount Guide.
For more information on your Arizona SNAP, EBT Card or food stamp benefits, check out our other articles below:
How to Buy Groceries Online with Arizona EBT
Arizona EBT Card Balance Instructions
How to Double your Arizona SNAP EBT Dollars
Grocery Stores that Accept EBT Online for Delivery
Food Stamps Income Limit Changes for 2021-2022
Health-e-Arizona Plus Online Login Help