Heads up: Here come 92 million Mother's Day revelers

Heads up: Here come 92 million Mother's Day revelers

If you listen closely you may already hear the thundering herd of Mother's Day diners heading this weekend to restaurants across North America. In fact, two out of every five Americans will dine out this Sunday, according to the National Restaurant Association. About 21 million people will order take out or delivery to celebrate the familial matriarch, according to a survey of about 1,000 adults conducted this May with ORC International.ws release said. 

That's about 92 million diners, makingn Mother's Day the nation's most popular holiday for eating out, the NRA said. Likewise, nearly half of the day's diners plan to make either the noon or evening meal their tribute to mom, the NRA survey found. 

Additional survey results found that making a date to eat out with mom is most popular this Sunday for kids in the Northeast and Midwest of the nation. As far as which meal moms eat out most on the big day, the survey found that 10 percent of those polled made it breakfast, 25 percent chose brunch, 45 percent will do lunch, and 47 percent will reserve time for dinner with mom. Interestingly, older diners prefer brunch, while families with youngsters in the house narrowly preferred lunch over dinner. 

Finally, for most of these moms, the meal itself is the preferred gift, according to the survey. That was followed far behind by preferences for flowers, followed by jewelry, restaurant gift cards clothes and household items. The survey also found that about one-fifth of moms want something other than any of those items.

Nonetheless, come Sunday many moms in the U.S. will actually be working through their big day in order to make it a great day for both their employers and other moms. 

Below are just a few brands celebrating Mother's Days.

Tim Hortons 

The Canadian-based chain is offering a bouquet made of 24 of its trademark Timbits down-sized doughnuts in six flavors, on long-stemmed skewers enveloped in tissue in a Mother's Day box and tied with a ribbon. The $7.99 Mothers-Day-only offering is only available at U.S. locations of the chain, a news release said. 

"We believe that all mothers deserve a gift that is as sweet as they are," Tim Hortons US Executive Vice President Felipe Athayde, said in a news release. "As we continue to expand in the U.S., we're excited to raise the bar for Mother's Day gift-giving standards with our new Timbits Donut Bouquet."

Bouquets include flavors like Birthday Cake, Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate Glazed, Old Fashion Plain, Honey Dip and Apple Fritter.

 Pilot Flying J:

From May 14 to 20, moms get a free cup of any size Pilot coffee when they show an online coupon from the brand's Facebook page at the store.

Free meal and dessert at Dickey's Barbecue

With $10 purchase, guests will receive a free dessert and one free kid's meal per adult.

Discounted frappuccino at Starbucks

Frappuccinos are half-off from now until Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. daily. 

Proof of Mom-dom = free Wienerschnitzel meal:

Family photos or a real, live kid is all the proof that's needed of "mom-ship" on Sunday to get dear mother a free chili dog, small fries and small soda.

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