Restaurant Meals is a CalFresh Program that allows you to use your Golden State Advantage (EBT) card to purchase prepared meals from participating restaurants. This program is available to you, if you meet one of the following conditions:
Purchasing Meals Is As Easy As 1 – 2 – 3
1. Look for participating restaurants (updated October 2023) displaying the Restaurant Meals sign (below), or ask your Eligibility Worker for a list of participating restaurants.
2. Purchase breakfast, lunch, and dinner from participating restaurants by using your Golden State Advantage (EBT) card.
3. Receive a receipt for each meal purchase to show the cost of your meal and the balance on your Golden State Advantage (EBT) CalFresh benefits account.
Look for participating restaurants displaying this sign:
Restaurant Meals Program Notices
"Better For You" Combo Meals Notice
The notice is the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) Nutrition Education Notice. This is to promote healthy eating habits and to encourage RMP participants to choose healthier food options at the restaurants they visit.
The easiest and quickest way is to apply for CalFresh online at BenefitsCal.