Restaurants that Accept EBT in Kern County

If you currently live in Kern County and receive CalFresh benefits we have great news! Your CalFresh EBT Card or Golden State Advantage card can be used at select restaurants and fast food places if you meet the eligibility criteria. In this post, we will explain in detail how the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) works in Kern County and how you can qualify to use your EBT at these restaurants. In addition, we will provide you a complete list of food places and restaurants that Accept EBT in Kern county, including in the cities of Bakersfield, Ridgecrest, and California City.

First, we are going to explain what the California Restaurant Meals program is about and which counties are participating.

Second, we will explain the requirements for the RMP and how you can use your CalFresh EBT at these restaurants.

Finally, we will provide you a complete list of restaurants that Accept EBT in Kern county.

The list includes restaurants in the following Kern County cities:

  • Arvin
  • Bakersfield
  • California City
  • Delano
  • Ridgecrest
  • Rosamond
  • Taft
  • Tehachapi
  • Wasco

All you need to do is scroll down and find the city where you live or a nearby city and you will see the list of restaurants that accept EBT there.

"What fast food places accept CalFresh EBT in Kern County"

California Restaurant Meals Program

The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows CalFresh recipients who are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or homeless to use their CalFresh benefits to purchase lower cost prepared meals at approved participating restaurants.

If you fit one of the groups described above, you can use your CalFresh California EBT card at select restaurants and fast-food chains within the state.

In September 2021, the RMP expanded to a statewide program and is managed by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

Therefore, restaurant vendors who are federally approved may participate in the RMP statewide, within all 58 counties in California.

As of November 2023, the restaurant meals program is active in 39 counties in California, with the CDSS working to bring the program to all 58 counties in the near future.

Currently, the restaurant meals program is active in the following counties:

California Restaurant Meals Program Requirements

To use your CalFresh Golden State Advantage EBT Card at restaurants and fast-food chains in Kern county, 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 restaurants and fast food chains.

How to use your EBT Card at Restaurants in Kern county

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.

"California Restaurant Meals Program"

List of Restaurants that Accept EBT in Kern County

Currently, there are 39 restaurant and fast food locations that accept Calfresh EBT in Kern County, CA.

We have listed below the restaurants that accept CalFresh EBT in Kern County.

Scroll down to find a nearby restaurant that accept CalFresh EBT.

Burger King

309 Gardner Field Rd
Taft, CA 93268

 

Burger King

2101 Highway 46
Wasco, CA 93280

 

Burger King

620 Tehachapi Blvd
Tehachpi, CA 93561

 

Burger King

5120 Olive Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93308

 

Burger King

2344 Girard Street
Delano, CA 93215

 

Burger King

802 Bear Mountain Blvd
Arvin, CA 93203

 

Denny’s

8710 Rosedale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93312

 

Denny’s

14390 County Line Rd
Delano, CA 93215

 

Denny’s

4440 Gosford Rd Ste 201
Bakersfield, CA 93313

 

El Pollo Loco

8200 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311

 

El Pollo Loco

3701 California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93309

 

El Pollo Loco

2000 White Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93304

 

El Pollo Loco

4000 Coffee Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308

 

El Pollo Loco

2661 Mount Vernon Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93306

 

El Pollo Loco

5030 Gosford Road
Bakersfield, CA 93313

 

Frosty King

2111 Columbus St
Bakersfield, CA 93305

 

Frosty King

3921 Auburn Street
Bakersfield, CA 93306

 

Frosty King Pastrami Burgers & Shakes

20651 Highway 202
Tehachapi, CA 93561

 

Kings Drive In

1630 Niles Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305

 

McDonalds

2701 White Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93304

 

Packed Plates

420 Center Street
Taft, CA 93268

 

Papa John’s

2401 White Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93304

 

Papa John’s

820 N China Lake Blvd, Ste A
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

 

Pizzarev Gosford

5419 Gosford Rd, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93313

 

Pizzarev Riverwalk

10500 Stockdale Hwy, Ste 100
Bakersfield, CA 93311

 

Pops Drive In

963 Baker Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305

 

Primo Burgers

8525 California City Blvd, Unit E
California City, CA 93505

 

Rally’s Hamburgers

3009 Calloway Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93312

 

Subway

1400 Brundage Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93304

 

Subway

2303 S Union Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307

 

Subway

2559 W Rosamond Blvd, Suite A
Rosamond, CA 93560

 

Subway

8346 E Brundage Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93307

 

Subway

1921 24th St, Ste A
Bakersfield, CA 93301

 

Subway

8116 California City Blvd
California City, CA 93505

 

Subway

6077 Coffee Road, Ste 8
Bakersfield, CA 93308

 

Subway

11206 Olive Dr Ste 107
Bakersfield, CA 93312

 

Subway

400 Tucker Road
Tehachapi, CA 93561

 

Teriyaki Madness

143 1525 Columbus Street #100
Bakersfield, CA 93305

 

Taste Of Fire

8209 California City Blvd
California City, CA 93505

 

The CDSS plans to approve more restaurants in Kern county for the RMP program.

We will update this post as more restaurants are added.

Restaurants that Accept EBT in Kern County Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

The Kern county 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 California EBT Card, you can use your CalFresh benefits to buy food at select restaurants.

This includes hot food that can be eaten at the premises.

Currently, 39 counties in California participate in the program, including Kern county.

Questions?

We hope this post on restaurants that accept EBT in Kern county was helpful.

If you have further questions about CalFresh or California EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

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