"Although I'm not a big fan of birthdays, I am totally willing to take full advantage of it," Yoshimura said.
He began his hunt for a feast of free birthday food by partaking in a free "Grand Slam" breakfast at Denny's before making the first of two trips to Starbucks for a free latte.
Yoshimura also scored a free burger and fries from both Red Robin and Johnny Rockets and doubled up on free wings at Hooters.
His healthiest meal of the day came in the form of a free salad from veggie grill, but he did indulge his sweet tooth by picking up Vietnamese iced coffee from Cafe Dulce, a free ice cream cone from Pinkberry and a free donut from Krispy Kreme.
By the end of the day, Yoshimura had collected several meals, a free candle from diptyque and a free parking space, adding up to a grand total of $94.54 in free gifts.
Yoshimura's day wasn't all glamour, as his request for free birthday goodies was shot down at a handful of franchises including Panda Express, Wetzel's Pretzel's, Haagen-Dazs, Helberg Diamonds and Jack in the Box, where he was denied a complimentary cup of water.
He ended the day with a "free" cake provided by his family and friends, whose company he counted among his many gifts.
"Yup. The best things in life are, in fact, free," he said.