Restaurants go all in on March Madness deals

Restaurants go all in on March Madness deals

Deals range from free delivery to party-pack specials

Selection Sunday is over, and the annual NCAA men’s basketball tournament is under way. And, with it comes an onslaught of aggressive marketing plays from the restaurants, which are more than happy to take advantage by offering various food deals.

Take a look:

Wendy’s: On Monday, Wendy’s and its delivery partner DoorDash launched a freebie promotion for its $5 Biggie Bag. The meal, which contains a Bacon Double Stack, 4-piece chicken nuggets, small fries and a small drink, is free for a limited time on DoorDash when customers enter the promo code FREEBIGGIEBAG.  If customers order at least $10 of food at participating Wendy’s restaurants, DoorDash will not charge a delivery fee, the company said. Both promotions are only available through March 24.

Restaurants go all in on March Madness deals
Pizza Hut: The chain enters its third year as the official pizza of the NCAA March Madness tournament. To mark the sponsorship, the Yum! Brands division is bringing back a crowd favorite: P’Zone. The calzone-style item first debuted on the menu 17 years ago. The P’Zone is now available as an option on the chain’s $5 Lineup, which debuted last year. The value menu includes a variety of items sold for $5 when customers buy two or more.

Restaurants go all in on March Madness deals Pizza Hut

Domino’s Pizza: The tech-savvy pizza chain is looking to drive digital sales by offering customers 50% off all menu-priced pizzas ordered online. The discount is available through March 24. Orders can be made through any of the chain’s digital channels: website, mobile app, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Facebook Messenger and Dom, its voice-activated ordering assistant.

Restaurants go all in on March Madness deals Domino's

Abuelo’s: The Mexican restaurant chain is offering free delivery from March 18 through April 8.   

Bertucci’s: Restaurants are offering three Courtside Deals starting at $29.99. The options include: one party pizza, one cheese party pizza, 16 chicken wings, and baked rolls; two party pizzas, one cheese pizza, 32 chicken wings, and baked rolls; or two party pizzas, two cheese party pizzas, 32 chicken wings, 10 meatballs and choice of Insalata or Caesar salads and baked rolls.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: The chain is offering $5 off any Dickey’s Pack through March 31. Customers can go to the company’s website to download the $5 off coupon. A party pack, for example, includes 4 pounds of beef brisket and pulled pork, 12 dinner rolls and sides. 

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