Del Taco Giving Away Free Samples on Select Wednesdays in May


With fast food chains constantly clamoring to offer guests the best value for the most profit, how is anyone supposed to differentiate themselves from the pack? Why, by just giving food away for free, of course!

To promote its new ‘Buck & Under’ and ‘New Tastes’ menus, Del Taco is letting guests choose one free item from either menu, with any purchase, on select Wednesday afternoons in May.

According to Brand Eating, May 8 and 15 will see the ‘Buck & Unders,’ which include the Mini Bacon Quesadilla and Real Strawberry Lemonade — while May 22 and May 29 will bring the ‘New Tastes,’ the Chili Cheese Fry Burrito, Fiery 6 Layer Burrito and Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Taco. The promotions will run each day from 3 pm to 9 pm.

Now if only other industries started following the Costco school of business. Yes Apple, I’m looking at you.

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Meatball Marinara is Subway’s $5 Footlong for May


Presumably, because like the name of the month, “Meatball Marinara” also starts with “M.” So in celebration, let’s come with a list of every “M” word we can think of.

Mayonnaise, macaron, manly, malodorous, mnemonic, morgue, metacrisis, mime, muse, My (Little Pony), mercy, march, make, monkey, mucus, mullet, magnificent, mull, munchkin, mast, masticate, master, mate, mascara, martini, mile, muster, magnet, moo . . .

Subway’s Meatball Marinara features “Italian style meatballs drenched in irresistible marinara sauce, served on freshly baked bread,” $5 for any 12-inch sub throughout the month of May.


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McDonald’s Japan Is Giving Away Free Shampoo with Breakfast


The next time you’re a hardworking Japanese businessman taking a break from your marathon workweek to grab some breakfast from Mickey D’s, rest assured knowing the Golden Arches have totally got you covered. No longer will you or your coworkers have to suffer the lingering stench of your 72-hour lack of shower, because now you can lather up your Big Mac with a side of free shampoo.

Throughout April, McDonald’s Japan will be offering its pre-11 a.m. (well technically pre-9 a.m.) customers a choice of chewing gum, skin cream, Sprite or L’Oreal shampoo, free with every breakfast set purchase, though the gift changes depending on the date.

Check out the line-up below as provided by Rocket News:

  • April 8: Recaldent Blooming Mint-flavour chewing gum
  • April 15: L’Oreal Elseve shampoo
  • April 22: Pouches of Uno and Elixir-branded skin cream
  • April 29: A 350ml can of Sprite.

Now, why anyone would want a can of Sprite instead of just grabbing it from the soda fountain is beyond me (is there a secret Japanese hair care regime built around lemon-lime soda?), but knowing that if worst comes to worst, I’ll be able to wash my hair with L’Oreal while waiting for my Chicken McNuggets to come out is definitely a plus.

Just one question: Can I super-size it?

H/T + PicThx Rocket News


Burger King is Offering a Soft Serve Cone for 50¢

Let’s face it, this heat wave is kicking everyone’s ass. The good people of Burger King Worldwide know this and have offered, as of August 17, their soft serve ice cream for the paltry charge of fifty cents!

Last year, the fast food chain launched their dessert menu and their creamy vanilla soft serve quickly climbed the ranks of popular menu items. So what better way to celebrate than to offer such a great deal during probably one of the hottest summers ever.

Unfortunately, as the fall season is quickly approaching the summer deal will end in two weeks. So get out there to your local Burger King and grab some cheap, delicious soft serve. Maybe then this heat will be a little more bearable.

[via: QSR]


Bruegger’s Announces Free Iced Coffee Day on June 21

Bruegger's Free Iced Coffee Coupon June 21 2012

Check out the Bruegger’s Facebook Page or sign up for their Email Newsletter to get your hands on this coupon for a free iced coffee on June 21 from store opening until 4 PM.

And if you end up liking the brand on Facebook, for every new like between now and June 21st, Bruegger’s will donate $1 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. To find out if there is a location near you check our their location map here.


Pizza Hut Brings Back The $10 Any Pizza Deal

Pizza Hut Thin Veggie Original $10 Pizza Deal

You might have already seen the ads on television, Pizza Hut is bringing back its $10 Any Pizza Deal for a limited time. A rep for Pizza Hut told FOODBEAST that the deal would last at least until Super Bowl XLVI or February 5th for you non-sports fans. That’s right people. Any size. Any of the 12 toppings. Any Signature Crust – Pan, Hand Tossed or Thin n’ Crispy. NOTE: Stuffed Crust WILL cost you extra. For 10 bucks.

Pizza Hut has also started a new Facebook Contest for Pizza Lovin’ singers who want to create their own version of the new ’10 Dollar Pizza Song’ which will appear in a future national commercial. For those interested check out the Pizza Hut Facebook Page for more information and the chance to win Pizza Hut Pizza for a year. Maybe we should give it a try…



SoCal McDonald’s Offering Free Apple Slices to Children on Halloween

Participating Southern California McDonald’s restaurants will be offering a free bag of apple slices to costumed kids under the age of 12 on Halloween. The deal is available in the following counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. The promotion is in effort to raise awareness of the new McDonald’s Happy Meal, which was originally rolled out in September of this year.

The New Happy Meal includes apple slices, a smaller french fry serving, along with the choice of a hamburger, cheeseburger or Chicken McNuggets, and a choice of beverage including fat-free chocolate milk and 1% low fat milk.



Jack in the Box Offerring up Free Chicken Fajita Pita This Month [DEAL]

Jack in the Box is on a tear with their deals as of late. We just got wind of their latest promotional coupon, which offers up a FREE Chicken Fajita Pita with the purchase of a Large Drink. The expiration date on the digital coupon reads the end of this month, January 31st, 2011. The coupon is available in its entirety on the Jack in the Box website. Make use if you’re so inclined!