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Win with March Madness food deals

Beer, sliders, pizza and wings, plus a burrito for St. Patrick's Day.

By Teresa Mears Mar 16, 2010 1:53PM

Apparently there is some sort of basketball tournament going on.


I’m not a sports fan, but I’m certainly a deals fan, and a number of restaurants are offering March Madness deals. We found a few St. Patrick’s Day specials, too, though you’ll find most of the best St. Patrick’s Day parties at local restaurants and Irish pubs.


Check the Facebook pages and Twitter feeds of your favorite hangouts, both local and national, for NCAA tournament and St. Patrick’s Day deals. Facebook especially is becoming a favorite way for restaurants to broadcast deals.

With some help from our friends at Cities on the Cheap and from Nancy Luna, at the Orange County Register’s Fast Food Maven blog, we found several deals for people who want to watch the games with others:

  • T.G.I. Friday’s is offering half-price boneless buffalo wings in the bar during game parties beginning Tuesday, March 16. The special is also valid March 18-21, March 25-28, and April 3 and 5.
  • Fleming’s restaurants are offering “Two Buck Chucks” ($2 prime chuck sliders) in the bar after 7 p.m. March 18-21 and March 25-28.
  • Hooters is offering a “prescription” for a free appetizer as part of its National Hooky Day promotion March 18-19. You have to register to get the coupon.
  • Claim Jumper restaurants are offering specials on beer, good March 16, March 18-21, March 25-28, and April 3 and 5.

If you want to watch the games at home, the Fast Food Maven reminds us that lots of pizza deals are still in effect, including two medium, two-topping pizzas for $5.99 each at Domino’s and $10 large pizzas at Pizza Hut and Papa John’s, which is running a March Madness contest on its Facebook page.


And, for St. Patrick’s Day, which is Wednesday, March 17:

Do you know of any other national March Madness or St. Patrick’s Day promotions we’ve missed? Share them here.


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