Food

Little Caesars Is Giving Away Free Pizza

There are very few things in this world that I love more than food. While I prefer a home-cooked meal to fast food, I have a soft spot for pizza.

Pizza night is a big deal in our household, and can you blame us? You can never go wrong with the combination of bread, cheese, tomato, and endless possibilities for toppings.  

Imagine our excitement when we found out that Little Ceasers is going to be giving away free pizza.

The pizza chain said they'd be giving away free pies if "crazy happened" and a 16th seed beat a number one seed during the March Madness tournament.

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Well, on March 23, crazy did indeed happen when the University of Maryland Baltimore County beat University of Virginia with a score if 74-54.

While it's very likely that Little Ceasars did not expect such a historic upset to actually happen, they're making good on their promise by offering a very generous deal.

Even if it's your team that lost, you can claim a free lunch combo, which usually costs $5 and includes a four-slice "deep deep" personal pizza as well as a 20-ounce Pepsi drink of your choice.

Head into a participating Little Caesars store anywhere in the country during lunchtime on April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the special offer will be honored.

There's no purchase required, and no catches involved, but keep in mind that there is a limit of one box per family.

Seeing how the promotion only runs for a short chunk of time, and that it involves one of America's favorite foods, you might want to come up with a plan that will get you help you get to the front of the line before it gets too long. No one said you could free pizza without a little bit of effort.

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This isn't the first time that a restaurant has held up their end of a bargain and gave away free food after the conditions of their promise were met.

On numerous occasions, Taco Bell has treated fans to free tacos after sporting certain events. Last October, they gave away free Doritos Locos after Cameron Maybin of the Houston Astros stole a base during the 11th inning of game two of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

While Little Caesars offer is nothing new, it certainly is one of the more generous ones, but we're not really surprised.

The company was founded by one of the most selfless and generous Americans, the late Michael "Mike" Ilitch Sr. He was also known as the owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings.

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Ilitch died in February 2017 at the age of 87, and it was then revealed that in addition to all the philanthropic causes he was involved in, he secretly came to the aid of the iconic Rosa Parks.

After the famous civil rights activist was robbed and assaulted in 1994, Ilitch grew concerned about her safety and welfare. He helped Ms. Parks move to a better home, then took it upon himself to pay her rent. He did so for over a decade up until her death in 2005.

He made a huge impact on the lives of those around him, and now his legacy of generosity is being carried on by his company.

I absolutely can't wait to take advantage of the free pizza lunch next Monday. What about you?

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.