MINNESOTA — Lunch is on UMBC Monday.
Pizza chain Little Caesars promised free lunch to everyone in America if a No. 16 seed beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Well, the bracket-busting crazy upset actually happened when the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) beat overall No. 1 seed Virginia 74-54 in the first round of the tournament. Before UMBC’s win, No. 16 seeds were 0 and 135 in matchups with No. 1 seeds since the tournament expanded to 64 team in 1985.
With UMBC’s win, Little Caesars will give away free Hot-N-Ready lunch combos consisting of four slices of DEEP DEEP Dish pepperoni pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product.
The offer is limited to one per family, the rules on the pizza chain’s website say. To get the free food, you must be in line and place an order between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at participating stores. Orders placed after 1 p.m., even by customers in line before 1 p.m., will not be filled, the pizza chain said.
Last month, the St. Paul Saints gave away $10,000 to a fan in a Twitter promotion because of the upset.
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Little Caesars is fukn trash. Like literally it’s garbage pizza. I’d rather eat beats, peas and pigs in a blanket over this horrible pizza. I’ve had it once and have never gone back. That’ll change today. Little Caesars is giving away free Hot-N-Ready lunch combos with four slices of DEEP DEEP Dish pepperoni pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product because University of Maryland, Baltimore County (that’s UMBC for all you idiots) defeated No. 1 seed Virginia in the first round. I’m willing to go on the record and say that UMBC will be remembered more because all of the time people will spend on the toilet from eating this rat infested pizza over being the first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed. I’m just saying I feel very confident in the positivity of that statement. Whenever you see a little Caesars, look around, you’ll see a garbage truck because that’s where they pick up the most trash. The place sucks but goddamn free pizza is free pizza and if it puts my body into harm well I’m okay with that for a few nights spent on the can. The trash can that is.