Pizza Hut will be offering free wings if a “winged” team takes home the NCAA tournament title on April 7 – that’s any team with a nickname or mascot with wings. America, you can go to participating locations to carry out a free sample four count of Pizza Hut’s WingStreet wings on April 10th between 1-4 p.m. local time (while supplies last; offer details found at www.pizzahut.com/wingedmascotgiveaway.html).
Add that to your iCal or Google calendar. In the meanwhile, the popular restaurant chain is offering customers a meal deal while watching the tournament play out: an order of eight WingStreet wings with a choice of any sauce–starting at just $5 with delivery available.
“We think that any of the three ‘winged’ teams remaining in the tournament have a serious shot of cutting down the nets in Dallas on April 7,” said Jared Drinkwater, Senior Director of Marketing, Pizza Hut. “We really hope it happens so that anyone in America can experience for free what sets our WingStreet wings apart from the competition.”
The winged showdown may extend beyond the court. Pizza Hut’s offer may be a showdown with recent NCAA partner Buffalo Wild Wings. The restaurant chain boasts an atmosphere that is perfectly aligned with college-sport-spectator culture. The newly inked agreement designates Buffalo Wild Wings as the “Official Hangout of March Madness”. The battle may be a simple matter of staying home or going out.
Throughout the tournament, Pizza Hut is also making free deliveries of WingStreet wings to select fans that tweet @PizzaHut using the hashtag #WingsDelivered. More information can be found at https://www.pizzahut.com/assets/w/marketingpages/sweepstakes/WINGSDELIVEREDRules.pdf.