March Madness restaurant specials, forget about a busted bracket


From your alumni taking on the favorite to the underdog winning the unexpected game, March Madness restaurant specials make the tournament even more exciting.

While basketball might be on television, March Madness is also about sharing a food and drinks with fellow fans and friends. These restaurant specials make you focus on the plate, not just the games. From big burgers to classic chicken wings, there is a favorite food for everyone.

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Although the action will be on the screen, the food can offer both celebration and solace. An extra beer can make that win even bigger and that plate of lasagna can comfort that big loss. Who cares if your bracket is busted if the food tastes great and the beverages are flowing?

Here are a few March Madness restaurant specials that are FoodSided approved.

Buffalo Wild Wings

With all the action on the multiple televisions, Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to gather for all the March Madness excitement. “Buffalo Wild Wings is the ultimate destination for college basketball fans looking to watch March Madness with their friends while enjoying hot wings and delicious beverages,” said Bob Ruhland, vice president of marketing for Buffalo Wild Wings. At this nationwide fast casual chain, the brand is offering both in-restaurant and online fun.

In Buffalo Wild Wings, the B-Dubs Collegiate Collection Glassware is back. With 21 popular school choices, fans can raise a pint to their favorite collegiate team. The four pint glasses are $34.99 and includes a $5 e-gift card and Blazin’ Rewards bonus points.

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For Blazin’ Rewards members, the program is gearing up for all the basketball action. When your favorite team wins, you will receive bonus points. Build a roaster of NCAA Men’s basketball teams and earn points throughout the Tournament.

If you’re lucky enough to watch the Final Four in San Antonio, B-Dubs is hosting the B-Dubs Sports Lounge during Fan Fest. The lounge will feature tournament coverage, a Blazin’ Challenge wing-eating contest, and NCAA college basketball coaches’ appearances.

For the wing fans, Tender by B-Dubs will help fans find their perfect sauce match. Using a series of personality-based questions, B-Dubs can determine your perfect sauce match. Whether you “wipe” left or right, one of the B-Dubs’ 21 sauces will be flavor made in sauce heaven.

Since the wing-tastic fun shouldn’t end when the winner is crowned, B-Dubs will be sharing the sauce love with fans. At the B-Dubs Sports Lounge, the company will be handing out 40,000 free, travel-sized bottles of Honey BBQ sauce. The sauce, a smoky-sweet, tangy favorite, is perfect on both traditional and boneless wings.

March Lasagna Madness at Tuscany

Who wouldn’t want some comforting, classic Italian food during all the basketball madness? At Tuscany, the restaurant is celebrating March Madness with Lasagna Madness.

For both lunch and dinner, Tuscany is offering a different lasagna recipe. The lunch portion is $14 and the dinner portion is $16. The special lasagna is available while supplies last. Could you go back night after night? The offer is available at all the Tuscany Chicago locations.

Margarita Madness at Nacional 27

Who says that beer is the March Madness beverage choice? Nacional 27 is celebrating a few special margarita for Margarita Madness. For the special promotion, three margaritas are featured. For $10 each, these featured margaritas will keep the parties going.

Here’s the three featured flavors.

"Peaches & Dream: Casamigos Tequila Blanco, Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach Liqueur, raspberry puree, white peach puree, limeTequila Thyme: Casamigos Tequila Reposado, anejo rum, triple sec, strawberry puree, thyme, lime, grapefruit bittersOrange-U-Hot: Casamigos Tequila Anejo, anejo rum, peach schnapps, agave, habanero, orange juice"

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Burger Madness at Jake Melnick’s

Big juicy burgers and ice cold craft beers are a winning March Madness combination. At Jake Melnick’s, the March Mania Burger is scoring with patrons. For just $15.95, guests get the burger and a mystery beer for just $1.

The March Mania Burger is epic. Sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches, the grilled to order patty is topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon, a fried egg and mayo. Plus, it comes with a serving of hand-cut fries.

Even if your favorite team makes an early exit, this burger special doesn’t. The March Mania Burger is available all through March.

Are you ready to eat your way through March Madness?