These March Madness deals score regardless of a busted bracket

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - Practice Day - Salt Lake City
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While the first day of Spring had people longing for beautiful, sunny days and blooming flowers, another seasonal rite of passage is on this week’s calendar. It is time to fill out those basketball brackets. From well-researched options to randomly chosen teams, the process does not matter. These food and beverage March Madness deals have everyone cheering no matter the outcome.

From diehard basketball fans to fair weather followers, everyone seems to have basketball on their mind for a few weeks a year. As people cheer for the alma mater or hope to win big by carefully predicting the perfect, or imperfect, outcome, the event becomes as much about the final score as it is about the time spent with friends.

Since food and beverages make the gathering even more enjoyable, many restaurants are offering deals, specials, and other offerings. No matter the particular craving, there is an option for everyone.

Auntie Anne’s

The Basketball Buckets are the perfect game watching snack. Available from March 11 through April 8, the poppable pretzel forward food is interactive, too. While it might not necessarily be mom-approved to shoot those pieces in the wrapped bucket, it could be a little diversion to make a loss more palatable.

The Basketball Buckets can be filled with Original, Cinnamon Sugar, Pepperoni Nuggets or Mini Dogs. Hopefully, there are no heated arguments over the final piece.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Whether or not the Buffalo has the more successful bracket remains to be seen. But, the BOGO March Madness Deal is a win for everyone. On March 21, the guests can receive buy one get one free boneless wings. The offer is available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

Also, Blazin Rewards members are cheering for overtime. Whenever a March Madness men’s or women’s game goes into overtime, members will get a reward for six free boneless wings.

Dave and Buster’s

Some people like to schedule an “off-site” meeting on Thursday or Friday afternoon. Dave and Buster’s wants to help those meetings go smoothly with some special deals. From $5 all day happy hour to other food and beverage specials, the space is ready for all the action. Just remember to use a special filter and mute that zoom call.

Twin Peaks

While their beer is always perfectly chilled, Twin Peaks is giving away the big bucks for March Madness. The 2 Million Bracket Challenge has all types of prizes up for grabs. Plus, why not order some Millionaires Bacon, which is definitely a lucky food order.


While many people might head to the restaurant to watch the games, others would prefer to host the party. Luckily, Grubhub has a bounty of deals from favorite restaurants for all the March Madness watching moments.

A few of the selected food deals available from March 21 through April 8 are the following:

  • BOGO on Cantina Menu items from Taco Bell
  • Free Baconator from Wendy’s
  • Free 6-piece wings from Popeyes
  • BOGO on chicken wings from Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Discounts off your totals from Pizza Hut, 7-Eleven, Chili's, Wendy's, Jersey Mike's & Applebees

Noodles and Company

While long, unbroken noodles can be a symbol of good luck on New Year’s Day, Noodles and Company is hoping its Rewards Members have some lucky purchases. Tournament of Taste through March 31, every purchase will earn three times points on three qualifying purchases. The winning dish will be available to redeem for 950 points.

Red Robin

For each week of March Madness, Red Robin will be featuring a special burger for just $12. Check out the featured burger list.

  • Mar. 18 – 24: Scorpion Burger
  • Mar. 25 – 31: Whiskey River BBQ Burger
  • April 1 – 7: Smashed Avocado ‘N Bacon Burger
  • April 8 – 14: Banzai Burger


What is the sweet way to celebrate a big win? Carvel is offering $5 off $30+ orders placed via Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash. The offer is available from March 21 through 24.

McAlister’s Deli

Available now through April 8, McAlister’s Deli is offering a $0 delivery fee. The offer is available via the food brand’s website.


Each weekend through April 28, Schlotzky’s will offer $0 delivery fee, the Offer is available both online and via the app.