Taco Bell’s loss is your early-morning win.
After losing a Major League Baseball World Series bet, the fast food chain is making good on its promise to give away free A.M. crunchwraps, which it will do Thursday between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Taco Bell’s promise came last month, when the chain said it would give away free food if a base was stolen during the first or second game of the series.
And Lorenzo Cain, of the Kansas City Royals, did just that in the first game on Oct. 27.
A base has been stolen in the World Series! Grab your free A.M. Crunchwrap on November 5th between 7-11 a.m. Rules: https://t.co/yyutdNEGEA
— Taco Bell (@tacobell) October 28, 2015
Bloomberg estimates that as a result, the 6,000 participating restaurants will hand out two of the breakfast sandwiches, which normally cost $2.50, every minute Thursday morning.
According to Bloomberg’s projections, Taco Bell is looking to spend upwards of $10 million on Thursday simply giving away free food. That number takes into account the price of making the wrap, as well as advertising and promotional costs.
It’s a huge payout, but perhaps things will even out if customers buy other items – such as sides or drinks – when picking up their free meals.
On a side note, the wraps are so cheap that simply buying one another time won’t put much of a dent in your wallet – but doesn’t everything just taste better when it’s free?