With Election Day less than a week away, foodservice operations are doing their part to make this contentious race a little easier to swallow. They're serving up pizza promotions for voters, a cake to track the results and more.
The great American pizza party
It’s predicted that polling places will have long lines on Election Day, so Samuel Adams is teaming up with The Great American Takeout to keep voters well fed while they wait. For every pizza ordered today and posted on social media with the hashtag #DemocracyIsDelicious, Sam Adams will donate one pizza to the polls next Tuesday.
Voters reap rewards
Pizza chain Pielogy is offering a special deal for voters from Nov. 1-3. The “You Vote, You Pie” bundle promotion includes two 11-inch personalized pizzas and a shareable dessert for $20.20. To put consumers in the voting mindset, Pieology is kicking off the promotion on social media by asking guests to vote in the comments section for their favorite premium crust: Original Thin, PieRise Thick, Cauliflower or Gluten-Free. Followers will get a special offer via direct message. Pieology will also randomly select five winners to receive a free 2020 bundle.
Walk-in customers who show up at with an “I Voted” sticker at Chronic Tacos next Tuesday can take advantage of a free combo meal upgrade. With the purchase of a two-taco plate, burrito or bowl-rito, voters can get free chips, salsa and a fountain drink.
Election night feasting
On Nov. 3, a one-night-only Election Eats package is available for curbside pickup at Carnivale in Chicago. The $250 meal feeds 12 and includes guacamole and chips, elote empanadas, two types of tacos, Mexican-style charred corn and fried sweet plantains, with enough corn and flour tortillas, pico de gallo, queso fresco, crema and housemade hot sauce to go around. To make the evening more festive, the restaurant’s cocktail kits for its signature cotton candy martini, mojito and margarita are available at an extra charge.
Count votes with cake
Freed Bakery in Las Vegas is selling interactive electoral college map cakes, now through Nov. 3. Election watchers can follow along on Tuesday as states turn red and blue and decorate their cake with icing-filled bags in the appropriate color. Individuals can also create a personalized election forecast on the cake. Prices start at $85.95 and for those outside the Las Vegas area, nationwide shipping is available.