Cheesecake Factory employees work during a practice lunch session Saturday, Oct. 17, as they prepare for opening day at Liberty Center on Oct. 22. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
Photo: Greg Lynch
Photo: Greg Lynch

Cheesecake Factory freebie on April Fools' Day is no joke

This deal is no joke!

The Cheesecake Factory is teaming up with DoorDash to give away $250,000 worth of free food on Monday, April 1.

The first 10,000 DoorDash customers who claim a reward at will receive $25 to use on a Cheesecake Factory delivery order any day that week.          

The giveaway starts at 4 p.m. today.

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“On a day where most people play pranks and make jokes, we are so pleased to offer 10,000 of our guests something that is real and meaningful,” said David Overton, founder and CEO of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated,  in a statement. “We hope all of our guests will enjoy delivery from DoorDash throughout the week without a delivery fee.”          

The DoorDash free delivery offer is available through Sunday, April 7, which also is the last day to redeem the free $25 reward. Find a list of delivery areas and additional information at       >> Cedar Point deal unveiled this April Fool’s Day   

April 1: More April Fools' Day deals

Dunkin’Every Monday in April, DD Perks members can get one order of free hash browns. To get the freebie, purchase any medium or large beverage through mobile ordering and add an order of hash browns to the back before checking out. Sign up for DD Perks by downloading the Dunkin’ app on the App Store or get it on Google Play. Also starting on April 1, Peeps Donuts and marshmallow-flavored coffee is available.          

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Olive GardenOn April Fools' Day, Olive Garden launches four new “Giant Italian Classics” including a Giant Chicken Parmigiana at nearly a foot-long and the Giant Meatball, which weighs about 12 ounces. Giant Italian Classics are served with unlimited breadsticks, homemade soup or salad with prices starting at $12.99.          

Outback SteakhouseGet a free Bloomin' Onion with any purchase at Monday for Bloomin' Monday.          

Taco Bell: Through April 3 at  participating Taco Bell restaurants nationwide, get a free small Pepsi Zero Sugar and Mountain Dew Baja Blast Zero Sugar with any mobile or online pick-up purchase. Sign up for offers at   

— Compiled from USA Today and wire reports       

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