Taco Bell Is Giving Away Free Tacos, Because Baseball

November 2, 2016, 5:46 PM UTC
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Doritos Locos tacos and a fountain drink are arranged for a photograph at a Taco Bell restaurant, a unit of Yum! Brands Inc., in Redondo Beach, California, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Yum! Brands Inc. is scheduled to release earnings data on Oct. 8.
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Taco Bell is handing out free tacos on Wednesday thanks to the Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor, who stole second base in Game 1 of the World Series.

Free Doritos Locos Tacos are available at any Taco Bell location in the U.S. from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 as part of a “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion by the fast food chain, which promised free food if any players from the Cleveland Indians or the Chicago Cubs stole a base during the World Series.

Lindor told USA Today he was aware of the promotion.

“The guys told me,” he said. “Have some tacos! I’ll probably have some tacos, too.”

Even President Obama couldn’t resist the allure of free food, and expressed his delight during a stop in Ohio to campaign for Hillary Clinton.

“Because I’ve been watching the World Series, I am aware that because Francisco Lindor stole second base in Game 1, everyone gets a free taco at Taco Bell tomorrow. Yeah!” he said, later adding, “If you can find the time to get a free taco, then you can find the time to go vote.”

Taco Bell was pleased with the president’s excitement.