April 20, also known as 4/20, the unofficial holiday for celebrating marijuana, is going to be a different type of observance in the age of coronavirus. With most of the country practicing social distancing and self-quarantine, there won’t be the usual parades and parties that the U.S. has seen in the past. There will, however, still be free food and deals for 4/20 partakers and abstainers to benefit from.
Where Can You Get Free & Discounted Food on 4/20?
The chain restaurant, which has more than 580 locations across the country, is offering 10 Value Tacos for $4.20, “because you can’t eat just one taco on 4/20,” the company said in a press release. Customers can choose a crunchy corn or warm flour tortilla, which is layered with seasoned ground beef, lettuce and cheddar cheese.
To get the deal, simply go on to the Del Taco app. It’s only available through drive-thru, take out and home delivery.
Blaze Pizza is offering free upgrades for their thicker “high rise” dough. To redeem the offer, simply download the app. It’s redeemable through April 26. Like most stores, inside dining is closed, but Blaze Pizza is doing takeout orders and delivery through their app.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
On 4/20, Moe’s is offering a deal where burritos start at $5.99.
People can get a free footlong when they buy two footlongs for takeout via the Subway website or mobile app.
As noted by Thrillist, The burger chain is offering the “Muncheese Meal” on April 20. It consists of a double cheese slider, a small drink, a three-pack of cheese sticks, and a side of cheese sauce. All it costs is $4.20. On their website, White Castle also says they’re offering three sliders for $3 and the Super Sack, which is 20 burgers for $10.99.
If customers sign up for Arby’s email list, they will receive a coupon for a free signature sandwich. The coupon is only valid for one week. Also for this week, customers can get a $1 Kids Meal with the purchase of a regular meal. Arby’s is also offering two signature sandwiches for $6.
Buffalo Wild Wings
In addition to their wing specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays, BWW had added bundles to their menu. For as little as $9.99, customers can get 10 boneless wings and fries. The same amount for traditional wings goes for $12.99. For those who are a little hungrier or are feeding more people, it costs only $34.99 for 20 traditional wings, 20 boneless wings and a side of fries. Free delivery is available from certain stores when you order through their app.
How Did 4/20 Start?
The nickname for 4/20 came from a group of high schoolers in the 1970s, Steven Hager, a former editor of High Times, told the New York Times.
The teens used to smoke weed every day at 4:20 p.m. The trend spread, and then 420 became a cipher for smoking marijuana. Eventually, 420 turned into a calendar date, which is when the holiday started. There’s another theory that 420 is what the California police used as a code for marijuana, but Vox noted that hasn’t been confirmed.