(CHICAGO) — Thousands of Hostess fans showed up at two restaurants in south suburban Chicago on Wednesday for Twinkies.
The restaurants were handing out the sweet treats to customers with every purchase, reports ChicagoTribune.com.
The Baby’s Cheesesteak & Lemonade restaurants in Orland Park and Country Club Hills had approximately 12,000 Hostess Twinkies and Cup Cakes to give away.
How did Baby’s get all of those golden cakes? Well, Baby’s owner Hani Sughayer went to a Hostess and Wonder Bread bakery outlet the week after Thanksgiving to get some Twinkies for himself. However, when Andres DeLeon, Baby’s social media director, joined him at the outlet, the pair decided to buy out the store’s entire Twinkie supply to generate some media buzz about their restaurant.
The men left with about 10,000 Twinkies and 2,200 Hostess Cupcakes.
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