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Themed food and drink specials celebrate Lightning, Bucs

Promotions pop for fans as they cheer on Tampa Bay’s sports teams.

The Lightning. The Bucs. The Rays. Tampa Bay’s teams are all playing Sunday, even though fans aren’t in the stands. As we tune in from home, team-themed specials are available at some area restaurants.

From doughnuts to victory pizza, here are some of promotions out there so far:

  • The day after a Lightning victory, celebrate with Papa John’s by using the promo code “BOLTSW” to receive 50 percent off pizzas at or on the Papa John’s app.
  • Tampa’s Dough, and its sister bakery Datz , are giving out free Lightning doughnuts after every win. Limit one per guest while supplies last. See
Tampa's Dough and its sister bakery Datz is giving out free Lightning doughnuts after every win. [ Dough ]
  • Try the Lightning Smoothie to enjoy a refreshing blend of banana, coconut, pineapple and lemonade for $2.99 on Tropical Tuesdays. Available at all 25 Tampa Bay area Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations.
  • Get a free Double Stack with any purchase at participating Wendy’s locations for 24 hours after any game if the Lightning shut out the opponent or score four or more goals.
  • All area PDQ locations are serving up a Buccaneers Shake for $5.12. It’s a red velvet shake topped with whipped cream and Oreo crumbles. Also, everyone gets a free Buccaneers car flag with any purchase while supplies last.
  • Motorworks Brewing in Brandenton has released Go Go Gronkzilla Red IPA. The six-packs are available at their taproom at 1014 Ninth St. W on Bradenton. To celebrate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers addition of Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski, the beer is “passionately brewed with genuine New England tears and double dry-hopped with Azacca and Citra hops, imparting flavorful citrus notes and a firm bitterness that balances its rich, caramelly malt base, boasting a sweet malt character and snappy hop bite with a finish that evokes joy to all Bucs Fans' palettes.” You can order it online at

If you know of other team related promotions, send them to so we can add them to the list.