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St. Pete Beach Chick-fil-A's all-you-can-eat chicken nugget promotion goes viral

A St. Pete Beach Chick-fil-A has seen a local promotion unintentionally go viral, racking up more than 100,000 Facebook shares.
Published Oct. 28, 2015

ST. PETE BEACH — A local Chick-fil-A restaurant got more than it bargained for after using Facebook to announce an all-you-can-eat chicken nugget deal.

The deal: On Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., the Chick-fil-A at 4623 Gulf Blvd. is offering unlimited nuggets and waffle fries for $12.99. Kids under 12 pay $8.99.

The problem: The promotion is only at the St. Pete Beach location, and a picture advertising the event had more than 100,000 Facebook shares Tuesday afternoon, many from people who assumed it was happening nationwide.

The St. Pete Beach restaurant removed a post about the promotion, but the damage is done: It has been reposted and shared widely.

An employee at the location confirmed the event is happening Friday and said it was never supposed to go viral.

Chick-fil-A's corporate Facebook page is flooded with posts from people all over the country asking if the event is happening at every restaurant.

The company's response: Just St. Pete Beach.

"It is just that one St. Pete Beach location, not all Chick-fil-A's in the Tampa and St. Pete area," said company spokesman Mark Baldwin.

"This happens sometimes when individual restaurants do promotions," he added. "They have to be extremely clear that it is just one location."

Contact Ayana Stewart at astewart@tampabay.com or (727) 445-4153. Follow @AyanaStewart.

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