• In a press release, Taco Bell CEO Mark King described the giveaway as "a small way for us to say thank you for the ways you're showing up for your communities and our chance to give you a little TLC during this time."
  • Taco Bell's giveaway is the latest in a series of moves by fast-food chains to keep their businesses alive amid pandemic-related shutdowns.
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On Tuesday, Taco Bell is giving away free Doritos Locos Tacos to anyone who shows up at its drive-thrus.

No purchase is necessary to obtain a free taco. All you have to do is show up.

"It's a small way for us to say thank you for the ways you're showing up for your communities and our chance to give you a little TLC during this time," Taco Bell CEO Mark King said in a press release addressing the chain's customers.

The offer is available at participating locations while supplies last.

The chain is also offering free delivery through Grubhub on orders over $12.

"For many of you, delivery is more than just an option it's a necessity," King said.

Fast-food chains have not been immune to the financial devastation of the pandemic. The loss of foot traffic has dealt a deadly blow to many restaurants , and larger chains have also been forced to take drastic measures to adapt. McDonald's, for example, temporarily cut its beloved all-day breakfast menu and pared down its offerings in preparation for reduced traffic.

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