Everyone Gets Free Taco Bell Today. Here's When & How to Get Yours.

At this point, we should petition to change Tuesday to Freetacoday.

Under lockdown and stay-at-home orders, small things become big things. A bath becomes a swim across the Mediterranean, a musical performance on Instagram becomes a concert at Madison Square Garden, and one taco becomes something to believe in. And today, that something is totally free at Taco Bell

Yup, on Tuesday, April 28, Taco Bell is tossing free tacos through the drive-thru window for the fifth week in a row. This time, you'll get to choose between the spicy, newly unleashed Flamin' Hot Doritos Locos Taco or the classic Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco, a spokesperson for the chain told Thrillist. Last week, everyone who pulled up in car got the heat-packing rookie flavor for free. That's all you have to do. Pull-up to the window, ask nicely, and the complimentary taco is all yours.

"One of the things that encouraged us most to continue the promotion is that we heard enthusiastic feedback from team members across the nation who were excited to play a part and join us in feeding their communities,” Mark King, CEO of Taco Bell, previously said in a statement. 

Of course, it should go without saying that you should be kind and considerate to the Taco Bell workers who help you get your free taco. Do your part to make it a safe by wearing a mask and gloves. Follow whatever instructions the restaurant provides. Be patient. Tip if you can! 

As for the deal's fine print, you don't have have to make any additional purchases to get the free DLT. But just know that you can't substitute it with another flavor, and you can't grab a taco for your "friend." There's a limit of one per person. That's not too bad for fine print, but keep in mind that you'll likely end up driving away with a bag full of other tacos and burritos and Crunchwraps anyway. We're living in challenging times after all. 

Just FYI, most Taco Bells have closed their dining rooms to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but you can obviously still order at the drive-thru, or else place an order for pickup online or via the chain's mobile app

Want More Free Food?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best reward programs, birthday freebies, gift card offers, deals on food for kids, food delivery, and alcohol delivery deals you'll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains for around $5. You're welcome.

Additionally, we've put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Ruby Anderson is a News Writer at Thrillist. Send your tips to randerson@thrillist.com.