ORLAND PARK, Ill. (December 7, 2012)--The suburban Chicago restaurant Baby's Cheesesteak and Lemonade gave away about 10,000 Twinkies Wednesday at its locations in Orland Park and Country Club Hills along with 2,200 chocolate cupcakes.
The restaurant got the idea as a promotion after Hostess announced it was closing down last month.
Andre DeLeon, who’s with the restaurant, said workers used two mini-vans to make two trips to a Hostess outlet and buy the Twinkies and cupcakes.
The restaurant even offered a Twinkie milkshake.
Customer Lindsey Huber, who drove an hour from Hoffman Estates to get the free Twinkie, said hers "is going to get eaten today."
Customer Gracelynn DeLaurentus says she stopped in to get the Twinkies so she can put them in her children's Christmas stockings.