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12-12-12 Deals: South Florida Food and Drink Specials

Oh, hey. Did you realize that Wednesday -- 12-12-12 -- is the last repeating date for another hundred years? What's that you say? You've heard that about 12 times already today, just from your cubicle mates? (Of course, if you consider February 2, 2022 to be repetition, the whole point is moot.)

Well, no matter. Even if you're one of those who believe that the whole world is coming to a screeching halt on 12-21-12 (durr, it's not: NASA even says so) you can still take advantage of a few deals and specials being offered in honor of the possibly auspicious occasion.

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Pollo Tropical

Unlike some of Pollo's more colorful promos, you won't have to wear a yellow chicken costume or learn a cheeky little dance number to get your feathers on the chicken chain's 12-12-12 special. On Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., company-owned Pollo Tropical stores will offer a family meal for $12.12. The offer includes an entire marinated chicken, a family-sized side dish of white rice and beans, and dinner rolls. There's a limit of one per customer.


Kids aged 12 and younger will get a free junior custard of their choice on Wednesday at BurgerFi locations. That includes topping options like colored or chocolate sprinkles, Reese's Pieces, and gummies.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

The hottest doughnuts in all the land will come with a special surprise on 12-12-12. Krispy Kreme will announce at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday the nature of the super secret surprise. Bonus if you believe the end of the world crap: All those fatty calories won't really matter!

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

The B Ocean 12-12-12 special involves a bit of delayed gratification and is more for someone in search of a staycation (or a good option for out-of-town guests) than those in search of cheap-o treats. Make a reservation for the oceanside hotel on Wednesday, for a stay through September 2013, and get a third night for $12 (with the purchase of two nights at the best available rate), the daily breakfast buffet for $12 per person, and two signature cocktails for $12.

You can still get the $12 breakfast and cocktail deal if you're only staying one or two nights as long as you use the designated 121212 offer code when booking. The catch: You must make the reservation between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, and use that aforementioned 121212 code. Call 1-888-66BHOTELS, or book online at

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Tricia Woolfenden