PORTLAND -- When Taco Bell chalupa coupons were no longer offered for every 100-point Blazers home game, McDonald's stepped in to fill the void with coupons for free Sausage McMuffins with Egg.
Now a Portland company is offering another option.
Background: Blazers to offer McMuffins after scoring 100
Roving food cart KOi Fusion is not officially teaming up with the Blazers, but has offered a free taco in exchange for each McMuffin voucher.
Although it's early in the season, the Blazers have already given out plenty of the coupons, scoring more than 100 in three of their first four home games. They're 9-2 and lead their division.
"We are soaking up that winning feeling and standing by for all the taco hungry Bball fans who would rather enjoy a taco than scarf a breakfast item!" A statement on the KOi Fusion website reads. "And don’t think that this is a limited time thing either–if there’s a five-season deal in place, know that we are in it for the long haul!"
"Blazers fans were throwing away McMuffin coupons," KOi Fusion owner Bo Kwon told KGW Tuesday. "We'll trade them for a free taco and give the coupons to the homeless."
But he added that the coupons must be turned in to KOi Fusion ASAP, so that the people receiving the Egg McMuffin coupons still have time to use them before they expire, three days after the game.
"The Blazers are looking into it, but were declining comment for now," said spokesman Michael Lewellen
Will fans embrace the new unofficial promotion? We'll find out next time the Blazers score 100 at home. They take on the Bulls Friday at 7.
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One local rap duo was so upset about losing the chalupa promotion, they wrote a song and produced a video about it.
KGW reporter Katherine Cook contributed to this report.