Taco Takeover will run Tues., April 20th through Tues., May 4th
(March 23, 2021 – Tampa, Fla.) — Join Creative Loafing, Homeless Empowerment Program, and local Tampa Bay area restaurants for Tampa Bay Taco Takeover, featuring exclusively-priced takeout and dine-in specials on tacos, beer, hard seltzer, and more from Tues., April 20th through Tues., May 4th, with select locations extending their specials into Cinco de Mayo.
How it works: Each participating restaurant will offer a taco special, plus deals on Corona Beer, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer, and more at select locations. A full list of locations and special details, ordering information, a map, social media contest info, and how to vote on Tampa Bay’s Ultimate Taco will be available at tampabaytacotakeover.com
Stay tuned for the first batch of locations to be announced.
This year, CL is excited to be partnering with Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP) on Taco Takeover and a portion of proceeds will benefit the nonprofit. Founded in 1986, HEP is the most comprehensive social service agency in the Tampa Bay area. HEP offers an integrated solution to the issue of homelessness by providing low-income families and individuals, including veterans, with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. As part of its mission, HEP operates a 353-bed facility, offering emergency, transitional and permanent housing to the temporarily homeless. Through housing and critical support services, HEP empowers its residents and helps to break the cycle of homelessness.
CL is currently in search of an Official 2021 Ambassador of Tampa Bay Taco Takeover. Local taco enthusiasts can submit themselves into the running to take home $150 cash plus take over CL’s Instagram stories during Taco Takeover with food photos and videos from their favorite participating locations while reaching CL’s more than 61k+ followers.
Here’s how to enter to become the Official 2021 Ambassador of Tampa Bay Taco Takeover:
Step 1. Share photos of your favorite local taco joints using the hashtag #TampaBayTacoTakeover and don’t forget to tag the location.
Step 2. In the caption, tell CL why you think you deserve the title of Taco Takeover Ambassador.
Step 3. Make sure to tag @cltampabay.
Winner will be selected by a panel of judges on Monday, April 5th (winner must be local to the Tampa Bay area).
Those taking advantage of Taco Takeover specials can share a photo of their Taco Takeover experience on Instagram to be automatically entered to win gift certificates from select Taco Takeover restaurants + $400 in CL Deals.
Here’s how to enter:
Step 1. Snap a photo of your delicious Taco Takeover special.
Step 2. Post your photo on Instagram by adding your location at the participating restaurant. Tag @cltampabay & use the hashtag #TampaBayTacoTakeover
Step 3. Share your photo to be automatically entered to win!
Each location you visit and tag on Instagram automatically gets you an additional entry into the contest.
Plus, Creative Loafing is letting you decide who you think makes Tampa Bay’s Ultimate Taco. All participating locations are up for the coveted title. In 2020, Taco Bus took the title of Tampa Bay’s Ultimate Taco. Voting for the 2021 Ultimate Taco begins at 9 a.m. on Tues., April 20th.
To take advantage of Tampa Bay Taco Takeover from April 20th through May 4th, plus select specials on Cinco de Mayo, all you have to do is ask for the Taco Takeover special. Participating locations and complete special details, including takeout, delivery, online ordering options, and more will be available prior to April 20th.
Local restaurants interested in participating in Taco Takeover can contact Alexis at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Tampa Bay Taco Takeover 2021, visit tampabaytacotakeover.com
Please use the following hashtags for all digital promotions: #TampaBayTacoTakeover
For more information on Homeless Empowerment Program, visit hepempowers.org
For more information on Corona beer, visit coronausa.com
For more information on Topo Chico Hard Seltzer, visit topochicohardseltzerusa.com
About Creative LoafingCreative Loafing is an award-winning alternative, weekly newspaper and website committed to providing Tampa Bay with an independent perspective, up-to-the-minute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings. Creative Loafing offers readers’ unique monthly events and CL Deals, a locally focused platform featuring dining and event experiences at half-off their regular price.
Creative Loafing recently launched a donation-based membership group to build a community around readers and supporters at a time that local media across the country has been struggling, and to help underwrite work in the face of the devastating loss of revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In March, CL’s parent company, Euclid Media Group (EMG), announced layoffs at each of its seven newspapers. In Tampa, seven staffers across editorial, production, events and sales were let go. CL’s small, but mighty, team is dedicated to bringing you up-to-the-minute news. To learn more about CL’s donation-based Press Club, visit cltampa.com/supportlocaljournalism