Huskies’ Win Brings Deals

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photoThe UCONN men’s and women’s teams both won NCAA basketball championship titles – and that means Husky fans are getting more than bragging rights today.

Area businesses are showing  their team spirit with special deals.

To celebrate the double win, Connecticut Moe’s Southwest Grills are offering burritos, regularly as much as $8, for just $1.  Dave Vorchheimer, manager of the West Hartford Moe’s, says people started lining up a half-hour before the store opened at 11 a.m.

Since then hundreds of fans have waited as long as 45 minute in line to get their burrito-for-a-buck.

“The same scene is playing out at other Moe’s locations,” says Vorchheimer. “We’re letting people in in groups of 10 to 15 to try to keep the line moving. I think it’s going to keep going like this until 9 p.m. when we close.”

Amanda Hathaway and Jonathan Cohen, interns at a West Hartford promotions company, heard about the deal on social media and spent their lunch hour waiting in line to score the offer.

The bargain, they said, was worth the wait.

“Hell yeah,” says Hathaway. “Great deal.”

“We love the Huskies,” says Cohen. “And we love the price.”

Other Husky specials:

To celebrate the UConn Men’s and Women’s Basketball NCAA Championships, local Dunkin’ Donuts stores are treating fans who have the Dunkin’ Mobile App to a coupon for a free medium hot or iced coffee on Wednesday, April 9 at participating CT Dunkin’ Donuts (except Fairfield County). Information:

The first 100 customers at CT FroyoWorld locations get 8 oz. of frozen yogurt free on Wednesday, April 9. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. (Participating stores include Cheshire, East Haven, Glastonbury, Hamden, Middletown, Mystic, New Britain, New Haven, New London, North Haven, Southbury, Storrs, Waterbury, Waterford and Westport.)

Domino’s at 1244 Storrs Road in Storrs is including a free order of Stuffed Cheesy Bread with the purchase of a large Hand-Tossed Pizza on Wednesday. Information: 860-429-7969 or