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Spider-Man threads net a free Carl's Jr. burger July 4

June 25, 2012 | 10:59 am

Dust off that Spider-Man costume from Halloweens past because, if you have the courage to wear it in public -- specifically, to a Carl's Jr. -- this Independence Day, it'll net you a free grilled cheese bacon burger.

As part of a promotional tie-in with the July 3 release of Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man," any appropriately clad web-slinger who swings into a Carl's Jr. or Hardee's restaurant starting at 11 a.m. on Independence Day will be rewarded with an "Amazing Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger" (a charbroiled beef patty tucked between two slices of grilled bread and augmented with bacon, American cheese, Swiss cheese and mayo) which would otherwise cost a grand total of $3.29.

Apparently the folks behind the counter won't care if your costume is a professionally made store-bought version or a home-spun, DIY version of the instantly recognizable red and blue body suit, but in the interest of not setting off everyone's Spidey sense, everyone involved is asking that you leave the mask part at home -- or at least in the car --during your visit. And don't try to play sneaky spider by hitting the drive-through, since the offer is only open to dine-in customers.

And, to keep folks from channeling their inner Peter Porker, there's a limit of one free burger per costumed customer -- while supplies last.


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-- Adam Tschorn

Photo: The "Spider-Man eats free" TV ad campaign encourages Spider-fans to dress like the web-slinger to get a free burger from Carl's Jr. or Hardee's on July 4. Credit: CKE Restaurants Inc.