Move over France: Free promotion sparks 'cheesecake riot' in US


A giveaway of candies ended up on a sour note at a Cheesecake Factory in Virginia.

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Virginia man arrested, is expected to be charged with disorderly conduct after refusing to leave the restaurant.

Starting at 11:30 a.m., customers can get their free cheesecake slice through the DoorDash app by using the promo code "FREESLICE" at checkout.

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Officers did not find a fight but stated there was a large crowd inside the restaurant due to the promotion, which aimed to give away free slices of cheesecake across the country. Police spokeswoman Ashley Savage says nearby roads were jammed and would-be delivery drivers were double-parked. Authorities said a struggle ensued while officers attempted to take the man into custody.

A spokesperson for DoorDash says the food delivery company is aware of the incident and cooperating with local law enforcement.

After the struggle the man was taken to the hospital at his request for possible injuries.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.