Get ready for ‘Munch Madness’ with these food deals [SLIDESHOW]

As much as March Madness is about brackets, it’s also really about the food. Any national sports tournament draws in people who want to hang out, eat good food, and watch the games together.

Even better are most restaurants are in the habit of providing great deals during March Madness. We’ll call it “Munch Madness,” after the Boston Globe’s annual restaurant tournament inspired by the games. Because even if your team doesn’t win, beer (and more beer!), pizza and wings with friends can be all the company you need to get through March Madness this year.

Eat well!

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  • Another do-it-yourself option that's so good and so easy to make: pigs-in-a-blanket. (Photo: David K / Flickr)
  • Buca di Beppo preps up its Party Pan Madness, and meatball subs seem pretty rad for watching a game. (Photo: bucadibeppo / Twitter)
  • There's always the do-it-yourself option. Never heard anyone complain about chips and salsa. (Photo: cyclonebill / Flickr)
  • Shots, shots and mo' shots. Who knew there was such a thing as Shot Madness? (Photo: TheCulinaryGeek from Chicago, USA  /Wikimedia Commons)
  • Pizza Hut's WingStreet has launched nationwide and come out swinging with a deal: eight wings for $5. (Photo: Cody Hough / Wikimedia Commons)
  • If a No. 16 seeded team beats a No. 1 seeded team, pigs will fly. No, actually, Little Caesars will give you a Hot-N-Ready combo for free between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 7. Don't worry. If you miss it, there's a lunch combo of four deep-dish pizzas and a 20 oz. for $5. (Photo: Mack Male / Flickr)
  • Hooters, with its wings, beer and waitresses, is having a deal of buy 10 wings, get 10 free, and free pickled appetizers. (Photo: BemLoira BemDevassa from Brasil / Wikimedia Commons)
  • If you really want to go all out, Outback might not be a bad choice. You can get $2.50 off one dinner, $5 off two. The lunch special is $2 off for one, $4 off for two meals. (Photo: Peter Hellberg / Flickr)
  • Fifty percent off Domino's pizza purchased online through Mar. 24. (Photo: The Pizza Review / Flickr)