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Cheeseburger Giveaway At ampm Stores

CHICAGO -- Taxpayers mailing their returns today, April 15, might want to stop at a local ampm for lunch on the way home from the post office. The convenience store chain is offering free samples of its cheeseburgers.

Customers who stop into an ampmstore between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. can pick up a sample, which will be half the size of the regular cheeseburger. Samples will be available at participating stores while supplies last. Customers are limited to one sample each.

Customers also will receive a coupon for a free 20-ounce fountain drink when they purchase a Feeding Frenzy, the retailer's three-item combination of a regular hamburger, regular hot dog, regular cheeseburger, chicken sandwich, corn dog or jalapeno corn dog, for $2.79.

Andrew Baird, BP’s vice president of marketing for ampm, said he hopes the refreshments will make April 15 a little more palatable for taxpayers. "People are more budget-conscious than ever, but belt-tightening is no fun," Baird said. "So, on the day when wallets might feel a little lighter, ampm is encouraging consumers to indulge themselves with too much good stuff."

Radio advertising promoted the offer April 13 and 14, as well as the morning of April 15.

The ampm brand was founded in 1978 in Southern California by ARCO, which was acquired by BP plc in 2000. For further information, visit

Information regarding BP’s franchising opportunities is available at www.bpampmfranchise.comfor the Midwestern and Southeastern United States and at www.arcoampmfranchise.comfor the Western United States.

ARCO-branded ampm stores are currently found in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Arizona. BP-branded ampm stores are located in Chicago, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Atlanta. There are also more than 1,800 ampm stores in Brazil and Japan.

BP markets more than 15 billion gallons of gasoline every year to U.S. consumers through 13,000 retail outlets. BP is the single, global brand formed by the combination of the former British Petroleum, Amoco Corp., Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), ARAL and Burmah Castrol.
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