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Original Baby's Cheesesteak and Lemonade gave away free Twinkies

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ORLAND PARK, Ill. (FOX 32 News) -

If you have a craving for Twinkies and can't find them on the shelves any more because of the hostess bankruptcy, there is hope.

The Original Baby's Cheesesteak and Lemonade gave away free Twinkies, along with 2,200 chocolate cupcakes, to customers at its restaurants in Country Club Hills and in Orland Park all day long Wednesday.

The owners bought 10,000 packs of Twinkies and Ho-Hos from a local store. He says workers used two mini-vans to make two trips to a Hostess outlet and buy the Twinkies and cupcakes.

Rather than cash in by selling them on E-Bay, they are going to give them away for free to customers.

The restaurant got the idea as a promotion after Hostess announced it was closing last month. Andre DeLeon is with the restaurant.

The restaurant even offered a Twinkie milkshake. Customer Lindsey Huber drove an hour from Hoffman Estates to get the free Twinkie. She says her Twinkie, "is going to get eaten today."

Customer Gracelynn DeLaurentus says she stopped in to get the Twinkies so she can put them in her children's Christmas stockings.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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