Cheesecake Factory offers free cheesecake slices on 40th anniversary

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

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A free cheesecake promotion at a Northern Virginia Cheesecake Factory turned into chaos Wednesday afternoon, resulting in the arrest of one man.

What's happening: In celebration of their 40th anniversary, The Cheesecake Factory is giving away 40,000 slices of free cheesecake via DoorDash.

The suspect was taken to the hospital following the struggle and officials said they anticipate that he'll be charged with disorderly conduct upon his release from the hospital.

All you have to do is place the order on the DoorDash app or website and use the promo code FREESLICE on any slice of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake priced at $8.95 or less, per TODAY.

The delivery app will also be offering a $0 delivery fee on all Cheesecake Factory orders from December 5 to December 11.

Police spokeswoman Ashley Savage says nearby roads were jammed, would-be delivery drivers were double-parked and there were reports of a fistfight. To manage traffic, officers were called to the establishment around 1 p.m.

A person allegedly acting disorderly was asked to leave the restaurant but refused to listen to officers, according to officials. Savage says the individual requested medical attention after the altercation and was taken to a hospital.

Police remained at the Cheesecake Factory to monitor the crowds.

A DoorDash spokesperson told Fox News they are 'aware of this incident, and are cooperating with local law enforcement'.

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