Wear checkered clothing on #500FashionFridays for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- You can get discounted meals in restaurants across the city on Fridays leading up to the Indianapolis 500, and all you have to do is dress like a checkered flag.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is encouraging fans to show their Indianapolis 500 pride by wearing black and white checkered clothes every Friday before the race in a program called #500FashionFridays.

The program is part of IMS' "500 Forward" plan. The plan also encourages fans to host Indy 500 events and is behind the "Greatest City in Racing" graphic on the JW Marriott hotel downtown. 

If you wear your checkered clothing, post them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the #500FashionFridays hashtag. You can win prices that are announced Monday.

The following restaurants offer discounts if you wear black and white checkered clothes:


  • Iozzo’s Garden of Italy
  • Repeal Restaurant
  • Chef Joseph’s at The Connoisseur Room
  • Greek Islands Restaurant
  • Skyline Club
  • Slippery Noodle
  • High Velocity
  • Ruth’s Chris
  • Burgerhaus
  • Hard Rock Café
  • The Grub House
  • Granite City Food & Brewery
  • Brothers
  • Tastings…A Wine Experience
  • Hot Box Pizza


  • 1911 Grill
  • Union Jacks Pub
  • McGilvery’s
  • Mr. Lino’s
  • Dawsons on Main
  • O’Reilly’s Irish Pub

City Market

  • U-relish
  • CATH Coffee

Food Trucks

  • Brozinni’s Pizzeria
  • Karma Kitchen
  • Droopy’s BBQ
  • Oooweee Chicken
  • Da Blue Lagoon
  • Ali Baba’s

Around Town

  • Tilly’s Tea Room
  • Firehouse Subs Greenwood
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