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Download ABQ RIDE’s App and Save with the “Chocolate Dude”

“Nine out of ten people like chocolate, the tenth lies.” John Q. Tullius


If you love chocolate (and who doesn’t?), you can indulge your sweet tooth with some amazing chocolate by just by showing ABQ RIDE’s smartphone app. Through Feb. 28, 2014, show the app at Chocolate Dude Coffee and Candy, 3339 Central Ave. NE, Suite E and get a free, chocolate-covered strawberry with every three strawberries purchased.

Chocolate Dude Coffee and Candy is partnering with ABQ RIDE to offer bus riders a sweet deal as they pass through the historic Nob Hill neighborhood. Located at approximately Central and Wellesley Dr. NE, Chocolate Dude is within easy walking distance of several east and westbound stops for the #66-Central, #16/18-The “BUG,” #766-Rapid Ride/Red Line and #777-Rapid Ride/Green Line.

“Partnering with Chocolate Dude is not only a way for ABQ RIDE to support locally-owned businesses, but also a way to support the riders who support these businesses,” said Bruce Rizzieri, Director of ABQ RIDE. “It also demonstrates how city agencies can partner with the community in mutually-beneficial ways.”

Chocolate Dude Coffee and Candy opened for business in September, 2013.  It’s owned by master confectioner Kirk Clark.  He has spent the past 25 years working for some of the region’s best known candy makers.  Now, his Nob Hill store features some of the most premium chocolates and coffee available in New Mexico.  To get the strawberries discount, just show the App or the first page of the App on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android smartphone.

Riders can download a free iOS or Android version of the ABQ RIDE app by going to  Just click on “Transit Mobile Apps” on the front page and you can be connected with the Apple App Store or Google Play (for Android phones).

Knowing where your bus is in real time, as well as getting other bus-related information should be reason enough to download ABQ RIDE’s app.  But now, you can access this information and also indulge your craving for chocolate.   The three-for-one deal on chocolate-covered strawberries runs through the end of February.

“We believe this partnership will help even more riders discover how easy it is to use ABQ RIDE’s App,” said Rizzieri.  “It should also demonstrate how easy it is to take public transportation to practically anywhere you want to go.”


Chocolate-covered strawberries from the "Chocolate Dude"