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McDonald’s To Offer All Day Breakfast Beginning October 6, 2015

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McDonald’s Corp. is embarking on its biggest operational change in years as it tries to increase sales with plans to offer breakfast items all-day at its more than 14,300 U.S. restaurants starting October 6, 2015.

The move to all-day breakfast, which McDonald’s has been testing since March, was approved in a vote by franchisees last week and affirmed on Tuesday by a franchisee leadership council, the company said. It marks the latest new initiative under Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook, who took over on March 1 vowing to revamp the burger giant’s stale image and end a sales slump in its home market that began nearly three years ago.

McDonald’s customers for years have asked the company to sell breakfast items past the traditional 10:30 a.m. cutoff, but the challenges of cooking Egg McMuffins alongside Big Macs deterred the company. In an interview, McDonald’s USA President Mike Andres said it is the biggest strategic move the company has made since it rolled out its McCafe line of coffee and espresso drinks across the U.S. in 2009.

“This is the consumers’ idea. This is what they want us to do,” Andres said. “That’s why I think this could be the catalyst for our turnaround.”

The move could help McDonald’s franchisees who have struggled with slowing sales, though it also creates new costs and complexities. To address their concerns, McDonald’s began testing all-day breakfast about six months ago in San Diego and later in Nashville and Mississippi, and in June, convened a seven-member task force of franchisees to study a nationwide rollout.

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The 33 Best Ice Cream Shops In America

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Few things in life are better than eating an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. So in honor of National Ice Cream Day, HERE is a list of the top 33 ice cream shops in the good ol’ U.S.A.

So gather the family, hop in the station wagon and head to your local frozen confection location! Some national shops are even offering a free ice cream cone today, check out the list HERE.

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Wendy’s Announces Baconator Fries

Wendy’s introduced new Baconator Fries today. The new menu item contain a delicious blend of warm cheddar cheese sauce, freshly-cooked Applewood smoked bacon and shredded cheddar cheese drizzled over Wendy’s natural-cut fries. The suggested price for the bacon fries is $1.99.

Wendy’s will showcase the way bacon should be made on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter through a video series that will launch on July 6. These tongue-in-cheek “after-school” special videos tap into 90s nostalgia trends, entitled Bacon: Scared Straight. The videos will feature bacon puppets voiced over by decorated cartoon actor Billy West, one of the lead voice actors for the show Futurama and the talent behind other memorable characters like Woody the Woodpecker, Ren & Stempy and Doug Funny. Through these farcical videos, “at-risk” bacon teens will be warned of bacon-related dangers that might prevent them from becoming Baconator worthy.

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Meet McBike , An Innovative Product For Cyclists Who Enjoy McDonald’s

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While cycling and fast food don’t seem to go hand in hand, McDonald’s is climbing aboard with a neat packaging idea aimed at bicyclists who enjoy fast food on the run.

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Tribal Buenos Aires in Argentina came up with the McBike idea, which was implemented first in Denmark but seems to be spreading quickly around the globe.

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Pizza Hut Blockbuster Projector Box

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Ad agency Ogilvy & Mather Group HK and their Chief Creative Officer Reed Collins crafted the Blockbuster Box, which allows you to convert a pizza delivery box into a small film projector because movies and pizza were made for each other

The innovative packaging solution takes something you would normally throw out into something you want to keep.

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The secret to each Blockbuster Box is the special pizza table that comes inside each box, which helps prevent the center of the box from touching your pizza and is traditionally made of plastic. The pizza table inside the special Blockbuster Boxes features a lens as part of the design, however, which you can insert into the side of the box after you punch out the perforated hole.

Once you’ve inserted the lens into the side of the pizza box, you’ll then need a smartphone to power the experience. Placing your smartphone in the center of the Blockbuster Box, the lens will magnify your smartphone’s display and project it onto the wall.

Available in 4 tasty designs based on romance, action, sci-fi and horror movie genres – there is a pizza box for everyone to enjoy.

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McDonald’s New Nanoblock Sets

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They only launched this week in Hong Kong, but already McDonald’s have sold out of their fun restaurant themed Nanoblocks sets.

The promotional items consisting of a Big Mac, fries, milkshake, apple pie, McFlurry and tiny McDonald’s restaurant, all built using the novelty toy blocks were individually on sale for $20HKD (around $2.50) when buying a meal and proved to be such a hit with customers that many outlets sold out immediately.

A limited number of extra units have been made available for purchase up until June 24 ($198HKD, or $25 for the full set).

Hopefully we will see a similar campaign in the US as these kitchy blocks would be equally popular here!

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Carl’s Jr. Unveils The Most American Burger Ever

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This summer, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are serving up a delicious symbol of freedom with the arrival of the Most American Thickburger, available beginning May 20. The Most American Thickburger unites three popular American picnic foods together on one bun: a split hot dog and crunchy Lays Kettle Cooked Potato Chips atop a charbroiled 100 percent Black Angus hamburger patty, along with a slice of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup and mustard, served on a Fresh Baked Bun.

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2014 Rookie of the Year Samantha Hoopes and American professional bull rider Douglas Duncan star in a patriotic new TV campaign premiering June 1.

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Gallery 1998 Announces Fictional Food Gallery Show By Joshua Budich Opening On May 22, 2015

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On May 22, 2015 please join Gallery1988 (West) for a massively impressive art show from artist Joshua Budich as he takes us on a trip through some of pop culture’s most memorable fictional foods.

Joshua’s huge new collection depicts your favorite fictitious foodstuffs like the Wonka Bar, Popeye’s Spinach and Lone Star Beer. The comprehensive exhibit will open with a reception from 7-10 PM at G1988 (West) May 22nd. Come meet the artist in person and check out his incredible new work. He will debut 42 new screenprints at this must-see gallery show!

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Olive Garden Announces Breadstick Sandwiches Coming This Summer

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Starting June 1, 2015 Olive Garden patrons will be able to order chicken parmigiana or meatball sandwiches made with their popular breadsticks.

“We’re always looking to evolve our menu,” explains Olive Garden spokeswoman Jessica Dinon. “We’re always bringing on new items, and right now we’re really taking those dishes our guests know and love and giving them more ways to enjoy it. Obviously people love our breadsticks.”

The sandwich breadsticks will be wider, to accommodate the filling. But other than that size change, the recipe and taste will stay the same, says Dinon. Diners will still receive an unlimited supply of breadsticks with their sandwiches, just as they do with any other selection on the menu, along with soup or salad.

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Free Breakfast Tacos At Taco Bell On May 5, 2015

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What’s better than a delicious breakfast to kick-start your day? How about a free delicious Biscuit Taco from Taco Bell?

Taco Bell will be celebrating Breakfast Defector Day on Cinco de Mayo (May 5) and will give away one free Biscuit Taco per customer between 7 and 11am (local time) at participating Taco Bell restaurants.

The Biscuit Taco features a warm, fluffy, buttery biscuit, folded in the shape of a taco and filled with classic breakfast flavors that people love like bacon or sausage with eggs and cheese.

Check out Taco Bell’s social channels to stay up to date on the latest Taco Bell news: Facebook.com/tacobell (Facebook), YouTube.com/tacobell (YouTube), @TacoBell (Twitter), tacobell (Instagram) and @tacobell (Periscope).

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