Category Archives: Food & Drink

Get A Free McDonald’s McFlurry On May 4 For Anyone Who’s Ever Thought Their Spoon Was a Straw

McDonald’s McFlurry spoon is misunderstood and every true McDonald’s fan understands the struggle of confusing it for a straw. While the fast food restaraunt can’t change the iconic hollow spoon (a key piece of the mixing process), they can help ease the sting of your facepalm upon figuring out how to use it.

How? McDonald’s is giving everyone who has ever even thought the spoon was a straw…so yeah, everyone…a FREE Regular Size Caramel Brownie McFlurry on May 4 at participating McDonald’s. Simply scan the offer code in McDonald’s App and pick up their newest treat at your local participating restaurant, no purchase necessary.

Don’t want to leave the house? From May 3-9, you can get a FREE Regular Size Caramel Brownie McFlurry when you make a minimum $15 purchase exclusively on McDelivery with Uber Eats.

Consider it their way of making that salty moment of confusion just a little sweeter.

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Candylab Food Truck Toys

Candylab has a clear and enthusiastic mission: to make the absolute best wooden toy vehicles on the market. The company is comprised of gearheads, designers, engineers, parents who have banded together to become toymakers, with an unflinching commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Now, Candyland is celebrating those roving 4 wheeled colorful vehicles filled with deliciousness – the food truck!

Among their fun collection of wooden toy cars, you’ll find trucks featuring delicious treats like burgers, hot dogs, pretzels, ice cream, and more.

The trucks are made of solid beech wood, water-based paint. a clear urethane coat, and ABS plastic wheels.

Check out the set HERE , each car retails for $15.95.

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5 Effective Ways To Survive Opening A New Restaurant

Opening a business at any time is challenging. You need to have a good business plan, financial support, and the vision to bring customers in and give them what they want, even if they don’t know they want it. 

It is difficult in a good economy and much harder in an economy that is still dealing with the effects of a global pandemic. Yet, many people are successfully starting businesses and, in some ways, this could be the best opportunity you have to get your business off the ground. 

1. Be Prepared

You will have created a business plan before you opened your new restaurant. The plan gives you an idea of your goals, the costs involved, potentially turnover, and can help you to get finance if you need it. 

However, no matter how well you plan, things will happen that you cannot control and perhaps don’t expect. You don’t need to guess all the things that can go wrong. Instead, you need to be prepared for the idea that things will go wrong. 

That means staying calm and making sure you have a small financial safety net to help you through difficult situations. There will be unexpected costs.

2. Do Not Focus On Profit

Opening a restaurant means you have a passion for food and want to supply high-quality food to customers. However, the simple fact is that most restaurants do not make a profit in their first year.

That’s why if you want to be successful you must not focus on profit. Instead, focus on sales. If you are reaching your projected turnover and appear to have happy customers you are on track for success.

3. Get The Right Equipment

It can be tempting to cut corners when you first launch your business. For example, using domestic food preparation equipment to minimize costs. However, investing in the right equipment, such as industrial food machinery, is cheaper in the long run and easier to look after.

In addition, it is easier to justify the expense when you are starting up than it is a year or two into your business.

Having the right equipment makes everyone’s lives easier. 

4. Understand Staffing Issues

The problem with a new restaurant is that you will need staff to keep the customers happy. Of course, you will not want to have too many staff on hand and be paying them for nothing. But, not having enough staff is worse as you will create a bad impression to customers which is very detrimental to future business.

That’s why you need to keep a close eye on the trends and when your restaurant s busiest. Overstaffing initially will help you to build a good reputation and allow you to trim excess staff as you work out the trends and which staff are the best.

5. Be Aware of New Friends

Once you open a bar or restaurant you will find you have an array of new friends. Everyone wants to know the owner and get a free drink or more. You need to stay focused on your goals for the restaurant, not living the lifestyle. That is the difference between success and failure.

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McDonald’s Star Wars Happy Meal Character-Themed Disc Shooter Ships

This week McDonald’s released a new wave of Star Wars Happy Meal toys. The character-themed disc shooter ships will be available at participating McDonald’s until April 26 or while supplies last.

The toys are:

-Yoda in a Republic Cruiser
-Chewbacca in the Millennium Falcon
-Sith Trooper in a Star Destroyer
-Darth Vader in his TIE Fighter
-Finn in the Millennium Falcon
-Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing
-Kylo Ren in his TIE Fighter
-First Order Trooper in a Star Destroyer
-Boba Fett in his Slave 1

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Cereal

With Ghostbusters: Afterlife hitting arriving in theaters this November, General Mills gives fans an early taste of the film with the release of Ghostbusters cereal!

Ghostbusters cereal borrows inspiration from the upcoming movie release which is a continuation of the iconic 80’s flick, premiering later this year. In anticipation for the sequel, enjoy fruity flavored sweetened corn puffs with ghost and ectoplasm-shaped marshmallows. 

The sweet breakfast treat will be available beginning early-to-mid April for a limited time. (MSRP: Family Size $3.99, Mid-Size $2.50)

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Listen To Josh Groban’s Beautiful Baked Bean Ballad

Bush’s Beans and Josh Groban teamed up to give the bean the ballad it deserves. The musical fruit has never sounded so beautiful.

“For a schmancy affair or dad’s barbecue grillin’
Or outta the can like a cowboy villain
Here’s to beans
Beautiful beans!”

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Yabba Dabba Doo! Pebbles Cereal Bakes Up New Birthday Cake-Inspired Cereal To Celebrate Its 50th Birthday

Birthday Cake PEBBLES™ cereal

What’s a birthday party without cake? To celebrate its 50th birthday this year, Pebbles cereal is launching a new limited-edition Birthday Cake Pebbles cereal featuring festive, colorful flakes in blue, pink and yellow, and a classic vanilla birthday cake and frosting flavor. The new cereal will begin rolling out nationwide in April and will be available while supplies last.

The new Birthday Cake Pebbles cereal is available in three package sizes – 10 ounces, 19 ounces and 40 ounces. Each box features a recipe for Dinosaur Egg Cake Pops and Flintstones-inspired Stone Age party games on the back.

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Tostitos “One Upper” With Dan Levy & Kate McKinnon

Tostitos has added another flavor to its line of tortilla chips: habanero.

To help spread word of the new product, the Frito-Lay brand has enlisted actors Kate McKinnon and Dan Levy to star in an ad campaign. The duo recently worked together on Saturday Night Live. McKinnon is a longtime cast member. Levy hosted the show on Feb 6.

In the spot, McKinnon and Levy try to outdo each other with quips and gestures aiming to describe the spiciness of Tostitos habanero chips.

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Pepsi To Release Limited-Edition Peeps Marshmallow Cola For Spring

Pepsi is making the start to spring more exciting this year with a new, one-of-a-kind collaboration with the Peeps Brand. The two iconic brands are excited to introduce Pepsi x Peeps, a delicious new beverage that combines the crisp, refreshing taste of Pepsi cola with the pillowy-soft and sweet Peeps Marshmallow flavor consumers love. The instantly recognizable Peeps-inspired design on 7.5-ounce Pepsi mini-cans in bright yellow, pink and blue colorways makes Pepsi x Peeps the ideal accessory and thirst quencher for springtime.

Pepsi and Peeps are calling on fans to show the world how they’re enjoying their favorite springtime activities – in a safe, socially distant manner – through the #HangingWithMyPEEPS sweepstakes. Fans can submit photos of themselves enjoying the spring with Peeps Marshmallow Chicks and Bunnies by tagging @PEPSI, #HangingWithMyPEEPS and #PepsiSweepstakes on Twitter and Instagram for the chance to win a coveted limited-edition three-pack of Pepsi x Peeps.

The #HangingWithMyPEEPS national sweepstakes kicks off today and, in addition to the three-pack prizes, will award 10 grand prize winners with an epic collector’s package of Pepsi x Peeps. Pepsi x Peeps mini cans are only available for a limited time, so make sure to get out there and tag your Peeps candy!

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Jell-O Is Giving Away The Office Themed Stapler Prank Kits

March 2021 marks the 16th birthday of the hit NBC sitcom The Office and dessert brand Jell-O has found a fun way to mark the show’s anniversary—giving fans the chance to recreate one of its most iconic scenes!

Who can forget Jim’s famous prank against Dwight involving a stapler set in Jello?

To celebrate this famous practical joke, Jello has created a limited edition “Stapler Mold Prank Kit” giveaway, which includes a stapler-shape mold, five boxes of Jell-O and a step-by-step guide to help fans recreate the celebrated jape. It also comes with a $60 subscription gift card.

You can enter at jellomoldprank.com.

One Hundred winners will be selected in a random drawing which will take place on March 22.

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