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Wendy’s Pretzel Pub Chicken


Wendy’s just introduced the Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich. The restaurant describes the new menu item as follows:

“A lightly breaded chicken breast topped with natural muenster cheese, honey mustard and a warm cheddar sauce all atop a soft pretzel bun.”

The 650 calorie sandwich has a suggested retail price of $4.79

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Satisfries Are Free At Burger King On Saturday October 12th & Sunday October 13th


On October 12th and 13th, Burger King is giving away its new Satisfries.  All customers who visit Burger King during the hours fries would normally be served, will get a free order. No coupons. No ID cards.  No questions. Although, it is a one-per-customer limit.

The new, crinkle-cut fries debuted last week. The fries have 30% less fat and 20% fewer calories than Burger King’s current fries. A small serving of BK’s Satisfries comes in at 270 calories with 11 grams of fat. That compares to 340 calories and 15 grams of fat for a small serving of its classic fries. There is no change in ingredients for the new fries, but the fries absorb less oil, so they have fewer calories.

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Bottleneck Gallery To Release Big Boy Print By Laurent Durieux At New York Comic Con

Bottleneck Gallery will release this “Big Boy” print by Laurent Durieux at NYCC. Starting Thursday October 10, 2013 head to booth 2167 as a portion of the prints will be allocated each day until Saturday when Bottleneck will release the remaining prints.

A special very limited sale of the prints in this show will be on Saturday, October 12th at 1pm Eastern (10am PDT) HERE.


Big Boy by Laurent Durieux
18″ x 24″ Giclee
Edition of 100 Signed & Numbered

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Burger King New Fries: Lower Calorie, Crinkle-Cut ‘Satisfries’ Added To Menu

After unveiling its $1 French fry burger, Burger King isn’t done adding items to its menu. In an effort to add healthier options, BK announced its new lower calorie, crinkle-cut fries, “Satisfries,” on Monday.

“Satisfries” contain 190 calories and 8 grams of fat, which Burger King said is 30 percent fewer calories and 40 percent less fat than a serving of rival McDonald’s fries. The new fries have 270 calories, compared with 340 for a small order of regular fries.

The fries will hit Burger Kings on Tuesday at just 30 cents more than a regular order of French fries; “Satisfries” will cost $1.89 compared to $1.59 for regular fries.

“Satisfries” have fewer calories and less fat thanks to a new batter recipe and a crinkle-cut that doesn’t absorb as much oil in the frying process, the company said.

Burger King, though, said customers and fast food lovers alike will notice no difference in taste. The Daily Beast, which posted a review of the fries, agreed.

The impact of adding these fries will be huge since one in two Burger King customers order fries, for 56 million orders monthly. The move comes as consumer advocate groups pressure the U.S. food and beverage industry, especially fast-food chains, to offer healthier alternatives, since one-third of Americans are obese, Reuters reported.

Last month, Burger King unveiled its new “French Fry Burger,” costing $1 that consists of a standard burger topped with four French fries.

Burger King French Fry

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Get Free Chick-fil-A Food on Cow Appreciation Day, July 12, 2013


Time to break out your cow-spotted apparel and leave your wallet out to pasture!

On Friday, July 12th, Chick-fil-A Restaurants nationwide will celebrate Cow Appreciation Day by offering a FREE meal to any guest who visits the restaurant fully dressed as a cow!

Guests dressed “head-to-hoof” in cow attire will be given a FREE Chick-fil-A Meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner). And if you’re “too chicken” to wear a full cow costume, Chick-fil-A will give a complimentary entree to anyone partially dressed in cow attire (such as a cow-spotted scarf, purse, hat or other accessory).

Visit http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Cows/Appreciation-Day for more details about the event, FAQs, and a downloadable cow costume Starter Kit.


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Yogurtland Looney Tunes Launch Party On July 8, 2013, Get Free Yogurt At Select Locations


This summer, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, Tweety, Marvin the Martian and Taz are coming to life in a most delicious way at Yogurtland, in this exciting collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

From July 8 – Sept. 15, Yogurtland will introduce six, delicious new frozen yogurt and sorbet flavors and toppings –with the new flavors introduced every two weeks –inspired by the loveable Looney Tunes characters their personalities and favorite snacks and treats. Each character will have their own collectible spoon and cup, and Yogurtland is offering a new line of co-branded merchandise including notepads, pencils, key chains and melamine bowls, while supplies last.


The promotion kicks off July 8 with character appearances, prizes and free yogurt parties at select Yogurtland locations.

The new flavors include:

– Yogurtland’s new Carrot Cake frozen yogurt blends real carrots, hand-selected spices and cream cheese frosting for a taste that will have fans saying, “What’s Up, Doc!” In honor of Bugs Bunny’s favorite snack, Yogurtland will be serving shredded carrots – the company’s first vegetable topping.

– Inspired by Daffy Duck, Decadent Dark Chocolate Orange frozen yogurt blends premium cocoa with a light natural orange finish for a flavor that’s so decadent it’s “deth-picable!” Top it off with dark chocolate, orange-covered cranberries.

– The best thing since the Illudium Q-36 Space Modulator according to Marvin the Martian, Kosmic Fruit Kaboom Sorbet is out-of-this-world delicious with pineapple, lime, banana and a secret ingredient – spinach. Need more Kaboom? Top if off with Pop Rocks for an added explosion of flavor. (59-cents per individual packet)

– On the delicate side, Lemon Cream Cookie frozen yogurt is a tasty “tweat” even Tweety Bird would “twy.” Made with real cookies and lemon, this flavor will make “puddy tats” jealous.

– Inspired by Road Runner, Cactus Berry Tart combines real cactus pear with Northwest Marion blackberries, blueberries, and red raspberries for a light tart taste guaranteed to cool down even the hottest day in the desert. “Beep! Beep!”

– Taz would chew his way through anything to get to Yogurtland’s Devil’s Food Cake frozen yogurt. Top off this untamed chocolate deliciousness with shaved curls of dark chocolate that will leave taste buds swirling.

Enjoying the Looney Tunes-inspired flavors can also earn fans free yogurt. Using Yogurtland’s mobile app, fans can scan QR codes on the in-store flavor cards and earn 4-ounces of free yogurt after collecting four character codes, and 6-ounces after collecting all six codes.

Southern California July 8th launch party locations include: Alhambra, Anaheim, Arcadia, Artesia, Beverly Connection, Burbank Media Center, Carson, Century City Mall, Chino Hills, Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa 17th St, Culver City, Dana Point, Downey Gateway, Encino, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Gardena, Ladera Heights, Lakewood, Manhattan Beach, Mira Loma, Miracle Mile, Mission Viejo, Monrovia, Northpark, Northridge, Plaza Mexico, Redondo Beach, Reseda, Rossmoor, San Pedro, Santa Monica Promenade, Temecula, The Quad – Whittier, Torrance, Universal City Walk, USC Gateway, Village at Orange, Village Del Amo, Wilshire and Vermont. Check with your preferred party spot for exact times and details.


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Wendys To Introduce New Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger On July 4, 2013


Wendy’s Co. The Dublin-based fast-food chain expects to be serving its highly anticipated Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger ($4.69 ) nationwide by July 4, 2013.

It will be offered all summer long.

The limited-time offer, which has been in the works for more than a year, is Wendy’s highest-testing burger to come through its product development pipeline since it recommitted to its development efforts in the last several years.

Described as a pub-style cheeseburger, the key feature is (obviously) the pretzel bun, made using the same process used to make soft pretzels. Other ingredients include a nine-green spring mix, red onion and tomatoes, both a warm cheddar cheese sauce and a slice of cheddar cheese, a sweet and smoky honey mustard sauce and thick, applewood-smoked bacon all on a quarter-pound burger.

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Rita’s Frozen Custard & Italian Ice Opens In Redondo Beach, CA


Rita’s, famous on the East Coast for its Italian ice and frozen custard, opened in the Redondo Shores Shopping Center on May 17th.

The Redondo Beach location of the Philadelphia-based dessert chain is the second store to open on the West Coast, according to co-owner Joshua Pascua, who opened the Redondo location with his friend from Junior High, Jake Cosme.

Cosme first discovered Rita’s while attending the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. and later introduced Pascua to the world of the delicious frozen desert treats. The pair decided to go into business together after their service in the Marine Corps.


In addition to selling its flavored ice and custard, as well as combinations of the two, Rita’s sells hand-twisted soft pretzels from Los Angeles-based Prospect Pretzels.

Rita’s is located at 403 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. in South Redondo Beach from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

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Dunkin’ Donuts To Open In Southern California in 2015

Today Nigel Travis, CEO, Dunkin’ Brands announced that Dunkin’ Donuts will be expanding into Southern California. The restaurant chain  is now actively seeking franchisees to open Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernadino, Ventura and Orange Counties in California. The first new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in California are expected to open in 2015.



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Starbucks Introduces Environmentally-Friendly $1 Reusable Cups

Introducing the new, reusable (and recyclable) Starbucks cup for hot beverages.

While Starbucks has sold reusable mugs and tumblers for years, what makes this new reusable cup exciting is that it’s yours for only $1. It’s a quality, low-cost option to enjoy your favorite Starbucks beverage. And since you receive a 10 cent discount each time you use it in stores, it pays for itself in just ten uses – and then factor in the fact you have saved ten paper cups.

If you use it for a month, you will help avoid using more than a pound of paper, or 3.5 lbs of wood. Plus, at the end of its life, if polypropylene (#5) plastic recycling is available in your region, you can recycle this cup and truly minimize your impact on the planet!

The program was first tested in Starbucks’ hometown of Seattle and throughout the already environmentally-friendly Pacific Northwest. It’s the same spirit that has encouraged shoppers to bring their own bags with them in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, both of which have enacted bans on plastic bags, requiring customers to bring their own or purchase reusable cloth bags. Seeing success, the reusable cups are now being rolled out to all of the U.S. and Canada.


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