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Cheetos pop-up restaurant opening for two days

Published: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 7:53 PM

Cheetos Pop-Up Restaurant Opening For Two Days

A new pop-up restaurant, run by celebrity chef celebrity chef Anne Burrell, is set to feature a Cheetos-inspired three-course menu.

Mashable reported that The Spotted Cheetah is set to open Aug. 15 for two days in New York.

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The restaurant will feature an unconventional three-course menu, which will include Cheetos meatballs, Flamin’ Hot Limón tacos, Flamin’ Hot white cheddar mac n’ Cheetos and Cheetos Sweetos crusted cheesecake, among several other Cheetos-inspired dishes and desserts.

“I had so much fun curating this specially crafted, one-of-a-kind menu for the first Cheetos restaurant, Burrell said in a news release about the restaurant. “I can’t wait to see guests’ reactions.”

Prices for a three-course meal range from $8 to $22, according to Forbes.

People hoping to eat at the pop-up restaurant will need reservations, but Money reported that most tables have already been booked. An online wait list is available for those hoping to visit.

For those who won’t be able to make the once-in-a-lifetime Cheetos pilgrimage to New York, the recipes will also be released online on Aug. 15 in a free digital cookbook.

McDonald's replacing McFlurry machines after complaints

Published: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 2:50 PM
Updated: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 2:50 PM


            McDonald's is replacing older McFlurry machines with ones that require less time to clean and maintain. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
McDonald's is replacing older McFlurry machines with ones that require less time to clean and maintain. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

McDonald's is replacing older McFlurry machines after customer complaints about them being broken.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the new machines will have fewer parts, making them easier to maintain and clean.

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The new machines, which will be rolling out in restaurants in the U.S. and Europe, will dispense more flavors than older ones and require less time to clean.

Older machines, according to McDonald's, require daily cleaning that can take up to four hours, which means during many locations' 24 hours of operation, the machines are out of use.

“We regularly service our soft-serve equipment during off-peak hours,” a spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal in January. “Customers who come in during that time may encounter a longer wait time or soft-serve dessert unavailability.”

Although McDonald's says the replacements are to make treat-making more efficient, speculation on social media has long been that customers are told the machine is broken because employees may not feel like cleaning the older machines or making the dessert at all.

Burger King dresses as ghost of McDonald's for Halloween

Published: Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 10:49 PM
Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 10:49 PM


            (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

There's nothing like some Halloween cheer to spice up a fast food restaurant rivalry.

Burger King and McDonald's have been competitors for decades, but BK's prank take things a bit further.

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Mashable reported that, in a new promotional video posted to YouTube, a Burger King restaurant and accompanying sign are seen covered in white cloth with two holes and yellow  eyebrows reminiscent of the iconic McDonald's arches.

The Queens, New York, location of the restaurant also has a sign that said, "Boooooo. Just kidding. We still flame grill our burgers. Happy Halloween."

Ouch.

Whether or not McDonald's will respond isn't clear. If the past is any indication, though, it will not.

When Burger King challenged McDonald's to team up to combine their signature burgers -- the Whopper and Big Mac, respectively -- in 2015, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook declined the offer in a Facebook post, saying, "We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference. ... (L)et's acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war. ... P.S.: A simple phone call will do next time."

Arby's is celebrating hunting season with venison sandwiches

Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 8:10 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 8:10 PM


            (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.)
(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.)

Hunting season has begun, and Arby's is offering venison sandwiches to celebrate.

The Atlanta-based fast-food chain announced in a Wednesday news release that restaurants at select locations across six states will have thick-cut venison sandwiches on the menu.

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Restaurants in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Georgia -- states Arby's said have "heavy deer hunting areas" -- are offering the item starting Oct 31.

The sandwiches have thick-cut venison steak marinated in garlic and cooked for three hours. They're topped with onions and berry sauce in between a toasted roll.

Arby’s Brand President and Chief Marketing Officer Rob Lynch told USA Today that the "100 percent deer meat" comes from the hind quarters of free-range, grass-fed deer.

"Bringing venison to our menu also allows us to continue to set ourselves apart from the competition when it comes to proteins," Lynch said. "You simply can’t find this at other restaurant chains."

Arby's said the following restaurants will have venison sandwiches for a limited time that varies by location:

Available Oct. 31-Nov. 3

2044 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37228

Available Nov. 4-6

3821 Tower Ave., Superior, Wisconsin 54880

1690 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416

704 Highway 33 South, Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

348 Lincoln Ave. SE, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301

3275 First St. S, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301

4415 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342

Available Nov. 12-15

4229 W Vienna Rd., Clio, Michigan 48420

4040 17 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs, Michigan 49319

1215 M 89, Plainwell, Michigan 49080

8685 Birch Run Rd., Birch Run, Michigan 48415

Available Nov. 25-28

5205 Library Road, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 15102

4260 Ohio River Blvd., Bellevue, Pennsylvania  15202

16 Towne Center Drive, Leechburg, Pennsylvania  15656

2539 W State St., New Castle, Pennsylvania  16101

2648 Ellwood Rd., New Castle, Pennsylvania  16101

3224 Wilmington Rd., New Castle, Pennsylvania 16105

Dunkin' Donuts cheesecake? Chain introduces cream-filled squares

Published: Monday, April 06, 2015 @ 8:08 AM
Updated: Monday, April 06, 2015 @ 8:25 AM


            Cheesecake Squares. Photo credit: Dunkin' Donuts / Facebook
Cheesecake Squares. Photo credit: Dunkin' Donuts / Facebook

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Like cheesecake? Dunkin’ Donuts, home of the 300-calorie Croissant Donut, is introducing cream-filled Cheesecake Squares for the month of April.

The doughnut-like squares – one of several new menu items – are filled with a cheesecake cream, iced with white frosting and sprinkled with either Oreo or raspberry-flavored candy bits.

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The squares come in at 340 calories, according to the Dunkin' Donuts website.

To find a Dunkin’ location, visit DunkinDonuts.com.