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McDonald’s Giving away Big Mac Sauce Today

McDonald’s Giving away Big Mac Sauce Today

OK, admit it.  They always have told us the McDonald’s secret special sauce is really just Thousand Island Dressing but do you really know that?   Well now you just might be able to.  McDonald&#... »

Chipotle Launches Summer Rewards Program Today

Chipotle Launches Summer Rewards Program Today

Is your mouth watering for free burritos all summer long? Well Chipotle’s new rewards program, Chiptopia will be your new best friend. Starting today (July 1st) the Chiptopia Summer Rewards prog... »

Starbucks Launches New Cold Brew Drinks

Starbucks Launches New Cold Brew Drinks

Starbucks announced it is adding two new cold brew drinks just in time for Summer. The first is a Vanilla Sweet Cream cold brew. It uses traditional cold brew with a house-made sweet vanilla cream. Th... »

James Beard Finalists Announced

James Beard Finalists Announced

The James Beard Foundation revealed the following list of finalists for 2016. Often referred to as the “Oscars of the food world”, the New York City based culinary foundation honors best-i... »

IHOP Serving Free Pancakes Today

IHOP Serving Free Pancakes Today

In case you didn’t know, today is National Pancake Day! To celebrate, IHOP is giving away one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to patrons. Instead of picking up the check, IHOP is encoura... »

Starbucks Making Big Changes To Rewards Program

Starbucks Making Big Changes To Rewards Program

Starbucks is overhauling their rewards system and it’s creating quite a stir amongst loyal customers. As of April, Starbucks will award stars to participating customers based on dollars spent opposed ... »

McDonald’s Finishes 2015 Strong

McDonald’s Finishes 2015 Strong

McDonald's 2015 results are in and it looks like the chain is making a comeback. The fast food giant posted a 5.7% increase over prior year in Q4 domestic sales. The upturn has been attributed to McDo... »

Chipotle Closing All Stores For One Day

Chipotle Closing All Stores For One Day

On February 8th, Chipotle will close all stores nationwide to conduct a team meeting concerning the   company’s recent food safety issues.       Over 1,900 US stores will be ... »

Chick-Fil-A Adding Superfood Side To Menu

Chick-Fil-A Adding Superfood Side To Menu

Starting January 18th, Chick-Fil-A will update their menu by replacing the coleslaw with a kale and broccoli salad. The new side will include a tangy maple dressing, dried sour cherries and mixed roas... »

Anheuser-Busch Acquires Another Craft Brewery

Anheuser-Busch Acquires Another Craft Brewery

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev has acquired a third craft brewery in the past week, Colorado based Breckenridge Brewery. It was only a few days ago that AB InBev announced the purchase of Four Peaks ... »

Le Cordon Bleu Closing All US Schools

Le Cordon Bleu Closing All US Schools

Le Cordon Bleu announced it will be closing all 16 U.S. campuses. Enrollment will end on January 4th and the schools will remain open through 2017 to accommodate current students. »

Charleston’s Randall Goldman Joins James Beard Advisory Board

Charleston’s Randall Goldman Joins James Beard Advisory Board

The James Beard Foundation appointed Randall Goldman, CEO of Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, to it's National Advisory Board. Goldman is the first representative from Charleston, South Carolina,... »

Taco Bell Dives into Serving Alcohol

Taco Bell Dives into Serving Alcohol

Taco Bell is going to roll out alcohol sales in a limited amount of stores over the next 12 months.  Taco Bell, which has earned a reputation over the years as a good place to get a bite after a night... »

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes Get Real

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes Get Real

It’s almost that time of year again. As Labor Day sits just right around the corner – so does Pumpkin Spice season. The popular Starbucks beverage, Pumpkin Spice Latte, will finally be back but ... »

Will Blaze Pizza Fire Up in Charlotte?

Will Blaze Pizza Fire Up in Charlotte?

Blaze, a popular pizza joint, is quickly spreading like wildfire throughout the United States as they reach almost all major cities, and now Canada as well. The franchise originated in Los Angeles in ... »

Bringing City Center to Charlotte Douglas Airport

Bringing City Center to Charlotte Douglas Airport

How many times have you said to yourself, “I have a flight this afternoon so I need to plan on eating before I head to the airport.” The airport has been known to many as a barren wastelan... »

German Grocer Lidl Coming to America

German Grocer Lidl Coming to America

Aldi’s chief European rival Lidl is laying groundwork to cross the pond and set up shop in America.  Both concepts are German.  Lidl has a no-frills approach of displaying most of its products i... »

Doorstep Delivery Coming to Charlotte

Doorstep Delivery Coming to Charlotte

The largest restaurant delivery service in the Southeast and the largest multi-city independently owned restaurant delivery service in the county “Doorstep Delivery” is set to serve even more customer... »

Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill Celebrates “Bang Bang” Grammy Nomination with a Bang

In honor of last night’s Grammy nomination for “Bang Bang” by Ariana Grade, Jesse J and Nicki Minaj, Bonefish Grill is celebrating all day with $5 Bang Bang Shrimp at all locations nationwide. Diners ... »

McDonald’s Cutting Corporate Jobs Faster Than You Can Say “Do You Want Fries With That?”

McDonald’s Cutting Corporate Jobs Faster Than You Can Say “Do You Want Fries With That?”

McDonalds’s cuts 63 Headquarter jobs, more cuts on the way! The layoffs, part of a $100 million cost-cutting effort, affect workers across several departments and take effect Feb. 16, spokeswoman Heid... »

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