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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and for those scrambling to find something they think their moms would enjoy, look no further.
This year, Tim Hortons is offering up what we low-key believe is the most incredible gift for any mom whose love for donuts surpasses that of their children.
Upon first glance, it looks nothing more like a hefty hardbound book that would likely collect dust on a coffee table or sit untouched on a shelf for decades at a time. However, when you open it up, you’ll find six Tim Horton’s donuts inside.
The box will be available on May 8 and 9 when you purchase a six-pack of donuts at U.S. locations in Buffalo, Columbus, and Detroit metropolitan areas. All you have to do is ask for the Donut Disguise Box at the counter or drive-thru.
Last year, many of the graduating Class of 2020 had to celebrate from home due to the pandemic. This year, with vaccines rolling out across the country, many students can celebrate a live graduation (albeit limited).
To celebrate this year’s graduating class’s accomplishments, Krispy Kreme brings back their Free Dozen promotion to any seniors graduating in 2021.
Krispy Kreme will give out one Free Graduate Dozen original glazed doughnuts to high school or college seniors who show up to the store dressed in their class of 2021 apparel with no purchase necessary.
This offer will only be available on Thursday, May 13, at participating Krispy Kreme locations while supplies last.
Smashburgers have taken the food scene by storm the past couple of years, especially in Los Angeles. And it’s no wonder as the appeal lies in the variety of textures one gets from biting into one. First, you’re met with the welcoming crisp of the outer layer of the burger patty, which is then followed by the juicy flavor cache inside. Now imagine getting your hands on these delectable smashburgers for just a buck a pop.
Uncool Burgers, home to a wide variety of smashburgers and plant-based chicken sandwiches, is doing just that by offering $1.00 smashburgers from April 30 – May 2. It’s all part of the festivities Uncool has in store for May being National Burger Month. Check the juicy details below:
$1 Uncool Burgers – The namesake burger comes with uncool sauce, onion jam, a cheese crisp, American cheese, and house pickles.
$1 Party in My Plants Burgers – This vegan burger has gained a steady following and features an Impossible smashburger, onion jam, vegan American cheese, truffle island sauce, lettuce, tomato, and house pickles.
Chance to win FRIES FOR LIFE every hour. One lucky winner will find an Uncool sticker in the cup and can redeem a cup of fries once every week for a year.
All it takes to get in on the festivities is to follow @we.are.uncool to redeem the $1 burgers and be eligible for Fries for Life. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal that lets folks grab a ton of the city’s most popular style of burger.
Burger King Italia and the “King of Cheeses,” Parmigiano Reggiano, have assembled their empires to introduce their new Parmigiano Reggiano Burger — a part of the fast food chain’s “Italian Kings” series dedicated to highlighting Italy’s most notable fares.
“This partnership with Burger King proves Parmigiano Reggiano’s versatility… and is the ideal synthesis between the excellence of Italian agrifood products and the American food tradition,” says Nicola Bertinelli, President of the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium.
The Parmigiano Reggiano Burger is made with a new gourmet beef patty, Parmigiano Reggiano-flavored mayonnaise, arugula, fried onions and finished with slices of 15-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheese between a fresh brioche bun.
Produced strictly in select farms of northern Italy’s Reggio Emilia region, Parmigiano Reggiano is only made with three natural ingredients – milk, salt and rennet; and must be matured between 12-48 months before being sold.
In anticipation of this momentous collaboration, Burger King has purchased over 20 tons Parmigiano Reggiano wheels in order to meet such high demand — with each wheel of cheese weighing roughly 90 lbs.
While the Parmigiano Reggiano Burger and the rest of Burger King’s “Italian Kings” series is currently exclusive to Burger King Italia, fans around the world can cook up their own version of the Parmigiano Reggiano Burger using the Consortium’s recipe until it makes its way to your local Burger King.
Sneakerheads and burger enthusiasts, this is your moment.
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have teamed up with iconic sneaker designer Dominic Chambrone, AKA The Shoe Surgeon, to create some exclusive kicks for the chains’ newest burger launch.
The upcoming Steakhouse Angus Thickburger will yield new inspired sneaker designs. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s new sandwich features a hand-seasoned 100% all-beef Angus patty topped with A1 Sauce, two bacon strips, Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, red onion, and mayo on a premium bun,
You can find the shoes at TheSurgeon.com, where you can buy unlimited raffle tickets (at $10 each) for a chance to win a pair. The proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Stars for Heroes — the chains’ fundraising campaign that benefits military-focused organizations.
While Taco Bell has some upcoming plans with Beyond Meat, that hasn’t stopped them from trying to make their own plant-based proteins.
Through April 29th, the chain is testing a “Cravetarian” ground beef substitute that’s made from a blend of pea and chickpea protein. It’s served up just like a classic Taco Supreme, with sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.
According to a release from Taco Bell, this taco contains 10 less calories than a standard Taco Supreme (180 vs 190), but no other nutritional or sustainability benefits are noted. Since this is just a test, were this to go nationwide, we would be likely to get more specific info.
Taco Bell has dabbled in proprietary plant-based substitutes in the past, including an “Oatrageous Taco” in parts of Europe. However, this represents part of a broader initiative where the chain is going all in on having more sustainable options.
Foodbeast was able to try the Cravetarian Taco ahead of its test launch, and found it difficult to differentiate from a standard Supreme Taco. Flavor and texture wise, things are there, and the spices do a decent job of masking any potential taste that the pea or chickpea might provide. Overall, it’s a solid option for vegetarians and non-vegetarians that’s meant as more of an environmental statement than a health food.
Taco Bell’s Cravetarian Taco will be available through April 29th at a single location (14042 Red Hill Avenue, Tustin, California) in Orange County. The individual taco costs $2.19, but you can also swap it into other items for no extra cost.