Here’s How to Get a Dozen Free Doughnuts from Krispy Kreme


Who: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

What: Celebrating their annual Day of the Dozens, Krispy Kreme is giving away a free dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts. Customers who purchase an dozen of the Original Glaze will become eligible to receive the free dozen. They just have to present a coupon either in printed form or on their mobile device.

Where: The deal will be availiable at all participating Krispy Kreme locations in the US and Canada.

When: Friday, Dec. 12.



Chipotle London Offers Free Burritos to Ugly Christmas Sweater Wearers



You know that ugly Christmas jumper your mum knits for you every Christmas? Well, now it can finally serve a purpose other than sheer embarrassment and humiliation.

For those of you who love a bloody good burrito, pop into any of the six Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in London on any Saturday in December wearing your lovely festive knitwear and you will be entitled to a free burrito, burrito bowl, salad or tacos.

Mind you, the freebie is only available on Saturdays between 4 pm – 6 pm, so don’t faff around too much. It would be an absolute nightmare to miss such an opportunity to put a holiday jumper to good use.

Chipotle, which hails from the States, opened its first restaurant in Europe at Charing Cross Road in central London back in 2010. It has since rescued the Brits from what was previously, quite a grim and limited Mexican food offering.

Picthx Chipotle UK

Fast Food

McDonald’s Delays McRib Return Until December

Well, f*ck.

Disclaimers first, I may just be speaking for the western coast of the United States here, but it definitely feels like one of the laggiest fall seasons ever.

Usually by the time the first day of school rolls around, the sky’s consistently overcast and the weather’s a steady 70-80 degrees. But it’s the third week of September now and it’s been so hot lately that 77 degrees at 9 a.m. is actually considered cool.

And now, to round it all out, someone at McDonald’s has just leaked a memo that the seasonal McRib–normally out in October–won’t return to the Mickey D’s menu boards until the second half of December.

(Which, should conspiracy theorists be believed, actually means we’ll only get to savor our favorite wintry fare for about a week before everything goes to hell.)

The reason for the dreadful change in season? The weather, supposedly. According to Ad Age, fourth-quarter 2011 and first quarter 2012 “marked one of the mildest winters in years”–boosting McDonald’s sales to up to 9.8%, and giving them ample reason to attempt to match that number this year by delaying the McRib’s release.

Which, all right, fine, is a completely understandable excuse on Mickey D Corporate’s part, but couldn’t they have found another way? They’re already introducing a Cheddar Bacon Onion Angus Burger and chicken sandwich in place of the McRib in fall, as well as the new Fish McBites due out in February. Why not just roll out Twister Fries or McNoodles or Smore’s Pies to grab new consumers for the holidays, and leave the rest of us to our McRibs in peace?

Come on, McDonald’s. Where’s your holiday spirit?

Fast Food

Subway’s December $5 Featured Footlong — Western Egg & Cheese

As 2011 comes to an end, Subway’s $5 Featured Footlong for the month of December will be their Western Egg & Cheese. Sink your teeth into their savory Black Forest ham, your choice of cheese, egg, and veggies to top off the sandwich. If you must really follow their picture to a perfect T, then feel free to make that a Western with egg whites, Swiss cheese, onions and bell peppers on their toasted flatbread.

Please note that although eggs are synonymous with their breakfast line-up, this sub will be featured all throughout the day until the end of December. Eat, and enjoy! If December 2012 marks the end of humanity, then this last December on Earth better be damn worth it!


Adventure: Espresso Royale Caffe (Boston, Massachusetts)

It’s December, time to grab your favorite book, throw on a scarf, chill and people-watch at your local coffee/tea shop… Or act super Indie and paint portraits and read poems aloud to strangers! Either way, my friend Emily knew of the perfect place with just the right vibe! The Espresso Royale Caffe was only couple blocks away from where we were staying in Boston, and was apparently well-known  for their delicious tea, coffee, bagels and laid-back atmosphere! Check it out how we got all Edgar-Allen-Po in this biatch: