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KFC Tests New Sandwich In Response To Popeyes, Here’s Where To Find It

When Popeyes launched their premium chicken sandwich, the item became a viral sensation with cars piling up at drive-thrus and customers buying out sandwiches for weeks at a time. Chicken sandwich lovers have wondered since, when and how fried chicken giant Kentucky Fried Chicken would respond to this item.

It looks like fans will have to wonder no longer, as KFC is now testing their own Premium Chicken Sandwich.

At select locations in Florida, KFC is offering a new sandwich item that’s been touted as their best sandwich yet.

The new sandwich boasts a double-breaded extra crispy chicken filet that’s 20 percent bigger than the Original Colonel Chicken Sandwich. In comparison, the premium is laden with crispier and thicker pickles, the Colonel’s real mayo, and served on a brioche bun. You can get the sandwich in both classic or spicy,  depending on your affinity for heat.

Front line workers in Florida will be getting a first taste of this sandwich via delivery in the days to come. Customers who are eager to try this new menu offering can find them at the following locations:

  • 16800 W. New Hwy 441, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
  • 6217 International Rd., Orlando, FL, 32819
  • 502 S Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL, 32828
  • 5200 S John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32839
  • 4466 Pleasant Hill Road, Poinciana, FL, 34758
  • 3601 S. Orlando Dr.Sanford, FL, 32773
  • 2882 N Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, FL, 32818
  • 1130 W. Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL, 34741
  • 5780 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32821
  • 11302 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL, 32837
  • 510 U.S. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL, 34714
  • 5680 W US Highway 192, Kissimmee, FL, 34746
  • 4250 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL, 32792
  • 10825 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL, 32817
  • 3009 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL, 32808

While only available in Florida for the time being, we can easily expect to see this item make a national release sometime in the near future.

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The 5 Must Try Dishes That Will Be Available At the Super Bowl

At this point, football is only 50% of the Super Bowl. The NFL’s championship game is larger than life. It’s more of a cultural event, with celebrities and the press descending upon the host city seemingly straight from the Grammy’s and tickets going for, at the very least, thousands of dollars. So, it makes sense that the menu for the game would be larger than life as well. 

This year, Centerplate, a food and beverage company that serves entertainment venues around the United States, is in charge of creating a menu for this Sunday’s game at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL. Led by national executive chef Carmen Callo, the Centerplate team has created a menu heavily inspired by Miami’s seasonal offering and its Latin heritage. 

Though there will be traditional gametime offerings like popcorn and Bud Light (and for a steal, at $5/can, at that), Centerplate has focused on making the menu a bit more elevated than your typical stadium food. This means bigger plates, better quality, and bolder flavors.

Check out our top five picks for what we’d grub out on if we were going to the big game:

Skewered Pork Kan-Kan

Kan-Kan is the pork equivalent to a tomahawk steak and, clearly, is just as visually striking as it’s bovine counterpart. Centerplate’s is marinated in a spice mix of annatto, sazon, and chimichurri, making for a South Beach blend of spice, zest, and umami.   

Key Lime Pie Milkshake

The Key Lime Pie Milkshake takes its inspiration from the pie stemming from the Florida Key’s iconic tiny limes. This vanilla milkshake is topped with fresh whipped cream, a candy gummy, a cherry, and an entire piece of key lime pie proving that, apparently, the only thing better than one dessert is two.

South Florida Seafood Paella

Key West shrimp, mussels, clams, squid, lobster stock, and Valencian bomba rice meet in one of Spain’s most iconic dishes. While this may not be directly Miami-inspired, Centerplate has added a secret mix of spices that draw from the Keys that bring the dish in line with the rest of the menu.

18” Cuban Dog

A Miami menu would be incomplete if there wasn’t a cubano-based dish. This foot-and-a-half long hot dog is covered in mojo pork, mustard, Swiss cheese, and pickles, as it attempts to recreate the famed Cuban sandwich.

Custom NFL Bon Bons

These minute chocolates were specially made for this year’s Super Bowl, as they feature unique decorations inspired by the 12 teams that made the playoff push for February 2nd’s game. I’m not going to lie, if I had these in my possession, there’d be less eating and more sneaking away in my pockets to keep as a relic.

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Cravings Restaurants What's New

Tear Into These Gooey Chicken Parmesan Fries


Give me a plate of fries any day of the week and consider me a content fellow. Now that we live in a renaissance of food, fries have become a canvas for artists to paint their palates.

Big Pink in Miami, FL, is shaking up the French fry game by creating Chicken Parm Fries.

The restaurant starts with thick cut fries that are tossed into hot oil and seasoned. Chunks of chicken are then breaded and deep-fried before joining their potato brethren. Scoops of marinara sauce and a blend of mozzarella and parmesan cheese are added on top of the fries before tossed into the oven. Finally, the dish is finished with a handful of shredded basil leaves.

For fans of the celebrated Italian dish, this iteration of chicken parm is definitely something worth checking out — especially since you can never go wrong with fries.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the world needs to be able to enjoy more foods in French Fry form.

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Alcohol Drinks Theme Parks

Disney’s Sparkling Blue Wine Might Be Their Most Photogenic Drink Yet

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If the booze I drank at home were half as photogenic as the ones the Imagineers at Disney come up with, I’d probably post more photos. With wine on the mind, one of Disney World’s latest alcoholic innovations comes in the form of a Sparkling Blue Wine.

Available at Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs, the stunning blue beverage is a prime example of the decadence that can only come from the Mouse King himself.

The bubbling beverage is garnished with a white chocolate Minnie Mouse topper that’s covered in a luminous dust.

Super fancy.

What catches my attention most about this drink is how few bells and whistles it carries. It’s minimalistic, but exudes elegance from the two components it offers — the vibrant color and topper.

A pink version of the beverage is also available at Amorette’s, but that one kind of just looks like regular wine. Gimme that blue sparkle.

You can find the dazzling item at Disney Springs, located just outside of Walt Disney World in Florida.

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Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled, 6 People Hospitalized After Salmonella Outbreak

It’s never good to hear that a food is being recalled, but it’s scarier when it’s such a common food, such as eggs.

The FDA reported that over 206 million eggs from Rose Acre Farms in Seymore, Ind. were recalled after being linked to 22 cases of Salmonella.

Nine states were affected by the voluntary recall, as Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia had eggs at risk of being contaminated.

From the 22 cases, six people have been hospitalized, but thankfully there have been no reported deaths.

The brands that use these eggs are Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms, so if you have any of them in your fridge, you should probably return them.

Rose Acre Farms produces 2.3 million eggs a day, according to the New York Times, that means about three months worth of egg production had to be returned.

If you live in these states, and feel there’s a chance you may have been affected, be sure to watch for salmonella symptoms such as abdomen and muscle pain, chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, headaches, diarrhea, bloody stool, or even loss of appetite.

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Japanese Liquor Brand Suntory Gives Back To Hurricane Victims

Suntory Holdings, makers of U.S. brands Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark, recently committed $1 million to support the American Red Cross with recovery efforts in communities that have been impacted by the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

“Suntory’s vision of Growing for Good is built on core values that include giving back to society. It is in that spirit that we want to support relief and recovery for those impacted by these devastating hurricanes,” said president and CEO Takeshi Niinami via a statement. “Our thoughts are with the families, communities and our partners impacted by these massive storms.”

In addition to the Japanese company’s donation, Beam Suntory – a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings – has also contributed more than $100,000 to support employee assistance funds established by its largest distributor partners, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and the Republic National Distributing Company, as well as the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. Beam Suntory is also matching the hurricane relief donations of its U.S. employees. Another Suntory Holdings company, Pepsi Bottling Ventures has made a monetary donation to the American Red Cross and will also be providing access to water and other supplies.

Suntory’s business in the United States includes Chicago-based Beam Suntory, the world’s third largest premium spirits company, and North Carolina-based Pepsi Bottling Ventures, the largest privately-held bottler for Pepsi-Cola products in North America. Beam Suntory’s operations include the Cruzan Rum distillery in the U.S Virgin Islands, which were in the path of Hurricane Irma.

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Hit-Or-Miss News

Undercover Cop Gets Offered A BJ In Exchange For McNuggets

About a year ago, McDonald’s changed its McNugget recipe and made them “healthier.” Now people are sucking dick for them, apparently.

Alex Direeno, a 22-year-old woman in Florida was arrested after nearly giving an undercover police officer fellatio, all for the insanely low price of $25 and a box of chicken McNuggets.

According to the Miami Herald, the officer was leaving a Marathon gas station in Bradentown, when he got waived down by Direeno. As any good undercover officer would do, in complete character, he asked Direeno to get in the car with him, and told her all he wanted was a BJ. After a few minutes of labor negotiations, the woman agreed to go down on him for $25 and some McNuggets.

The detective showed her the money, then pulled over at a nearby neighborhood, where detectives were already patiently waiting to take her into custody.

Direeno was charged with prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held on a $620 bond. Some quick math tells us, that at her asking price, she’d have to perform 24.8 blow jobs and receive an estimated 250 McNuggets before she can bail herself out of jail, but with hard work and persistence, anything is possible.

Only in Florida.

h/t brobible

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Restaurants Video

Intense IHOP Brawl SHUT DOWN By Taser-Wielding Officer [WATCH]

Things can get heated at late night restaurant establishments, if last year’s Denny’s story was any indication. While a brawl isn’t anything too unusual, especially in Florida, what’s unique about this video is how one police sergeant responded to the call in this viral video, reports BroBible.

In the first couple minutes, officers try with little success to calm the restaurant crowd after a handful of women were fighting. Around the 2:20 mark, another officer storms the restaurant and brings everyone to the ground with the threat of a taser and some necessary force.

Though some might consider his approach aggressive, Police tactics expert David Gossi points out that he used no unnecessary physical force in a situation where the police were outnumbered. Gossi did add however, according to WINK News, that the sergeant’s language was inappropriate.

Sucks for the patrons just trying to enjoy some late-night pancakes. Those new Sticky Bun Waffles are pretty damn good.

What did you think of the officer’s actions in this situation? Feel free to sound off in the comments.