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Man Catches a Sick Food Coma at Golden Corral, Nearly Chokes on Food

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It’s not unusual to want to knock out after stuffing your face with an unlimited amount of spare ribs and bacon-wrapped sirloin steak, but rarely do people actually fall asleep face-first onto their plate in a life-threatening manner.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a couple took a little nappy-poo together at a Georgia Golden Corral. They must have been in a pretty deep sleep because the police had to be called.

It’s unclear if the couple was under the influence at the time, but Angela Denise Reece was charged with two counts of drug possession. As far as her male counterpart, who was chin-deep in a plate of food, he had to be awakened by police before he could snort up his food and choke on it.

“The officer saved the man’s life by waking him up so he didn’t inhale food and choke.”

Good thing they called the police and the man’s life was saved, because apparently no one on staff thought about, like, maybe waking up the man themselves.

The couple’s food-coma game was at level Snorlax.

H/T AJC, PicThx @Dom_Tucker

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Polite Thief Says ‘Thank You’ After Robbing Golden Corral

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This guy might be a thief, but at least he’s a polite thief. A South Carolina Golden Corral was robbed Monday and although the gun-wielding robber threatened to shoot the employee at the register, he did not leave the scene before thanking her.

The Golden Corral worker said a man approached her, and she asked him if he wanted something to drink. The man showed her a gun, then instructed her to open the register and “Keep calm, or I will shoot you.”

The robber then told her not to even think about “pushing the (expletive) button,” for help.

So it seemed like the worker had no other choice but to give him the money.

And if all of this didn’t already sound like a scene from a witty heist movie, before the robber ran out, he gave her a quick, “Thank you” and disappeared into the 8:30 p.m. setting sun.

Police said no arrests have been made.

H/T WYFF4

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Top 11 Thanksgiving Restaurant Dinner Deals

Rejoice! Thanksgiving (the greatest eating holiday of the year) is quickly approaching, so it’s time to get your dinner plans in order. There may be a good chance you are a part of the population that prefers eating rather than preparing, and that’s okay. It’s understandable that not everyone feels like channeling their inner Martha and whipping up a five course meal. Don’t really want to make the trip over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house? Hey, that’s cool too, because we’ve got you covered. Make your life easy and stop by one of the following restaurants for your Turkey Day hookup.

(Make sure to check company website for full details)

1. Boston Market — Open for dining in or take-out, full Thanksgiving meal includes a piece of pie.

 

2. Cracker Barrel —  Open at 11am, serving a special Thanksgiving menu, starting at at $8.99 for adults and $4.69 for kids.

 

3. Denny’s — Open all day every day of the year, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Serving a special holiday meal, as well as their regular offerings.

 

4. Golden Corral — Offering a Thanksgiving Day Buffet for $12.99. Check for participating restaurants.

 

5. Legal Seafoods — Serving a traditional turkey, or seafood dinner. $21.95 for adults, $7.95 for kids.

 

6. Maggiano’s — Serving a three course Thanksgiving meal. $36.95 for adults, $17.95 for kids.

 

7. McCormick & Schmick’s — Turkey dinner menu, $22.95 per person.

 

8. Popeye’s — Offering it’s annual ‘Cajun Turkey’ (9-11lbs) for $39.95 at participating restaurants.

 

9. Ruth’s Chris –Serving a Southern-inspired Thanksgiving meal. $35.95/$36.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids.

 

10. Sizzler — Serving a full Thanksgiving dinner at participating locations.

 

11. TGI Friday’s — Open on Thanksgiving afternoon hosting football watching parties featuring game-day menus and half-priced appetizers at the bar.

 

Feature Photo via NYT

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Top 10 Veterans Day 2012 Free Food Specials

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In honor of America’s veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day, November 11th, restaurants nationwide are offering free meals to the men and women who have dedicated themselves to serving their country. From free entrées at Applebee’s and Olive Garden, to warm donuts and coffee at Krispy Kreme, we’ve compiled some of the best Veterans Day deals available across the nation.

**Remember to check the company sites for any details listed, such as identification requirements, exact dates/locations that offers are valid, etc.

1. California Pizza Kitchen — Free Pizza & Non-Alcoholic Beverage on Sunday, November 11 & Monday, November 12.

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2. Applebee’s — Free Signature Entrée Special on Sunday, November 11.

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3. T.G.I. Friday’s – Free lunch from select menu items on Monday, November 12 from 11 am to 2 pm.

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4. Krispy Kreme — Free donut & small coffee on Sunday, November 11.

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5. Olive Garden — Free Entrée Special on Sunday, November 11.

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6. Sizzler — Free lunch (choose from 6 oz. steak, Malibu chicken, or half dozen fried shrimp) on Monday, November 12.

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7. Red Robin — Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, November 12.

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8. Golden Corral – Free Dinner on  Monday, November 12 from 4 pm to 9 pm.

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9. Denny’s — All You Can Eat Pancakes on Monday, November 12 from 6 am to 2 pm.

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10. BJ’s — Free Lunch Entrée or Mini/Individual One Topping Pizza on Sunday, November 11 & Monday, November 12.

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Veterans Day 2011 — A List of Free & Discounted Meals

It’s Veterans Day this November 11 and that means our wonderful service men and women will have their fair share of great food options on the cheap this week, this Friday and into the weekend and next week. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best deals across our favorite brands. Some of them are even opportune for non-vets!

Thank you to all veterans and current men and women in the service. We appreciate all that you do!

Assume everything from the following list requires proof of service. We’ll update as the deals as they come in:

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Applebee’s — Free Signature Entree

  • With proof of service (as identified here), you will be able to endulge in a Dine-in experience of one of Applebee’s Signature entrees. Of those included are the Three-Cheese Chicken Penne, 7 oz. House Sirloin, Chicken Tenders Platter, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger, Oriental Chicken Salad and Double Crunch Shrimp. The offer is available during business hours on November 11, 2011 at participating Applebee’s only. Beverages and gratuity not included.
Champps Americana — Free Burger
  • All veterans and active military will receie a free burger on November 11th. Proof of service required. The offer is not valid for the Pepperjack Bacon stack Burger or Kobe Burger.
Chili’s — Free Meal
  • All military veterans past and present will get their choice of one of 6 meals. The offer is valid from 11am – 5pm on November 11, 2011 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in only; beverages and gratuity not included. Proof of military service required.
Denny’s — Free Grand Slam Breakfast
  • Participating Denny’s will be serving free Grand Slam Breakfasts to veterans. Markets include select diners in MAryland, Virginia, Arizona, New MExico, Texas, Indiana, Colorado and Washington, DC). Highly recommended to call ahead to your local Denny’s and see what the deal is.
Golden Corral — Free Meal
  • Golden Corral will be celebrating their 10th annual Military Appreciation dinner this year. On Monday, November 14th, 2011 from 5 pm to 9 pm in all Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide will be giving a free “thank you” dinner to any person who has ever served in the National Guard or Reserves. More info here.
Famous Dave’s — Free Meals and/or Disounts
  • Famous Dave’s deals vary greatly by region, but the BBQ chain has put together a helpful page on their website that will show you what Veterans get depending on the area you live in.
Hooter’s — Free Meal
  • Free meal to military veterans al day on Veterans Day, November 11th. 10 Free Wings — Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. More info at HootersVeteransDay.com.
Krispy Kreme — Free Doughnut
  • Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores and is available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Friday, November 11th.
Little Caesars Pizza — Free Crazy Bread
  • With proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores, veterans can come up on a free order of Crazy Bread.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants — Free Lunch or Dinner
  • On Sunday, November 13th, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. Participating locations only, make sure to give a call to your local restaurant and see what’s available (and to make a reservation!).
  • From November 7th — Friday November 11th, Outback Steakhouse will be honoring America’s military veterans by offering a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day.
Sizzler — BOGO 6 oz. Steak Entree
  • On November 11th, buy one get one free 6 oz. Steak Entreee witht he purchase of a second one. Valid with proof of military service. Learn more here.
Spaghetti Warehouse — $0.11 lasagne or original recipe spaghetti entree
  • On Friday, November 11th, using this downloadable coupon from their website, you (Veterans or non-veterans alike, open to everyone), customers can get lasagna or any original recipe spaghetti entree for $0.11 with the purchase of one at regular price.
Subway — Free Six Inch Sub
  • On November 11th, participating Subway restaurants will be offering free six inch subs or flatbread sandwiches to military veterans. Participating locations only.
Texas Roadhouse — Free Lunch
  • On Friday, November 11th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will be honoring veterans, active, retired and former U.S. military with a free lunch. Learn more here.
T.G.I. Friday’s — Buy one Entree, get one free
  • Valid only on November 11th, all veterans and active military personnel who buy one entree will reeive another entree for free. More information here.
The Olive Garden — Free entree
  • Friday, November 11th veterans will get a free entree including baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad.
Twin Peaks — Free entree
  • Free entrees up to $10 in value on November 11th.
Sources: Military Wallet /