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For One Day, Arby’s Is Paying For Fans To Get FREE Actual Sandwich Tattoos

Photo: Peter Pham


Every brand has its hardcore fans who will go above and beyond to profess their love for the company. This could be in the form of collecting memorabilia, getting the company to help them get married, or even tattooing the logo on them somewhere.

Arby’s is giving those who want it the chance to do the latter of those three on their dime, as for one day only, they’ll cover the charges on your themed tattoo.

The sandwich chain has partnered up with tattoo artist Miguel “Uzi” Montgomery to give Arby’s fans a free tattoo of popular Arby’s menu items — all designed by Montgomery himself.

Below is a flash sheet of tattoo designs guests can choose from.

Photo: Arby’s

The one-day promotion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Port City Tattoo in Long Beach, CA. From 11am to 8pm, the artists at Port City will be working to ensure that everyone who comes in will get their free Arby’s tattoo, though it will be limited to one tattoo per customer.

Arby’s and Montgomery created the sandwich-inspired designs as a way to give fans a way to express their love of sandwiches. They actually look pretty sweet, too.

Not too long ago, Domino’s Russia had a similar promotion (albeit reversed) where they asked fans to get a tattoo of their logo for the promise of free pizza for life. Unfortunately, they had to cut that campaign short due to the overabundance of folks willing to ink themselves for free pizza.

Still, it seems Arby’s is taking a more straightforward approach to getting their branding on fans. No promise of 100 sandwiches a year for 100 years, just a free (well-designed) tattoo. If you’re in the Long Beach area next Saturday, and want some free ink, pop your head in to Port City Tattoo. Arby’s will also be serving free sandwiches during the event.

Celebrity Grub

Watch Top Chef Michael Voltaggio Read One-Star YELP REVIEWS


Chef Michael Voltaggio is known for a lot of things. He’s been a winner on Bravo’s Top Chef, he’s referenced on other TV shows, he’s a published author and his madly popular restaurant ink does most everything BUT get one-star Yelp reviews.

But you know Yelp, there always those cringe-inducing outliers and the circle jerk Yelp Elite that loves to give their input. As part of our original series Popular Chefs Read 1-Star Yelp Reviews,  we asked Chef Michael to sit down at his restaurant and read some of the more ridiculous 1-star Yelp reviews his highly rated restaurant got:


New Oreo Hack Series Spawns Oreo Nachos, Oreo-Crusted Chicken Tenders, and Lemon Oreo Cocktails


You can dip them in milk, eat them cookies or creme filling first, or even dump peanut butter all over them. But what if you could do Oreos the way an expert chef would do Oreos? For its ongoing “Snack Hack” series, Oreo asked celebrated L.A. chefs Roy Choi, Michael Voltaggio, and Nguyen Tran to create some simple, innovative, and of course, Oreo-based hack recipes, with pretty freaking spectacular results.


Each recipe in the series is meant to be quick, simple, and reflective of the chef who concocted it. Choi’s “Midnight Hack,” for example, draws on late night food truck munchies to create a Golden Oreo cookie and panko-breaded chicken tender served with banana ketchup. Voltaggio’s sports fanatic-driven oeuvre pairs crushed Oreo nachos with shandies made from strained Lemon Oreos.


Tran’s creation draws from impulsiveness. His video demonstrates how a quick trip to the convenience store eventually turns into an Oreo bread pudding made from diet cherry soda and a pound cake.


Check out all the videos below for the simultaneously most stoner-friendly and bougiest Oreo recipes you will ever see. All text recipes can be found on the individual video pages, along with several more fan-submitted recipes on the official Oreo tumblr. 

Fast Food

Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand Has All-Black Chocolate-Flavored Donuts


We’ve already seen McDonald’s all-black burgers, Vegas Premium’s 12-inch all-black hot dog and Aya Cemani’s all-black cock (chicken). This time around, Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand is rolling out a line of 27 inky (obsidian, raven, stygian) donuts guaranteed to make your inner 3m0-g0tH-ch1ld squee (you know, on the inside).


From Charcoal-Choco-Chili to Charcoal Blue Mint to Charcoal Banoffee (banana toffee), Dunkin’s take on the monochromatic food trend definitely sounds tastier than anything we’ve seen in the past. According to Rocket News, “these doughnuts took a year in the making as Dunkin’ Donuts carefully selected what they thought were the best combination of ingredients.”


For anyone still feeling a little squeamish (these things do look kinda dead after all), rest assured: the charcoal doesn’t affect the donuts’ taste at all. So you can indulge your morbid sweet tooth with all the comfort that your non-charcoal eating tastebuds can handle. Suh-weet.

H/T + PicThx Rocket News


Anti-Theft Pint Glass Explodes Ink If You Try to Steal It


Apparently, stealing pint glasses from pubs is becoming a worldwide dilemma. At least, a serious enough issue that cider-maker Kopparberg rolled out a new set of pint glasses bearing “custom-made security tags.” In order to prevent customers from walking out with their precious glassware, Kopparberg installed tags (similar to the ones attached to clothes at retail stores) that explode with ink if carried more than 100 meters away from the bar.

Although the company insists that this anti-theft gadget is not meant to “punish people,” we see it going terribly wrong anyway. What happens when you’ve had a few drinks and the girl you’ve been eyeing all night suddenly runs out of the pub with her gaggle of girls? Without thinking, you grab your pint of beer (of course), and chase after. Unfortunately, your forgot about that pesky “security tag” and just as you’re about to catch up with her, it explodes, splattering you in ink from head to toe. Hardly the ideal first impresson.

H/T + PicThx Design Taxi