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KFC Drops Jack Harlow Meal Merch Today

Earlier this month, Jack Harlow’s specially curated meal at KFC debuted to much fanfare. Following the positive wave from the meal’s release, KFC has released a new line of exclusive merch dedicated to the Jack Harlow Meal.

The line of merch features a hoodie and t-shirt in black and white colorways donning art from the Jack Harlow Meal packaging.

Top cop the Jack Harlow x KFC merch, follow KFC on Instagram and Facebook to find out details on the drop, which is available for a limited time only, while supplies last.

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Arby’s and Old Spice Drop a Roast Beef-Patterned Sweatsuit

Arby’s and their proficiency of meats have tapped in with Old Spice to help tackle the meat sweats. The partnership does feel hand in glove the way Old Spice does offer sweat protection via its Sweat Defense Dry Spray.

The result of this new collaboration is a limited-edition Meat Sweat Defense kit that includes a co-branded Arby’s and Old Spice roast beef-patterned sweatsuit and a hilarious new commercial starring the Old Spice guy, Isaiah Mustafa, and actor Ving Rhames, the voice of Arby’s.

Arby’s x Old Spice Meat Sweat Defense kits were available for a limited time at Arbysshop.com for $60. The kits feature a roast beef-patterned Meat Sweat sweatshirt and sweatpants, a co-branded towel, sweatband and two Old Spice dry sprays — a worthy arsenal to combat the meat sweats after a visit to Arby’s.

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Denny’s Drops New Merch Line Called ‘Diner Drip’

I honestly love that there are so many food brands getting into the merch game. I envision a world where I can get my large fries with a part of double cheeseburger-themed sweatpants.

With Denny’s now being next up in the food merch game with Diner Drip, my dreams are getting closer and closer to reality. It also brings up the question: Why didn’t I want a jean jacket with Denny’s art on it until now and how quickly can I get one?

Diner Drip boasts 15 items across four collections: Social Stars, Fluff, Since 1953 and The Classics. All items are themed around their titles, with Fluff having soft and fluffy suede fleece joggers and sweatshirts or Since 1953, with its patched denim jacket. Beyond that, there’s socks, rolling pins, hats, an umbrella… everything you could need to drip out!

The collections are available now at DinerDrip.com or Denny’s.com. Additionally, purchases from DinerDrip supports, Hungry For Education, Dennys’ scholarship to help fight childhood hunger and promote education for elementary, high school and college students across the country.

As if the fact that Denny’s creating the mozzarella stick grilled cheese sandwich (RIP Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt) wasn’t enough for you to cop some of their clothing, they even help fight childhood hunger while doing so. Now you gotta get those socks — save the children.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Celebrates March Madness with its First-Ever Merch Collection

Buffalo Wild Wings’ saucy wings won’t be the only thing drippy now that the chain has partnered with Overtime for its first-ever branded merchandise collection.

Buffalo Wild Wings’, the ‘Home of Overtime’, has linked up with the sports media company to celebrate March Madness with a new collection comprised of a t-shirt and hoodie with Overtime branding dripping in BWW’s iconic sauce.

The wing chain’s first-ever merch collab will drop exclusively in The Overtime Shop, which will be the world’s first apparel line that unlocks only during overtime of men’s and women’s tournament games.

Fans can cop the hoodie for $70 and the t-shirt for $40 only at shop.overtime.tv/collections/buffalowildwings once an NCAA basketball tournament game goes into overtime.

BWW is no stranger to overtime promotions, as they recently offered free wings if this year’s past Super Bowl went into an extra quarter.

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Celebrate Your Love For Hooters Wings With Their Chicken Wing Pillow

Do you love chicken wings so much that you end up dreaming about them? Well, if you’re like me and do count wings instead of sheep, then you’ll fully appreciate this chicken wing pillow from none other than Hooters.

This photo realistic 25″ chicken wing pillow is a highlight in Hooters’ newest limited-edition wing-themed merchandise, which also includes wing-decorated apparel like swim trunks, bikinis, a reversible bucket hat, and “ear-wings” earrings.

Looks like perfect timing to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day coming up this week on July 29, so pay homage properly and cop the new collection here or at participating Hooters locations nationwide.

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Budweiser Introduces Limited-Edition The Notorious B.I.G. Tall Boy Cans

The following product from Budweiser should be prefaced with a “This goes out to you, and you, and you, and you,” from the greatest emcee to ever live, The Notorious B.I.G. That’s because the beer company has collaborated with the Christopher Wallace Estate to debut new Tall Boy cans emblazoned with artwork depicting the late, great Biggie Smalls himself.

Besides the cans being available exclusively in New York, here’s other details of the can’s design elements:

  • A hand drawn sketch of Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace.
  • Phrases including “Brooklyn’s Finest,” “King of New York.” 
  • The Brooklyn skyline to pay homage to the late rapper’s hometown.
  • The Budweiser creed on the can has been replaced with lyrics from Biggie’s Ready To Die album hit, “Unbelievable,” “Live from Bedford-Stuyvesant the livest one, Representin BK to the fullest.”

In addition to the cans, Budweiser has also unveiled a line of dope The Notorious B.I.G. merch that consists of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants featuring Biggie and Budweiser graphics. Click here to cop!

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McDonald’s Releases Limited-Edition J Balvin Merch Collection

Photo courtesy of McDonald’s

Last week, McDonald’s added a new J Balvin celebrity menu collaboration to their menus nationwide where fans can order reggaeton artist J Balvin’s favorite McDonald’s meal: A Big Mac, fries, and an Oreo McFlurry.

The fast-food chain has dropped a limited edition line of J Balvin-inspired merchandise that fans can order for themselves to coincide with the new release. 

This includes hoodies, a bucket cap, slippers, t-shirts, aprons, and even a temporary receipt tattoo with J Balvin’s order on it. Yes, that’s a thing. 

Fans of the artist, or just any kind of McDonald’s apparel, can find the new items now at JBalvinMerch.Com. The J Balvin meal will be available at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide until Nov. 1. 

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This Merch Line Will Literally Venmo Funds To Your Favorite Restaurant

restaurant protection bureau

It took one night into quarantine to make me realize the magnitude of how the restaurant industry will be hit by the pandemic. As someone who values the dining experience for more than just a meal, the communal aspect and direct connection you get to make with whoever you’re dining with has always been the crux of the joy I find in it. However, the advent of dine-in restrictions due to the scourge that has been COVID-19 has forced many a restaurant’s hands into business pivots, layoffs, or sadly, closures altogether.

That’s why seeing grassroots efforts and local movements, however large or small, popping up to support restaurants in dire need have been a welcome source of encouragement and hope. All forms of charity have fortified a sense of community these days, from meal donations for frontline and essential workers to crowdfunded campaigns to merchandise that donates proceeds to said restaurants.

Since the restaurant industry has been left reeling, The Paycheck Protection Program, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, was created with the intention to provide financial assistance for small business owners who are struggling to stay in business due to the pandemic. However, what was intended available for small business and restaurants has ended up in the hands of larger corporations in disproportionate numbers. More unfortunately, a recent survey reveals a disappointing figure that shows black and Latino businesses have been widely overlooked by the PPP and other programs.

Per the New York Times:

“The survey, conducted by the Global Strategy Group for two equal-rights organizations, Color of Change and UnidosUS, included interviews with 500 business owners and 1,200 workers from April 30 to last Monday. Just 12 percent of the owners who applied for aid from the Small Business Administration — most of them seeking loans in the $650 billion paycheck program — reported receiving what they had asked for, while 26 percent said they had received only a fraction of what they had requested. Nearly half of all owners said they anticipated having to permanently close in the next six months.”

A sizable population of colored business owners and employees are among the ranks of the restaurant industry. Knowing that many of them are unable to rely on government protection programs while already trying to navigate the success of their business during such precarious times is wholly unacceptable, alarming, and frustrating.

restaurant protection bureau

Mentioned earlier were the efforts of certain restaurant merchandise programs to keep businesses afloat, which has been a two-pronged approach to helping all parties affected. Keeping that same energy, Foodbeast has just debuted a line of merchandise dubbed the Foodbeast Restaurant Protection Agency. This fresh line of graphic tees was created with your favorite restaurants in mind. That’s because with every purchase from any of the collection’s six t-shirts, $10.00 will be donated directly to your favorite restaurant’s Venmo or Paypal account. This streamlined donation approach allows for a wider network of restaurants to be helped out in some way, while also giving fans the opportunity to show appreciation to their go-to spots that have held them down with a good meal throughout the years.

Check out and shop the merchandise here.