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Deals Fast Food

For One Week Only, ALL Pizza Hut Pizzas Will Be 50% Off

Pizza Hut knows damn well you’re trying to get on that “New year, new me” diet and is offering the ultimate temptation by pricing every single pizza on its menu at 50 percent off.

From January 2-8, any order placed online or on the Pizza Hut mobile app will be half off. That means if you want that large Meat Lover’s Pizza, instead of paying the usual $17.99 price point, the before tax total comes out to $8.99. It’s not limited to a medium 1-topping pizza, like you so often see from Pizza Hut’s deals.

“We’re kicking off 2018 with a deal that helps slow the spending, but not the fun,” Zipporah Allen, Vice President of Marketing at Pizza Hut said. “The holidays are over, but entertaining season is in full swing. Whether planning a party for the college football championship or the start of Hollywood’s award season, this online deal makes it easy to serve great tasting pizza for an affordable price.”

Unfortunately, the wings, pasta, and other sides do not qualify for this sweet deal, but beggars can’t be choosers. I mean, they can be, just not at Pizza Hut.

The deal applies for both delivery and carryout orders, so it’s not one of those things where they make you walk in the store, or force you to tip the shaggy-haired teen working the joint. It’s your choice how you want it handed to you.

While this might put a damper on your dieting goals, at least it’ll help out your financial goals. Probably.

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Culture Sweets

This Town Drops a 400-pound Peep To Ring In The New Year

Everybody has their own way to celebrate on New Year’s Day. There’s disco balls that drop, overindulgences in alcohol, and even a mini treasure hunt to find the hidden token in a loaf of celebratory bread. However, none of these celebrations are as eye-popping or as sweet as what goes down in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The town’s New Year’s Eve traditions involve a massive 400-pound Peep.

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Peeps usually make their appearance around Easter, except in Bethlehem, where the company that invented them (Just Born) is based. As a result, the town has an annual “PeepsFest” that occurs on the 30th and 31st of December each year.

On the 31st, a gigantic 400-pound Peep is dropped at precisely 5:15 p.m., which is then followed by a fireworks show.

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Given how light Peeps are to begin with, creating a 400-pound one would involve an insane amount of sugar. Instead, Fox News reports that the festival makes their iconic figurehead out of fiberglass, so this massive Peep is unfortunately inedible. Still, that’s easily larger than any Peep we’ve ever seen.

If you’re a huge Peeps fan and think this would be a fun way to welcome 2018, definitely begin planning your trip to Bethlehem.

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Outlines The Major Changes They Are Planning For 2017

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As the New Year is finally upon us, we’re all trying to better our lives by making some rock-solid New Year’s resolutions. Some of us are trying to hit the gym more, eat healthier, oversleep less, and other objectives to improve ourselves in the long run.

Taco Bell is no different.

The fast food chain has set themselves a few goals they’d like to accomplish by the end of 2017 and beyond.

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Getting rid of things that don’t make sense anymore

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Taco Bell plans on saying goodbye to quite a few things that just aren’t relevant at the fast food chain, anymore. Going away will be XL soda cups, antibiotics from their chicken, and preservatives and additives where possible (by 2018).

Who even needs that much soda when you can simply just walk up and refill it yourself?

Giving patrons more of what they want

Taco Bell already promised they’d serve only cage-free whole eggs on their breakfast menu, a feat which they accomplished in 2016. Now, the fast food chain wants to expand this goal to everything else on their menu including their avocado ranch sauce, creamy jalapeño sauce, habanero sauce, and creamy chipotle sauce by the beginning of next year.

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For a massive chain like Taco Bell to go cage-free, the act could potentially become a catalyst to influence the rest of the fast food industry. Swapping the eggs they use could, in turn, affect how farmers and providers treat their animals and products on an ethical scale.

Cutting back on the salt

Since 2008, Taco Bell cut 15 percent of sodium across their menu. The fast-casual chain is now shooting to cut an additional 10 percent of sodium (25 percent total) throughout their menu.

This move forward reinforces our belief that the fast food chain has low-key become one of the healthier fast food options out there.

More jobs and scholarships

By 2022, Taco Bell wants to create 100,000 more US jobs included with education and training programs. Over the next decade, the company plans on hiring 1.5 million young adults. Everyone needs to get some job experience under their belts, and getting a foot into the Taco Bell workforce would definitely instill some pretty solid work ethic in today’s youths.

Sustainability

The company is finally going to strive towards being a better neighbor in all its communities by reducing energy consumption and using more reclaimed materials and sustainable landscape features. For example, the Fiesta Taco Salad is transitioning from a plastic to a paper box.
Those are some pretty ambitious goals. Hopefully the company will be able to smoothly implement them without any hiccups, as these resolutions have the potential to revolutionize many aspects of the fast food industry.

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Drinks Fast Food What's New

Starbucks Celebrates New Year’s With A TUXEDO Drink

No, Starbucks isn’t coming out with a line of tuxedos… although let’s revisit that awesome idea sometime in the near future. Rather, the coffee chain has introduced a line of specialty drinks they’re calling the Tuxedo Collection.

The sartorially-themed collection features three drinks that follow the formal attire’s black and white motif. Options from the collection include a tuxedo mocha, a tuxedo hot chocolate, and a tuxedo frappuccino.

Might be the most dapper looking drink I’ve seen at @starbucks.

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Each drink is dressed to the nines with a mound of whipped cream. One half is garbed with chocolate shavings while the other a generous serving of chocolate syrup. The result resembles something suited and booted and ready to paint the town red.

You’ll only have a minute to enjoy them though, because the drinks will be off store menus after New Year’s Day.

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Fast Food

This Anti-New Year’s Resolution Burger Features a 100% Bacon Patty, Fried Egg, Whiskey-Soaked Onions and an Entire Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Every month, SoCal-based burger chain Slater’s 50/50 unveils a new, completely over-the-top, featured hamburger for the month. In the past we’ve seen donut burgers, chorizo burgers, even orange chicken and kangaroo burgers.

Now, Slater’s wants to remind us that New Year’s Resolutions are hard, and skinny will never quite feel as good as bacon tastes, with its latest Excesstasy Burger and Ice Cream Sandwich, available through January.

The burger (and bear with me, because it’s a doozy): two brioche buns tenuously nestled around an all-natural beef patty, a bed of arugula and garlic tomato confit, another 100% ground bacon patty soaked in bone marrow butter, white cheddar, a WHOLE bacon grilled cheese sandwich, Southern Comfort whiskey drunken onions, and a sunny-side up egg, topped off with Slater’s house made thousand island aioli.

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And the dessert sandwich: a fresh-basked peanut butter sugar cookie atop two scoops of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream atop a giant homemade peanut butter cup atop two schools of vanilla ice cream, all atop a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie.

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Wash both down with a hoppy pale ale and a porter for a proper start to 2014. Who needs juice cleanses, anyhow?

Picthx Slater’s 50/50

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Sweets

Adorable New Year’s Resolution Cookies Will Help You with Everything but Losing Weight

I don’t know about you, but getting to eat an adorable frosting-covered peanut butter cookie every time I accomplish one of my New Year’s Resolution goals sounds like an amazing incentive for getting shit done. Except one of my biggest goals is to get back in shape. Drats.

Oh well, there’s always next year right?

Here’s to new beginnings!

Check out the full recipe and photos at Cake Whiz.

H/T Design Taxi

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Recipes

Cîroc Has Us Drinking To New Years and It’s Not Even Thanksgiving Yet

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We can’t help it. The turkey has yet to be laid on the table and the tinseled Christmas tree is still snug in its box. Yet when we hear the words “Peach Cobbler” garnished with brown sugar and crushed graham crackers and “Holiday Ginger Snap” with muddled sage and ginger beer, our hearts skip a beat. Add a bit of Ciroc Peach Vodka and  Happy New Years it is.

 

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Peach Cobbler

Ingredients: 

  • .75 oz Cîroc Peach
  • .75 oz Hazelnut Liquor
  • .75 oz Heavy Cream

Directions: 

  1. Add ingredients to shaker and fill with ice. Shake & add to glass.
  2. Garnish rim with brown sugar & crushed graham cracker

 

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Holiday Ginger Snap

Ingredients:

  • 1 thin slice Ginger
  • 1.5 oz Cîroc Peach
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Sage (tear leaves to release oils)
  • Ginger Beer (To top off)

Directions: 

  1. Drop ginger, lemon juice & sage leaves in a shaker and muddle
  2. Add 1.5 oz Cîroc Peach and fill with ice
  3. Shake and pour into glass
  4. Top with Ginger Beer
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Hit-Or-Miss

A Russian Hospital Morgue and 350 lbs of Caviar: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Is it just me, or does that just sound like the perfect combination? It’s just me.

However, that was the scene of a St. Petersburg hospital morgue when police discovered and seized 350 lbs of caviar that was being stored in a refrigerated cadaver receptacle. A hospital employee and a business man were arrested, but it remains unclear whether or not the men will be charged. The men told authorities that the massive amount of caviar was to be for a New Year’s celebration. While most of the caviar that was found was from Salmon, approximately 84 lbs of the seized caviar was from the endangered sturgeon.

(via The Huffington Post)

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