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Restaurants Are Now Gifting Toilet Paper With Meals

Normally, if a restaurant handed you a roll of toilet paper with your purchase, it’d probably make you think twice about what you’re eating.

These are not normal times, though, and the toilet paper struggle is real.

You wouldn’t think new food trends would pop up during a pandemic, but there are actually a handful of restaurants that have started giving toilet paper to its customers.

 

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We first saw it done by Guerrilla Tacos, who were selling “Emergency Taco Kits.”

Like many restaurants during the pandemic, the Los Angeles staple had to pivot their model and find a solution for the surplus of food they currently had in stock. As a solution, Guerrilla Tacos came up with the kits which included 5 lbs of roasted chicken, 5 lbs of carne asada, and all the side fixings.

The real gold however, was the addition of a roll of toilet paper and 30 eggs, which also have been scarce in grocery stores of late.

As of this writing, the kits are being sold for $149 on their site, and are available via pick-up.

 

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We then saw the county fair staple-turned-restaurant, Chicken Charlie get in the mix.

Chicken Charlie’s Table in San Diego, California, is offering a roll of toilet paper with a minimum $20 purchase. The king of fried food has his famous Deep Fried Oreos on his takeout menu, along with his classic fried chicken and plenty of other goodies to stack up that $20 order.

The Beacon Tap in Chicago, on the other hand, doesn’t even have a minimum requirement. If you just buy something, they’ll give you a roll.

Schmizza Pizza in Oregon is another notable toilet paper Santa, as they’re giving a roll when you buy a $15 pizza.

Last but not least — and the first chain we’ve seen do this — is Ike’s Love and Sandwiches. Ike’s is now offering a free roll with the order of any of their sandwiches.

While Ike’s restaurants are delivering, the toilet paper offer is only applicable for in-store pickup orders. Those who order delivery will not be left in the dust, though, as you can get free delivery through their app, up until March 30.

Hell, there’s probably a lot of restaurants with leftover toilet paper, and no customers dining in to use it. If you’re not lucky enough to be get that TP at the store, check your local restaurants. They might be the new hookups.

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Costco Will Not Accept Returns For Hoarded Water and Toilet Paper

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If the world doesn’t end and you just bought 90 cases of water, along with 7,000 rolls of toilet paper from Costco, you’re going to be well stocked for a while, because Coscto will no longer let you return those items.

Signs are starting to circulate around the stores and social media, showing that returns will not be honored for toilet paper, paper towels, sanitizing wipes, water, rice and Lysol.

According to Coscto Deals, it has been confirmed nationwide, so you’re stuck with your toilet paper forts.

 

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Grocery stores have been madhouses, despite social distancing regulations, but they’ve been able to settle down and take better control of the crowds.

Several stores, including Costco, implemented exclusive shopping times for the elderly and those with special needs. A lot of stores are also implementing shopper limits, where only handfuls of people are let in at a time, to respect the large gathering restrictions.

All these adjustments should help with both employees and shoppers safety, and as a reminder, stores will not be shutting down, so no need to panic buy at the moment.

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Tea-Scented Toilet Paper Ain’t Your Average Cup of Tea

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So, apparently, Japan is, like, all about the bathroom comfort. Understandable, really. Did you know the average person can spend up to three years of their lives on the toilet? That’s a lot of time to feel uncomfortable/bored/smelly. So, Japan is just way ahead of the game, with their heated seats and washlets. And while they may not be the first to think up scented toilet paper, tea-scented toilet paper is probably a pretty niche thing. It inspires thoughts of brewing sodden lumps of TeaP(aper) in the toilet. The whole thing is just screaming for puns.

The point is this: Starting April 1, two different tea-scented TPs by Nisshinbo Paper Products will hit the shelves in Japan — pink for Southern Countries Tea Time, blue for English Tea Time. Now you’ll be able to chill on the toilet and contemplate brewing tea while doing your business. Because who doesn’t want that?

Although, after a quick internet sweep for these fragrant tissues, we weren’t able to find any official deets in terms of pricing/online purchasing. So while the validity of the product remains questionable, we’re crossing our fingers that thousands will be enjoying impromptu tea seshes on the loo come April.

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