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Actress Manon Mathews Talks Death Of Vine, Working Restaurants & What’s Next

Imagine accumulating 3 million followers and billions of views on Vine through the videos you upload. Sounds like a dream for an up-and-coming personality, right? Then imagine the horror when the very platform you shot to fame on announces its closure (Twitter shut down Vine as of January 17th). That’s where Vine Star Manon Mathews found herself. Luckily for her, Vine was just her launching pad and not the destination.

Manon had been pursuing a traditional acting career, attempting stand up comedy where she could, waiting tables, and making comedic videos online in the time she had to spare. Everything changed when an audience member of her standup act suggested she do her Kristen Stewart impression on Vine. Shortly after posting that KSTew impression online, she jumped to 10,000 followers in a matter of hours. As the impression continued to go viral, she ended that month with over 500,000 followers… and the rest, as they say, is history.

In the latest episode of our series Just Warmin’ Up, Manon Mathews reveals the ups-and-downs of rising to fame on Vine, why she quit her restaurant job before she found success, and ultimately, how she stacked the chips in her favor to succeed in Hollywood without being too dependent on the very platform that put her on.

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Celebrity Grub Restaurants

Umami Burger Teamed Up With Internet Star Cameron Dallas To Create This Insane BBQ Burger

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Umami Burger is known for collaborating with celebs pretty frequently. The fast casual chain has created burgers inspired celebrities and food personalities like Alton Brown, Mindy Kaling, and Michael Voltaggio.

Now, Umami is working with Internet personality Cameron Dallas to promote the new burger inspired by the actor and Vine star.

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Cameron’s Dallas BBQ Burger has Umami’s signature beef patty, sharp cheddar cheese, miso-maple bacon, tempura serrano peppers, and a savory BBQ sauce.

Dallas is a content creator with a huge social media presence, boasting more than 35 million followers over five various social media platforms. If you are on social media, follow @umamiburger on Instagram, post a photo of the burger with the hashtag #camxumami and you’ll get a free order of truffle fries.

A portion of the proceed from the burger sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. You can find the burger for $14 at participating Umami Burger locations nationwide.

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Hit-Or-Miss Restaurants

These Are The Best Restaurant Chain Social Media Accounts That You Should Be Following

Let’s face it, we’re an ADD society with control issues. Nowadays it takes more than a jingle to keep our interest. We require visual stimulation, and things that’ll do more than have us ‘Like’ them. These creative brands know how to make fun of themselves, collaborate, and put on a persona beyond “happy meal” status. If you’re not following them by now, then you’re missing out.

 

1. Del Taco on Vine

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Props to the only fast food joint utilizing Vine. It’s quick, animated, and about the food. They know society has a short attention span, and capitalize on that. The Del Scorcho crew plays to a younger set, and it fits into our busy lives when we’re preoccupied with other accounts to obsess over.

 

2. KFC on Twitter

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Embracing pop culture, KFC tweets to dudes like Austin Mahone. The Colonel himself even “drives” cross-country, en route to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, stopping at scenic destinations in need of drumsticks. They’re even open-minded enough to celebrate Hanukkah — menorah and all.

 

3. Burger King on Tumblr

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Photo: Burger King

http://burgerking.tumblr.com/

The King pleasantly surprised us with their Tumbling wit. Slightly obsessed over chicken fries, it’s an entertaining mix of animated GIFs, straightforward photography, and funny dialogue. Don’t knock it ‘til you check them out.

 

4. Starbucks on Twitter

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Damn, hipster Starbucks knows what’s up. Experts at changing up their Twitter feed, they make it pretty, but not too pretty. You kill us softly, Starbucks. Now go make our Venti Frap.

 

5. Sonic Drive-In on Instagram

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Taking the idea of playing with your food quite literally, Sonic’s food styling is right up there with adult coloring books. It probably helps to have rainbow hues of slushies and tasty candy bits at your disposal.

 

6. Denny’s on Twitter


https://twitter.com/dennysdiner

Denny’s is firing on all social media cylinders, but their Twitter feed took the syrupy pancake. It’s genius! Random thoughts. Current ideas. Funny, but doesn’t cross over into NSFW territory. The unexpected originality and consistency makes for a real Grand Slam.

 

7. Shake Shack on Pinterest

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https://www.pinterest.com/shakeshack/

Surprised? With 20 stocked boards referencing style, places, and pets they love, you almost forget it’s a brand page and not an East Coast millennial you want to be internet friends with. The Shack’s Pinterest account is an eclectic meeting of the minds where there’s something for everyone, with photos ranging from silly to extremely stylized. Then again, some might consider Shake Shack’s Pinterest to be sensory overload. The fact that they serve beer helps.

 

8. Applebee’s on Instagram


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How to do all of the work and none of the work at the same time: get your followers to be #Fantographers. Applebee’s Instagram account is almost completely driven by their fan base. Diners submit their snaps, and the powers that be decide which ones are featured. It results in bragging rights for customers, and an updated social media account for one evil genius, fast casual restaurant.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Meet Alberto, The Stereotypically Hilarious Terrible Italian Waiter

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We’ve all had our moments in Italian restaurants — curious about the menu, a whimsical Italian waiter finding every magical adjective to explain a dish he may or may not have ever tasted. That’s “Alberto,” played by Vine star Rudy Mancuso, waiting on a gorgeous couple played out by Melanie Iglesias and Ray Diaz.

Welcome to Alberto’s, where everything is fresh, all the dishes are Alberto’s favorite, and of course, he has nothing you actually want:

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Celebrity Grub

This Is How Ryan Gosling Responded To The Death Of ‘Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal’ Creator

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Ryan McHenry, creator of the popular Vine series “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal” passed away Sunday due to a battle with osteosarcoma. The 27-year-old’s Vine series reached viral popularity by playing off celebrity Ryan Gosling’s serious demeanor in his movie roles.

In the videos, McHenry tries to spoon feed the solemn Gosling cereal, while the latter rejects it. Check out the compilation below.

On Monday, upon discovering McHenry’s passing, Gosling took to Vine where he posted a video of himself finally eating that cereal.

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#foodbeast

Kid Silences All Mini Taco Haters in a Single Vine

Also, just in case you’re still hating:

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Is this how your homies act when someone finds the hot sauce?

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Fast Food

Kid Summarizes Chipotle’s Fan Base in a Matter of Seconds

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We’ve all had that friend who lives and breathes Chipotle. It’s like you can’t even suggest eating at another place around them. The fast-casual faux Mexican chain has been dominating the burrito game for years, drawing lines at all hours of the day.

Titled “white girl b like,” a Vine video of this young gentleman absolutely captures the essence of the Chipotle craze in a matter of seconds. If you’re at work, I suggest putting on some headphones and brace yourselves for a chuckle.

H/T First We Feast