EAT ALL THE POPCORN.
I just felt the need to have another lunch.
“Think Outside the Bun” no more: The world’s most popular fake-Mexican restaurant, feeling a little nervous after a decade in decline, a number of sanitation crises, rumors that their meat is fake, and the rise of Chipotle, is planning a ton of major changes to its brand, starting with a new slogan, ”Live Más” (a.k.a. “Live More” for non-Spanish speakers). It’s also trying out a Chipotle-styled model on a regional basis, with the possibility of going national next year. They’ve also been working on a breakfast menu. But the thing that they think is going to push them over the edge? A taco with a Doritos shell. Seriously. The company claims to be taking some cues from McDonald’s, which is on an upswing. Are you willing to give them a second chance? (photo by Robert Hanashiro/USA Today)
Speciality food brands from Jersey City include Bao kombucha (now headquartered in LIC) and Fizzy Lizzy soda. Look for more Jersey City-made speciality foods at your local bodegas and one of the many farmers markets.
Jack in the Box has got a BRILLIANT idea. If this is chocolate based with peanut butter and bananas to boot, slap me and call me The King.
Gentle reminder: TODAY IS NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY.
You Want ‘Em, You Got ‘Em of the Day: To celebrate South Park’s 15th season, Comedy Central and Frito-Lay are working together to bring one of the show’s staple snacks — Cheesy Poofs — to life.
The cheese-flavored puffs will be officially unveiled this week at Comic-Con, after which they will sold at Wal-Mart for $2.99 a bag.
Attention Slurpee lovers! It’s a beautiful day in to save a couple bucks and turn your mouth blue.
PSA of the Day: Guess whose birthday it is today! No, not yours. Close, tho. It’s 7-Eleven’s! And you know what that means: Free Slurpees all around! Get thee to the nearest 7-Eleven to claim your complimentary cup of rebranded ICEE.
(While supplies last. Offer void where today’s date is 11/7.)
This is a nifty photo of the evolution of the Coke glass bottle. Did anyone else catch the This American Life a few months ago about the secret Coke recipe? It’s really cool. They go to a flavor laboratory in Los Angeles and recreate it.
via Kurt White
Cheeseburger Art Car!