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Free Stuff Alert!
This Wednesday, June 21st, is the first day of summer. It's also a day you can get some cool stuff for free...
Panera Bread - Panera is giving parents a day off to relax and spend time with their children. To thank moms and dads for packing school lunches all year long, they'll be giving out FREE Panera Kids Meals with the purchase of any regularly priced menu item. Click here for the coupon and the details.
Stride Gum - Heard of Stride yet? The "ridiculously long lasting gum"? Well, the good gum folks over at Stride are giving out FREE packs of the stuff on June 21st, the longest day of the year (get it? Long lasting gum? Long lasting day?). Click here to find out exactly how and when to get yours. (BTW, it's good -- we've tried it!)
Everyone loves freebies...Weeee!
Fast Food News...
Wendy's is doing away with their "biggie" sized items...sort of. The chain will drop the word "biggie" from its menu, but don't let that confuse you. They'll still be offering the same super-humungous portions -- just calling them "small", "medium" or "large". So remember to be mindful of what those sizes mean when ordering.
Jack in the Box has recently added a fresh fruit cup (consisting of 7 oz. of cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple and red grapes) to their menu. It's a great on-the-go snack. (Skip those JITB tacos, grab the fruit!)
KFC is being sued by a retired physician and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). They're trying to force the chicken chain to change its cooking practices and stop using unhealthy trans fat-filled cooking oil. KFC calls the suit "frivolous" and will fight it in court. Stay tuned...
Americans: Addicted to Salads?!
A new study (which was conducted by Quiznos) reveals that Americans love their greens. A lot. The survey found that one in three people would rather go a day without breakfast than a day without salad. It was also determined that we eat an average of three salads a week, and have one for dinner about 10 times a month. Coincidentally(?), Quiznos has just launched a line of four Flatbread Chopped Salads -- Roasted Chicken with Honey Mustard, Classic Cobb, Chicken Caesar, and Antipasto. Lucky for Quiznos the same study also found that 54% of Americans would rather get their salad at a restaurant than make it at home. Well that all worked out nicely, didn't it? In any event, we'll be checking out these new offerings (we love a good chopped salad!) and reporting back soon...
TCBY is celebrating its silver anniversary (25 years!) with a new line of hand-scooped frozen yogurt. Find the stuff (in flavors like Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough, Strawberries & Cream and Mint Chocolate Chunk!) at a TCBY near you. FYI, you'll be able to get it hand scooped on the spot, or in easy-to-take-home quarts. ***Need more proof that trans fats are bad news? Researchers found that monkeys who were fed a diet containing trans fat (man-made fats found in things like shortening and margarine), gained 5% more body weight than monkeys who were fed the same exact diet except for the substitution of healthy fat (like the kind found in olive oil). The extra weight was gained primarily in their abdomens. Our take away? Trans fat = bad for the belly. ***Here's some potential good news for Coke Blak fans. Looks like the price of the stuff may actually be reduced. While consumers love the taste of the coffee/cola beverage, they're not on board with the high price tag. Coke is responding favorably and may actually drop the cost. That's all we've got. HG out!
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CHEW ON THIS: Tomorrow, June 20th, is National Ice Cream Soda Day. With some club soda, sugar free syrup and light ice cream, whipping up a guilt free one is a snap!
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