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Chick-fil-A rolling out gluten-free bun, but there’s a catch

Chick-fil-A has gone gluten free! Not entirely, but the nationwide chicken sandwich chain is poised to capitalize on its consumers’ dietary needs with a new menu offering. Chick-fil-A announced on Monday that it will offer gluten-free buns at restaurants nationwide, after reportedly receiving positive feedback from test marketed areas in 2016. The gluten-free bun is made with ancient grains quinoa and amaranth and sweetened with molasses and raisins. “We know our customers are looking for more gluten-sensitive alternatives. They asked, and we listened,” said Leslie Neslage, senior consultant of menu development at Chick-fil-A in a release on the company’s Chicken Wire. “Our hope is that the Gluten-Free Bun addition opens up options for gluten-sensitive customers to enjoy more of our menu.” The new bun can be ordered with any of the restaurant’s sandwiches. But there is one catch. Customers who order the gluten-free buns will have to assemble their sandwiches themselves. According to…

McDonald’s ending longtime Olympic partnership

McDonald’s will no longer be a “Proud Sponsor of the Olympic Games.” In a surprise move, after 41 years of partnership, the world’s largest fast-food chain is ending it’s sponsorship of the world’s largest athletic competition — three years earlier than originally planned. McDonald’s Corp. was set to sponsor the Olympics through the 2020 Games, but according to a joint press release from the International Olympic Committee and the fast-food chain, McDonald’s executives have decided to take their business in a different direction. “As part of our global growth plan, we are reconsidering all aspects of our business and have made this decision in cooperation with the IOC to focus on different priorities,” McDonald’s global chief marketing officer Silvia Lagnado said. The financial details weren’t released, but the contract extension that McDonald’s signed in 2012 was worth about $200 million, ABC News reported. “We have mutually agreed with McDonald’s to part ways.…

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Eat On The Go

You just finished your work day but only have 30 minutes until you have to be across town for an evening event. Lunch has long worn off, and it will be hours until you get home. You’re going to have to eat this one on the run. You map out quick options along your route — the taco stand, the joint with pizza by the slice, the greasy burger restaurant. It’s just calories to get you through, but what does such careless eating do to your body? Research suggests that eating on the run is less physically satisfying. The study from the University of Surrey examined a group of women, both dieters and non-dieters. They were lead to believe the study was looking at how distraction affects food taste. The study broke the women into three group. The first, watched television while eating a cereal bar. The second had to walk around while…

Starbucks edges out Dunkin’ Donuts as American’s favorite coffee

A coffee king has been crowned for the coming year. Starbucks has taken the top spot as America’s favorite coffee, narrowly surpassing three-time honoree Dunkin’ Donuts for the Coffee and Quick Service Restaurant Brand of the Year. The Harris Poll shows that 11 percent of millennials and 10 percent of Gen X’ers visit a Starbucks daily. “Given the ever-present morning rush lines at Starbucks, the fact that millennials and Gen X make daily Starbucks runs might not be entirely surprising, but it is telling,” said Joan Sinopoli, vice president of brand solutions at The Harris Poll. “With its engaging rewards app and high-end Starbucks Reserve brand, Starbucks is proactively pursuing millennials and quite frankly, doing it better than most right now.” Restaurants continue to adapt to the millennial lifestyle and ordering methods such as Starbucks’ mobile app and rewards program could be contributing to the recent boost. The poll employed the EquiTrend…

This burger chain was just voted best burger in America

In the battle of the burger chains, it’s not the golden arches Americans are longing for. For the first time ever, Five Guys, was named Burger Restaurant Brand of the Year — ousting two-time honoree In-N-Out Burger — according to The Harris Poll. The Washington D.C. based burger joint beat out In-N-Out Burger, followed by Shake Shack, Wendy’s, Culver’s, Whataburger, McDonald’s, Sonic, Smashburger, and Steak ‘n’ Shake to take the top spot. Not surprisingly, McDonald’s still hold the highest in familiarity across all brands. “The burger brand category has become less fragmented, as regional brands expand and become available in more parts of the country,” said Joan Sinopoli, vice president of brand solutions at The Harris Poll. “This is certainly the case with Five Guys, who has shed its ‘small regional player’ designation as it expands its footprint and marketing budget along with its fandom, which is a tremendous contributor…

10 Copycat Chick-fil-a recipes because you crave it all the time

Because you’d eat Chick-fil-a every night if you could, here are 10 copycat recipes to help get you though until next time. Copycat Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich COPYCAT CHICK-FIL-A LEMONADE Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets Copycat Chick-fil-A Slaw Copycat Chick-Fil-a Chicken Tortilla Soup Copycat Chick-Fil-A Superfood Salad Chick-fil-A Copycat Frosted Lemonade Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce COPYCAT CHICK-FIL-A SANDWICH

Mother’s Day is busiest day at KFC

Mom has a secret love she’s never shared all of these years. Mother’s Day is a big day for dining out. More than half of Americans celebrating Mother’s Day plan a special brunch or dinner. According to the National Retail Federation, 55.9 percent of mothers celebrating will get taken out for a special meal. But when we can assume Mom has her pick of places, where does she choose to dine? KFC. According to YUM Brands, KFC sees its best day of business all year on Mother’s Day. And it’s not even close. Single stores report sales jumps of 50 percent on the annual holiday. KFC says it serves about 370,000 families each Mother’s Day. That translates to 6.5 million pieces — or 1.5 million pounds — of chicken and 815,000 servings of mashed potatoes and gravy. So celebrate your favorite matriarch this Sunday with a box of chocolates and a bucket of…

Try this hidden menu hack at Panera for healthier high-protein, low-carb options

Any health-conscious consumer has probably scoped out Panera’s nutrition menu for a few healthy items for on-the-go eating. Sadly, the broccoli cheese bread bowl doesn’t make the cut for most diets. But Panera now has a “hidden menu.” These alternative items are more in line with a high-protein, low processed-carbs diet. You won’t find these items on the traditional menu, but employees at every location are guaranteed to know what you’re ordering — something that doesn’t always happen at Starbucks or other locations boasting “secret menu” items. (I felt the need to test this claim at a nearby Panera location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the cashier didn’t even hesitate.) Given that every item, oddly, has the word “power” in the title, they probably should have just called it the “Power Menu.” Here are the items on the menu: Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey – Sliced roasted all-natural turkey, egg whites, warm baby spinach, roasted…

25 Years of Loving Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster

If all of the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits served in one day were stacked up, it would tower the height of the Empire State Building 137 times! We’ve been eating Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster for 25 years now. Surely that calculation would have our biscuit consumption reaching the moon and back. That’s right. For a quarter century we’ve been craving those fresh out-of-the-oven cheddary carb bombs. The mid-range seafood restaurant first starting offering the biscuits in 1992. Originally offered as “freshly baked, hot cheese garlic bread,” the biscuits changed name a few years later to better reflect the other seaside offerings of the restaurant and more accurately describe what they are — I mean, they are definitely biscuits, no? You may remember, they were also originally served to guests waiting to be seated, rather than in a basket table side. The biscuits became so popular, guests requested them…

12 Copycat Panera Recipes You’ll Want to Make Right Now

Imitation is the sincerest form of food flattery. And who doesn’t want to eat Panera at home for half the price? From the cinnamon crusted bagels to the fresh Fuji apple, chicken, walnut salad, the bakery and deli chain has tons of craveable recipes worth copying at home. After all, is it even worth eating creamy broccoli cheese soup in a crusty bread bowl unless it’s Panera style? Enjoy your favorite fast food flavors at home. Autumn Squash Soup Bread Macaroni and Cheese BROCCOLI CHEDDAR SOUP RECIPE Chocolate Chip Cookies FUJI APPLE CHICKEN SALAD BACON TURKEY BRAVO SANDWICH Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing Asian Sesame Chicken Salad CREAMY TOMATO SOUP Vegan Wild Blueberry Scones CINNAMON CRUNCH BAGEL Black Bean Soup