Heinz Ketchup Hires Former Burger King Exec, McDonald's Ends 40-Year Relationship

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Looks like ketchup, but this food fight is bloody.
The 40-year partnership of McDonald's and Heinz Ketchup has been one of the longest relationships of our time. With the rise of super-short Hollywood marriages like Kim Kardashian's 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, McDonald's and Heinz Ketchup was something Americans could rely on.

All high-profiles relationships brave smiles in the limelight even though there is usually more festering in the shadows. And beneath the smiles on McDonald's happy meals, the fast food chain has been hiding a history of turbulence with its condiment partner, Heinz.

Sure, their break is widely attributed to Heinz Ketchup bringing former Burger King chief executive partner and sworn McDonald's enemy Bernardo Hees to the helm. And once McDonald's heard about the choice, they ended their partnership and blamed the parting on irreconcilable differences.

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Florida Woman Gives Birth to Son at McDonald's

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It's no surprise that McDonald's can whip up a Big Mac five minutes after ordering, but this Lake Wales Micky D's can also deliver a baby boy in that time too.

On the way to a doctor's appointment last Monday, 20-year-old Shardonnay Hill asked her grandmother to quickly stop at the McDonald's on Central Avenue in Lake Wales to use the restroom. Then she went into labor.

"Get some boxes, and let's flatten them out and get her to lay down," Hill's grandmother told the staff. "She can't have the baby over the toilet.'"

With the help of three employees and the Polk county 911 dispatcher, Hill gave birth to a baby boy five minutes into the call. Officially named Joshua, the newborn's aunt explains that the boy will forever be nicknamed Ronald to honor the heroism of the McDonald's staff and because it's also his mother's favorite restaurant.

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Study Finds Road Warriors Go to Starbucks and Subway... a Lot

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We all need our caffeine.
You can spot them a mile away. Bleary-eyed people in suits pulling wheelie bags like pet poodles while they stand in line at the nearest Starbucks. They're the sales professionals and marketing reps who spend most of their lives on the road, endlessly traveling from meeting to pitch.

And, like most people, they need nourishment. And by nourishment, we mean caffeine and sugar.

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Vegan Meal Delivery in South Florida: DeliverLean with SexyFitVegan Ella Magers

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There once was a day in which people actually cooked for themselves. Unless its for special occasions, that day has come and gone.

Whether it's eating out with friends, picking up some Chipotle on the way home, or pizza delivery, it seems like no one cooks on weeknights anymore -- and it's pretty hard to maintain a special diet without doing so.

If you haven't heard or done so yourself, a number of people have turned to meal delivery services. Easy enough for most people, but vegans, not so much.

Now DeliverLean has teamed up with SexyFitVeganTM Ella Magers to offer daily delivered vegan meals.

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Taco Bell New Doritos Locos Taco Launches August 22 (Video)

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Taco Bell: At least we have a date.
It's official!

Taco Bell's new Doritos Locos flavor has a launch date. The fast food company that specializes in "food you'll love now but regret once you're sober", has announced the date of its new Doritos Locos taco on Twitter:

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Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven, Nathan Barnatt Does the Slurpee Dance (VIDEO)

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Today is the eleventh day of the seventh month of the year of our lord twenty thirteen. In laymen's terms that makes today 7/11, which sounds a lot of 7-Eleven.

What is everyone's favorite thing about 7-Eleven? Slurpees.

The only better than a Slurpee is a free Slurpee.

To commemorate this annual alignment of the fates - and the company's anniversary - 7-Eleven is Free Slurpee Day.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, you can go into any participating 7-Eleven and get a free 12 ounce Slurpee.

But this is 2013, so you know you are going to Tweet and Facebook all about your free Slurpee.

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Krispy Kreme Launches Special Caramel and Chocolate Shop Doughnuts

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Who needs a bikini when you can have a doughnut?
Just when swimsuit season is in full force, Krispy Kreme finds three ways to lead us into temptation.

The doughnut shop turned obsession has just announced a new, limited-edition line of doughnuts that take a page from our favorite candy-store treats filled with chocolate, caramel, and other non-bikini-friendly ingredients.

Of course, beach cover-ups and tankinis with secret support panels were made for a reason. The reason being these three new doughnuts.

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Taco Bell Teases a New Doritos Locos Taco

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Taco Bell Cool Ranch Doritos Locos is getting a sibling.
Not content with their brilliant ad campaign (which says, "collect all two"), Taco Bell is adding another Doritos Locos Taco to their lineup.

The fast food chain that caters to stoners and frat boys, reinvented themselves with their Doritos Locos taco, featuring a taco shell made from Nacho Cheese Doritos chips. This past spring, the success of the original Doritos Loco was duplicated by the introduction of the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos taco.

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Taco Bell Worker Apparently Licks Taco Shells, Posts on Facebook UPDATED

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Just stop, OK?
It's pretty much agreed that when you drive your car to the Taco Bell order window, you're not there for your health.

But, then again, you might be justified in assuming you're getting a "safe" taco. As in, one that's never been licked by a human tongue.

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Taco Bell Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Are Available: We Try Them

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This is real...and it's available now.
When Taco Bell launched the Doritos Locos taco, with a shell made from nacho cheese Doritos tortilla chips, stoners everywhere said a little prayer of gratitude.

The product also translated into an out-of-the-ballpark hit for the fast food giant. USA Today reports that in less than one year, over 350 million Doritos Locos tacos were sold, making it the company's most successful item ever.

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