Taco Bell Teases a New Doritos Locos Taco

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Laine Doss
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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All photos by Laine Doss
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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Starbucks Is Expensive in South Florida: Outrageous in Norway

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That latte's going to cost more in Moscow.
Are you addicted to Starbucks? 

We are too -- so much so that we're seriously afraid to find out what horrible detox we'd go through if we didn't have our daily allowance of caffeine and sugar.

Recently looking at our bank statement, we were shocked to see all the Starbucks charges. At about four bucks a pop, that got us a little depressed at the fact that we probably spend about $1,000 a year at the coffee chain. 

Until, of course, we read the Wall Street Journal and thanked our lucky stars we didn't live in Norway...or Sweden...or Switzerland.



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Dairy Queen Customer Appreciation Days: Half-Off Specials Offered Today and Saturday

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Because the Peanut Buster Parfait will never go out of style.
One of the best/worst jobs I ever held down as a high school student was slinging Blizzards and Peanut Buster Parfaits at a Dairy Queen in Lapeer, Michigan, in the late '90s. Some aspects of the gig sucked pretty hard -- like the time a grumpy, grown-ass adult literally threw something at my 15-year-old self while I was working the drive-through window -- but it was mostly easy peasy. Flirt with cute boys all summer long and get all the soft-serve ice cream I could possibly shove into my angsty teenaged face? Yes please.

It may be time to dip into the nostalgia of Dairy Queen as the ice cream chain -- which pre-dates all of those trendy, flash-in-the-pan, self-serve fro-yo joints -- celebrates the start of its Customer Appreciation Day(s) today. While some locations will recognize the day on Saturday, most in South Florida appear to be offering their discounts today (Wednesday).

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- Orange Julius: It Lives! (Dairy Queen is Reviving the Brand) and Three Other Drinks That Should Have Survived the '80s
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Dunkin Donuts Diner in Lake Park: One-of-a-Kind Outpost Has Real Silverware, Fresh Eggs, Ceramic Plates

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The country's only Dunkin' Diner still features its original sign.
Now here is something you don't see every day: a fresh egg being cracked and cooked at Dunkin' Donuts. But you could see it every day if you happen to live near the Dunkin' Donuts restaurant just south of Palm Beach Gardens in Lake Park.

This Dunkin' Donuts location isn't like any you've ever seen -- or will see -- in the country. Originally opened in October of 1962, this diner-like location is truly a one-of-a-kind, a restaurant-style, full-service Dunkin' Donuts featuring 11 banquet booths and a six-seat retro diner counter where you can order from a hand-held, laminated diner menu.

According to restaurant's current owner Dan Bowers, the site was originally opened by Dunkin' Donuts founder Bill Rosenburg, who opened the first five Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Massachusetts in the early 1960s. At the time, fast food wasn't as popular as it is today, and the fledgling company was developing ideas for how to expand the Dunkin' Donuts brand nationwide.

The Lake Park location -- which is thought to be the first Dunkin' Donuts in Florida -- was one of several diner-style restaurants the company opened across the country in the late 60s and early 70s. Today, it remains the only one of its kind in operation.

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Wawa Convenience Stores Come to Florida

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You Jersey transplants who are longing for hoagies and water ice and the sight of oil refineries on the gray horizon, your beloved Wawa is coming to Florida.

OK, right now it's only up in north and central Florida, but they already have six locations open in Kissimmee and Orlando, with two more on the way in Orlando and five coming soon to the Tampa area.

It is only a matter of time until the glorious site of red Wawa signs will dot our humble sparkling blue vistas.
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Burger King Delivery Now in Broward County

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Laine Doss
Burger King delivers to Broward.
If you're the poor slob who always gets stuck making a trip to the drive-thru with a list of value meals and a fistful of cash, the following important announcement is for you:

Burger King Now Delivers in Broward County!

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Jimmy John's is Bringing Back the Sprouts (and Moving Some of Its Operations to Florida)

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The sprouts are coming back, y'all.
Know how everyone can be having a good time, hanging out, eating their beach club sandwiches, and all of a sudden, bam, E. coli shows up all Scumbag Steve-like and ruins the party? That's sort of what happened earlier this year when multiple food poisoning outbreaks caused national sandwich franchise Jimmy John's to be all, We're totally dropping sprouts from our menus, for, like, ever, man. And everyone was all like, But that's the best part, dude! Now it looks like the breakup wasn't for good after all.

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- Does Raw Milk Make You Sick? We'll Soon Find Out


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Is McRib Planning a December Return?

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The McRib...We're going to need a bigger chimney.
Forget the milk and cookies this year. If rumors are correct, you could leave Santa a snack by the chimney that he really wants to eat this Christmas -- a tasty McRib sandwich.

According to Advertising Age, McDonald's is planning on releasing the pressed-pork sammy in late December.

The sandwich is usually released once a year, from late October through early November. The short window of opportunity to eat the McRib is at least part of the reason why this item has a near-crazed rabid fan base.

Think we're exaggerating? Check out this online McRib locator.

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