KFC Now Sells Fried Chicken Corsages For Prom (Video)

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Better than carnations.
We get it...everyone loves fried chicken. It's golden crispy shell hides moist, slightly salty meat. It's savory, juicy, and decadent. Plus...fried.

But there's got to be a limit to our eternal love for a bucket of finger lickin' goodness. Or is there?

Do we love fried chicken so much we'd wear it....to prom?

That's the question Kentucky Fried Chicken asks in their new #HowDoYouKFC campaign, where the Colonel is offering fried chicken fans actual fried chicken corsages for sale.

Yes...they're real.

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Help Name BC Taco's Caveman; Vote for One of These Five Finalists by April 11

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Hes's got lunch...but no name.
You've seen him before on the side of the BC Tacos food truck and seen him at the BC Cafe -- but did you realize that that poor caveman never had a name?

Scandalous, really, but finally BC Tacos' owner, Brett Chiavari, is prepared to give his adorable, neanderthal mascot a title -- because even a caveman gets annoyed at being referred to as "buddy" and "pal" forever.

See also: BC Tacos: Tacomaker to the Stars at Cadillac Championship (Photos)


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Oprah Gets Her Own Tea: Available at Starbucks and Teavana Locations (Video)

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Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo of Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey announce the launch of her own chai.
Oprah is the woman who can do just about everything -- including having her very own (OWN -- get it?) chai!

Starting April 29, Teavanna Oprah Chai will be available at Starbucks and Teavana locations throughout the United States and Canada.

The announcement for the collaboration was made at the Starbucks shareholders meeting by the lady herself, who sat down with Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to rave about tea.

Teavana, Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey have come together to create Teavana Oprah Chai. The tea was blended through Oprah Winfrey's collaboration with Teavana's leading teaologist Naoko Tsunoda -- and believe us when we say Oprah did most of the work.

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Woman Arrested After Biting and Attacking Delray Restaurant Patrons

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Lindsay Fuccella allegedly attacked and bit diners at a Delray Beach restaurant.
A woman was arrested over the weekend for biting and attacking patrons at a Delray Beach restaurant -- then attacking the police officers who responded to the call.

Delray Beach Police records show that Lindsay Danielle Fuccella was arrested on March 15 at about 8 p.m. and booked on three counts of battery (including on an officer) and one count of resisting arrest with violence.

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101 Cantina in Boca Raton: 98 Arrests Since June

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101 Cantina is the site of many arrests.
Most restaurants in Boca Raton's Mizner Park area are known as genteel establishments where a tony crowd can savor a good meal and a few martinis. But 101 Cantina, the Southern cousin of Gainesville's famous tailgate party place, didn't seem to get that memo.

The restaurant, which replaced another rowdy college student magnet, the Mexican, opened in June 2013 at the Royal Palm Place Plaza. Since then, Boca Raton Police have responded to incidents around the restaurant 92 times, according to the Sun Sentinel.

See also: Boca Raton's The Mexican To Reopen As 101 Cantina, Gainesville's Famous Tailgate Party Restaurant

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Jaxson's Ice Cream, Caffe Luna Rosa Up Minimum Wage: President Obama Pleased (Video)

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Jaxson's employees get a better wage, thanks to a nudge by President Obama.
It looks like businesses all over the country are taking President Obama's proposal to raise workers' minimum wage to $10.10 to heart.

The President, who proposed upping the minimum wage to $10.10 during his January 2014 State of the Union address, has also taken his fight on the road, talking about raising wages at every opportunity he can -- and citing examples of businesses who have decided to pay their workers a fair, livable wage.

Recently, during a speech at Central Connecticut State University, President Obama named several companies committed to upping employee wages, saying "it's good busines to do right by your workers. Some of the companies mentioned? Costco, the Gap, and Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant. In his talk, the President said that Jaxson's is "an ice cream parlor that's been in business since 1956" and that the restaurant will "lift workers' wages to at least $10.10 without cutting back on hiring."

See also: Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor Behind the Scenes

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Chipotle Will Still Serve Salsa and Guacamole: "The Sky is Not Falling"

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No more salsa for your burrito?
The next time you slather salsa all over your Chipotle burrito, give a silent thanks that its spicy/fresh goodness is still around.

The fast-casual chain that believes in serving ethically-sourced food including meat from animals raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones, organic and local produce when practical, and dairy from cows raised without the use of synthetic hormones, has released its Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 results, which showed an increase in costs to the company.

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Whole Foods CEO Confronted at Lynn University Over Fired Chicago Mom

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Rhiannon Broschat protests Whole Foods after being terminated from the grocery chain.
Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb was invited to speak at Lynn University this past Wednesday as part of the Dively Frontiers in Globalization lecture series. The annual series invites "outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in world markets" to speak to the community about their work. Past lecturers have included Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, and Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey.

But just as Robb started to address the audience with "I appreciate the warm welcome," a woman in the audience interrupted the talk with a question about Whole Foods worker Rhiannon Broschat.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the woman was removed from the audience, with Robb saying this was not the place to discuss the issue, adding that the public didn't have all the facts because it was a personnel matter and therefore confidential.

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James Beard 2014 Semifinalists Announced: Florida Gets Several Nods

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Steak 954's parent, Starr Restaurants, gets a Beard nod.
The James Beard Foundation has announced the 2014 semifinalists for its Restaurant and Chef award categories today, the state of Florida got several nods and specific recognition for its culinary achievements.

Even Orlando got a pat on the head from the prestigious foundation for hosting the announcement at the city's East End Market, with the Beard Foundation calling Orlando, "one of Florida's burgeoning culinary hubs." Ouch.

Beard award semifinalists were chosen after an online "open call," where anyone could submit their suggestion. Nearly 40,000 submissions were received and were weeded down by the foundation's Restaurant and Chef Awards committee, composed of critics, writers, and editors to the list of semifinalists. From there, a group of former Beard award winners, committee members, and other regional panelists cast their votes from the semifinalists, to choose the finalists. That short list will be announced in Chicago on March 18. The actual awards ceremony takes place in New York City on May 2 and 5.

See also: James Beard 2013 Semifinalists Announced: BÅ«ccan's Clay Conley Makes the List

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Krispy Kreme Launches New Coffee Doughnuts

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Coffee and doughnut meet cute. Have baby.
While nutritionists and your mom stress eating a healthy breakfast (usually consisting of fruit, Greek yogurt, and something with fiber in it that tastes like either warm gruel or cardboard with soy milk), we crave warm doughnuts fresh from the oven, served with a piping hot cup of Joe.


Krispy Kreme
has heard our deepest desires with the introduction of their new coffee doughnuts. The treats are available for a limited time and are the result of what happens when your favorite baked pastry falls in love with a morning beverage.


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