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It looks like some new Sonic menu items are being tested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They’re called Lil’ Doggies and Lil’ Chickies and they’re adorable.

These mini chicken and hot dog sandwiches are available at a starting price of $1.29. The Lil’ Doggies are served with Chili Cheese, Spicy Cheese with Jalapenos and Bacon, and there’s also a standard “Classic” version too. The Lil’ Chickies come in the “Classic” variety, along with pickles and mayo, BBQ and Buffalo.

Check out one of the Lil’ Chickies after the break…

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It might be a little hard to believe, but Pac-Man is getting his own restaurant. We don’t know much about the restaurant, which is going to be called Level 257, other than the following description: “Introducing a unique dining, entertainment & social experience inspired by PAC-MAN.

The restaurant is slated to open next year, and it will be located in the suburb of Schaumburg, just outside of Chicago. It will feature 40,000 square feet of space with a 300-seat suite, as well as cocktail lounges and a 16-lane bowling alley. Hopefully, they will have some old-school Pac-Man arcade games for diners to play too.

(Eater via Technabob)

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It’s a given that working a job in fast food can be difficult, but one Chipotle location pushed their workers too far so the whole staff quit at once. The location in State College, Pennsylvania was forced to close with the workers posting this sign on the door as an explanation.

It has since reopened, with Chipotle claiming it was only a few workers who quit with the majority “enthusiastic to return to work”. Let’s hope conditions have improved for whoever is making those burritos.

(The Daily Collegian via Gawker)

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Given all of the novelty Oreo flavors that have been released lately, it should come as no surprise that Pumpkin Spice Oreos are coming to stores soon.

Between these and the Caramel Apple Oreos, I’d say you’ve got your Halloween cookies handled.

Some lucky ducks got samples and people have a variety of reactions, so far. They range from amazing to ick, but the best comparison I’ve seen comes from Erin Chack who notes:

It tastes like what I imagine a fall-themed Yankee Candle would taste like.

If you want to try them yourself, they come out September 24th and will be around for 6 to 8 weeks or while supplies last.

Photo by Lauren Zaser / BuzzFeed.

(via Buzzfeed)

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Talk Like a Pirate day is just around the corner on September 19th, and Krispy Kreme is celebrating by giving you a doughnut. If you talk like a pirate, then you get a doughnut. If you dress like one too, then the bounty becomes a dozen doughnuts, but approved attire must include three items from the list below:

Eye Patch
Pirate Hat
Bandana
Peg Leg
Parrot on Shoulder
Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
Knickers
Leather Belt
Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
Pirate Hook
Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals

They’ll also be selling the special pirate doughnut at all their locations that day. Argh, I’ll take a glazed!

(via Food Beast)

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Breaking taco news! As you all know, Taco Bell has started switching things up a bit in the last six months by featuring some breakfast items on its menu. Now Taco Bell is taking the taco breakfast game to the next level with three new dishes: the Biscuit Taco and two new A.M. Crunchwraps.

The Biscuit Taco (pictured above) is a warm and flakey biscuit that’s shaped like a taco, and it’s served with your choice of classics like sausage, egg and cheese or bacon, egg and cheese. There is also traditional Southern flavors (since the taco is a nice nod to traditional Southern cuisine) like Crispy Chicken with Country Gravy or Crispy Chicken with Honey. The biscuit is made with real butter and buttermilk, and it also features a new jalapeño honey sauce, which packs a real punch.

The biscuit taco proved popular in San Antonio, TX and Atlanta, GA and is currently testing in select restaurants within the Orange County / Los Angeles area.

As for the A.M. Crunchwrap, it will now be joined by two new breakfast taco cousins, the A.M. California Crunchwrap and A.M. Country Crunchwrap. The California Crunchwrap is filled with bacon, hashbrown, eggs, guacamole, cheddar cheese and pico de gall. The Country Crunchwrap is filled with sausage, hashbrown, eggs, classic gravy and cheddar cheese. Both of these tacos were tested in the L.A. and Orange County areas, and will soon be available nation-wide in mid-October.

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Disney has unleashed Macaroni and Cheese Bread Cones upon its theme park patrons.

Ryan Horikoshi came across the cones at a concession stand in Disney’s Hollywood Studios (one of the four main theme parks at Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort), but it should also be noted that the cones have been available in the past at Disneyland’s Car Land and the Cozy Cone Motel. The cones are served in a medium drink cup, and they also come with a bag of chips.

Wendy with The Disney Food Blog chose to get bacon sprinkled on her cone and she noted that the doughy concoction was filled with “mac-and-cheese goodness.” That sounds pretty good to me!

Check out a pic of the other bread cone flavor, the Fiesta Chili-Cheese Bread Cone, after the break…
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The first Denny’s in Manhattan is opening this Friday and besides swank decor, they’re offering craft cocktails. No, seriously. The location’s owner, Rahul Marwah, told Good Morning America that they wanted to serve the higher-end clientele in the Financial District nearby. To that end, they put together the $300 Grand Cru Slam. It includes the infamous Grand Slam entree for 2 and a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon champagne. Let’s not forget that the price tag also includes a high-five from the bartender.

(via Eater)

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Any hope I had of not being a million pounds may have just gone up in pretzel steam thanks to Little Caesars.

The pizza chain is adding a pretzel pizza to their Hot-N-Ready pick up options which, like their regular Hot-N-Ready, will be $6.

Yep, from Sept. 1st to Oct. 26th, you can get a pretzel crust with cheddar-based sauce and six other cheeses as the topping.

Basically, it’s a big cheesy pretzel with less worry about dripping while you eat it with one hand and drink beer with the other.

(via Consumerist)

Indochinese Spitting Cobra

Chinese chef Peng Fan was preparing a dish using Indochinese spitting cobra and died from being bitten by the snake even after the head had been separated from the body for 20 minutes.

It seems the chef was bitten on the hand when he was picking the snake’s head up to throw it away and the jaws contracted in a reflex motion, injecting him with deadly venom.

So, yeah, a chef died after he was bitten by a dead snake 20 minutes after he killed it.

Apparently, he never watched any of those survival shows on Discovery.

(The Mirror via Buzzfeed / Image via Venomland)