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Planning on imbibing a bit on New Year’s Eve? Well, you’re probably going to need a major hangover cure for the next day. Red Robin is offering a “secret” burger starting on January 1 that should help alleviate the symptoms caused by hitting the bottle a little too hard.

The Cure Burger, which is available by request only, features a beef-patty with chili, cheddar cheese, bacon, mushrooms and a sunny-side-up egg on a sesame seed bun. It’s also served with bottomless steak fries. Trust me, that burger’s got all the greasy, salty goodness your body needs to repair itself.

If things get really out of hand, Red Robin has you covered.  The burger will be available until January 7th, and it will be priced at $11.99 (though prices may vary by location).

(via GrubGrade)

teepublic contest

Giveaway week is in full swing on our sister site Nerd Approved with Star Wars Rebels and book lovers giveaways, and today we’re giving three lucky readers a free shirt of their choice from TeePublic!

You can choose your favorite design from the shirts we’ve hand selected in our merch store, or from the entire TeePublic selection.

Head after the break for all the details on how to enter…

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According to Asahi News, McDonald’s will only serve small size fries in Japan.

This is a crisis of epic proportions.

Apparently, there’s a labor contract dispute going on in ports along the U.S. West Coast, which means that McDonald’s in Japan can’t get potatoes it needs to make the fries. Hence, smaller fry offerings at McDonald’s locations throughout Japan. Meals that typically come with medium fries will now be 50 yen cheaper.

One day you’re having fry parties and filling up colossal titan buckets and the next day you’re in the midst of a tiny fry nightmare.

(via Kotaku)

Nerd Approved TeePublic Store

Haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet? There’s still time to grab tons of nerdy shirt designs in our store for just $14.

We’ve added some new shirts to the store as well, so head on over to the store and grab your favorites while you still can!

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Thanks to the massive success of the Doritos Locos taco, Taco Bell may be ready to double dip on the chips. At an investor presentation, one of the slides included a Fritos taco shell under the heading “Revolutionizing the Taco.” Parent company Yum! wasn’t willing to confirm that the Fritos taco will exist, but it seems like a natural move for Taco Bell.

Since the 2012 launch, they’ve sold one billion Doritos tacos. Yes, billion with a “B.” The next big thing in fast food seems to be convincing us all that what’s in the office vending machine can be turned into taco shells and pizza crust. Anyone working on a Funyuns taco shell?

(Business Insider via Eater)

shirt sale

We’re doing one final sale for 2014 in our Nerd Approved / Nerdalicious merch store! Through the end of the week you can score every nerdy shirt in the store for just $14.

So head on over to the store and grab some awesome gifts while you still can!

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Delta is upgrading your in-flight beer choices with 7 new craft beers. The exact choices vary by route, but they can include Ballast Point Brewing Company, Blue Point Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Newburyport Brewing Company, and Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewery.

No matter where you’re flying domestically, you’ll also be able to enjoy Samuel Adams. Pricing wasn’t stated which makes us nervous considering how much you pay for one of those itty bitty bottles of booze. Depending on just how your flight goes, it might be worth it no matter the price.

(Eater via Gizmodo)

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If you grew up in the ’90s then you’ll remember French Toast Crunch. The miniature take on everybody’s favorite kind of toast was a big hit back then, but General Mills sadly discontinued it in 2006. However, nostalgia is big bucks these days and the public demanded the cereal’s return. So General Mills is making it happen. Select locations already have the cereal in stock, but French Toast Crunch will be making its triumphant return to grocery stores nationwide sometime towards the end of January 2015.

Waylon Good, General Mills’ marketing manger, noted that consumers were practically clamoring for the cereal to be brought back to grocery store shelves over the past few years:

“We have been overwhelmed by the consumer conversations, requests and passion for the cereal to come back,” he said. “We value our fans and are so excited to be able to bring it back for them.”

Are you looking forward to being able to pick up a box of French Toast Crunch? I know I am!

(Time via FoodBeast)

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TGI Friday’s recently launched the Mobile Mistletoe campaign. The idea is that a drone flies mistletoe over love birds, and they, well you know. Yeah, it didn’t sound like it would end well and it hasn’t. The Brooklyn Daily reports that their photographer, Georgine Benvenuto, was hit on the nose by one of the drone’s spinning and uncovered blades. Yipes! From the Brooklyn Daily:

“It literally chipped off a tip of my nose,” said Benvenuto, using tissues to stanch the blood. “It took off part of my nose and cut me here, right under my chin.”

The best/worst part? The drone operator, David Quiones, blamed Benvenuto for the accident. Quiones encouraged the photographer to let him land a drone on her head, but she flinched when it touched down. Quiones says that caused the problem.

Can we just agree that maybe flying a drone through a crowded restaurant isn’t a good idea?

(via Gizmodo)

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If you have a daily Starbucks habit, the idea of Starbucks for “life” probably sounds amazing. The company is giving away that prize (life equals 30 years) and all you have to do to enter is to pay with your Starbucks card or mobile app and enter the code from your receipt at starbucks.com/play. You could win one of 482,000 instant prizes; a total of 14 people are eligible to win the grand prize. You can enter every day through January 5th.

If you win, you’ll be able to get a single food or beverage item for free each day for the next 30 years. Plus, you’ll get a swanky Starbucks card in 10K hammered gold with your name engraved on the front.

Watch Starbucks’ video after the break.

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