You may remember that crazy potato salad kickstarter that ended up raising $55,000 back in July. Zack Brown, the man behind the kickstarter who was originally just looking for $10 to make his dish, threw the huge party he promised and raised lots of money for a local charity.
The Idaho Potato Commission and corporate sponsors donated the supplies to make the potato salad along with an extra $18,000 for the Columbus Foundation which fights hunger and homelessness. Additional funds will be coming from the party, making this the most charitable potato salad in history.
See more pictures after the break.
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Staying healthy and eating right is important, but sometimes, people get a little too nit picky. Case in point: a small Chinese restaurant in San Francisco named SO shut down for a day because customers were hassling the owner about his food. Eater revealed that one employee mentioned that the owner shut down because one dining party had refused to pay their bill because their food was “too spicy.” Another customer cursed out the owner, as well.
“He needed to cool off,” says the employee of the owner. “He was frustrated and stressed out, and he’s the cook, so we can’t run the restaurant without him. We closed up early, and he put up the sign.”
SO is back up and running, but was the sign too much? Or do you understand his frustration?
Customers at the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru in Abilene, Texas got quite a surprise Monday when they arrived at the window to pay and found their orders had already been taken care of by an anonymous man. Workers say he gave them $1,000, and instructed them to use it to pay for the drive-thru orders behind him until it ran out.
The man only gave the store his first name and said he was just trying to make Monday a little better for people. He succeeded, covering the bill for 88 orders in a little over an hour. Some people were so happy, they were moved to tears:
“One lady actually cried because she had a really tough day,” one worker said. “She had a lot of bad stuff happen to her.”
Nicely done, Chick-Fil-A Guy. You made my day brighter just knowing there are people like you.
(KTXS via Consumerist)
Krispy Kreme UK recently unveiled a donut lover’s wet dream in the form of the Double Hundred Dozen, a 2,400 pack of original glazed glory that will be part of the company’s new “Occasions” offerings for large events. As expected from the photo above and after the jump, packing and delivering the Double Hundred Dozen is an ordeal requiring eight Krispy Kreme staff members and a box measuring over 3.5 meters long and just under a meter tall (that’s roughly 11.5 x 3ft for the metric impaired).
The company is currently holding a contest that will award one lucky business with a Double Hundred Dozen for an upcoming event (enter by tweeting @krispykremeUK about an upcoming #BigOccasion with an #officename). For the rest of England, there doesn’t seem to be any indication of how many pounds this thing will cost – either in currency or on the scale.
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Can you believe that it’s the 30th anniversary of the Ghostbusters film? I mean, yikes, I’m starting to feel a little old now. Well, there’s no better way to assuage my crushing sadness about the inevitable arrival of my untimely demise than with lots and lots of donuts. Speaking of which, Krispy Kreme recently announced that they will sell two new marshmallow Kreme-filled Ghostbusters donuts in honor of the film’s anniversary. Krispy Kreme’s Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow donuts will be available at participating Krispy Kreme US locations starting on September 29th, 2014 (while supplies last, of course).
The Ghostbusters donut will feature a marshmallow Kreme-filled shell that’s topped with white icing, a green “splat” inspired by Slimer’s green slime, and a Ghostbusters logo sugar piece. The Stay Puft version will feature a marshmallow Kreme-filled shell with white icing, a decorative Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and a sugar piece hat. You can also pre-order an advanced order of 5 dozen or more donuts at your closest participating location.
(via Slashfilm / Top image via caseythea)
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)
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)
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.
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:
Parrot on Shoulder
Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt
Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
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)