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The waffle taco is dead. Long live the biscuit taco.

Taco Bell’s latest creation is the Biscuit Taco. It tested in places like San Antonio, Atlanta, and Los Angeles last year and it’s rolling out nationwide on March 26th complete with a biscuit shell, egg, cheese, your choice of chicken or sausage and jalapeño honey dipping sauce.

(via Mashable)

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To mark the season four DVD release, HBO sponsored a Game of Thrones pop-up restaurant in London over the weekend. Complete with banners from the House of Lannister and Baratheon, a giant map of Westeros, and feast-sized dinning tables, it was the menu that sent fans into an epic adventure.

Chosen from 12,000 competition entrants, the winning fans were the special guests lucky enough dine on the 10 course meal. Based on the delicacies from the show, Chef Jamie Hazeel of the catering company The Wandering Chef created a menu fit for a king, or queen. The feast included outrageous dishes such as bone marrow Crème brulee and honey-fried locusts.

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The Pokémon pop-up cafe is back and this time it’s in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood. The Cafe opened on January 9th and will remain open until the end of February.

See Also: This Final Fantasy-Themed Restaurant Is A Gamer’s Dream

Naturally, the cafe is hugely popular. It’s all-too-common to see people lined up outside for hours just waiting to get a table. The decor is, of course, Pokémon-themed, and the employees even wear little Pikachu tails. Menu items include speciality drinks that come with cool Pokémon gear, like Poké Ball mugs. Plus, if you can’t convince your friends to stand in line with you for hours, you can share your table with a cute stuffed Pikachu. Although, from what I’ve read, Mr. Pikachu is pretty cheap and won’t offer to split the bill.

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KFC may have gone a step too far with its latest creation. The Double Down Dog features a hot dog drizzled with cheese that is then sandwiched in a fried chicken bun. This follow-up to the Double Down Sandwich is being sold in super limited quantities. Participating stores appear to be limited to the Philippines at the moment, and each restaurant will be allowed to sell only 50 each day through January 27th.

See Also: The KFC Double Down Has Evolved Into Something Even More Insane

At this point, KFC has no plans to bring the hot dog to the U.S.

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Vegemite is definitely an acquired taste that people outside of Australia don’t seem to appreciate. So, Pizza Hut has introduced a pizza with a vegemite-filled crust just for the Aussie’s. It looks kind of gross and the reactions of non-Australians taking a bite seem to support that. This is definitely not one of those foods from another country that I wish they’d bring to the US. You can keep this one all to yourself, Australia.

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I like potato chips. They’re salty and crunchy and incredibly tasty. The owners of Simply Crispy in Belfast also like chips and have opened a cafe where every sandwich is full of them. The idea for the cafe came to Andrew McMenamin after he read a story in The Ulster Fry. He then changed the name of his existing place, The Wee Cafe, into Simply Crisps. Customers can select the bread and the variety of chips they want to stuff it with. Apparently, the most popular selection so far is a soft, floury “bap” roll with cheese and onion chips.

If you’re looking for carbs, they’ve got you covered.

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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)

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Oh, Pizza Hut, we already loved you and now this? They’ve introduced a crust that is covered with Doritos. They’ve also stuffed that crust with mozzarella cheese. You can only get this awesome concoction in Australia, unless the Pizza Hut people take pity on us and bring it to the US. It’s definitely more exciting that some of the new stuff on their menu.

Pretty please, Pizza Hut, can we have Doritos pizza crust?

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Pizza Hut wants to make it easier for you to figure out what to order by reading your mind, or at least your eyes. They’re currently testing a retina-scanning system that will scan your eyes as they roam over the menu and pick up on the items where your eyes linger. A “subconscious menu” if you will.

So if you’re thinking about extra cheese, the system will notice and make the choice for you. Make sure you don’t linger on the anchovies.

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The Tokyo Station Gundam Cafe is becoming McDaniel Hamburgers Gundam Cafe and it’s Gundam burgers for everyone.

Named after the restaurant in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, McDaniel will open in Tokyo on November 19.

Currently on the menu: a Sleggar Burger, which is their basic hamburger, Gundam burger with Gouda cheese, a Char Zaku burger with special tomato sauce, olive and capers, or a Zaku II burger with avocado, steak sauce and woven trio of special wasabi soy sauces.

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