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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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Japan has lots of cat cafes (like this Studio Ghibli cat cafe), and now we finally have one in the US. Cat Town Cafe is now open in Oakland, California. Owners Ann Dunn of Cat Town Adoptions and Adam Myatt want it to be a place where people can relax with their cats and maybe even find one to adopt. According to the website:

The Cat Town Cafe will feature an area called the Cat Zone, where our cats will be free roaming and available for adoption. Visitors can spend up to an hour in the Cat Zone, and free walk-ins are welcome as space allows. For a $10 donation, you can make a Cat Zone Reservation ahead of time, which ensures your visiting time is available, and supports a great cause.

If you’re in the Oakland, California area, make a reservation to hang out with some cats and maybe even take one home.

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If you’ve ever felt the pressure of having to order so quickly that you don’t get exactly what you want at Taco Bell, then you’re going to love their newly introduced mobile ordering app. It lets you place your order exactly the way you want beforehand. From the press release:

Customize. Order. Pay. All from the new app. Now you can easily select a local Taco Bell, customize your favorite items and pay for your order. No need to select a pickup time. We make your food when you arrive so that it’s hot and just-prepared. Then skip the in-store line like you own the place. Plus, reordering your favorites is as easy as a twist of the wrist.

The app also knows when you’re almost at the store so you don’t have to stick to a time. Order lunch at 11AM and if you don’t manage to get a break until 12:15, your food will still be ready at the right time.

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This McDonald’s shaped like a lunchbox was a pop-up that appeared in Melbourne, Australia to promote some new additions to the menu including four new wraps and a new salad. Those who happen by the lunchbox location will be able to try Mini Steak Taster Wraps. It’ll be in Melbourne through Friday and then heading on to Perth, Adelaide, and Sydney.

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Waiter Kyle Hanson arrived for his shift at Kazoku and was in for a rough night. The restaurant was understaffed and despite his best efforts, service was terribly slow. Makenzie and and Steven Shultz were two of the diners there and they had to wait 20 minutes for water, 40 minutes for an appetizer and over an hour for their meals. It was their anniversary dinner.

You’d think this would mean a lousy tip for poor Kyle, but the Shultz’s decided that it was the perfect time to try and put themselves in his shoes, which was easy to do since they’d once worked waiting tables. They realized that he’d likely be getting bad tips all night even though it wasn’t his fault so they payed it forward. The tip they left on their $66.65 meal was $100.

They posted a picture on their facebook page, along with their hope that it would remind everyone to not judge each other so harshly and to try and see things from the other side.

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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.

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There’ already a bar in Brooklyn with a TARDIS bathroom, but there’s a whole restaurant themed to everyone’s favorite Time Lord hidden in upstate New York. Redditor jacquelinesarah said the following about her visit to The Pandorica in Beacon, New York:

I spent the day in the quiet little artist town of Beacon, NY and passed a restaurant called “Pandorica” as I walked down the main street. I smiled to myself but didn’t think much of it. On the way back, I looked inside and saw the giant mural of the exploding TARDIS. Of course, I then ran in and started talking to the owner (dressed head to toe in TARDIS blue). She took me around the entire restaurant pointing out every tiny detail, from the sunflowers on the tables to the “fish fingers” (aka french toast sticks) and custard on the dessert menu. I told her that I’ll be moving to London this autumn (the mecca, really) and she replied that she’s actually from there. It made a lot of sense seeing how much British influence is in the food–they do an afternoon tea that looks lovely.

Seems like the perfect place for Whovians to stop for a bite to eat.

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We’ve previously featured the incredible Pikachu Cafe which will be open in Roppongi Hills in Japan through the end of August. Now we have a video walk-thru and it’s possible that it’s even more adorable than it looked in the original images. If you’re in Japan and you’re a Pokémon fan, you must make some time to catch it before it’s gone.

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The eateries of Japan are about to be joined by another cute establishment. A limited time “Pikachu Cafe” will be offering a variety of food from burgers to mango pudding to curry rice shaped like the character.

The cafe will open in Roppongi Hills this Saturday and keep its doors open through August 31st; it seems to be happening in conjunction with an art exhibit titled Pikachu the Movie XY Exhibit. If you’re a Pokémon fan, it seems like a must-see and must-eat.

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