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Vegan-friendly foods you can order at Panera

It can be hard eating out when you’re on a vegan diet. Restaurants sneak in all sorts of extras you would never know about unless you poured through online ingredients lists for every restaurant. But who really has time for that? Whether you went vegan because you love animals or you just prefer to eat a cleaner diet, we found some plant-based, vegan-friendly food offerings from Panera are 100% safe, along with some offerings you should surprisingly shy away from. Also see, 9 vegan-friendly foods you can order at Chick-fil-A. https://www.instagram.com/p/BcqFMdFny2h/ Breads The Farmstyle XL, Country Rustic, Artisan Ciabatta, Sea Salt Focaccia, French Baguette (which is often offered as a side), and Sourdough are all suitable vegan bread choices. Steer clear of the white and honey wheat breads. They sound innocent enough, but Panera sneaks butter, eggs and milk into these loaves. https://www.instagram.com/p/BmLeI40gupT/ Pastries Unfortunately, not a single pastry at Panera…

Xtreme Eating Awards rank most unhealthy dishes in America

A breakfast burrito might sound like a wholesome way to start your day, but if you order it from the Cheesecake Factory, you might want to think twice. According to the 2018 Xtreme Eating Awards, the popular restaurant’s Breakfast Burrito — with it’s salty chorizo, bacon, cheese and sour cream — tops this year’s list of “honorees” of the most terrible-for-you meals available at any chain restaurant across America. The annual Xtreme Eating Awards are published annually by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) — the same organization responsible for lobbying the government to require chains to post calorie counts on menus. This isn’t the first time the decadent dining destination has been called out by the CSPI. The Cheesecake Factory’s shameful dish delivers 2.730 calories, 72 grams of saturated fat and 4,630 mg of sodium making it equal to eating “seven McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin” sandwiches, according…

Millennials are the worst tippers, survey shows

Of all the slack that Millennials take, this one might be the most merited. According to a new study, young people in this age range are terrible tippers. Credit cards.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that 10 percent of adults 18-37 routinely don’t leave any tip on their restaurant checks. And when Millennials do tip, it’s not nearly on the same level as other groups. At restaurants, nearly a third of tipping Millennials chose to leave less than a 15 percent. When presented with preselected options on a tablet (usually at a coffee shop or after taking an Uber), one in six Millennials choose the lowest amount, while one in five choose to leave nothing. Older age groups gave more generous tips in every situation. The study also found that across all age groups women are better tippers than men — going against the outdated thinking that men, as a whole, leave better tips. The median…

These are the 100 best brunch spots, according to OpenTable users

Nothing says “I love you Mom” more than a Bloody Mary and eggs benedict. Or maybe the new spring weather has just put some pep in your step and you’re feeling more energized to actually put on pants before noon. Either way, OpenTable is here to help. The restaurant reservation app has rounded up the top 100 brunch spots for 2018. Nearly 45,000 restaurants were considered based off of 12 million customer reviews. The top restaurants were then sorted into different categories like “great for brunch,” for example. From California cool brunch spots to which New York dining destinations, the list includes winners from 24 states plus Washington, D.C. California took the most top spots with 19 winning restaurants, followed by New York with 15, D.C. and Pennsylvania, each with nine a piece. Here are all of the 2018 Best Brunch winners listed by state. California Beachcomber Cafe – Crystal Cove – Newport…

20 Restaurants that offer student discounts every college kid needs to know about

It’s the end of the semester for millions of college students across America, which means one thing — meal plans are running out. But the good news is that there are tons of restaurants offering killer deals for college kids. Lots of restaurants don’t advertise their deals, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cash in on the savings just for showing your student ID at the register. While 10 percent off, or a free drink might not sound like much, it all adds up — especially if you’re eating there anyway. And remember that other restaurants may have student discounts too, so wherever you’re eating, don’t be shy — just ask! The worst they’ll say is ‘no.’ Here are a few deals we found: *Discounts vary by location. Be sure to call ahead or check with your local restaurant to find out if they participate.  1. Chipotle Chipotle is king of college campuses,…

7 magical facts about McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes

For many, St. Patty’s Day is about Guinness, Bailey’s and Jameson, but let’s not forget that other important Irish Day drink, the Shamrock Shake. Sure, a large is loaded with as many calories as 1 and a half Big Macs (820 calories), but after more than 45 years, it’s earned its part in the national St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Here are 7 things you never knew about the iconic McDonald’s seasonal green shake. 1. The first shake was introduced in 1970. It was originally called the St. Patrick’s Day Shake, but was scrapped years later for something a little more creative — the Shamrock Shake. 2. Shamrock Shakes were a charitable endeavor What do Shamrock Shakes have to do with the Philadelphia Eagles and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children? In 1974 after watching his 3-year-old daughter undergo treatment for leukemia, Philadelphia Eagle Fred Hill reached out to the community to raise money for…

GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2017 List Released

People love lists. They help us sift through an overwhelming amount of information — And when it comes to the question “Where should we go to eat tonight”, we could all use a little help. GQ correspondent Brett Martin has taken the time to whittle down the daunting number of new restaurants in America in GQ’s annual Best New Restaurants list. For those keeping score, Los Angeles has three, New York has just one. Other cities like Detroit and Minneapolis make a surprise showing. The list is unranked and in alphabetical order and includes everything from Korean small plates and pizza to high-end Nordic menus (Aska). Without further ado… Aska (Brooklyn) Scandinavian high notes beneath the Williamsburg Bridge. Flowers of Vietnam (Detroit) A son of Palestinian immigrants does Southeast Asian in Mexicantown. Han Oak (Portland, OR) Casual Korean tasting menu collides with Portland cool. Kato (Los Angeles) A West L.A.’s strip mall hosts the city’s best-valued Asian…