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Panera to offer a more plant-based menu in 2020

Whether it’s animal welfare concerns, climate change, nutrition, or just preference, it seems everyone nowadays has a reason for eating less meat. In response to the cultural shift, Panera is the latest restaurant chain to announce it would introduce more plant-based offerings to its menu. In fact, the popular quick-service restaurant and bakery said it plans to have half of its menu be plant-based within the next few years. Consumers can expect to see a new plant-based item added in every category by 2021. Panera’s bakery-café is also onboard with the switch-up. While 25 percent of its menu is already plant-based, the offerings will increase to make up at least half of the entire menu by 2021. Other fast food chains have responded to consumer demand by offering meat-like substitutes from Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, but Panera will dish out more plant-based whole foods like quinoa and edamame. Two new…

What time does McDonald’s stop serving breakfast?

It all started in 1970 with the introduction of the Egg McMuffin. Since then, we’ve been left trying to cram our fast food breakfast cravings into certain hours on the clock. But when exactly does McDonald’s stop serving breakfast nowadays, and what’s that All-Day Breakfast Menu about? Can you guess the 10 oldest restaurant chains in America? All-Day Breakfast menu For decades, company policy insisted that breakfast hours end sharply at 10:30 a.m. One minute late and you would have to order from the main burger menu, as many late-to-rise fans found out. But in 2016, McDonald’s decided to cut us some slack and started serving an All-Day Breakfast Menu. Sure, you can’t get the entire menu all day, but you can order staple items like hotcakes, hash browns, Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfaits, McMuffins, and Sausage McGriddles, 24/7. When does McDonald’s start serving breakfast? McDonald’s breakfast hours vary by location, but…

Gluten-Free foods you can order at Panera Bread

Panera Bread doesn’t seem like it would be the place to go if you’re gluten-free, after all, it has “bread” right in the name. But the quick, casual restaurant chain actually has quite a large number of menu options for gluten-free guests. Of course, in a restaurant where fresh bread is baked daily, there is always the chance for cross contamination, so anyone on a gluten-free diet for medical reasons so inquire further, but those on a less-strict dietary regimen can dig right in to a delicious variety of items. Here is everything you can order gluten-free at Panera in both categories: Gluten-free Panera menu items Just order these straight from the menu. No need to ask for special orders unless otherwise noted. Salads Greek salad Seasonal Greens Salad Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Modern Greek Salad with Quinoa Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken Green Goddess Cobb Salad with…

What time does Burger King stop serving breakfast?

A productive day starts with a hearty breakfast—and for most of us, that sometimes means fast food. We can claim to hate it all we want, but there’s no denying the allure of a tasty bacon, egg, and cheese Crossan’wich served with a side of toasty hash browns. If your rise and shine is somewhat sluggish some mornings, you may wonder what time can you order breakfast until at Burger King? Well, Burger King typically starts serving breakfast at 6 a.m. and serves its morning menu until 10:30 sharp at which time, lunch promptly starts. (The exceptions to this rule are the 24/7 locations, which may start breakfast earlier than that.) Find a Burger King location near you. If you’ve ever wondered why fast food joints just don’t serve breakfast all day long, it has to do with griddle temperatures. Lunch menu items, like those sizzling burgers, require higher griddle…

Starbucks releases 2019 holiday cups

And the holiday season has officially begun. Starbucks announced the much-anticipated return of its annual holiday cups, just days after Dunkin’ came out with its new decked-out designs. The new designs feature a modern block letters, polka dots and pops of holiday colors. Coffee lovers across the U.S. and Canada can kick off the holiday season beginning Nov. 7 with the four brand-new designs: Polka Dots, which is basically a traditional red cup dotted with green circles; Merry Dance, has red and green letters spelling out ‘MERRY COFFEE’ overlaying a white cup; Merry Stripes uses a dark green cup and features small white lettering spelling out ‘MERRY COFFEE’, and Candy Cane Stripe is adorned with red and white stripes and large, green letters spelling out ‘STARBUCKS.’ According to the official press release, they’re meant to “evoke mini moments of joy for our customers and partners — it’s fun, festive, and…

Dunkin’ unveils holiday menu for 2019, including return of Peppermint Mocha

Pumpkins still adorn our porches, but already we’re thinking about the winter holidays and the next crop of seasonally-flavored drinks we’ll soon sip. Starbucks hasn’t announced cold-weather menu yet, but at Dunkin’ the holidays have officially arrived. On Friday, Dunkin’ announced its new seasonal lineup, which includes a return of the beloved Peppermint Mocha, beginning on Nov. 5 if you order though Dunkin’s On-the-Go Mobile Ordering app only. If you’re not a super fan touting Dunkin’s mobile app, then you’ll have to wait for the Peppermint Mocha and the rest of Dunkin’s holiday drinks for one more day. Beginning Nov. 6, customers can try two new flavors (for a limited time) as well: Gingerbread S’mores and Winter White Chocolate. Both flavors can be made into nearly any drink you would like including hot, cold, or frozen coffee, espresso drinks (like cappuccino or macchiato), and frozen chocolate. Make your own Winter…

How to order vegan-friendly at Auntie Anne’s

Finding vegan-friendly foods when you’re out and about with friends can be tough. Mall food courts don’t do us any favors, with their General Tsos, cheeseburger, and other meat-heavy fare. But one shopping center chain stands out among the rest — Auntie Anne’s soft pretzels. Auntie Anne’s offers a ton of vegan pretzel options. In fact, the website even says make it vegan by “ordering this item without butter” to help you order. Here are the pretzels you can order “without butter” to stick with your vegan diet: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsBOU5pDSBD/ Pretzels Original Cinnamon Sugar Raisin Jalapeño Sweet Almond Dips And you don’t have to dip out on the dips. Auntie Anne’s has two vegan dip options: Marinara Dip Sweet Glaze Dip (The mustard dip has milk products in it, so stay clear.) Drinks And for vegan drinks: Frozen lemonade Lemonade mixers Coke products Iced tea Menu items vary by location, so it’s…

What you can order that’s vegan-friendly at McDonald’s

Burger King is getting vegan love because of its Impossible Whopper. Taco Bell has a long list of vegan offerings. Even Chick-fil-A has delicious options for vegans in a pinch. But what about the most ubiquitous fast food chain of them all. What can vegans eat at McDonald’s? The storied restaurant chain best know for its burgers and chicken nuggets doesn’t exactly seem like a place that veggie-lovers would enjoy. Unfortunately, they’re mostly right. It is true that McDonalds doesn’t offer any vegan-certified items, and it’s also true that a lot of the foods you might mistake as vegan actually aren’t. The famously tasty french fries and hashbrowns include “natural beef flavor” made from milk derivates. Even the smoothies contain kosher gelatin. Still, if you’re a vegan who isn’t afraid of a low risk of a little cross-contamination with meat items, there are a few mostly safe menu items you…

Restaurants offering deals and freebies on Labor Day

Cooking not your idea of a vacation? Not to worry. Many restaurants are offering discounts and freebies over Labor Day weekend, so if you don’t feel like spending time in the kitchen, you can still enjoy delicious grub. Here are a handful of the offers I’ve come across so far. baja fresh Use this coupon to get $5 off any $20 purchase. Deal ends Sept. 2. Baskin Robbins Not quite a Labor Day deal, but who doesn’t want ice cream over a long, summer weekend? Baskin Robbins will honor its original 31 flavors on August 31 by offering scoops for $1.70. Call ahead to make sure your local shop is participating in the deal. Chuck E. Cheese Weather not looking great? Take the kids for a day of fun and take advantage of this deal: 1-topping pizza and four drinks for $24.99. Print this coupon. Domino’s Get any Domino’s pizza for…

This is America’s favorite cup of coffee, according to the Harris Poll

American runs on Dunkin’. But they sure do like Starbucks a lot, too. If they had to pick, which one would win out? The results from the latest Harris Poll are in, and America’s “Brand of the Year” award for the country’s favorite coffee shop go to Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme. Each year, the market research agency conducts a survey to help us uncover America’s favorite brands in categories ranging from favorite restaurants favorite audio streaming service, and everything in between. To see a full ranking of brands from all categories, visit The Harris Poll. “The common thread that runs across all the brands awarded here is their consumer devotion and respect for — and expectation of — performance,” said Harris Poll CEO John Gerzema. “These are brands American especially love and expect great things from in the future.” If Krispy Kreme’s appearance come as a surprise, you weren’t paying…