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Win A $25 Trader Joe’s Gift Card

Posted on August 21st, 2022 · American Breakfast Contests Deals Fast Food · 28 Comments »

This contest started on 8/21/22. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Trader Joe’s Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Trader Joe’s Gift Card to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 25 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $25 Gift Card is good at any Trader Joe’s location (traderjoes.com for locations, info).

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 8/21/22- The Serving Spoon- Sarasota)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 8/21/22 – The Serving Spoon).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

CREATE YOUR OWN OMELETTE
($8.25-1 ingredient served with home fries & English muffin/ additional ingredients $.50-$2.50)

The Serving Spoon
1825 South Osprey Avenue
Sarasota
(941) 388-7235
theservingspoonsarasota.com
Latest Review: 11/16/21

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, dynamite food and top notch service!

Posted on November 16th, 2021

***** The Serving Spoon, 1825 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34239, (941) 388-7235.

Got a real good “mom & pop” diner for you guys to checkout- The Serving Spoon In Sarasota.

Simple tale to tell, yesterday afternoon Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” The Serving Spoon and I gotta tell you, the joint’s food and super pleasant service were right on the money! Inside counter, booth, table seating/ handful of outdoor tables, reasonably priced- all day breakfast/ lunch/ daily specials/ bakery items/ juice “bar” menu, open Sunday 8am-2pm/Monday-Saturday 7am-2:30pm.

Trust old Jeff Eats when I tell you- if you’re into diners – you’ll love The Serving Spoon. Delicious food, big portions, reasonable prices, no frills decor, no fancy schmancy anything, timely coffee and other beverage refills, pleasant service- make this joint a winner!

You guys can check menu/prices/info at theservingspoonsarasota.com.

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Win 2- $10 Wendy’s Gift Cards

Posted on August 20th, 2022 · American Breakfast Contests Deals Fast Food · 24 Comments »

This contest started on 8/20/22. this contest has a winner.

* Win 2- $10 Wendy’s Gift Cards.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Wendy’s Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 20 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $10 Gift Cards are good at any Wendy’s location (wendys.com for locations, menu, info).

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McDonald’s is bringing a British hit to the US

Posted on August 20th, 2022 · American Fast Food Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

* McDonald’s is bringing a British hit to the US.

Just keeping you guys in the loop…

From cnn.com

McDonald’s is bringing a British hit to the US

By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business
Published 11:37 AM EDT, Fri August 19, 2022

CNN Business

McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac was a huge hit in the United Kingdom. Now it’s crossing the pond.

Beginning later this month, the burger chain is testing the fan favorite at select restaurants in Miami for a limited time. The Chicken Big Mac is similar to its meaty sibling, however it replaces the two burgers with two tempura chicken patties. Of course, it also includes the signature Big Mac sauce, pickles, shredded lettuce and a slice of American cheese.

McDonald’s is testing the Chicken Big Mac in Miami.

McDonald’s briefly sold the limited-time offering earlier this year in the UK. The Chicken Big Mac was so popular that it sold out about 10 days after it made its debut. The chain said that it was its “most popular launch ever” in the UK and Ireland.

In a statement, McDonald’s said that it’s “always looking to give our fans more ways to enjoy the classic menu items they know and love.” However, it cautioned that the Chicken Big Mac is just being tested and it will use “this time to gather feedback from both customers and restaurant crew as we consider opportunities to offer more delicious options in the future.”

Chicken is cheaper than beef and is a favorite among fast food eaters (see: the ongoing chicken sandwich war). Poultry is also a “priority area” for the company, according to McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski.

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Discount Tickets- Hotel California A Salute To The Eagles (The Casino @ Dania Beach- Dania Beach)

* Discount Tickets- Hotel California A Salute To The Eagles.

DISCOUNT TICKETS JUST WENT ON SALE!

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, Hotel California is one of America’s best Eagles’ tribute acts.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are down for 2 tickets…

From casinodaniabeach.com

Tickets Online: casinodaniabeach.com (Discount Ticket Promo Code: presale)
Tickets By Phone: 877-788-8208

The Casino @ Dania Beach- Stage 954
301 East Dania Beach Boulevard
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
(954) 920-1511
Open: 9am-3am

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Krispy Kreme Feels Drag from its Older Operating Model

* Krispy Kreme Feels Drag from its Older Operating Model.

Just keeping you guys in the loop…

From qsrmagazine.com

Krispy Kreme Feels Drag from its Older Operating Model

Shops that don’t deliver fresh doughnuts to points of access represented more than half of the chain’s adjusted EBITDA decline in the U.S. and Canada.


Krispy Kreme sold 7 percent more doughnuts in Q2 compared to 2021.

FAST FOOD | AUGUST 18, 2022 | BEN COLEY

Krispy Kreme sold 7 percent more doughnuts in Q2 compared to 2021.
Krispy Kreme is committed to its new hub-and-spoke model, but that’s not to say changes aren’t coming without growing pains.

As a refresher, the chain no longer bases its growth around shops. It’s now focused on building production center hubs that distribute fresh doughnuts every day to multiple “points of access,” including grocery stores, gas stations, carts, food trucks, and smaller retail stores. Krispy Kreme defines hubs as either hot light theater shops or doughnut factories.

The issue is, there are hubs without these points of access, or spokes. These shops underwhelmed in Q2, with revenue growth being 5 percent slower, year-over-year, than hubs with spokes. Krispy Kreme is in the process of reviewing these underperforming locations and expects to close roughly 10 shops in the coming weeks and months.

“We’re still going through the transformation phase as we just talked about in front, which is how do you get to the majority of your business being hub-and-spoke from a system that didn’t have that before,” said CEO Mike Tattersfield during the chain’s Q2 earnings call. “And all you’re seeing is just us moving in a bit faster now on the few hubs that actually don’t fit into the system.”

There are 118 U.S. shops not exporting fresh doughnuts to points of access, and many are “strong and profitable and much loved local community stores,” said CFO Joshua Charlesworth. But there’s clearly financial motivation to switch the system over to the updated model.

Total doughnuts sold was up 7 percent in the second quarter year-over-year. In the U.S. and Canada specifically, Krispy Kreme earned $4.4 million per hub in the trailing 12 months ending in the second quarter. That’s 22.2 percent above 2021 and 2.3 percent better than the first quarter. Organic revenue increased 6 percent, driven by more points of access and strong performances from Delivered Fresh Daily (DFD) doors (grocery, convenience stores, etc.) Weekly average sales per door grew 9 percent year-over-year. There are now 6,053 points of access in the U.S. and Canada, a 8.9 percent rise compared to 2021.

The chain working to make sure customers’ experience at DFD doors are the same as if entering a traditional shop. That includes activating promotional material in these locales.

“One thing to pick up on in terms of global learning is we are selling fresh doughnuts, same quality daily in the grocery store that you get in the retail theater,” Charlesworth said. “So it’s really important that we bring news and excitement to it. And I think moving forward in the U.S., we’re going to be doing more integrated marketing, making sure that there’s plenty of excitement in the grocery store, just like there is in the retail theater. Even if it’s not a hot doughnut, that doesn’t mean we can’t bring more LTOs and special doughnuts to the grocery channel, and that’s definitely an upside for the longer term and what we’ve seen in U.K., Australia, and elsewhere in the world.”

However, adjusted EBITDA in the U.S. and Canada dropped 8 percent to $26 million, and margin declined 180 basis points to 10.4 percent. The brand owed these decreases to higher labor and commodity costs, weaker performance from hubs without spokes, lapping the vaccine promotion, and a delayed price increase. More than half of the EBITDA drop in the U.S. came from hubs without spokes, even though those shops represent less than a third of revenue.

“In fact, when you see the difference between the hubs with spokes and how they are able not just weather inflation, but continue to strengthen compared to the hubs without spokes, it just gets you to really hone in on those hubs without spokes a little faster,” Charlesworth said.

READ MORE: Krispy Kreme Charges Toward 50,000 Points of Access

In the U.K., Krispy Kreme saw a challenged environment because of energy costs, inflation, declines in retail traffic, and a tough comparison to last year, but margins are still in the 20 percent range. Overall adjusted EBITDA in the quarter dropped 9.6 percent to $47.4 million, but Tattersfield noted this is nearly 50 percent higher than pre-pandemic levels and 60 percent better than 2020.

“The reason we can do large 20 percent margins is because we have a great hub-and-spoke and very efficient model,” the CEO said. “We’ll continue to tweak it. The macro environment is challenging customers everywhere in the world. It just shows you the resilience of our brand.”

To offset pressure, the brand took pricing early in Q3 for both the U.S. and U.K. One of the benefits Krispy Kreme has found with delivering fresh doughnuts is that improved quality allows it to price higher. Later this year, the chain expects to launch a fourth price tier for its most premium doughnuts.

“Our customized handmade doughnuts, they’re more expensive,” the executive said. “It’s a premium price. And you can see the customers gravitate to it. They’re always going to look at pricing, and we’re very strategic about it. And our customers are always telling us, is it worth it? Right? And we can see, even as we brought fresh doughnuts to the DFD channel, when they can get access to that even across the brand, they want the fresh doughnut experience. So clearly we haven’t seen the impact from pricing that we take.”

After softer organic revenue growth in May and June, Krispy Kreme is seeing a 10 percent increase in Q3 quarter-to-date, fueled by price hikes and strong LTOs, such as ice cream truck doughnuts in the U.S. Also, inflation appears to be moderating as the brand looks toward 2023.

Because of headwinds, Krispy Kreme lowered its 2022 net revenue guidance to $1.49 billion to $1.52 billion, down from $1.53 billion to $1.56 billion, and sliced its adjusted EBITDA projection from $210 million to $218 million to $189 million to $195 million. Organic revenue growth remained the same at 10-12 percent.

“We’ve got reduced commodity inflation already for 2023, we see the profitability in the U.S., hub and spokes, we have this premium innovation, which means that you’ve got a whole bunch of drivers that we feel good about for the longer term,” Charlesworth said.

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Win A $20 Burger King Gift Card

Posted on August 19th, 2022 · American Breakfast Contests Deals Fast Food · 25 Comments »

This contest started on 8/19/22. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Burger King Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Burger King Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 20 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $20 Gift Card is good at any Burger King location (burgerking.com for locations, menu

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Win a $25 Wingstop Gift Card

Posted on August 18th, 2022 · American Contests Deals Fast Food · 35 Comments »

This contest started on 8/18/22.

* Win A $25 Wingstop Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Wingstop Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 25 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $25 Gift Card is good at any of Wingstop’s 109 Florida locations.

Check menu/prices/locations/info at wingstop.com.

Posted on January 24th, 2011

***** Wingstop, 4570 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073, (954) 935-9464.

Wingstop is a “national” WING chain. For our purposes, there are currently 7 South Florida locations. You can check www.wingstop.com for menu/prices/locations.

Wingstop is a real-easy concept to comprehend… non breaded wings, breaded boneless wings, breaded white meat chicken strips…9 flavors…handful of sides.

A recent outing had me trying—breaded wings/breaded strips/boneless wings/french fries…hawaiian, teriyaki, garlic parmesan flavors. Loved all of the offerings/flavors. Also really enjoyed the fresh hand cut french fries. From what I can tell, everthing is made to order…the stuff came out of the kitchen piping hot.

If you like wings and fries, you’ll like this joint.

Like I said, there are 7 joints in our area, so check Wingstop’s website for a close-by location and its hours.

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National Touring Headliner Comedian- Modi/ 1/12/23 & 1/26/23 (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Posted on August 18th, 2022 · American Boca Raton Deals Fast Food · 2 Comments »

Originally posted on June 18th, 2022.

* National Touring Headliner Comedian- Modi.

TICKETS JUST WENT ON SALE!

One of America’s funniest clean-national touring headlining comedians- Modi is set to play the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton on Thursday Night, January 20th, 2022 (8pm) and Thursday Night, January 27th, 2022 (8pm).

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen Modi twice and I am telling you guys- that unless there is something seriously wrong with you, he will have you laughing all night long!

Don’t miss this guy!

The Skinny:

National Touring Headliner Comedian- Modi

Thursday, January 12, 2023 (8pm)
&
Thursday, January 26, 2023 (8pm)

Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road #10
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 561.483.9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com- check goldstar.com (discount tickets)

from bocablackbox.com

Voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter and BackStage, MODI is one of the comedy circuits most sought after performers. Featured on HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC. Comedy Central, Howard Stern and E! Entertainment, MODI has received rave reviews in the New York Times, Time Out NY and the New York Post.

Born in Israel, MODI moved to the United States when he was seven. After college, MODI worked as an investment banker and had no plans to become a stand up comedian. But one open mic changed everything.

Amelia David of BackStage raves, MODI has a young Sid Caesar esque talent for creating accents and characters, making him appeal to a diverse market. According to the Los Angeles Times, MODI is versatile and quick on his feet. He can read an audience in a beat and improvise so nimbly that he keeps any audience, regardless of age, race and gender, laughing.

MODI has appeared in several feature films and played leading roles in two: Waiting for Woody Allen, which won the LA Film Festival, and Stand Up, a feature-length film. According to Variety, MODI delivers a naturally funny performance with a tremendous amount of energy on screen.

MODI is a regular performer at the New York and Los Angeles comedy clubs and headlines around the country. He has also gone on tour in the United Kingdom, Holland and Israel and performs in comedy festivals and special venues, including Montreals Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Win 2- $10 Shake Shack Gift Cards

This contest started on 8/16/22. This contest has a winner.

* Win 2- $10 Shake Shack Gift Cards.

Jeff Eats got 2- $10 Shake Shack Gift Cards to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 20 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $10 Gift Cards are good at any Shake Shack location (shakeshack.com for locations, menu, info).