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Big Boy is not replacing its mascot, after all
Though there’s been much speculation that Big Boy, the mascot for the restraurant chain of the same name, has retired, the rumors are not true. Big Boy is simply sharing the spotlight with his blonde-haired best friend Dolly to promote a new chicken sandwich, The Daily Meal confirmed. Fast Food Copycat Recipes for Chipotle, Taco Bell and More Who is Dolly? The female cartoon figure has been a part of Big Boy culture since the 1950s. She is featured in the “Adventures of Big Boy” comic book series and Big Boy kids menus and coloring pages. Though she may not be as famous of a mascot as Big Boy, she’s always been his sidekick.Dolly is having her moment right now, though.
“Fourthmeal is served, madame.”
Update, September 28, 2020: A good idea is a good idea, and the Canadian public sure made that clear to Taco Bell. After the fast food chain announced that it would be collaborating with an Ontario vineyard on a bottle of Taco Bell house wine, Jalapeño Noir, the response across the internet was a resounding “LET’S DO THIS.” As, the wine sold out on Taco Bell Canada’s website the very first day it became available—all 33 cases were snatched up within 11 minutes of its digital debut.
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While Taco Bell had intended this product to be kind of a one-off thing, a mere pairing for its new and much-hyped Toasted Cheesy Chalupa, the strong showing has made execs think twice. Per Wine Spectator:
“I think having this toasted cheesy chalupa with aged cheddar and associating it with a well-known winery in the area is really a special promotion,” Kat Garcia, director of brand marketing at Taco Bell, told Unfiltered. “We intended this to be limited-edition, but given the coverage and the interest, we’re very open to acquiring more wine if we can.” (The winery told us they’re working on another run of the bottling for the Bell.)
Original post, September 14, 2020: Here at The Takeout we try to keep our ears to the ground when it comes to updates from fast food franchises. Sometimes it’s because, other times because their leadership commit acts that can only be described as . But then, on occasion, a brand does something weird and potentially awesome, like Taco Bell announcing that it will begin selling a Canadian-grown pinot noir aptly named “Jalapeño Noir.”
Easy chicken recipes for busy weeknights
Weeknights can be a stressful and busy time. Between working, keeping your children busy with fun activities and learning new skills of your own, it can be hard to figure out what to cook. While there are plenty of quick dishes you can whip up, here are easy options that incorporate a crowd-pleasing protein: chicken. 2/36 SLIDES © Courtesy of the National Chicken Council Grilled Chicken and Peach Kabobs Peaches are a great fruit for grilling. For a sweet spin on kabobs, skewer chunks of peaches that will hold up well and taste delicious once off the grill with some marinated chicken.
The luxurious Toasted Cheesy Chalupa’s about to meet its bougie best bud. Bonjour, Jalapeño Noir. Available 09/16/2020 on— Taco Bell Canada (@TacoBellCanada) .
, in Canada Taco Bell will begin selling a limited-edition pinot noir designed to be paired with its , which “complements notes of wild strawberry, cherry and beetroot in this silky limited-edition red wine.” The wine, which comes from a vineyard in Ontario, Canada will cost $25 Canadian (around 19 bucks USD).
This move is pretty interesting. Mexican cuisine, at least in the United States, is often portrayed as being suitable for pairing with beer or soda, but not with wine, which is both untrue and also pretty lazy. Having a fast food chain explicitly pair its fast food version of a Mexican dish with pinot noir suggests to a broad audience that wine can—and should!—be served with Mexican cuisine, and this is broadly democratizing.
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Plus, as displayed on the bottle pictured at, this bottle is vintage 2018 and was made in , a wine producing sub-region in Ontario known for “early warming in spring, gently sloping bench [a strip of land that runs along the top of a slope], generous precipitation.” The fact that Taco Bell is using Canadian wine, and not something imported, is sort of nice. Now, if we can only convince Canada to allow us to visit “Cheesy Chalupa Estates”...
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Exactly When to Eat Dinner to Lose Weight, Says Experts .
Every person eats at different times, but when should you aim to eat dinner? Two registered dietitians explain when the best time to eat dinner for you is.The question is though, is there a specific time you should be eating dinner? We spoke with Cynthia Sass, RD, CSSD, and NYC- and LA-based performance nutritionist and Sydney Greene, MS, RD, from Greene Health to explore this question further. And luckily, there isn't just one best time to eat dinner.