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Wendy’s to Launch Breakfast in the U.S. in 2020

The Wendy’s Company announced plans today to launch its breakfast menu across the U.S. system in 2020. The menu features signature items including the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

The Wendy’s Company announced today that it plans to launch its breakfast menu, currently available in more than 300 restaurants, across the U.S. in 2020. The menu features signature items that takes the best of Wendy’s, from Applewood smoked bacon to the Frosty®, and creatively delivers them to fans for breakfast. Signature items include the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

The Wendy’s Company announced plans today to launch its breakfast menu across the U.S. system in 2020. The menu features signature items including the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

“Launching breakfast in our U.S. restaurants nationwide provides incredible growth opportunities,” said Todd Penegor, President and CEO of The Wendy’s Company. “We are well-positioned to pursue it. We believe we have the right team and structure in place, and we put Wendy’s fan favorites on our breakfast menu to set us apart from the competition.”

Wendy’s is Fast Food Done Right: your go-to for real, fresh, crave-able food that doesn’t cost a fortune and the new breakfast menu attests to that. To support its expansion into breakfast, the Company and its franchisees plan to hire approximately 20,000 crew members across the country. Individuals interested in providing high-quality experiences that match the high-quality Wendy’s food should visit careers.wendys.com or a local Wendy’s.

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Video: Geoffrey Esper Beats Joey Chestnut at 2018 Ice Cream Eating Championship

Geoffrey Esper, currently ranked fourth in Major League Eating, won the second Prairie Farms World Ice Cream Eating Championship on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the Indiana State Fair by eating 15.5 pints of ice cream in 6 minutes. Joey Chestnut came in second with 14.5 pints of ice cream.

Miki Sudo still holds the world record by eating 16.5 pints of ice cream in six minutes, which was set last year.

2018 Ice Cream Eating Championship Results

1 Geoffrey Esper 15.5 pints in 6 min
2 Joey Chestnut 14.5
3 Juan Rodriguez 12
4 Dud Lite Dudzinski and Derek Jacobs 11.5
6 Adrian Morgan 11.25
7 Gideon Oji and Matt Hazzard 11
9 Matthews Raible and Cohen 7.25
11 Meliss Klabel 5.5

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Video: Miki Sudo Set World Record at 2017 Ice Cream Eating Championship

Miki Sudo, currently ranked fifth in Major League Eating, snagged the first-ever Prairie Farms World Ice Cream Eating Championship on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Indiana State Fair by eating 16.5 pints of ice cream in six minutes, which also set a NEW WORLD RECORD!

The previous Ice Cream Eating World Record of 15 pints was held by number one ranked Joey Chestnut. Joey finished second in the Kale Yeah Eating Championship on Sunday.

2017 Ice Cream Eating Championship Results

1. Miki Sudo 16.5 pints
2. Juan Rodriguez 15 pints
3. Brian Dud Lite Dudzinski 13 pints
4. Derek Jacobs 10.5 pints
5. Matt Hazzard 9 pints
6. Sophia DeVita, Matt Raible 8 pints
8. Ivan Mendoza 7.5 pints
9. Stacy Fitzsimmons 5 pints
10. Marcus Feldman 4.5 pints

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PETA Declares War on Bacon; The Internet Fights Back

It’s well documented that we at Naptown Buzz LOVE our BACON. So we find the trolling of PETA recently a tad entertaining. I know, I know, PETA is probably just playing everyone for some attention and free publicity, but we can’t help but to share some of our favorite responses.

Bacon Is Good

Bacon Is Good For You

Because Bacon

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RECALL: Tyson Foods Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Products

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2017 –  Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 2,485,374 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced June 9th. The products could contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The RTE breaded chicken items were produced and packaged on various dates from Aug. 17, 2016 through Jan.14, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 31.86-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN STRIP-SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS-CN” with case code 003859-0928 and production dates of 09/09/2016, 10/05/2016, 10/14/2016, 10/15/2016, 11/09/2016, 12/10/2016, 12/30/2016 and 01/14/2017.
  • 31.05-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS-CN” with case code 003857-0928 and production dates of 11/12/2016.
  • 30.6-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” with case code 016477-0928 and production dates of 09/10/2016, 09/16/2016, 09/23/2016, 09/30/2016 and 10/06/2016.
  • 30.6-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN CHUNK-SHAPED BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” with case code 016478-0928 and production dates of 09/16/2016, 09/28/2016 and 10/06/2016.
  • 20.0-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” with case code 005778-0928 and production dates of 09/14/2016, 09/19/2016 and 10/03/2016.
  • 32.81-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN GOLDEN CRISPY CHICKEN CHUNK FRITTERS-CN CHUNK-SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS” with case code 070364-0928, packaging and production date of 08/17/2016.
  • 20-lb bulk cases of “SPARE TIME, Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Patties” with case code 005778-0861 and production date of 10/03/2016.
  • 20-lb bulk cases of “SPARE TIME, Fully Cooked Chicken Pattie Fritters” with case code 016477-0861 and production date of 09/16/2016 and 10/06/2016.








The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1325” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped for institutional use nationwide. According to Tyson’s records, schools have purchased products through the company’s commercial channels.

The problem was discovered on June 6, 2017, when the company received notification from an ingredient supplier that the bread crumbs the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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RECALL: Southern Grove Cashew Halves and Pieces due potential glass pieces

Star Snacks Co. of Jersey City, NJ is voluntarily recalling two lots of Southern Grove Cashew Halves and Pieces with Sea Salt due to the potential presence of glass pieces.

The affected product was distributed in 8.0oz canisters under the following label:

Southern Grove Cashew Halves and Pieces with Sea Salt, Net Weight 8.0 oz. (227 grams)
UPC code 041498179366
Code: Best by date 11/27/18 & 11/28/18 (printed on the bottom of the can)

No other product is affected by this voluntary recall.

The recall was initiated after the company received consumer reports of glass found in the product. To date, there have not been any reported injuries. Potentially impacted product has been removed from store shelves.

The product was distributed to ALDI stores in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC., Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Consumers who have purchased the product in question are urged not to consume this product and may return the product to their local ALDI store for a refund or dispose of the item. Consumers with questions may contact Star Snacks at 201-882-4593 or RecallFEQ01@gmail.com, Monday-Friday 9 am – 2 pm EST.

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Kroger Recalls Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts Due to Listeria Risk

The Kroger Co. announced on May 24, 2017, the recall of its Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  A supplier reported the product may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.  No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

The product comes in a 12 ounce, clear plastic package marked with an expiration date of May 02, 2018 stamped on the side.  Kroger has removed the following item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Product UPC Code Size
Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts 11110-02478 Sell By:
May 02 2018
12 oz.

Kroger, Bakers, Gerbes and Dillons stores operating in the following states are included in this recall: Ohio, Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.

Customers who have purchased any of the products described above should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

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Kroger Recalls Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts Due to Listeria Risk

The Kroger Co. announced on May 24, 2017, the recall of its Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  A supplier reported the product may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.  No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

The product comes in a 12 ounce, clear plastic package marked with an expiration date of May 02, 2018 stamped on the side.  Kroger has removed the following item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Product UPC Code Size
Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts 11110-02478 Sell By:
May 02 2018
12 oz.

Kroger, Bakers, Gerbes and Dillons stores operating in the following states are included in this recall: Ohio, Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.

Customers who have purchased any of the products described above should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

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Foyt Launches Sparkling Wine to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 24 Hours of Le Mans Victory

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the only All-American triumph in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the famed international sports car classic which was won by A.J. Foyt and Dan Gurney in the No. 1 Ford GT 40/MkIV. Foyt Family Wines is launching its first sparkling wine No. 1 to commemorate that victory.

The historic triumph also marked the birth of “Champagne Spraying” in the Winner’s Circle thanks to Gurney’s impromptu decision to spray it instead of drink it. Gurney would go on to win his first Formula One race the week after that victory where he was able to repeat his victory lane celebration. Foyt had won his third Indianapolis 500 two weeks before Le Mans.

“It’s exciting to see that A.J. has chosen the beautiful Ford Mark IV to be featured on this special anniversary wine,” said Edsel Ford II. “His victory 50 years ago with Dan Gurney in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans was historic, and it’s great to see that All-American win being remembered in such a unique way.”

“We sprayed champagne in celebration of our Le Mans victory in 1967,” said Gurney. “Let’s do it again with this sparkling wine in celebration of the 50th anniversary of that historic motorsports milestone!”

The bottle features the image of the historic race car, which was provided by The Henry Ford, the company’s museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The image is silk screened and wrapped 360 degrees around the bottle.

“I think the bottle design turned out great!” Foyt said. “It brings back a lot of wonderful memories of that race.”

“We wanted to celebrate A.J.’s 1967 accomplishments in the Ford GT40/Mk IV and the historical significance of that feat. We are honored to stamp the legacy of A.J. and Mr. Gurney and Ford on our bottle. It was one of our more complicated offerings to execute so a big thank you to our friends at Weibel Vineyards for their assistance. I am thrilled with the results,” said Chris Perry, managing partner of Foyt Family Wines.

The bottle features the image of the historic race car, which was provided by The Henry Ford, the company’s museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The image is silk screened and wrapped 360 degrees around the bottle.

“I want to thank Dan, my dad and The Henry Ford for collaborating with us on this project,” said Larry Foyt, co-founder of Foyt Family Wines along with A.J. Foyt IV. “Winemakers Tom Meadowcroft and Petar Kirilov exceeded our expectations.”

Only 125 cases of this collectors’ bottle was produced and it is available only at Foytwines.com or at the Foyt Wine Vault in Speedway, Ind.

SOURCE: AJ Foyt Racing

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Restaurant Chain, Portillo’s, Announces Fishers Plans

Rendering of forthcoming Portillo’s Fishers location (Photo credit: Portillo’s)

It’s true, the chains keep on rattling into the north side suburbs of Greater Indianapolis.

Portillo’s, the fast casual concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, has announced more details on its newest location at 9201 E 116th St. in Fishers, IN.

“Over the years, we’ve had a lot of requests for expansion in Indiana,” says Portillo’s CEO Keith Kinsey. “At Portillo’s, we’re lucky to have a passionate fan base throughout the state, and in the Fishers’ community in particular. Our team is excited to bring a new location to Central Indiana.”

The 9,000 square foot restaurant will have seating for more than 200 guests and feature a Prohibition-themed interior, drawing décor inspiration from the 1920’s era. In addition, the restaurant will include a seasonal outdoor patio and a drive-thru.

Portillo’s classic menu items include Chicago-Style Hot Dogs, Italian Beef Sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads, and Portillo’s famous Chocolate Cake.

Fans can register for a chance to attend a sneak peek training meal prior to opening and receive updates on the Portillo’s Fishers location by signing up at www.portillos.com/fishers.

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