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This Applebee’s dessert got a shout-out in a popular song. Now the chain is bringing it back

Applebee’s ditched the item when it slimmed down its menu during the pandemic. But after the song came out in June and started to go viral, the chain decided to bring back the shake for a limited time starting Monday.
Casual dining chains like Applebee’s have struggled in recent years as they face more competition from fast casual brands like Panera and Chipotle, and online delivery offered through the likes of Grubhub and DoorDash. The pandemic was the latest blow. But Applebee’s is seeing sales grow again — the second quarter was its best in years. A buzzy song can
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These Photos Make The Case For Bringing Back Funnel Cakes (and Other Fair Foods) In 2021

The year 2020 robbed us of the annual opportunity to gather in mass to ride all the rides, play all the games, and enjoy an array of glazed, fried, jumbo size portions of food at the local fair. But with more of the population getting vaccinated against COVID-19, fall of 2021 is looking promising for those who love to attend the fairground and the vendors who cook up all the tasty options.

These photos remind us of foods you rarely consume outside of a carnival or fair atmosphere, and perhaps excite some folks at the chance to return.

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Smoothie Operator: Independent Blender Bringing Healthy Food To The Streets

NEW ORLEANS — Good food and music are staples of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Unfortunately, that food usually comes in the form of seafood, gumbo, jambalaya, king cake and beignets — items that make your taste buds happy and your waistline expand.

However, 5th Ward native Domonique “Dinero” Meyers offers a delicious alternative to the city’s famous, but sometimes greasy fare. His Ascent Blends brand of organic smoothies had a modest start on the sidewalks of New Orleans, just a blender and organic fruits.

His efforts at healthy living didn’t go unnoticed — he recently secured a distribution deal with

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