Richard Sherman Pays Off $27K In School Lunch Debt

Richard Sherman has already kicked the holidays f to a triumphant start for families on the west coast as the 49ers cornerback donated over $27,000 to clear out the student lunch debt in two areas. Through his Richard Sherman Family Foundation, the Super Bowl champion donated $20,000 to the Tacoma, Washington public school system to get rid school lunch debt just about 30 miles away from Seattle, where he played with the Seahawks for six years.

In tandem with this act, he also went on to write a personal check for the Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, California in the amount $7,491.27 to clear the school outstanding school lunch balance.

“It’s the most generous thing to happen for these kids, there’s plenty in need and he didn’t neglect them,” said Cabrillo Middle School principal Stan Garber. “It was the perfect way to give back and help them. It was the kindest most generous gesture.

 

The latest act good follows up on donations made by Sherman and his wife to Tacoma and Seattle area food banks

“When we heard the food bank was experiencing a food shortage, we knew we had to step in and do something,” Sherman said in a press release. “It has been incredible to see how our donation has sparked a big movement and has driven others to donate as well. No child should ever go hungry.”

 

 

Lizzo Sued by Postmates Delivery Woman Accused of Stealing Food

A former Postmates delivery woman is suing Lizzo after the singer-songwriter accused her of stealing her food.

Tiffany Wells is suing Lizzo — whose real name is Melissa Jefferson — for libel, emotional distress and false-light invasion of privacy. She insists that a Twitter post Lizzo wrote in September that accused Wells of stealing her food directly led to threats and the loss of her livelihood.

In a tweet that Lizzo has since deleted, the “Truth Hurts” singer told her more than one million followers: “Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food she lucky I don’t fight no more.” She further accompanied this tweet with a picture of Wells.

According to Wells, the backlash against her was both immediate and deadly serious. She said that people threaten violence against her and that she “feared for her physical safety.” This eventually led her to leave her Postmates gig and loose her livelihood.

Wells further insists that she did not steal Lizzo’s food.

She says that she made the delivery to the Revere Hotel in Boston as Lizzo requested, but because there was no room number on the order and because Lizzo had made the order under an assumed name, she could not make the delivery. In spite of this, she still waited 5 minutes at the hotel with the order before leaving, which is standard operating procedure at Postmates.

Lizzo herself received backlash because of the tweet. Many on Twitter criticized her for using her large platform to attack someone who was not in a position to fight back. Eventually, the singer herself realized that she had erred and tweeted, “I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could’ve put her in danger.”

This is only the latest of a slew of that Lizzo has faced in the past month.

McDonald’s Presents Delicious-Looking Snickerdoodle McFlurry For The Holidays

‘Tis the season to eat…ice cream? Well, according to McDonald’s it is. As reported by Hypebeast, the fast-food giant introduced a new dessert called the “Snickerdoodle McFlurry”. The new frozen treat is a mixture st-serve vanilla ice cream and crunchy cinnamon bits. McD’s has made the new McFlurry available early to consumers from November 11-17 through Uber Eats. After that, it will be available in restaurant locations for a limited time. The last time McDonald’s had a holiday season frozen treat was 7 years ago when they rolled out the Mint McFlurry in 2012.

McDonald's Presents Delicious-Looking Snickerdoodle McFlurry For The Holidays
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McDonald’s Vice President Menu Innovation Linda VanGosen said, “We know our customers enjoy the McFlurry year-round, and we wanted to give them a little something special to help celebrate the holidays.” VanGosen also said that McDonald’s is “excited to give our customers early access to try the new Snickerdoodle McFlurry from the comfort their home when they order McDelivery with Uber Eats.” The Snickerdoodle McFlurry was tested out in Southern California earlier in 2019 and received positive reviews allowing McDonald’s to gift us with a new treat this holiday season.

There is only one question: how are they going to make the Snickerdoodle McFlurry if the ice cream machine is broken?

Texas Woman Learns She’s Been Declared Dead While Still Alive

Sherry Ellis had a run with death this week, but not in a way you’d expect. The  73-year-old Texas woman told CNN on Saturday that she has been declared dead by the Social Security Administration.

While shopping at Walgreens, her card was declined trying to pick up her prescriptions. She called her bank and other agencies, but nothing could be done- she was considered dead.

“With my bank card declined everywhere, I can’t get gas, I can’t get money for food, I can’t do anything,” she said. “I don’t know how long I’d been dead before I found out.”

She realized she would have to contact the Social Security Administration. 

“The Medicare fice told me it might take up to 45 days to resurrect me,” Ellis said. “I think in this day and time, if SSA finds out that they’ve made a mistake and they accidentally used someone’s social security on a death certificate, if it only took the click a key to pronounce somebody dead, why can’t it take 30 minutes to make them alive? Why can’t they reverse it just as quick?”

The Office the Inspector General said that there are less than 1,000 cases mistaken death declarations a month back in 2016. “You’re dead to the world, but you’re not dead,” Ellis said. “It’s a lonely feeling.”

 

 

Deshaun Watson Credit Popeyes Chicken Sandwich For Healing His Eye

When Popeyes-mania struck the States with the introduction the fast-food joint’s Chicken Sandwiches, the extent the coveted sandwiches was unknown.

Sure, we’d seen the food item cause mass hysteria across the Internet and very much in real life, but the Houston Texans’ Deshaun Watson has introduced us to yet another feature the meal, giving credit to the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich for healing his eye. Oh, yes.

Deshaun Watson Credit Popeyes Chicken Sandwich For Healing His Eye
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Sunday, Watson threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans’ win 26-3 over the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was an impressive performance especially considering that he was playing with a bloodshot eye, the collateral left behind from an injury sustained in a Week 8 game against the Oakland Raiders after getting kicked in the face

When asked what he’d done to safeguard the healing process for the eye ahead this week’s game, Watson praised Popeyes for coming through.

“I’ll tell you the key,” Watson told NFL Network. “It was them Popeyes spicy chicken sandwiches that I ate this week that helped the eye.”

 

Woman Shoots Up KFC Drive Thru After Not Receiving Fork & Napkins

Yes, not getting all the aspects to your fast food order can be annoying but it’s a first-world problem that should never be solved by gunshots. However, a woman in Shelbyville, Kentucky would beg to differ since she shot up a KFC after she didn’t get a fork and napkin to accompany her take out order – wild. 

Woman Shoots Up KFC Drive Thru After Not Receiving Fork & Napkins
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According to WLKY, the fast-food spot was closed the day after the shooting and the suspect is still at large as police use several cameras on location to pull information on the unidentified woman. “First and foremost we are grateful that no one was injured. We are working with local authorities as they investigate the incident,” KFC said in a statement. 

“I just can’t even think about what was going through their head to pull out a gun and shoot a window. It’s scary,” Charlene Witt, a manager at Subway across the street told the publication. “I had a regular customer come in and say, ‘Did you hear about what just happened at KFC?’ I was, like, ‘No.’ He was, like, ‘Someone just shot the window out over here.'”

Christine has used the event as a learning moment for her employees on how to handle angry customers. “If someone comes in irate, just give them what they want. Just give them what they want and be done with it and get them out the store as quick as you can,” she said. 

Mcdonald’s Is Bringing Back Classic Toys For 40th-Anniversary Of Happy Meal

It’s been forty-years since McDonald’s introduced their staple, the Happy Meal, and to celebrate, the fast-food chain is bringing back some their most popular toys from over the years. According to USA Today, from Nov. 7 to the 11th, McDonald’s Surprise Happy Meal will be available across the globe; however, there is a catch. The deal will be a “while supplies last” limited run.

“Since the Happy Meal was introduced on the menu, it quickly became synonymous with our brand,” McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a statement. “Today, this iconic red box creates lasting memories for billions families annually across the world.”

“Parents tell us how fondly they recall their favorite toys,” said Colin Mitchell, McDonald’s senior vice president global marketing. “So, unboxing the Surprise Happy Meal together creates a real moment bonding with their children. We hope these toys are something that they will treasure and remember.”

There will be a number interesting toys returning such as Space Jam Bugs Bunny from 1996, My Little Pony from 1998, and the Hamburglar from 1995. In total, there will be fifteen toys from the last forty years that can be found during the limited run. Check out the full list below.

  • Cowboy McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
  • Fireman McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
  • Mail Carrier McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
  • Hamburger Changeable (McDonald’s): 1989
  • Grimace (McDonald’s): 1990
  • Dino Happy Meal Box Changeable (McDonald’s): 1991
  • McDonald’s Hot Wheels Thunderbird (Mattel): 1993
  • Hamburglar (McDonald’s): 1995
  • Power Rangers (Hasbro): 1995
  • Space Jam Bugs Bunny (Warner Bros.): 1996
  • Patti the Platypus (Ty Beanie Baby): 1997
  • 101 Dalmatians – U.S. Exclusive (Disney): 1997
  • Tamagotchi (Bandai): 1998
  • My Little Pony (Hasbro): 1998
  • Furby (Hasbro): 1999
  • Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey – U.S. Exclusive (Disney): 2002
  • Hello Kitty (Sanrio): 2013

Kanye West Performs Chic-Fil-A Anthem "Closed On Sunday" For Jimmy Kimmel

Leave it to Kanye West to usher in blatant product placement on a gospel album. Though “Closed On Sunday” became an instant fan favorite due to its absurdly on-the-nose Chic-Fil-A bar, some found their immersion shattered by the fast-food name drop. Either way, it would appear Kanye is pushing “Closed On Sunday” as a single sorts, going so far as to perform the brooding cut on Jimmy Kimmel Live. 

Kanye West Performs Chic-Fil-A Anthem "Closed On Sunday" For Jimmy Kimmel

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To his credit, the dense and layered instrumental transitions effectively to a live setting, especially when the brass and drums enter the arrangement. While there appears to be no shortage idle hands in the prayer circle, it does give the rendition a certain raw energy, one that might be lost in the transition to YouTube. Say what you will about the man and his unique approach to art, but damned if he doesn’t find new ways to switch up every release.

At this stage, people will either ride with Ye’s new movement or avoid it like a biblical plague — at least, to the best their ability. Yet with a Jesus Is King tour all but confirmed, it would appear that Yeezy’s presence will only grow more inescapable. Are you interested in catching the Sunday Service experience live and direct? If so, get a preview Ye’s latest Kimmel performance below. 

Maid Of Honor Surprises Bride With Bouquet Of Chicken Nuggets

The gift that keeps on giving. There’s a story coming out Toldeo, Ohio a bride receiving a bouquet chicken McNuggets from their maid honor. Blair Hardy married Adam Tyson earlier this month at the Radisson Hotel in Toledo, Ohio, and paid extra to have nuggets and fries at her wedding so she could indulge in her favorite foods, while her guests were served traditional meals like steak and chicken. But wanting to do one better, maid honor Jenna Spetz incorporated the bride’s love for nuggets into a surprise bouquet (see below).

Jenna was making her maid honor speech at her cousin’s reception when she decided to bring out a floral arrangement nuggets. The nuggets were provided by Tyson Foods, to celebrate Blair becoming a “Tyson”. 

Jenna contacted Blair’s favorite food company to see if they could make her big day extra special. And to her shock, replied with the idea making a bouquet out nuggets and supplied it for the special day, along with a year’s worth their product.

“Blair] has always LOVED dino nuggets and was marrying a man with the last name Tyson, so it really was a match made in heaven.”

Panera Employee Fired For TikTok Exposing How They Make Their Mac & Cheese

By now, you’ve probably seen the viral TikTok a Panera Bread employee “exposing” (as her caption reads) how the fast food chain prepares their macaroni and cheese. The video shows frozen packages the dish being dropped in a vat boiling water before being poured into a bowl. The process is dubbed over with someone cackling uncontrollably, making it seem like Panera has been slyly pulling an evil trick on their customers.

The video has accumulated over six million views and almost a million likes. Surely, this incited a response from the company. Panera spokeswoman, Jessica Hesselschwerdt, told USA TODAY that Panera pre-freezes several menu items “to avoid using certain preservatives that do not meet our clean standards. We want to make sure that if you’re in Massachusetts or California or in any one our 2,100 locations that you get that same awesome experience. This is how we are efficient and how we make it consistent. We want that experience to be great, and that’s the best way to do it.”

The whistleblowing employee also posted another TikTok to defend Panera’s practices, claiming it is very common for fast food chains to freeze food and it doesn’t compromise taste or safety. “There’s not a reason not to eat it,” she said. “Most stores have frozen food … and you’ll still eat it.” Another TikTok showed her crying (or pretending to cry) over the possibility that she would lose her job. 

Despite siding with Panera and pressing that she likes her job, the employee has been fired. She announced this development in a tweet that said, “Lol i lost my job for this.” Panera has not yet commented on her firing, but this decision is likely to be met with criticism too. 

Doritos Launches New “Screamin’ Sriracha” Flavor For Limited Time

It appears Doritos is launching a new flavor dubbed “Screamin’ Sriracha,” which takes the classic, cheesy Dorito and adds the spice and sweetness Sriracha sauce to take it to the next level.

The chips are said to boast “another level boldness” and are described as the “perfect balance punch and spice for bold, food-curious snackers.” They will be available for only a limited time and will be hitting shelves at select stores on October 7 and be nationwide by October 21st.

To kick f the launch, Doritos is partnering with Activision’s Call Duty franchise to bring the ultimate snacking experience to life for its fans in time for the highly anticipated release Call Duty: Modern Warfare.

Also, in partnership with Mountain Dew and Mountain Dew Amp Game Fuel, players will be able to unlock in-game rewards with the purchase any participating Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew Amp Game Fuel or Doritos products – including Screamin’ Sriracha – simply by entering unique codes found on the packaging.

Check out the chips (below) and cop them in a store near you in a couple weeks.

McDonald’s Is Selling One-Cent Big Macs This Week

McDonald’s Big Mac has become an American staple. Since the late 60s, McDonald’s Big Mac has been their flagship products internationally, There’s even a museum made in dedication to the sandwich. Needless to say, the Big Mac is arguably one the most celebrated sandwiches in the world.

McDonald's Is Selling One-Cent Big Macs This Week
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This week is a big week for Big Mac enthusiasts. Starting September 30th, DoorDash and McDonald’s have teamed up for a deal that will have every stoner rejoicing. DoorDash will be selling one million Big Macs for one-cent in celebration their partnership with McDonald’s. Here’s the deal — order a Big Mac on the DoorDash app, or on the website, with the code 1MBIGMAC and you’ll get a Big Mac for a penny. Unfortunately, that doesn’t include delivery fees so you’ll probably end up paying the same amount for a Big Mac if you just went inside the store.

There’s more to the deal than just one-cent Big Macs, although that’s already a pretty sweet deal. Anyone who manages to score one these one-cent Big Macs will also be entered to win $1 million. 

The deal goes down from today (Sept. 30th) until Oct. 4th. If you’re thinking about ordering 100 Big Macs on DoorDash, you should know that it is limited to one Big Mac per DoorDash account. Sorry, you guys. 

IKEA Apologizes For Serving Jerk Chicken & Peas Dish After Receiving Major Backlash

If you didn’t already know, IKEA doesn’t just sell Swedish designed furniture. Tucked away in every location across the world is a cafeteria that serves up hot food for shoppers to enjoy before or after their furniture grab – you can also buy beer it’s just not usually advertised. IKEA’s recent choice menu ferings, however, have made a large group people upset since they began serving Jerk chicken and rice and peas – but not the traditional rice and peas you would expect from the Caribbean dish. 

IKEA switched things up by putting green peas in the rice instead the usual kidney (red) beans. “It’s literally white rice and garden peas 😭 @IKEA did you even Google it?! If you were confused, beans are called peas in the Caribbean. This is what happens when you try and cash in on a culture with no input from that culture whatsoever,” one Twitter user wrote.

IKEA clearly got word the outrage and responded with an ficial apology. “We’re aware that our new jerk chicken, served with rice and peas has created some conversation and in some cases fence,” Lorena Lourido, Country Food Manager for IKEA told Metro. “Our intention was to create a dish for many people to enjoy but we appreciate that we may have got it wrong. We apologise and we are now re-looking at the dish.”

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Florida Men Pull Gun On McDonalds Employees After Getting Cold Burgers

We’ve all been there. It’s been a long day, all we want is a good meal, and it comes out cold. Where we may not all have been, is where two Florida men found themselves last week: behind the trigger a firearm, pointing it at the employee who messed up their order. 

“I don’t play about my food,” Jawan Davis yelled at a McDonald’s drive-through employee with a pistol in hand. The man refused to acquiesce a cold burger and demanded the fast-food chain remake his order fresh. According to The New York Daily News, Davis and passenger, Jordon Dunn, were both arrested by Flagler County Sheriff’s Department for the incident. 

The employees did their best to remain calm but they described the situation as “life-threatening.” The servers told Davis and Dunn they would remake their burgers but instead, retreated to call the police.

When police arrived, the two claimed to be, “just playing around with the gun.” Officers found a stolen handgun as well as a bb gun in the car. 

Jawan David and Jordon Dunn were charged with aggravated assault, weapons possession, grand theft with a firearm and larceny. The duo is being held on a $13,000 and $10,500 bond respectively.

 

KFC Tests Out Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken

As veganism and vegetarianism continue to rise in North American diets, more fast-food joints are taking note this. Beyond Meats and Impossible Burgers have been at the forefront this movement as their products have found their way into fast food staples such as Tim Hortons, Burger King, Subway, and Dunkin Donuts. Typically, the vegan-friendly options are available for beef products but it looks like KFC is readying to hop on this new trend plant-based food.

Atlanta will be the first place that will be able to check out the KFC’s new plant-based chicken in a brand new partnership with Beyond Meat. Taste test for the product will be available at Smyrna, GA starting Tuesday. The Beyond Fried Chicken will be available as nuggets or boneless wings. They’ll be served tossed in one three flavors — Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ.

While this is simply just a test, if all goes well, KFC said they’ll begin a “a broader test or potential national rollout” the product.”

“KFC Beyond Fried Chicken is so delicious, our customers will find it difficult to tell that it’s plant-based,” KFC U.S. president and chief concept ficer, Kevin Hochman, said in a statement. “To be able to bring Beyond Fried Chicken, in all its KFC-inspired deliciousness to market, speaks to our collective ability to meet the consumer where they are and accompany them on their journey.”