Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Now open, and bits, pieces, crumbs

The Yoforia in Myers Park is open, and if you like it on Facebook, you can get free froyo June 10, during its grand opening (you'll get a coupon to print or show them on your smart phone). 2823 Selwyn Ave.; 704-372-7676.

At right may be the best Krispy-Kreme-related idea since that bread pudding at Savannah Red. (The photo and idea are from www.thedailynailblog.com, not something I'd EVER have come across on my own, believe me.)

Also new:

Donatos Pizza now sells a Buffalo chicken sub.

Chick-fil-A has debuted its first new sandwich nationally since 1989 -- no, really! -- and it's a ... spicy chicken sandwich. (The 1989 one was the chargrilled chicken sandwich. This is a company that understands its strengths.) The new one is seasoned with a blend of several peppers, pressure-cooked in refined peanut oil and served on a toasted buttered bun with dill pickle chips for $2.99. (You can add lettuce, tomato and pepperjack for a total of $3.59.)

And, speaking of companies that understand their strengths, Charlotte-based Chanticleer Holdings Inc. has just opened its second Hooters in South Africa: Hooters on the Buzz is in Johannesburg, joining one in Durban, in time for the 2010 World Cup. It is one of the largest Hooters in the world, according to press materials, and Chanticleer CEO Michael Pruitt says: "As we expected, both the local South African population and tourists alike have shown great interest in the internationally renowned Hooters brand and dining experience."