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pioneer chicken buttons

At the Valley Relics museum in California's San Fernando Valley there's a great little display case with some tasty souvenirs of the best fast food fried chicken chain ever - Pioneer Chicken. While there are still a couple of stores still keeping the dream alive, the chain has mostly faded into memory. but here, for those who remember, is a shot I took of some employee buttons that were on display in the museum. The buttons are sitting on top of an employee uniform for added fun.

For those of you who grew up in the Valley, the Valley Relics museum is worth an hour of your time. It's a small museum in an industrial park in Chatsworth. The museum is free (donations welcome) and only open for a few hours on Saturdays, but they do operate a very active Facebook page as well.

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coke freestyle

When these Coke Freestyle self-service soft drink dispensers started popping up in fast food and quick-service restaurants I had three initial thoughts:

  1. Why couldn't Pepsi do something like this? (Yeah, I like Pepsi)
  2. Why is the dang touch screen so insensitive? (The newer machines are more responsive)
  3. Why isn't there a way to store my favorite drink mix so the machine "knows" what I want when I walk up?

Well, I am happy to report that #3 has been addressed with a new app for iOS and Android that allows you to create drink mixes and send them through the air to a machine. And it does it, for the most part, the same way I would design it. Here's how it works:

what was it

The first Wednesday of the month is What Was It Wednesday. Like last month, this one is also easy. Anyone who needs to see the answer either is really young or didn't grow up in this country!

bobbys burger palace

It seems nobody wants to miss a ride on the expensive, gourmet fast food hamburger bandwagon, and that includes celebrity chef Bobby Flay. His "bobby's Burger Palace on the Las Vegas Strip was just calling my name so I stopped by to check it out.

The menu is decidedly straightforward, with several themed sandwiches that could be made with either beef, ground turkey, or chicken. Check out the full menu below.

I opted for the Palace Classic with American Cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red onion. And let's just say I was not disappointed.

bobbys burger palace

taco bell cravings deal

Like the Taco Bell Big Box reviewed last year, this is another bundle offering from Taco Bell who kindly put five items together in one easy-to-order package. It's really more of a bundle than a combo, as we've discussed before the distinction being that a bundle offers several main menu items along with a side and drink whereas a combo is usually just packaging up one menu item, one side, and a drink.

This particular bundle includes a Cheesy Gordita Crunch, a beef Burrito Supreme, a regular Crunchy Taco, Nachos, and a drink for $5. Last year's Big Box included a Bacon Club Chalupa, the same taco and Burrito Supreme and drink, sans nachos. While the Gordita Crunch is smaller than the Bacon Club Chalupa, the tradeoff in the addition of nachos makes this meal feel equally substantial.

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