Dunkin Donuts and the Affordable Care Act

You can add Dunkin Donuts to the list of businesses that have expressed opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Their complaint is somewhat different than the others. Dunkin Donuts wants to change the rule about how many hours it takes to officially designate a worker as full-time. There has been more than one restaurant chain that has voiced disapproval about certain portions of the Affordable Care Act. Darden, parent company of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and more might be the most well known one. In that situation, Darden declared it was implementing a pilot program that would cut the hours … Continue reading

Deals at Outback, Quiznos, White Castle, and More!

The last week of the year is one in which many families are trying to stretch their budgets. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the family get togethers, you probably spent more than you intended to. Here are some deals and coupons at restaurants, cafes, and fast food places that are very budget-friendly. Start off your new year with savings! Bob Evans has a coupon for 20% off when you make a catering order (of at least $100.00). This coupon is valid through January 2, 2013. Outback will give everyone a free Aussie-Tizer on January 2, 2013. No coupon is required. … Continue reading

Rachael Ray’s Donut Ad Gets Pulled Because Some Say She’s Dressed Like a Terrorist

Subtitle: Much Ado about a Single Scarf The big wigs at Dunkin’ Donuts have caved to the pressure and finally yanked an online ad featuring its celebrity spokesperson Rachael Ray wearing a fringed black-and-white scarf. The neckpiece was at the center of a debate between critics such as conservative commentator Michelle Malkin and Dunkin’ Donut execs. Malkin and hundreds like her complained to the donut chain that the scarf Ray wore in the ad offers symbolic support for Muslim extremism and terrorism. The coffee and baked goods company pulled the ad featuring the popular celebrity chef holding an iced coffee … Continue reading

Fighting Back

Ooh Wee! Things are heating up in the kitchens of two of America’s top celebrity chefs… and the fire isn’t coming from the grill. According to the New York Post tempers are flaring between “No Reservations” host Anthony Bourdain and chef turned talk show host Rachael Ray. It appears Bourdain is the one who lit into Ray first calling her out for endorsing Dunkin’ Donuts. “She’s hugely influential, particularly with children,” Bourdain says in the November issue of Outside magazine. “And she’s endorsing Dunkin’ Donuts. It’s like endorsing crack for kids.” Never one to mince words Bourdain continued to scald … Continue reading