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Krispy Kreme debuts batter doughnuts

Krispy Kreme debuts batter doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Batter is the best part of a recipe, right?

Krispy Kreme certainly thinks so. The doughnut chain has unveiled two new fresh-from-the-spoon confections inspired by batter.

Participating Krispy Kreme locations will serve these two treats for a limited time:

Birthday Cake Batter Doughnut
A blend of Kreme and birthday cake batter filling in a yeast shell, topped with yellow icing and bright confetti sprinkles

Brownie Batter Doughnut
Chocolate yeast shell with a rich brownie batter filling, topped with chocolate icing and mini chocolate chips

Visit krispykreme.com to find your nearest location.

Panera Bread to open in Buford

Panera Bread to open in Buford

BUFORD, Ga. -- Panera Bread will soon open its newest restaurant at the Mall of Georgia Crossing shopping center in Buford.

Mall of Georgia management announced the addition Thursday.

"We are thrilled to welcome Panera Bread to our restaurant mix at the Mall of Georgia Crossing," Carol Cox, director of marketing and business development at the Mall of Georgia, said in a release. "We strive to continually provide the best combination of dining options for our shoppers, and this addition allows us to uphold that commitment."

The restaurant will open this winter, and will occupy a 6,300-square-foot space in the shopping center.

The Mall of Georgia Crossing is located at 3205 Woodward Crossing Boulevard, across the street from the Mall of Georgia.

Shoney's offering free strawberry pie on Mother's Day

Shoney's offering free strawberry pie on Mother's Day

(WXIA) -- Shoney's is honoring local mothers by offering a free slice of strawberry pie to all moms who eat at the chain's Mother's Day buffet.

Shoney's will host the buffet on Sunday, May 11, with offerings like turkey and dressing, smokehouse ham, fried chicken, herb-roasted salmon and garlic shrimp. Buffet prices start at $11.99.

Visit shoneys.com to find your nearest Shoney's.

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

(WXIA) -- Several Southern states were slammed by severe weather earlier this week, including Lincoln County, Tenn., which experienced a devastating tornado.

Those who want to contribute to the community's rebuilding fund can now do so, simply by eating at Chili's.

On Sunday, May 4, more than 60 Chili's restaurants in Georgia and Tennessee will contribute 10 percent of the day's earnings to the Lincoln County Disaster Relief Fund.

Chili's diners can also make monetary donations by adding extra money to their check totals.

Visit chilis.com to find your nearest Chili's.

Krispy Kreme debuts flower doughnut for Mother's Day

Krispy Kreme debuts flower doughnut for Mother's Day

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme will celebrate Mother's Day with a special treat for the "sweetest" mothers.

From May 5-11, all locations will offer the Springtime Flower Doughnut, "an eye-catching and tasty flower-shaped doughnut with a sweet yellow icing and a chocolate outline."

Visit krispykreme.com to find your nearest Krispy Kreme.

Blimpie celebrates 50th birthday with 50¢ sandwiches

Blimpie celebrates 50th birthday with 50¢ sandwiches

(WXIA) -- Friday, Apr. 4 is Blimpie's 50th anniversary, and the Arizona-based sandwich chain is celebrating with a great lunch deal.

The first 200 customers at participating restaurants next Friday will receive regular-sized Blimpie Best subs for only 50¢.

Blimpie will also hold a contest in May and June to send one lucky winner and a guest to the 50th state -- Hawaii -- and will give away fantastic prizes all year, including tablets, sandwiches and $50 gift cards.

For more information about all of Blimpie's promotions and to find a location, visit blimpie.com.

Zaxby's named America's most craveable chain

Zaxby's named America's most craveable chain

(WXIA) -- Zaxby's has been named America's "Most Craveable Fast Casual" restaurant for the second year in a row.

The Athens-based chicken chain received the honor from Technomic, a market research firm that focuses on the restaurant industry.

Technomic measures more than 60 elements of a guest's experience to determine the rankings. Zaxby's craveability can be attributed to its popular Chicken Fingerz and dipping sauces, especially the signautre Zax Sauce.

"We are continuously looking for new experiences and flavors to provide our guests, but it's also exciting for us to know that some of our very first menu items are still fan favorites to this day," Zaxby's CEO and co-founder Zach McLeory said. "We're delighted to know our guests have ranked us the most craveable for a second year, and will endlessly strive to provide them with exceptional flavors they can't get anywhere else."