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IHOP offering free Scary Face pancakes on Halloween

IHOP offering free Scary Face pancakes on Halloween

(WXIA) -- The arrival of autumn means different things to different people. For IHOP's youngest customers, it signifies something delicious: a Scary Face pancake.

Scary Face pancakes are available for the entire month of October and are free on Halloween.

"We're excited to bring back one of our most requested holiday promotions, the Scary Face pancake," IHOP vice president of marketing Natalia Franco said in a statement.

The restaurant chain's popular Halloween dish includes one buttermilk pancake, a mouth made from whipped topping, a glazed strawberry nose, mini Oreo cookies for eyes and eight pieces of candy corn to be used as teeth.

Adults don't have to be left out of the Halloween fun; IHOP's famous pumpkin pancakes will also return to the menu in October.

Find your nearest IHOP location at ihop.com.

Cheesecake Factory to open at Mall of Ga.

Cheesecake Factory to open at Mall of Ga.

BUFORD, Ga. -- The Cheesecake Factory plans to open its next Atlanta-area location in the Village at Mall of Georgia.

The 8,400 square-foot restaurant is scheduled to open this winter.

"We are thrilled to welcome the Cheesecake Factory to our restaurant mix," Mall of Georgia marketing and business development director Carol Cox said in a statement. "It was the most requested restaurant addition on our social media pages and we're pleased to continue our commitment to the community by adding more of what shoppers want to see at Mall of Georgia."

More information will become available as the Cheesecake Factory's opening date nears.

Krispy Kreme offering a second dozen donuts for 76¢

Krispy Kreme offering a second dozen donuts for 76¢

(WXIA) -- In honor of its 76th birthday, Krispy Kreme is offering a second dozen glazed donuts for 76¢ to customers who purchase a dozen at regular price.

The offer is good on Saturday, July 13 at all Krispy Kreme locations in Georgia. No coupon is required.

"When you hear people talk about having a 'Krispy Kreme,' they are most often referring to our signature treat -- the original glazed donut," Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer Dwayne Chambers said in a statement. "We're excited to celebrate 76 years of sharing delicious treats and creating fond memories by giving our fans an opportunity to try and share the donut that has become famous worldwide."

Find your nearest Krispy Kreme at krispykreme.com.

Five restaurants join Gwinnett Restaurant Week lineup

Five restaurants join Gwinnett Restaurant Week lineup

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Five more restaurants have been added to the list of participants for Gwinnett Restaurant week. 

The special dining week is set for Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25. 

Those five additions to complete the list are Marlow's Tavern, Three Blind Mice, Graft Restaurant, Mojito's and The Georgia Pine. 

Gwinnett Restaurant Week is in its seventh year. Each restaurant offers a three-course meal for 20-35 percent less than usual, at a price of around $21 plus tax and tip. 

For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit Gwinnett Restaurant Week onlne

Shoney's offering strawberry pie special for July 4

Shoney's offering strawberry pie special for July 4

(WXIA) -- Shoney's will celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with specials on its popular Whole Strawberry Pies To-Go.

The restaurant chain serves more than a million slices of strawberry pie every year, according to Shoney's chairman and CEO David Davoudpour.

"We have been America's dinner table for a long time, and we want our famous dessert to be a part of your event as we all celebrate America's independence anniversary," Davoudpour said in a statement.

The Strawberry Pie To-Go special is available at participating restaurants from July 4-7.

Shoney's has locations in Buford, Calhoun, Cartersville, Lithia Springs and Newnan. Visit shoneys.com for more information.

Uncle Maddio's to open near Mall of Ga.

Uncle Maddio's to open near Mall of Ga.

BUFORD, Ga. -- Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will open its newest metro Atlanta location near the Mall of Georgia this weekend.

A grand opening party will be held Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new restaurant at 3320 Buford Drive.

Festivities include inflatables, face painting, a stilt walker and free Uncle Maddio's pizza for everyone in attendance.

"The folks in Buford are going to love Uncle Maddio's," Donald Lamar, franchise owner of the new location, said in a statement. "It puts a new spin on going out for pizza -- everyone can get exactly what they want without having to share or pick off toppings they don't like."

"Uncle Maddio's is also good at getting involved with the community, sponsoring local events and fundraising efforts," Lamar added. "We can't wait to get started!"

Local companies gear up for Gwinnett Restaurant Week

Local companies gear up for Gwinnett Restaurant Week

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Returning for the sixth year, Gwinnett Restaurant Week is scheduled for the week of July 22 - 25.

During those days, foodies can visit a participating restaurant of their choice and select a three-course meal that will cost $21.21 per person. Tax and gratuity are an additional charge. During that week, Gwinnett can easily showcase some of its top eateries, as this year's diners do not have to present coupons or carry punch cards. 

To take part in restaurant week, patrons should call the restaurant directly to make a reservation. 

The Gwinnett Restaurant Week website has a list of restaurants included