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DEALCHICKEN | A $400 Restaurant.com gift card for $40

DEALCHICKEN | A $400 Restaurant.com gift card for $40

ATLANTA -- There are only a few days left to take advantage of a huge DealChicken deal -- a $400 Restaurant.com e-gift card for only $40.

All DealChicken members are invited to save $360 on $400 worth of food. The gift card can be used in denominations of $10, $25, $50, $75 or $100 at more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide.

Additionally, 10 percent of proceeds will be given to the Dan Marino Foundation, which serves children with autism and other special needs.

DealChicken offers both local and national daily deals on dining, services and travel. Learn more and sign up at www.dealchicken.com.

Free ice cream cupcakes at Marble Slab Creamery

Free ice cream cupcakes at Marble Slab Creamery

ATLANTA – Have a craving for a sweet treat? Marble Slab Creamery has a free fix for you.

Today in celebration of National Cupcake Day, Marble Slab Creamery will be offering free cupcakes, on a first-come, first-serve basis for all guests who come to the ice cream shop from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15th.

According to the Peachtree City location, they will be offering Birthday Cake ice cream cupcakes and Sweet Cream cupcakes with Oreos, on top during this promotion. 

The restaurant did distribute coupons, for this event, earlier this month but free cupcakes will be offered to everyone.

Restaurants participating include: The Town Brookhaven (705 Town Boulevard, Suite S500) location and the Peachtree City (403 City Circle) location. 


Celebrate National Cupcake Day with a free ice cream cupcake

Celebrate National Cupcake Day with a free ice cream cupcake

ATLANTA -- What better way to recognize National Cupcake Day than with a free ice cream cupcake?

On Thursday, Dec. 15, Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery will give away ice cream cupcakes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at all Metro Atlanta locations.

RELATED: Marble Slab, MaggieMoo's merge

"This is the second year in a row Marble Slab and MaggieMoo's have celebrated National Cupcake Day with a giveaway of our ice cream cupcake," said David Kaiser, director of frozen goods for Norcross-based GFG Management, LLC, which owns both ice cream chains. "We love fun observances like National Cupcake Day and look forward to celebrating with our extremely valued customers by offering a free and very delicious ice cream treat."

Sweet deal: Planet Smoothie sold to Tasti D-Lite

Sweet deal: Planet Smoothie sold to Tasti D-Lite

ATLANTA -- Tasti D-Lite has purchased Planet Smoothie for an undisclosed amount.

Atlanta-based Planet Smoothie sells smoothies and all-natural snacks at more than 100 stores, mostly in Georgia and Florida.

In April, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported Planet Smoothie generated $25 million in revenue in 2010, down from $26 million in 2009. Its parent company, Petrus Brands LLC, said at the time it was not giving up on the brand and planned to expand by 10 to 15 stores in 2011.

RELATED: Marble Slab, MaggieMoo's merge

Franklin, Tenn.-based Tasti D-Lite is a frozen dessert chain that caters to health-conscious consumers. The chain has international locations in Mexico, United Arab Emirates and Australia.

LOCAL PROFILE: Side Dishes with Chef Jason Hill


ATLANTA – Recently, the Where U Live Team spoke with Chef Jason Hill, owner of Inman Park eatery, Wisteria about a couple of his favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. He and Executive Chef Walker Brown explained the dishes and the inspiration behind them.

Hill suggested the Collard Greens and Corn Pudding for people who want to bring a flavorful and exciting dish to their, respective, Thanksgiving dinner. In the video above, Hill walks viewers through preparation of these dishes and the recipes are listed, below.


Corn Pudding:


3/4 cup rice flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups corn, cut from the cob or frozen, thawed

1/4 cup buttermilk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, additional for the baking dish

2 large eggs, separated

2 ounces Asiago cheese (1 cup shredded)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

ATLANTA – It’s almost Thanksgiving, have you started preparing? If not, there may be no need; a number of local restaurants are taking the effort out of your Thanksgiving holiday, with pre-prepared and packaged meals. However, don’t hesitate placing your orders because the restaurants we’ve listed are booking up quickly.

Win free food for a year at new Schlotzsky's

Win free food for a year at new Schlotzsky's

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Schlotzsky's is back and "Lotz Better" than before.

The newest location of the popular deli is coming to 2771 Highway 55 in Peachtree City. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m.

In honor of its rebranding efforts and recent partnership with Cinnabon, the new Schlotzsky's restaurant will offer its first 100 customers a year's worth of free food.

The first 50 people to purchase a sandwich, bag of chips and 20 ounce drink will all be rewarded with one free small sandwich a week for 52 weeks, while the first 50 people to buy a CinnaPack of six Cinnabon cinnamon rolls will each receive a free CInnabon Classic roll a week for a year.

The Peachtree City Schlotzsky's is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.