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pdqClaimbuster (Part 5)- PDQ

12.13.14

We recently visited the PDQ location in Concord, NC & ordered the limited edition Mint Oreo milkshake, which was advertised throughout the restaurant. We obviously expected the milkshake to look like the shake that was advertised. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the milkshake that we expected.


cltCharlotte: Hotspot, Hub, & HQ (Part 2)

12.04.14

In May, we reported on several companies flocking to the Queen City. Now, nearly 7 months later, we’re telling you about it again. So, yet again, we’ve compiled a report with information on eleven more companies that are coming to or expanding into the Charlotte market.


novHoliday Shopping Deals Are Here!

11.25.14

The holidays have arrived. That means great deals from businesses and companies alike. Get great deals on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, & Free Shipping Day. Plus, get freebies on holidays like Connection Day & National Free Hot Fudge Cake Day.


oreo 2Filling Up with Flavor: Oreos in 2014

11.16.14

For Oreo, 2014 was a big year. The popular cookie brand debuted several new flavors & designs. So here’s a recap of Oreo in 2014.


blog iconAt Ease: Veterans Day Deals

11.08.14

Get free stuff this Veterans Day with deals from dozens of restaurants, retailers, hotels, and other businesses.


sandwichDouble Decker Deals: National Sandwich Day

11.03.14

It’s National Sandwich Day! Celebrate with some restaurant offers.


wfWhole Foods Huntersville: A Sneak Preview

11.02.14

Whole Foods is a major competitor in Charlotte’s Grocery Store War. The Austin, Texas based chain operates 10 stores in North Carolina, and recently signed a lease for a new 40,000 sq ft store in Ballantyne. The store will be Whole Foods’ third store in the Charlotte area. They currently have one store in the SouthPark area, and another is scheduled to open in the Lake Norman area in a few days.


awA&W’s Best (and Only) Customer Weighs In

10.29.14

Orlando, FL area A&W Restaurants banded together and took out an ad in a local magazine. The ad looks great- except for one problem.


city oThe Rise of Urban Shopping

10.20.14

As more people flock to urban areas such as New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, and even Houston, grocery & retail stores alike are expanding into the small store market. They want to feed and clothe both the new & current urban dwellers. So they opened smaller versions of their current stores. Take a look at what some grocery & retail stores are doing to attract the attention of the urban population.


noodlesNoodles & Company: Mooresville Pre-Opening Celebration

10.12.14

As members of the Noodles & Company inside club, called Noodlegram, we were invited to a special pre-opening celebration of the new Noodles store in Mooresville, NC.


limeadeOptimus Lime: Limeade Oreo Review

10.09.14

We recently scooped up a package of Limeade Oreos, a limited edition flavor, at our nearest Harris Teeter. Our taste taster, Floyd, was gracious enough to try these cookies and give us his feedback. Here’s his review.


tgtWhen Sales Go Bad: A Target Mystery

10.01.14

This week, Target is having a Campbell’s Soup sale. Each soup is just $.84. Add that to a buy four, get one free sale on Campbell’s Soup (& Goldfish Crackers) that Target is also having, and you have a pretty good deal on your hands.


ddRoasting Now: National Coffee Day Deals

09.28.14

National Coffee Day is September 29! This year, numerous companies are celebrating the caffeinated holiday with free coffee offers.


tcbyA Self-Serve Revolution (Part 2)

09.19.14

It was one year ago today that we first reported on the growth of frozen yogurt chains. In the past year, the industry has grown so much that we thought it warranted another look. Here’s just a taste of some of the froyo chains that operate in the US.


zaxThe Extra Mile for Freestyle

09.11.14

In December of 2013, Zaxby’s, an Athens, GA-based chicken chain, announced that they’d begin offering Coca-Cola Freestyle machines in Zaxby’s restaurants.