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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."

Krispy Kreme selling coffee-flavored donuts

Krispy Kreme selling coffee-flavored donuts

(WXIA) -- Coffee and donuts are a great way to start the day -- but what if the two breakfast staples were combined?

Krispy Kreme is now offering two coffee-inspired donuts at participating stores through Sunday, Mar. 30.

Customers can feast on:

* Mocha Kreme: A moist yeast donut filled with a tasty blend of chocolate and coffee flavors, topped with mocha icing, a milk chocolate swirl and decorated with milk chocolate icing

* Caramel Coffee Kreme: A decadent glazed treat topped with smooth caramel and coffee-flavored icing, a mocha drizzle and dollop of coffee Kreme

Visit krispykreme.com to find a Krispy Kreme location near you.

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

Bojangles' coming to Duluth

Bojangles' coming to Duluth

DULUTH, Ga. -- Duluth's very first Bojangles' will open to customers on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 a.m.

The restaurant is located at 2157 Duluth Highway. Its first 100 customers will each receive $100 gift cards and will also be entered to win free breakfast for a year.

From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the new Bojangles' will give away free Bo-Berry Biscuits. Free kids meals will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree, and 22-ounce iced teas will be given away from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All guests who visit the restaurant from 5 p.m to 10 p.m. will be given a coupon for a free country ham, steak or sausage biscuit.

Visit bojangles.com for more information about Bojangles'.

Krispy Kreme to serve Valentine's Day donuts

Krispy Kreme to serve Valentine's Day donuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme will begin serving hearts, hugs and kisses next week, in honor of Valentine's Day.

Starting Monday, Jan. 27 and continuing through Friday, Feb. 14, the donut chain will offer Sprinkled Heart, Valentine Sprinkles, Chocolate Iced Heart, Kiss and Hug donuts at all of its shops.

Customers who buy a dozen donuts will receive 12 Valentine cards, each of which is good for a free donut.

Visit krispykreme.com to find your nearest shop.

All You Can Eat Pancakes returns at IHOP

All You Can Eat Pancakes returns at IHOP

(WXIA) -- One of IHOP's tastiest promotions has returned for the new year.

All You Can Eat Pancakes is back at all IHOP restaurants through Sunday, Feb. 9.

"There are so many ways to enjoy our classic buttermilk pancakes. Now you can have your pancakes the way you always do ... and still be able to try a new way of adding butter or discovering a different syrup," IHOP senior vice president of marketing Natalia Franco said in a statement. "We know people love our pancakes, and as long as you can keep eating them, we'll keep serving them!"

During All You Can Eat Pancakes, guests who order pancakes as either an entree or a side item will keep receiving stacks of two until they "say when."

Visit ihop.com to find your nearest restaurant.

Pizza Hut offering 50% off online orders

Pizza Hut offering 50% off online orders

(WXIA) -- Twenty years ago, Pizza Hut delivered its first-ever pizza to be ordered over the Internet.

Now, the pizza chain is celebrating this milestone by offering a half-off online deal for customers.

Medium and large Pizza Hut pizzas will be 50 percent off when ordered online now through Jan. 10.

Pizza Hut has also launched Hut Lovers, a loyalty program that provides members with exclusive deals.

A large pepperoni, mushroom and extra cheese Pizza Hut pizza was the first physical good ever purchased online, according to Pizza Hut chief marketing officer Carrie Walsh.

"We want to celebrate the fact that before consumers could buy books, clothes, music or vacation packages via the Internet, they could place an online order for a Pizza Hut pizza," Walsh said in a statement. "We're doing so by giving back to our customers who have helped us lead the way with digital innovations over the last 20 years."