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The Daily Dish: Starbucks Releases an Official Pokémon GO Frappuccino

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Starbucks Releases an Official Pokémon GO Frappuccino

Starbucks drinkers and Pokémon GO players will have the best of both worlds with the release of the new special edition Pokémon GO Frappuccino — the coffee company’s latest partnership effort.

The Pokémon GO Frappuccino is a blended beverage made from vanilla bean, raspberry syrup, and freeze-dried whole blackberries topped with whipped cream, according to the Starbucks website. The partnership will also turn 7,800 Starbucks locations across the U.S. into PokéStops or Gyms, starting Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Although the collaboration may seem like an unlikely match, it will likely drive up traffic for both Starbucks and Niantic, the developer behind Pokémon GO.

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A Dr. Seuss Breakfast Bar Is Opening in Colorado

Sammy’s Breakfast Bar, a restaurant inspired by the popular children’s author Dr. Seuss, is coming to Fort Collins, Colorado, in late December. The 90-seat breakfast and lunch spot will be decorated with artwork featuring famous Dr. Seuss characters, the Coloradoan reported. In addition to green eggs and ham, a few other menu items will be peanut butter and jelly pancakes, sandwiches, salads, and a few variations of eggs Benedict. The bar will also serve brunch staples: mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Sammy’s Breakfast Bar will be located at 4613 S. Mason St. in Midtown Fort Collins.

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Burger King Celebrates Hanukkah With a Doughnut Whopper

Burger King Israel will be celebrating Hanukkah this year with the "SufganiKing,” a limited-edition doughnut Whopper burger. The burger’s name is a play on words of the Hebrew word for doughnut, “sufganiyah.” The SufganiKing will have the same ingredients as the regular Whopper, but the buns will be replaced with doughnuts, according to YNet. Instead of a jelly filling in the doughnut, which is typically the way doughnuts are sold in Israel during the Festival of Lights, there will be ketchup. “This matching of two popular Israeli food items was inevitable for us,” Steve Ben Shimol, the CEO of Burger King Israel, told YNet. "We're proud to be able to end 2016 on a creative, festive note." The SufganiKing will be available from Dec. 25 (the first day of Hanukkah) to Jan. 1. 

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Halal Guys Platters Are the Most Ordered Takeout Dish in the World, Uber Says

Wouldn’t you guess that the most popular takeout dish in America was pizza or pad Thai? According to UberEats, takeout customers' palates are more nuanced than that. The Daily Meal got exclusive data recently released from Uber’s new food delivery arm showing that the Halal Guys’ combo platter is the service’s most-ordered dish (specifically from the Houston branch). The most popular dessert is Pidapipo Windsor ice cream in Melbourne, Australia, known for its exotic gelato flavors and for serving warm Nutella straight out of the tap. The most-requested general item was actually a hamburger, and the three most popular cuisines (in order) were American, Mexican, and Italian. If your mouth is starting to water, just remember that UberEats just added surge pricing to its delivery service, much as it does with its sister car service. 

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Taco Bell’s Online Taco Shop Benefits Education Programs

Taco Bell enthusiasts only need one online store this holiday season, and that’s the Taco Shop, filled with the fast- food chain’s branded merchandise. Among the goods offered is the Sauce Packet Collection, which features Taco Bell’s “Mild,” “Hot,” and “Fire!” sauce packet options in phone cases, beach towels, and even USB drives. All net profits from the sale of the Taco Bell merchandise (excluding gift cards) will be donated to the Taco Bell Foundation, according to the company’s website. The Taco Bell Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to empower youth to reach their goals and full potential through scholarships and educational programs.

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