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A few months ago, several newspapers got punked by a fake news account from Arkansas that claimed a man had gone into a coma after eating 413 Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster. (That’s nearly 62,000 calories in biscuits!)
For anyone wishing to make that faux record a reality at a place that’s not Red Lobster, there are several excellent new biscuit places opening around the country. They’re not quite as ubiquitous as cupcake emporiums...yet, but they’re still rolling out, like the 24-hour biscuit-centric spot in New York City that has to keep closing because of overwhelming demand. Also, look out for Chicago as a biscuit powerhouse.
The Buttered Biscuit (Chicago, Illinois)
Bang Bang Pie Shop (Chicago, Illinois)
Pine State Biscuits (Portland, Oregon)
Maple Street Biscuit Company (Jacksonville, Florida)
Biscuit Head (Asheville, North Carolina)
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