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If you had to sum up 2013 in one word, what would it be? Me, I have to say doughnuts. Mostly because of the omnipresent Cronut, the pastry that mashed up croissants and donuts and got people lining up for hours and launched a trazillion knockoffs.
But don’t forget that this was also the year Dunkin' Donuts introduced their Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich for those who want a sticky sweet bun for their bacon and egg sammy. And there’s word that Krispy Kreme will soon introduce “Donut Theater” to the US. Basically, that’s a clever name for a make-your-own doughnut situation.
But enough about doughnuts. Let’s discuss a few other things that happened in 2013: the highs and the lows.
At London’s Heathrow airport, even star chef Heston Blumenthal is getting in on the action, with a 130-seat "diner,” slated for next year, where he’ll serve pizza (from the world's first airport wood-burning oven), fish-and-chips and burgers.
Worst Food Trends of 2013
If you've got a list of questionable sandwich mash-ups going, add to that Jack in the Box's Big Waffle Stack (ham, bacon, eggs and cheese between 2 sweet waffles) and KFC's Double Down Chicken Sandwich (fried chicken fillets are the bun).
Lines for Days
Celeb Chef Scandals
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