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Random Food Report: Wake, Bake, Steak, Shake


1. Baloney Has A First Name.

My name is Deli Eliot and my co-Hotdogger Cookout Kelly and I are driving cross-country with the world famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile vehicle! We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Wienermobile vehicle's Hotdogger tradition and we have just arrived in the Chicago metro area. We will be in the area spreading miles of smiles at local Mariano's grocery stores March 15th - 17th.
image001.pngWe are very excited to be in Chicago! Visitors to the Wienermobile will be able to take pictures, play fun games, and receive collectible Wiener Whistles at our events in the area. Seeing the Wienermobile is a great opportunity to have fun with the family and we'd love to meat everyone in town! We would really appreciate it if you could help spread the word about our visit. Many people have waited a lifetime to see the Wienermobile, so we want to make sure everyone knows we're in town! People are always looking for some positive, good news - this is it! We have included our schedule below as well as attached a photo of the Wienermobile for your use. We hope to ketchup with you soon. Have a bunderful day!

"Deli Eliot" Pattee & "Cookout Kelly" Goldthorpe
Hotdoggers - Midwest Team
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Brand Ambassadors
(608) 347-7551


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Our Schedule in the Chicago area (all Mariano's grocery stores):

Friday March 15 (Chicago):
12:00-5:00, 5353 N. Elston Ave

Saturday March 16 (Vernon Hills):
11:00-5:00, 1720 N. Milwaukee Ave

Sunday March 17 (Frankfort)
11:00-4:00, 21001 S. LaGrange Road

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2. Counterclockwise Swirl.

Are you big enough . . . bold enough . . . hungry enough to be named the Big Joe Super Champion? That's what the owners of Suzy's Swirl in Gurnee want to know. And they're planning to raise $2,500 for the American Heart Association in their quest to crown the winner of their 1st Annual Big Joe Super Challenge.

Named in honor of Joe Tierno, late husband of Suzy's Swirl co-owner Sue Tierno, the Big Joe Super Challenge will take place on Thursday, March 28, from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Contestants will consume progressively larger amounts of delicious Suzy's Swirl frozen yogurt in a three-round competition for pride, prizes and the ultimate yogurt-eating title.

Round 1: Consume 8 oz. of yogurt with 2 oz. of toppings; fastest contestants advance to . . .

Round 2: Consume 16 oz. of yogurt with 4 oz. of toppings; fastest contestants advance to . . .

Championship Round: Consume 64 oz. of yogurt and 8 oz. of toppings; fastest contestant named the 2013 Big Joe Super Champion!

Pro football safety Craig Steltz, and his wife Lindsay, will be on hand to help officiate the contest.

The Big Joe Super Challenge is an outgrowth of Suzy's Swirl's on-going Big Joe Challenge, which dares customers to consume 64 ounces of frozen yogurt, plus 8 ounces of toppings, in 20 minutes or less. Winners receive a Big Joe T-shirt and their picture on Suzy's Swirl's Wall of Fame. Those who fall short donate $20 to the American Heart Association.

The March 28th Super Challenge requires a $10 entry-fee donation to the AHA. Every participant in each round will be eligible to win prizes, including T-shirts, hats, gift cards, free yogurt cups and more.

The overall winner will receive one year of free Suzy's Swirl, the Ultimate Big Joe Champion T-shirt and his or her picture in the No. 1 position on the restaurant's Wall of Fame. The runner-up will receive a $200 Suzy's Swirl gift card, T-shirt and No. 2 position on the wall. The third place winner will earn a $100 gift card, T-shirt and the No. 3 position.

3. Jerk Store Calls.

Jerk. Modern Jamaican Grill is happy to announce it has received its Mobile Food Preparer license from the City of Chicago.

Founded by Dion Solano and Brett Gough in August of 2012, Jerk is proud to be among the first licensed to cook on a food truck in the City of Chicago.

Jerk's food truck features a commercial grade kitchen with a 48" grill and 40lb deep fryer fueled by propane. It is the first food truck of it's kind licensed by the City of Chicago. This advanced system has required additional fire safety equipment and has been thoroughly reviewed by the Chicago Fire Department.

The menu of Jerk is inspired by Dion's childhood memories of "pushcart" Jamaican street-food with a touch of modern flare. Customers can expect to find delights such as jerk chicken prepared in our Rude Boy jerk sauce, festival, jerk fries, various patties and guava treats.

Jerk is planning to open service to the Chicago community on Monday, March 18th.

4. Wake, Bake, Steak, Shake.

Most of us had a late night hang out - and maybe you still frequent this spot to indulge in the food you crave. Now, Steak 'n Shake joins the roster of UP ALL NIGHT restaurants with expanded breakfast hours (12:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) and a new UP ALL NIGHT menu with specialty items like:

* The 7X7 Steakburger 'n Fries - featuring seven Steakburger™ patties and seven slices of American cheese.

* The Steakburger Slinger - a skillet filled with hashbrowns, Genuine Chili, two Steakburgers, shredded cheese and two eggs.

5. Burger Kingster.

At the end of its search for a consumer PR shop, Burger King has selected indie lifestyle shop Alison Brod PR, Ad Age has learned.

Indie lifestyle shop? You will never be authentic, Alison Brod.

The moves come as the fast-feeder is said to want to target women as part of its marketing initiatives going forward.

Here comes Burger Queen.

6. Two McGangBangs, Please.

7. Neigh.


The Random Food Report is a food report compiled by Beachwood staff that appears randomly. Comments welcome.


Posted on March 15, 2013

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