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Paula Deen's Podcast, Free Krispy Kreme, and More Dining News

Plus, Guy Fieri has opened yet another restaurant.

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OPENING ALERT
Fluorescent culinarian Guy Fieri opened the seventh location of his Johnny Garlic's chain today, this time in Bakersfield, California. Like the other six, it has a "Kraft Kocktail" menu that only the spiky haired one could come up with.

CRIMEWIRE
A man walked into a KFC in Syracuse, NY Sunday afternoon bleeding profusely. He was shot in the neck, and eventually taken to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Unclear if this is better or worse than walking into a McDonald's with a knife in your back.

‘BUCKSWIRE
Starbucks is now selling coffee protein shakes at grocery stores. Called Doubleshot Coffee & Protein, the sweetened espresso drink features 20 grams of protein per can. The coffee company is also selling two new flavors — S'mores and Mocha Coconut — of its bottled Frappuccino line on shelves across on the country.

FOOD MEDIA
Disgraced former Food Network star Paula Deen will be hitting radio airwaves soon. Starting May 1, country and news-talk stations will air a daily radio "vignette" starring Deen called Get Cooking With Paula Deen. She's also launching a podcast with the very original title of What's Cooking With Paula Deen.

DEAL FEED
In honor of its 1,000th store — which is located Kansas City — doughnut chain Krispy Kreme gave away free doughnuts to the first 1,000 customers at each one of its locations worldwide today. The first 100 visitors to the Kansas City store received free doughnuts for a year.

CHARITYWIRE
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is sponsoring a restaurant in a community in New Jersey that is still struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy. Called Spoon Full of Hope, the restaurant lost its funding last summer. The church-backed project allows patrons to "either pay a minimum donation or give an hour of time to earn a dining certificate."

EXPANSIONWIRE
Ladeki Restaurant Group — the parent company of the Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill chain — has launched a new fast-casual concept. Called Table 89, it's located in Las Vegas. There will be a few pizzas, but the counter-service menu focuses on "globally inspired small plates, soups, and sandwiches."

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