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Guy Fieri’s Famous Donkey Sauce Was Just Aioli All Along

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Diners, drive-ins and dives across America rocked by bombshell that Donkey Sauce was just aioli all along

If you know Guy Fieri, you probably know Donkey Sauce. The frosted-tip-goatee model and mayor of Flavortown, USA has made the condiment famous by slathering it on just about everything, spreading its gospel from cruise ships to casinos around the world.

It’s a cornerstone of his empire; a mysterious sauce that embodies the mystique of the Fieri brand. All of this is why the spiky-haired chef made waves this week with the admission that the mysterious sauce is really just aioli — an emulsion of olive oil, garlic, and egg yolks. Frankly, many people suspected this was the case all along, but the confirmation from the man himself has nevertheless shaken some fans up.

The story of Whataburger closing was just fake news! Sad!

A minor social media panic unfolded earlier this week, as a prank article claiming beloved Texas chain Whataburger would shutter all stores did the rounds on Twitter and Facebook. The outcry from fans was so great that the chain’s official Twitter had to actually make a statement refuting the hoax.

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Cup Noodles-inspired beer is a thing you can drink if you want to relive your college days

The brew is made with actual ramen noodles, and will run you about $7 — which, ironically, could buy a lot of Cup Noodles.

Gilmore Girls fans will soon be able to buy coffee from Luke, but in real life

Scott Patterson is well known to the internet’s legions of Gilmore Girls fans; he plays Luke Danes, the show’s coffee-slinging, backwards-cap-wearing diner owner. In real life, though, Patterson is gearing up to launch his own coffee brand, Scotty P’s Big Mug Coffee, a name that is both informative and a serving suggestion.

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Burger King sort of ripped off Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar shtick

The woman behind Cereal Milk ice cream and the rest of Milk Bar’s fantasy array of desserts was less than impressed when the mega burger chain unveiled its newest menu item: the Lucky Charms Shake. The resemblance between the two is uncanny. Tosi’s choice words for the chain: “Inspiration is one thing. Stealing is another.”

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