Sugar Avenue, the online cake and treats maker, and Old Dominick Distillery have teamed up for a sweet collaboration: the Memphis Bourbon Caramel Cake.
Bourbon. Caramel. Cake. Those are words that soothe the hangriest among us.
The idea came from Ed Crenshaw, who runs Sugar Avenue with his daughter Miller Crenshaw Cowan.
“Our caramel cake is our most popular item because ours is made with real caramel. One day, it dawned on me … everything is better with bourbon! Especially bourbon made in Memphis,” Crenshaw said in a statement.
The cakes are made with Old Dominick Huling Station Bourbon and are available at sugaravenue.com.
Kroger launched its interactive Chefbot feature on Oct. 12th.
How it works: users tweet @krogerchefbot an image of ingredients in their refrigerator or their pantry and @krogerchefbot responds with recipe ideas.
The tool, developed by integrated creative and media agency 360i and technology partners Coffee Labs and Clarifai, was designed to recognize nearly 2,000 ingredients and to make use of 20,000 Kroger recipes.
“Last year, we launched Kroger’s Fresh for Everyone brand transformation campaign to underscore our commitment and belief that everyone should have access to fresh, affordable, and delicious food,” Mandy Rassi, Kroger’s VP of marketing, said in a statement. “Chefbot is one of the ways we’re delivering on that brand promise by making it even easier for our customers to achieve their meal aspirations, especially as the majority of shoppers are eating meals prepared at home multiple times a day during the pandemic.”
Chicken Salad Chick will open its fourth Memphis-area location on Nov. 4.
The location, at 8361 Hwy. 64 near Wolfchase, is Tennessee’s 16th.
Chicken Salad Chick was founded in Alabama by Stacy Brown in 2008 and features more than a dozen chicken salad recipes as well as salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. There are some 175 locations in 17 states.
The new Wolfchase location will follow COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing measures. The first 100 guests at the Nov. 4 opening will receive one chicken salad “Quick Chick” per month for a year, with one guest selected to receive a Quick Chick chicken salad per week for a year.
“The Wolfchase opening is significant to us because it showcases the amount of unwavering support we continuously receive from the Memphis community and highlights the strength and resilience of our business model,” Scott Deviney, CEO of Chicken Salad Chick, said in a statement. “Navigating the hardships that 2020 has brought into our lives hasn’t been easy, but our incredible teams and loyal guests in the Memphis area have continued to propel our growth and we couldn’t be more excited to open our newest restaurant in Wolfchase.”