Here are the best, worst days to travel for the 2021 holiday season
Whether you’ve already booked holiday travel plans, or you’re waiting for the last minute to make sure there aren’t restrictions, there are certain things to keep in mind about which days will be best to travel, and what resources might be more scarce than in years past.
Oldest candy brand announces Necco Wafer return
This classic candy is making a comeback. They are called Necco Wafers, and its one of the oldest candy brands in existence. Thursday the Spangler Candy Company announced the flavored discs were heading back to store shelves. Spangler says it purchased the brand two years ago and have been working on its return ever since. The sweet treats should be available at major drug stores across the nation in June.
Whats better than one free Krispy Kreme doughnut? A week of free doughnuts
Krispy Kreme is transforming National Doughnut Day and its going to be sweet. Stating that the concept of time has been a blue this year, Krispy Kreme is changing National Doughnut Day into National Doughnut week, and were not complaining. Customers will get to choose their free doughnut and which day during that week they want to consume it. So show up any day between June 1-5 and get any doughnut free, thanks to Krispy Kreme. All info https://t.co/M6rvjZTvNR pic.twitter.com/8oHvv0IQVz Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) May 26, 2020Click here for more information.
Tuesday Morning becomes 5th big retailer to file Chapter 11
NEW YORK Discount goods retailer Tuesday Morning has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the fifth major retailer to do so since the pandemic. As part of the bankruptcy reorganization, the Dallas-based chain said Wednesday it plans to close approximately 230 of its 687 stores over the summer to focus on high-performing locations and will do so with a phased approach. Tuesday Morning joins J.C. Penney, luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus, J.Crew and Stage Stores in filing for Chapter 11 since the pandemic that forced many stores selling non-essential goods to close resulting in evaporating sales.
Orlando serving as only test city for KFCs new chicken sandwich
Published: May 26, 2020, 10:59 am Updated: May 26, 2020, 3:51 pmORLANDO, Fla. KFC is testing a new, premium chicken sandwich. The KFC Chicken Sandwich replaces the fast-food chains Crispy Colonel sandwich. The new sandwich has a larger, extra crispy chicken filet on a buttered brioche bun, and its topped with pickles and spicy or classic mayonnaise. If successful, KFC could quickly roll out the new chicken sandwich at all 4,000 of its U.S. locations. Complete list of locations:6800 W. New Hwy 441, Mount Dora, Florida 327576217 International Road, Orlando, Florida, 32819502 S. Alafaya Trail Orlando, Florida5200 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, Florida4466 Pleasant Hill Road, Poinciana, Florida3601 S. Orlando Drive, Sanford, Florida2882 N. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, Florida1130 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida5780 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida11302 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida510 U.S. Hwy 27Clermont, Florida5680 W. US Highway 192, Kissimmee, Florida4250 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, Florida10825 E. Colonial, Orlando, Florida3009 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida
Gas prices are up and still cheaper than usual, AAA says
Gas prices are ticking up, but not enough to cause much pain at the pump. AAA said the national average for a gallon of regular gas is $1.96. This is about nine cents more than a week ago. The association said gas hasnt been this cheap on a Memorial Day weekend in almost 20 years. AAA expects the uptick to continue because the demand is likely to grow as the economy reopens.
Pizza Hut giving graduating seniors free medium pizza
Pizza Hut wants to do its part to help the Class of 2020 celebrate. The pizza chain is giving graduating seniors a free, one-topping medium pizza, while supplies last. Pizza Hut announced, this promotion along with Americans dairy farmers, they were giving away up to half a million free pizzas. From the details provided on its website, Pizza Hut is releasing a certain amount of free pizza coupons each day, with the next set released at 12 a.m. CT on Tuesday, May 26. Click here to claim your free pizza coupon.
Save money on these items starting Friday during Floridas hurricane sales tax holiday
Starting Friday, Floridians can save on hurricane supplies under a sales tax holiday signed into law by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies will run to June 4 on items such as batteries, generators, weather radios and fuel cans. Qualifying items include:Reusable ice packs for $10 or lessAny portable self-powered light source (candles, flashlights, lanterns) for $20 or lessAny gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers for $25 or lessBatteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only (excluding automobile and boat batteries) for $30 or lessCoolers and ice chests for $30 or lessBungee cords for $50 or lessGround anchor systems for $50 or lessRadios (two-way, weather band) for $50 or lessRatchet straps for $50 or lessTarps for $50 or lessTie-down kits for $50 or lessVisqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths and other flexible waterproof sheeting for $50 or less
Skittles selling colorless candy for Pride month
You'll still be able to taste the rainbow, but for the month of June, Skittles is dropping the rainbow all in support of the LGBTQ+ community. June is Pride month, during that time Skittles will sell these limited-edition Pride packs featuring a colorless design with colorless candies inside. Kind of counter-intuitive for Pride month, which is typically filled with rainbows, a symbol of gay pride. Skittles says it's replacing the rainbow with "much-needed conversations about the LGBTQ+ community and a visible stand of solidarity." Skittles says the give the rainbow campaign will support GLAAD, giving the advocacy group $1 per pack purchased up to $100,000.
Victorias Secret closing 251 stores, while Bath & Body Works to shutter 51 stores
Published: May 22, 2020, 8:44 amVictoria's Secret will permanently close 251 of its stores in the U.S.Parent company L Brands made the announcement Wednesday. Victoria's Secret currently has just over 1,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada. L Brands also plans to close 51 of its Bath & Body Works stores. Almost all of Victorias Secret and Bath & Body Works locations have been closed since March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Total company sales fell 37% in the quarter that ended May 2.
Crayola launches Colors of the World crayons
Crayola has launched a new product aimed at cultivating a more inclusive world for children. The company released a new line of crayons designed to represent over 40 global skin tones. Crayola says it hopes its Colors of the World collection will increase representation and foster a greater sense of belonging and acceptance among children. The collection comes in exclusive 32 or 24-count boxes and are available at Walmart stores. You can also pre-order the crayons on Walmarts website.
CVS Health returning $43 million in coronavirus relief funds
All rights reserved)CVS Health says it is returning $43 million it received from the government for coronavirus relief. It was part of the Cares Act provider relief fund. The Department of Health and Human Services says the fund gives $175 billion dollars to hospitals and healthcare providers involved in the coronavirus response. CVS Health says it hopes its share of the money will go to others in need. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Pier 1 wants to close all its stores for good
It looks like Pier 1 wont survive the coronavirus pandemic. Pier 1 currently has more than 500 stores, down from 1,000 last year. It plans to sell its remaining inventory, website and intellectual property. Orders placed on its website will continue to be fulfilled. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
All Florida Pollo Tropical locations giving kids free lunch until end of school year
Pollo Tropical wants to help feed school children while they are distancing learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. At all 141 Florida locations, the fast-food chain will give children ages 12 and under a free kids classic TropiChop and bottled water each weekday from 11 a.m. to noon until June 12. The restaurant wants to help feed children who are unable to receive school lunches they counted on for nutrition. The children must be present to receive the free meal and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when picking up the meal which is available through the drive-thru only. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.