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Laurens County health inspection ratings

Laurens County health inspection ratings

See how Laurens County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from April 23-May 23.

  • 98-La Joya
  • 94-Southern Heritage Bar-B-Que
  • 89-Huddle House
  • 81-Waffle House, Veterans Blvd.
  • 71-Church's Chicken

McDonald's testing seasoned fries

McDonald's testing seasoned fries

USA TODAY

Even the iconic McDonald's french fry, a linchpin to the fast-food giant's multibillion-dollar success, is getting a second look as the company seeks new product hits.

On Thursday, the same day McDonald's announced that domestic sales were flat in April, the company confirmed to USA TODAY that it will begin testing seasoned fries -- dubbed Shakin' Flavor Fries -- on Friday in the Northern California and St. Louis markets.

Laurens County health inspection ratings

Laurens County health inspection ratings

See how Laurens County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from March 25-April 25:

  • 93-Aces Lounge

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Ignite your senses and savor your weekend with a visit to Dublin!

1.       Kick up your heels during the Laurens County Rodeo beginning Friday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m. at Southern Pines Ag & Expo Center located at 575 Southern Pines Road. Gates open with vendors and family entertainment again Saturday, April 18th at 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and children under 6 are free. For more information, call 478-697-1739 or 770-280-7599 or visit laurenscountyrodeo-facebook.com.

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks


If you like to start your morning off with a cup of coffee, you can get one for free for the next couple of weeks.

McDonald's is offering customers nationwide a free small cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.

The promotion starts today at participating locations.

Customers can only get the free coffee during regular breakfast hours.
The offer from McDonald's comes as fast food competitor Taco Bell rolled out its first breakfast menu last week.


Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Wendy's has big plans to return to its salad days.

On Tuesday, the burger chain will announce the March 17 national rollout of two new menu items to its salad lineup: an Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and a BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. Also, Wendy's will announce plans to add more fresh veggies — cucumbers and red peppers — to its spiffed-up side salads,

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Burger King is tweaking its Kid's Meals with fries that are less nutritionally naughty.

The burger giant Tuesday announced that its crinkle-cut Satisfries -- with 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories than McDonald's fries -- will immediately become the standard fries served in Burger King Kid's Meals nationally. Although BK charges slightly more for Satisfries with adult meals, it will not charge more for its Kid's Meals.