KDHX DJ Attempts to Break World Record in Pizza Roll-Eating

Categories: Junk + Food

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On air! | Kelsey McClure

Radio stations have done some pretty crazy contests over the years. But this time, no one was competing for front-row Justin Bieber tickets. Instead, DJ Chris Ward tried to eat a record number of pizza rolls to raise funds for the independent radio station KDHX on Monday night.

For every $10 that was pledged during that night's show, Ward would eat one pizza roll. The unofficial world record is 41 pizza rolls in three minutes, by the way.

See also: Glutton for Punishment: One man's attempt at six St. Louis eating challenges

"I knew it was going to be gross, but I didn't know it would actually be disgusting," Ward told us afterward. "I also didn't realize my palate has changed quite a bit since I was, you know, twelve years old."


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Belleville Couple Weds at White Castle

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Joe and Kelsey seal the deal. | Courtesy Kelsey Gillespie

White Castle is a little different from other fast food joints. For one, it's got a lot of history. The first restaurant opened in 1921. It's also got a major cult following -- Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle hit the nail on the head. So somehow it makes more sense that a Belleville, Illinois, couple got married at the home of the steamed slider than at, say, McDonald's.

See also: Man Brings Beer to Downtown St. Louis White Castle, Gets Kicked Out, Stabs Customer

Kelsey Hallcock and Joe Gillespie were married at the White Castle in the Belleville Crossing Shopping Center on Friday, February 14. They were already planning a wedding, but things moved a little quicker when they applied for a wedding paid for by St. Louis radio station Z107.7.


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McDonald's Kansas City Introduces the Multi-Person "Blitz Box"

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Do you know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France? | Aneil Lutchman

McDonald's (multiple locations) is testing out its latest gimmick in Kansas City: the "Blitz Box." The box is a $14.99 "multi-person meal" that has never been sold in the United States before. The idea is to boost sales -- you know, because McDonald's is really struggling.

See also: McDonald's Films TV Commercial in Delmar Loop, Downtown and at Lambert Airport


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Florissant City Council Approves New Rally's

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Rally's

After a vote Monday night at the Florissant City Council meeting, Rally's Hamburgers has been approved to move into 2182 North Highway 67. The petition was approved by the planning and zoning commission in July. Rally's is apparently looking to elevate its brand nationwide and wants this location to begin a "more contemporary look" for the company in St. Louis.

See also: Five Fast-Food Items I Would Eat Right Now

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Basketball Players to Revitalize Wendy's in St. Louis

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The new "ultra modern" Wendy's on Hampton Avenue. | Liz Miller

When you hear Wendy's, you don't exactly think basketball. But two NBA players are aiming to revive the fast-food chain in St. Louis. Junior Bridgeman, a retired player for the Milwaukee Bucks, and Chauncey Billups, who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons, now own all 29 Wendy's restaurants in St. Louis as well as one under construction.

See also:
- Arby's Brings Fast Food to Hungry Kids That's Actually Nutritious
- New "Ultra Modern" Wendy's Opens on Hampton Avenue Today
- Taste Test: Wendy's New Late-Night "Moonlight Meal Deal" Targets Millennial Dudes


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Taste Test: Wendy's New Chocolate and Vanilla Frosty Waffle Cones

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      Wendy's new vanilla Frosty waffle cone dessert. | Image via
Gut Check loves Wendy's, especially for its classic Frosty. Softer than soft-serve yet not quite a milkshake, the Frosty has always been our preferred french-fry condiment. Naturally our curiosity was piqued when Wendy's informed us it would be taking this iconic dessert out of a cup and putting it into a waffle cone.

Truth be told, we were skeptical that a waffle cone could adequately contain a substance normally eaten with a spoon or sucked through a straw, but we took both flavors for a whirl to find out for sure.

Anything for science, after all -- the empirical method and all that.

See also:
- Taste Test: Wendy's New Late-Night "Moonlight Meal Deal" Targets Millennial Dudes
- Wendy's Ditches Dollar Menu For New "Right Price, Right Size" Menu
- New "Ultra Modern" Wendy's Opens on Hampton Avenue


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Taste Test: Wendy's New Late-Night "Moonlight Meal Deal" Targets Millennial Dudes

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Wendy's "Moonlight Meal Deal," aimed at "Millennial males." | Image via
Having properly mourned the passing of the classic Wendy's dollar menu, Gut Check's former favorite grab-bag of fast-food bargains, we decided it was time to check out the chain's latest innovation in low-price, high-value fast food: the "Moonlight Meal Deal," described in a company press release as targeted at "millennial males."

Released earlier this month, the deal is available at Wendy's locations across St. Louis.

After finding a designated driver to swing through our neighborhood Wendy's (2130 Hampton Avenue; 314-781-4569) drive-thru, Gut Check completed the first phase of our Moonlight Meal Deal, um, research.

See also:
- Wendy's Ditches Dollar Menu For New "Right Price, Right Size" Menu


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Cheesy Garlic Bread Potato Chips Win Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Contest

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Liz Miller
The Cheesy Garlic Bread chips somehow won.
Is it too late to demand a recount?

In February, Frito-Lay launched "Do Us A Flavor," a social-media contest pitting three fan-submitted, limited-time potato-chip flavors against one another. The contenders included Chicken and Waffles, Sriracha and Cheesy Garlic Bread. Through Facebook, fans could vote for their favorite flavor, with a winner chosen to join the "Lay's chip family" permanently this week.

That winner is none other than Cheesy Garlic Bread, which in Gut Check's professional junk-food appraisal, ranks last of the three in flavor.

See also:
- Taste Test: Lay's New Sriracha, Chicken and Waffles and Cheesy Garlic Bread Chips
- Lay's New, Limited-Time Sriracha, Chicken & Waffles and Cheesy Garlic Bread Chips Now Available In Some St. Louis Grocery Stores
- Are Lay's Limited-Time "Do Us A Flavor" Potato Chips Sold Out in St. Louis?


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Are Lay's Limited-Time "Do Us A Flavor" Potato Chips Sold Out in St. Louis?

Categories: Junk + Food

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Are these chips sold out throughout the St. Louis area?
In February Gut Check fell in love. The object of our affection: Lay's new, limited-time chicken-and-waffles potato chips, one of three flavor finalists in its "Do Us A Flavor" contest. It was love-at-first-bite.

But as is the fate of most missed connections, we hesitated too long in reconnecting after that first blissful encounter. Lay's contest only runs through May, and we're afraid we'll never find them again...

Because rumor has it that all three potato chip flavors are sold out in St. Louis.

See also:
-Lay's New, Limited-Time Sriracha, Chicken & Waffles and Cheesy Garlic Bread Chips Now Available In Some St. Louis Grocery Stores
-Taste Test: Lay's New Sriracha, Chicken and Waffles and Cheesy Garlic Bread Chips

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What To Do With All Those Peeps You Don't Want to Eat

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Another Easter has come and gone. We've gorged ourselves with festive, pastel-colored candy (only the best kind though), we've found most of the eggs that we hid in the yard (that'll be a nasty surprise next year) and we've enjoyed spending time with family and friends (now we don't have to again 'till the Fourth of July). And what do we have to show for all of this holiday spirit?

Peeps. A shit ton of Marshmallow Peeps.

Sure, they're cute and they're an Easter icon, but what are they really good for anyway? Gut Check has rounded up our favorite Peep projects in hope that we can inspire you to greatness.

Here are the top six things to do with leftover Peeps...

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