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Krystal to add Eggnog shakes

Starting Monday, Krystal is giving guests a couple of new ways to satisfy their sweet tooth with the addition of cool Eggnog Shakes and warm Glaze Bombs.

Krystal's classic Eggnog Shake is a blend of soft-serve ice cream, vanilla custard, cinnamon and nutmeg. Krystal said the eggnog shakes will be available through the holiday season.

Bite-sized Glaze Bombs are made-to-order doughnut holes, covered in icing, and served warm all day in four-count and 10-count sizes. This new addition to Krystal's dessert menu will remain available for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a late-night treat.

Founded in Chattanooga in 1932, Krystal now operates about 300 restaurants in nine Southeastern states.

 

Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency vaccine use

Pfizer has asked U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting a process that could bring first shots as early as next month.

Friday's step comes days after Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech announced its vaccine appears 95% protective in a large but not yet finished study.

Over the next few weeks, the Food and Drug Administration and its scientific advisers will have to decide if there's really enough evidence to allow emergency vaccinations. If so, first supplies will be scarce and rationed. Experts warn it likely will be spring before there's enough for everyone.

 

Turkey prices fall as fewer celebrate

Turkey prices are sinking as the pandemic may keep some American families from hosting big groups this Thanksgiving.

The price of ingredients in a traditional turkey dinner for 10 people is down to the lowest level in a decade, driven largely by grocers discounting the meal's centerpiece to attract customers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

The drop in turkey prices —7% lower than last year for a 16-pound bird, according to Farm Bureau — comes as many retailers are preparing to sell a greater variety of food this year. More families are cash-strapped and grocery chains expect some to make new choices as they confront preparing the holiday meal for the first time without relatives' help.

More than a third of Americans plan to spend less on Thanksgiving this year, according to a survey from mobile-rewards platform Ibotta Inc.

"Pricing whole turkeys as 'loss leaders' to entice shoppers and move product is a strategy we're seeing retailers use that's increasingly common the closer we get to the holiday," said John Newton, chief economist for Farm Bureau, which has been surveying retail prices ahead of the holiday since 1986.

 

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