What’s better than Quiznos? No, not Subway, Subway is crazy overrated and actually kind of sucks. The only thing better than a toasty Quiznos sub when you’re really hankering for some sandwich action is a free Quiznos sub.
Yes, you read that (and the title of this article, which is why you clicked on the link anyway, so I’ll stop slowing things down and get to the point) Quiznos is offering free food all across Canada come October 25th.
To introduce customers to their new gyro-centric menu items, Quiznos is doling out its new gyro sub and wrap for free-of-charge next Wednesday.
You do, however, need to make a purchase before you can get the free gyro promotion, which will be happening at all Canadian location, says a press release from Quiznos.
Does that mean you can buy a drink then reap the benefits of gratis gyro? Honestly, we’re not sure. The sandwich chain simply said “free with any purchase” with no specifics (or a minimum amount) really given.
Either way, you’ll be getting a wrap or sub worth at least $7-$8 at zero charge. Again, Quiznos didn’t really say whether you’ll get a small, medium, or large gyro sub or wrap, but it’s free so let’s not complain.
For those who know nothing of Greek street-and-sandwich cuisine, gyro is meat (typically pork, chicken, beef or lamb) cooked vertically and seasoned with delicious spices. It’s basically Greek shawarma.
Quiznos’s gyro offerings will be beef and lamb served in either a whole wheat wrap or a sandwich bun. Both are served with lettuce, tomatoes, and tzatziki, as is normal with gyros.
But enough of the nitty-gritty details. Just get your mouth-and-stomach to a Quiznos on Wednesday, October 25th and you’ll get a free sandwich. Enjoy.
To get your free burger, head to Winneburger at Jean-Talon Market on Saturday or Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The earlier the better, though, because they're only giving out burgers while supplies last.
According to an email from Winneburger, each burger will contain a secret ingredient. But you won't find out what it is until you get there.
"The FREE burger is a burger with a secret ingredient. People who stop by [this] Food Truck will find out on the spot!" the email says.
Winneburger is located in a converted '80s RV that's been transformed into a commercial kitchen. It belongs to the folks at Nouveau Palais so — not only will your burger be free — you know it'll be damn good, too.
To celebrate the anniversary of opening its second location, shawarma restaurant Shawarmaz is giving away 500 servings of the new Shawarmaz Supreme at each of its downtown Montreal and Laval locations on Saturday. Yep, you did the math right, that's 1,000 free items.
Available from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the items are first come, first served, so be sure to get there ASAP!
The new Shawarmaz Supreme comes with dipping sauceCourtesy of Shawarmaz
The supreme is stuffed with cheese and shawarma, then fried. It's served with a cheese dip.
In addition to the supreme, Shawarmz is introducing four more new menu items: tacoz, mac n' cheese, the Shawarmaz Bomb, and a fries and cheese sandwich.
"We are making a shawarma with a twist, and this is what we are aiming for," a restaurant spokesperson told MTL Blog.
"It's all about fusion and creativity and a mix of flavours."
Shawarmaz opened in 2013 and has since become one of Montreal's favourite spots for fresh and delicious Middle Eastern food. Known for creativity and authenticity, something tells us the new menu will be everything we've come to love about Shawarmaz and more.
Mary Simon's approval rating is lower in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada, a poll released Wednesday showed, because the new governor general can't speak French.
An Angus Reid Institute poll of 2,049 Canadians found only 49% of Quebecers approve of her appointment compared to 74% of respondents in the rest of the country.
"Despite being from Nunavik (the Inuit homeland in Northern Quebec), and having been awarded the [province's] highest distinction, many Quebecers remain unconvinced Mary Simon is the best choice for governor general due to her lack of fluency in French," stated the Angus Reid Institute.
"Support is cleaved along linguistic divides in the only majority Francophone province in Canada," it continued, as only 40% of Quebecers whose first language is French approve of her appointment compared to 81% of English speakers.
Though Simon, the country's first Indigenous governor general, is not currently fluent in French, she has promised to learn, Angus Reid stated.
A startling 46% of seafood samples sold in restaurants and grocery stores in four major Canadian cities were mislabelled, according to a report published Wednesday by the non-profit group Oceana Canada.
Often, low-cost knockoffs were pawned off as fancy fishes; out of a total of 94 samples, all 24 of butterfish, yellowtail and white tuna were mislabelled and over half of the samples labelled snapper was actually tilapia, "a much cheaper" fish.
Furthermore, there were 10 occasions where products labelled butterfish or tuna turned out to be escolar, a fish that "can cause acute gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting and nausea and is banned from sale in several countries," according to a news release.
Despite promises to tackle the issue, seafood fraud has been an ongoing problem in Canada. Oceana's multi-year DNA testing study found the Canadian city with the most fake fish was Montreal, where 52% of the samples were mislabelled, though Ottawa and Toronto did nearly as poorly, with mislabelling rates of 50% each.
Sayara Thurston, a seafood fraud campaigner, highlighted the need for better traceability systems to detect foul fish before they hit our dinner plates. "Buying fish shouldn't be a guessing game. Canadians deserve to have confidence in the seafood they eat."
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